Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman’s lively musical adaptation of Eudora Welty’s whimsical novella, set in Rodney, Mississippi

directed by Don & Kathryn Resio

Adult content. Parental guidance suggested.


7:30 pm on 15, 16, 22, 23 February 2002

2:00 pm on 17 February 2002

The Robber Bridegroom is a mythical story of Mississippi in the late 1700’s. Set in the once-thriving town of Rodney along the Natchez Trace, this was a time of fond bragging, brigands, and beautiful belles. Written with incredible wit and wisdom by Mississippi's own Eudora Welty, this play has become a classic throughout the U.S. It is especially pertinent here in Vicksburg since it provides a fascinating glimpse into a fairy-tale version of our local past. The music ranges from beautiful ballads to foot-stomping production numbers, all under the artful direction of Joanne Ryan, a local guitarist with nationally recognized talent. We guarantee that you will leave with a smile on your face!

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The Robber Bridegroom had a great run, closing on 23 February 2002 with a sold-out performance. Thanks to the performers, musicians, and production staff for a wonderful show!