Mitford meets Tryon Sept. 23

Published 6:09 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ever heard of a small town full of interesting characters whose lives intersect in surprising ways? Ever notice the difference between, say, Applebees and Elmos? Ever wonder what living in a place where everybody knows your name would be like? Ever thought such a place would make a great setting for a book series or a play?

Well, Welcome to Mitford, a play by Alabama native Robert Inman adapted from the novels by North Carolinian Jan Karon will make Tryonites feel right at home.

Tryon Little Theater has already begun to intersect lives in interesting ways by engaging native daughter Millicent Hunnicutt to direct these eccentric folks (including both her parents). Shell bring insight to this story of mysteries and miracles having appeared as Puny Bradshaw in the plays world premiere.

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Performance dates are September 23 through 25 at 8 p.m., September 26 at 3 p.m., and September 30 through October 2 at 8 p.m., October 3 at 3 p.m. All performances will be held at the Tryon Little Theater Workshop.

The box office opens September 9. Tickets may be purchased Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TLT Workshop, located at 516 South Trade Street. For more information, call 828-859-2466.Cast ListFather Tim – Mike Johnson

Cynthia Coppersmith – Carol Cox

Emma Garrett – Rebecca Davis

Dooley Barlowe – Alex Harrelson

Older Dooley – Tucker Lawson

Russell Jacks – Bruce Bartlett

Puny Bradshaw – Chris Farrell

Esther Cunningham – Pat Komorous

Stuart Cullen – John Hugill

Walter Kavanagh – Henry Bright

Uncle Billy – Charlie Hunnicutt

Miss Rose – Cathy Millwood

Sadie Baxter – Mary Meyers

Percy Mosley – Greg Wright

Velma Mosley – Peggy Hunnicutt

Mule Skinner – Merwin Tirrell

J.C. Hogan – Paul Adams

Hoppy Harper – Rody Dayvault

Principal – Mimi Alexander

Headmaster – Henry Bright

Larry Johnson – Merwin Tirrell

Woman 1 – Mimi Alexander

Woman 2 – Ingrid Tart-Remington

Lee – Julian Besnard

Lila – Alexa Hughes

Clara – Kate Riedy

Lula – Maggy Riedy

Elvin – James Riedy