Free theater and laughter at TFAC September 14

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, August 28, 2014

 As Shakespeare’s Hamlet said, “The play’s the thing.”  Well, actually he said a bit more than that, but most definitely the play’s the thing come Sunday, September 14 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center when the Children’s Theater Festival presents Super Sunday – an afternoon of performances for children and their families to enjoy absolutely free!
     With a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation, the Children’s Theater Festival will welcome one and all from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for entertainment and refreshments . . . and a chance to visit with others from this community as you share a special afternoon.
     At 3 p.m. professional actor/director Michael MacCauley will lead some Polk County students in scenes from Shakespeare›s comedy “Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Peterson Amphitheater.  MacCauley will work with young people at the Polk County Public Library this fall – part of eight libraries partnering for “Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On” a community reading project.  And here, a public performance!
    The young thespians will be followed on the outdoor stage by juggler/unicyclist Kevin Bradley with his unique brand of entertainment.
 Complimentary refreshments will be served outside the Fine Arts Center as patrons prepare to transition from the outdoor venue into the TFAC auditorium.  There they will enjoy a performance of “The Emperor›s New Clothes” in the wonderful whacky style of the resident touring company of the Children›s Theatre of Charlotte – formerly known as the Tarradiddle Players. Don’t look for any logic here; just sit back and laugh your head off!
And at the end of the performances, patrons will have the chance to mingle with the various performers and one another as this special afternoon wraps up.
    And did we mention it›s absolutely free?  So come and enjoy – children, adults, and those who are a little of both!
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by Connie Clark

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