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In collaboration with its production of â€śWelcome to Mitford,â€ť The Green Room Community Theatre announced that Robert Inman, the playwright, will be present at each performance of the show. Inman will sell and autograph his books in the gallery of the Old Post Office Playhouse before each production. Take this opportunity to meet Inman, bring a copy of one of his books and have it signed by the author himself, or purchase one from him.
Robert â€śBobâ€ť Inman is well-known in the area as a long-time anchorman for WBTV News in Charlotte. He now resides in Catawba County. He is a native of Elba, Ala., where he began his writing career in junior high school with his hometown weekly newspaper. He left a 31-year career in journalism in June 1996 to devote full time to creative writing.
Inman authored seven works for the stage, all published by Dramatic Publishing: â€śCrossroads,â€ť â€śDairy Queen Days,â€ť â€śThe Christmas Busâ€ť (musical and non-musical versions), â€śWelcome to Mitford,â€ť â€śA High Country Christmasâ€ť and â€śThe Drama Club.â€ť He is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: â€śHome Fires Burning,â€ť â€śOld Dogs and Children,â€ť â€śDairy Queen Daysâ€ť and â€śCaptain Saturdayâ€ť; a non-fiction collection: â€śComing Home: Life, Love and All Things Southernâ€ť and an illustrated book version of â€śThe Christmas Bus.â€ť He has written screenplays for six motion pictures for television, two of which have been â€śHallmark Hall of Fameâ€ť presentations.
Production dates for Welcome to Mitford are Nov. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m., and November 7, 14, and 21 at 3 p.m. Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the run of the show.
The box office number is (828) 464-6128. â€śWelcome to Mitfordâ€ť is directed by Jonathan Ray.