Following The Panhandle Players’ first show of the 2019-20 season, “Boarders,” the Players will hold open auditions, at the end of this month, for their third program of the season.

“Sweet Tea on the Front Porch,” a new play by writer Jerry Hurley who penned “Secrets and Sweet Tea” for the 2018-19 season, will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-9, 2020

“Sweet Tea on the Front Porch” spans three decades in Apalachicola. Whether you like a tense drama based on true events in Florida’s history, a comedy in a tall glass of iced-tea with a twist or perhaps a mystery that needs to be solved, you will find all three in Hurley’s latest offering to theatregoers in Apalachicola.

Tryouts for “Sweet Tea on the Front Porch” will take place at the Chapman Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.

The characters, four women and eighth men, include:

Minnie Clementine: Middle-aged woman, sweet, loud, outspoken. She lives in a small house in the country just outside of Apalachicola with her sister Alice.
Alice Clark: Middle-aged woman, sweet, quiet, soft-spoken. Whispers things to her sister, Minnie
William Hughes: Young, well-spoken African-American. Approximately 21 years old in Act 1, and mid-40s in Act 3.
James Thurgood “J.T.” Hughes: Fifteen year-old African-America teenager.
Cornelius Cropwell: Middle-aged, white, extremely prejudiced, rude and pompous.
Versey Clark: Alice’s middle-aged mean, abusive husband.
Bonnie Parker: 23-year-old robber of small stores, businesses and banks. Partner-in-crime and lover of Clyde Barrow
Clyde Barrow: 25 year-old robber of small stores, businesses and banks. Partner-in-crime and lover of Bonnie Parker
Augustus “Gus” Magee: Local postman
Sister Buttercup Brown: Well-dressed middle aged woman
J.J. Rayburn: Belligerent, rude middle-aged man.
Franklin County Sheriff: Cameo appearance, mature man, performs in Act 3

For more info email Hurley at