A Southern Exposure

A Southern Exposure at Lionheart Theatre, July 19-29

A Southern Exposure
by Kelley Kingston-Strayer
directed by Brandi Kilgore

July 19-29, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm

(Please note: All performances are now sold out! You may try getting on a wait list at the theatre in case we have any cancellations, but there is no guarantee.)

A Southern Exposure is a comedy-drama set in a small town in 1990’s Kentucky. It is the story of Callie Belle Hurt whose idea of love is so unrealistic it could be lifted from the pages of a romance novel. Raised by Hattie, her sassy, Bible-thumping grandmother with a cast-iron will and her two eccentric aunts, Callie Belle stuns her family when she announces that she has fallen in love and is moving to New York to live with her boyfriend.

Tickets $15 adults; $12 seniors/students/military ID
Special $10 group rate for 10 or more!

Run Time: 2 hrs

Special Events

A Southern Exposure Champagne Brunch and Show
Sunday, July 29, 12:00-1:30pm

Tickets: $35

(Please note: only a handful of tickets left for Brunch and Show!)

Join us for a special Champagne Brunch and Show event for “A Southern Exposure” on Sunday, July 29, from 12:00-1:30pm. Catered by Norcross’ own Chef Nona of Sizzling Peach, this delicious brunch is only $35 and includes a ticket to the matinee performance of “A Southern Exposure.” Paid reservations required in advance. (See Brunch Menu)

Brunch is hosted by RE/MAX and will be served in the RE/MAX offices at 125 Lawrenceville St Ste 300, Norcross, GA 30071 (just across the street from the theatre).

REMAX - The Delaney Team

Paid Reservations for “A Southern Exposure” Brunch & Show


Glory Hanna as Ida Mae in A Southern Exposure at Lionheart Theatre Glory Hanna (Ida Mae) has worked with Lionheart Theatre for many years both onstage and backstage. She has previously stage managed many productions. Some of her performances have been as Marcella in Second Samuel, Gingy in Love, Loss and What I Wore, and Hannah in Quiet in the Land. She has also performed with New Dawn as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Gwinnett County Players as Sylvia Fowler in The Women. It has been a joy working with Brandi Kilgore and the whole cast of A Southern Exposure.


Marla Krohn as Mattie in A Southern Exposure at Lionheart Theatre Marla Krohn (Mattie) has been performing for over 35 years on TV, Radio and films, but her greatest love is the STAGE. The immediate laughter of an audience is the sweetest sound. She teaches, directs and works tech whenever possible at Lionheart Theatre and loves being a part of the Lionheart family. Thank you, Brandi, for allowing me to be a part of this fun cast. Enjoy the show!


Katherine Waddell as Callie Belle in A Southern Exposure at Lionheart Theatre Katherine Waddell (Callie Belle) is thrilled to be in her first show at Lionheart Theatre! She is a film and theatre artist who grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has been studying the fine arts for over 16 years, spanning two continents. This is her 18th theatre production as an actress. Katherine would like to thank her parents for their unwavering love and Paul for being the monumental good in her life.


 Merle Halliday Westbrook as Hattie in A Southern Exposure at Lionheart Theatre Merle Halliday Westbrook (Hattie) is honored to be a part of this fine family of Southern women and dedicates her performance to all the awesome Lee women she has known and loved.  Recent appearances include Veta Louise in Harvey, Marcela in Second Samuel, along with roles in Summer Harvest 2017 and The Vagina Monologues.  Merle is a graduate of Boston Conservatory of Music.  She also enjoys working behind the scene as director, assistant director and producer at Main Street Theatre in Tucker.


Artistic Team

Brandi Kilgore (Director)
Tanya Moore (Set and Props)
Gary White (Lights)
Bob Peterson (Sound)