The true flavor of the South comes in a slice of life served
every October and March by "Swamp Gravy," Georgia’s sensational folk
life play. The 1994 and 1995 Regional Designation Award winner of the
Cultural Olympiad, Swamp Gravy gleans the comedy and tragedy of daily
life from family stories, tall tales and folk lore from southwest
Georgia. It celebrates the culture that is uniquely rural Georgia.
Like its namesake, swamp gravy, the play is a delectable
concoction stirred up from whatever is on hand. The region’s history,
folklore and talent create a tantalizing performance treat. Based on
true stories, Swamp Gravy transforms Southern life into unforgettable
The stories told in Swamp Gravy help animate our region’s
heritage by preserving the knowledge of the past in a stunning
production that combines drama, song, dance and spectacle.
The true stories of Colquitt and the area are adapted to the
stage by a professional playwright and the cast of around 100 volunteers
are directed by a professional director. Original music, choreography,
set design and light design help to create a grand scale stage
production in Cotton Hall Theater.