Actors from the NC Cast of Twelfth Night rehearse at TFAC. The 50-minute version of the classic Shakespearean Comedy tells the story of love, disguises and trickery with 5 actors playing multiple roles. Pictured from left to right are Tij D’Oyen, Sara Seagle, Chelsea McCoyle, Alexa Hughes and Price Marshall. See page 6 for more information. (photo by Jeff Jenkins)

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Teens take Shakespeare on road

Published 5:08pm Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tryon Fine Arts Center Fall Educational Theater touring student production of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night hits the road on Monday, Oct. 29 with 11 performances scheduled in North and South Carolina schools before the final performance at TFAC on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Duke Energy, the 50-minute rendition of Shakespeare’s popular comedy will be performed for the public and more than 3,200 students free of charge from 15 area schools.
“The students have made a tremendous commitment to this production, adding an eight-week rehearsal and performance schedule to their already busy lives,” said director Marianne Carruth. “Cooperation from adult volunteers and from all the school districts in coordinating performances and audiences has been fantastic. We are looking forward to another successful tour!”
Two student casts, one from South Carolina and one from North Carolina, will divide the scheduled school performances that begin 8:30 a.m. Monday morning at Chapman High School in Inman and conclude at Polk County Middle School at 1:30 p.m.
Other venues will include Tryon Elementary, OP Earle Elementary, Polk County High School, Landrum High School and South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.  The two casts will unite for a single performance at TFAC on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.  

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