New play tells Hattiesburg history through eyes of longtime resident

New play tells Hattiesburg history through eyes of longtime resident

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A new play tells the story of Hattiesburg through the eyes of a longtime resident.

"Riding the Wind" presents a history of the Hub City as witnessed by the late Gowers "C.G." Meador.

His granddaughter, Dean Meador Smith, wrote the play and is directing performances over the next four days.

They'll take place outdoors at the family cabin in north Hattiesburg.

All shows are sold out.

"This play is 'Riding the Wind,' which means living life and riding all the winds of life," said Smith. "So, in life you have your laughter, you have your sorrow, you have just dealing with learning how to deal with all the things that come your way, that's what this play is all about."

Smith says the play will be performed again in January at the University of Southern Mississippi for the Mississippi Theater Association.