Barbara Bates Smith’s ‘Deck the Halls with Southern Writers’

Friends of the Haywood Public Library will present Barbara Bates Smith will appear in the one-woman play Christmas play “Deck the Halls with Southern Writers” at 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 in the Waynesville Library auditorium.

This new play was adapted by Bates Smith, who is accompanied by Jeff Sebens on hammered dulcimer. Featured works from Lee Smith, Allan Gurganus and Truman Capote will be interwoven with Bates Smith’s comical search for the “true meaning” of Christmas.

Smith lives in Haywood County and is known for her roles in regional productions of “Wit,” “Hamlet” and “Doubt.” Free and open to the public. Seating will be limited.

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