Mark Twain (Alex Harrelson) narrates ‘Tom Sawyer’ at TFAC

Published 9:10 am Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mark Twain, played by Alex Harrelson, narrates “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” in the production presented by Tryon Little Theater (TLT) and the Tryon Youth Center July 28-31. The show will be at 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 28-29, with two matinees at 3 p.m. on July 30-31.

Alex Harrelson as Mark Twain. (photo submitted by Mark Monaghan)

Ryan Fox as Injun Joe. (photo submitted by Mark Monaghan)

Director Marianne Carruth leads a cast of actors ranging from 8 to 12 years of age. In addition to Harrelson as Mark Twain, Greyson Roser stars in the title role, Kyle Gilmore as Huck Finn and Will Costine as Muff Potter, the town drunk. Ryan Fox plays Injun Joe and Riley Tickle takes a turn as Becky Thatcher.
Well-known local musicians Phil and Gaye Johnson will provide musical narrative as “The Singer” in this adaptation by Timothy Mason.
Set designer Lindsey Moore has created a series of levels and platforms all suggestive of a river wharf, which also becomes the school room, courtroom, hillside, Aunt Polly’s sitting room, the graveyard, the church choir loft and the gaping mouth of the cave.
Tryon teens Alexa Hughes and Sara Seagle have joined the production team as costume designer and assistant director, while Jimm Brink has designed the lighting and serves as technical director.
Residents can reserve seats by calling the Tryon Little Theater box office 10 a.m. – 1p.m. Monday through Saturday at 828-859-2466 or at 516 Trade St., Tryon. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to performance at the TFAC, pending availability. The Tryon Fine Arts Center is located at 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon.
– article submitted by Mark Monaghan

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