Barbara Bates Smith will perform “Ivy Rowe” at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville at 7:30 p.m. June 22-23, with a matinee at 3 p.m. June 23.
“Ivy Rowe” is a play about the passionate life of a spunky mountain woman. It was adapted by Smith from the novel Fair and Tender Ladies by prize-winning North Carolina novelist Lee Smith. Smith has toured with the show for more than 20 years.
Smith’s touring repertoire includes other Lee Smith pieces, plus original monologues “The C-Word: Her Own Cancer Story,” “Confessions of a Clergy Wife” and “Our Own Stories” workshops. Her newest show is “Agate Hill to Appomattox” shows home-front glimpses and varying Civil War perspectives from the works of Lee Smith, Ron Rash and Allan Gurganus. Smith received the Southeastern Theatre Best Actress award for HART’S “Eleemosynary.”
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for students.