Boyer new kid on the block

Published 2:13 pm Friday, January 21, 2011

August Boyer, a 10-year-old from Taylors, S.C., makes his TLT stage debut in the title role of “Oliver,” opening at the Tryon Fine Arts Center on Feb. 11.

August Boyer as Oliver

Boyer is already a pro at acting, dancing and singing, having started when he was only 7. He’s performed in “Honk,” “The Wizard of Oz” and a couple of school plays at Brushy Creek Elementary School.

The worst part for most actors is auditioning, but Boyer professes to like it.

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“I didn’t think I’d get the part of Oliver, but I tried to get it and I’m pleased,” he said.

He also knows a lot of work is involved, but said he’s up for the challenge.

Poor orphaned Oliver’s life seems to go from bad to worse as he’s booted from the workhouse, sold to an undertaker and then escapes to the streets of London where he falls in with a gang of thieves.

“Oliver” runs Feb. 11-12 at 8 p.m., Feb. 13 at 3 p.m., and again Feb. 18-19 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 3 p.m.

Call TLT’s workshop at 828-859-2466 for more information or visit Tickets go on sale Jan. 28 at the workshop. Box office hours are 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Saturday.