Davis takes over as president of Tryon Little Theater

Published 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Tryon Little Theater board of directors has elected its officers for 2010-11. Serving as president is Rebecca Davis, vice-president Harry Grymes, secretary Jody McPherson, and treasurer Carol Browning.

Davis has been involved with TLT for a number of years. She actually began as a participant in the summer youth productions. She moved away from Tryon for&bsp; years and then returned. Since her return she has served in many capacities from prop mistress to stage manager, ticket manager, actress in several shows, Workshop manager, and member of the board of directors.

Davis says she is looking forward to a very busy year with TLT and hopes to see it grow in numbers as well as helping to guide TLTs efforts to find a site for a permanent facility location.

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Volunteers will be one of her main focuses, Davis says. She wants to expand the volunteer base and get people other than board members involved in fundraising.

Davis also says she is excited about the new season and is glad to see both new and familiar names among the season’s directors.

Vice-president Harry Grymes has been with the theater about three years, since he had a major role in TLTs production of “The Foreigner.” He joined the board in 2009.

Jody McPherson is beginning her second term on the board.&bsp; she has much theater experience and has been active in many TLT productions as stage manager and producer.

Carol Browning will serve a second year as treasurer. She has been involved in the theater since moving to Landrum in 2003. She has served as costume curator for four years and has costumed many of the shows over the last six seasons.

In addition to these officers TLT welcomes three new board members who will serve three-year terms: Deborah Fitzgerald, Richard Sharkey and Jody McPherson. Also serving on the board are Madelon Wallace, Henry Bright, Cathy Millwood, Lavin Cuddihee. &bsp;

All of the board members say they are excited about the upcoming year and are working very hard to make sure it is successful both artistically and financially. &bsp;

The new season will include the following four shows:

“Welcome to Mitford,” September 23-26 and September 30-October 3, 2010. Directed by Millicent Hunnicutt at the TLT Workshop, this show is based on the popular novels by Jan Karon.

“Monky Business,” November 11-14 and November 18-21, 2010. Directed by Richard Sharkey at the TLT Workshop, this show is a spoof along the lines of “Nunsense.”

“Oliver,” February 11-13 and February 18-20, 2011. This classic musical based on Dickens’ “Oliver Twist” will be directed by Chris Tinkler at The Tryon Fine Arts Center.

“Done to Death,” April 28-May 1 and May 5-8, 2011. This production will be directed by Neela Munoz at the TLT Workshop.

Season tickets are now available for these four shows and can be reserved by calling 828-859-2466 or emailing tryonlittletheater@gmail.com.