‘Brandy?’ ‘She said Candy!’

Published 10:52 pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Grace Ingham and Dietrich Jackson are rehearsing their roles as Grandma Georgina and Grandpa George, Charlie’s bedridden grandparents in “Willy Wonka,” the 2013 Summer Youth Production being staged by Tryon Little Theater and the Tryon Youth Center.

Grandpa George is very hard of hearing, which makes for some interesting banter, and Grandma Georgina tries not to lose her patience.

This will be Grace’s seventh show with TLT, and Dietrich’s second.

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“We were in ‘Seussical’ together last year,” said Ingham. “We had to flirt with each other in the show – he was the clown and I was the bearded lady! This year we’ve progressed to being an old married couple.”

“Willy Wonka” is based on Roald Dahl’s book, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” The show runs July 18 – 21 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The box office opens July 8, at the TLT Workshop. For more information, call 828-859-2466 or visit www.tltinfo.org.

– article submitted by Monica Jones