TFAC presents Beauty Shop Stories

Published 6:51 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

Actor/singer/storyteller Faye Lane will perform “Beauty Shop Stories” at TFAC on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. In addition to the Tryon Fine Arts Center performance, Lane will present a 90-minute writing workshop at Isothermal Community College at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. The workshop is offered free of charge. For more information, call 828-859-8322.

At 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, the Tryon Fine Arts Center presents actress/singer/writer Faye Lane in “Beauty Shop Stories,” an original show consisting of “glittered-up memories” of a girl growing up in her mother’s beauty shop in Texas.

This 90-minute performance is filled with heartwarming tales, bedazzling songs and hilarious impersonations of the many ladies whom Ms. Lane encountered at the beauty shop.

When Lane was just a little girl, she would wear a glittered-up Burger King crown, practicing her beauty queen acceptance speech and dreaming of being the star of the stage. Since her childhood, Faye Lane has become a writer and performer whose unique blending of story and song moved New York Magazine to gush, “She had them gobbling from the palm of her hand. They were howling, crying, falling in love with her.”

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Lane has performed “Beauty Shop Stories” from coast to coast, being the only storyteller to win both the East and West coast Moth Story Slam in Los Angeles and in New York, where she currently lives. This one-woman show is show is filled with exuberant one-of-a-kind stories and star-making songs. Bust Magazine says, “Rich with characters and detail, she draws the audience into her world. We laugh and cry with her.”

In the words of Lane herself, “I hope it takes you some place meaningful … or at least makes you laugh. Somewhere out there in the space-time continuum is a fat little girl in a glittered-up Burger King crown who would love that. And she’s thrilled beyond belief to get to do this!”

“Beauty Shop Stories,” sponsored by White Oak Village-Tryon, is the second show of Tryon Fine Arts Center’s Main Stage season. Millard & Co. is the season sponsor. Purchase tickets by calling 828-859-8322 or visiting the box office Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1p.m. For more information, go to

Tryon Fine Arts Center, located on Melrose Avenue in the town of Tryon, has been a center for participation in the visual and performing arts for over 43 years attracting a diverse range of audiences.

– article written by Alli Halbkat, summer 2012 intern