Take home a piece of ‘Seussical’

Published 6:35 pm Monday, July 16, 2012

Some of the set pieces from ‘Seussical’ will be auctioned off during the production. (photo by Barbara Tilly)

Ever wonder what happens to the set at the close of a Tryon Little Theater (TLT) show? Some of it gets tossed away, but most is recycled, painted over and used in another show.

Many of the whimsical, colorful set pieces for “Seussical: The Musical,” the upcoming TLT and Tryon Youth Center summer youth production, will have a different fate, however.

Some will be available to theater-goers at the end of the run. Constructed of luan, they are suitable to hang as wall art for a playroom or child’s bedroom. If a set piece is too large, the signed watercolor designs for the set pieces, created by well-known local artist Christine Mariotti, will also be offered.

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The imagination of artist Lyn Costine is seen in the colorful fish puppets. Hung as a mobile, these designs could be a fanciful addition to any room, TLT officials said.

These works of art will be offered in a silent auction format in the lobby of the Tryon Fine Arts Center during the run of the show. Photographs of the items will be displayed and theater-goers will h

ave a chance to bid.

Notification of the winning bids will take place at the close of the production on Sunday, July 22.

“Seussical” will be presented at the Tryon Fine Arts Center Thurs. July 19 – Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. The box office at the TLT Workshop is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday – Saturday.

For tickets or more information, call 828-859-2466.

– article submitted by Jody McPherson