Plantation Trace / Colquitt

Swamp Gravy

Cotton Hall Theater
158 E. Main Street
Colquitt, GA 39837

  • Cast member Rosa Phillips and the ensemble of Swamp Gravy: Lost and Found sing "Wade in the Water."

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  • The cast of Swamp Gravy: Down at the Depot performing the show's finale.

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  • The cast of Lost and Found performing Swamp Gravy's theme, "The Storytelling Song."

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  • Swamp Gravy kids and teenagers perform the "Granny's Teeth" scene from Swamp Gravy: Lost & Found

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  • Swamp Gravy cast members perform the scene "From the Choir" from Swamp Gravy: Lost and Found.

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  • Cast members Anna Reichard and Talvin Daniels perform a scene from Swamp Gravy: Lost & Found

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Each performance of Swamp Gravy is an original, crowd-pleasing blend of comedy, drama, and music, featuring a cast of more than 100 volunteers who transform Southern life into unforgettable theater. These volunteers, who are the backbone of all of the efforts of the Arts Council, bring to life the stories that have helped shape our community. All of Swamp Gravy's plays are based on real-life stories taken from taped interviews and adapted for the stage by a professional playwright. Each year, a new script and original music are written and re-enacted by an local cast, who give professional-quality performances in an effort to celebrate a culture that is uniquely rural South Georgia. Swamp Gravy has been gaining national attention since its inception. As a testament to that authenticity, the state's general assembly designated Swamp Gravy "Georgia's Official Folk Life Play" thanks to the efforts of then-Rep. Cathy Cox.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Swamp Gravy - Individual $22


    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Concessions, Free Parking, Gift Shop

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible (Limited)

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group Reservations Required , Group-friendly, Minimum Group Size

    Payment Options

    American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Swamp Gravy: Home

    Swamp Gravy: Home

    09/30/2016 - 10/22/2016

    Swamp Gravy returns September 30, 2016! Come home to Cotton Hall for a brand-new edition of Georgia's official folk life play. The stories in Swamp Gravy: Home remind us that our home is more than just a place: a young woman spends her childhood being shifted from place to place, longing for a home she discovers wasn't as far away as she always thought; as memories begin to fade and become confused, a couple finds home in the commitment they make to one another; the lessons a woman learn... read more

  • Bless Your Art, Southern Folk Life Festival

    Bless Your Art, Southern Folk Life Festival

    10/22/2016 - 10/22/2016

    In conjunction with Georgia's Official Folk Life Play, Swamp Gravy, the Colquitt Miller Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the first Bless Your Art, Southern Folk Life Festival. This will be held in downtown Colquitt on the square and will feature homemade arts, crafts, folk art, demonstrations, and more! With Swamp Gravy in its 24th year of production, we wanted to join in and celebrate the arts and folk life. The south is known for their unique talents and artwork, and this will be a grea... read more

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