TFAC, TLT partner for annual summer camp

Published 8:00 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Local students will show their comedic talents with their production of “A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale,” which will be performed at  10 a.m. Saturday at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.

The 25-minute play is presented by students participating in the annual theater summer camp, led by the Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Little Theater.

TFAC Executive Director Marianne Carruth directs and Tryon Little Theater’s Jody McPherson heads up the technical needs of the performance. The team of camp staff and designers are working hard and pooling their skills to create a full-scale performance in just one week, organizers said.

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The comedy, written by Susanna Hargreaves, takes place in the vast world of fairy tales. A mix up in the pages of the Grimm Brothers’ stories causes the lives of characters from various stories to intermingle.

Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother mistakenly sends her to the wrong castle, forcing her to find her way back to the ball. Along the way, she meets well-known characters from all your favorite fables.

“I look forward to this summer camp every year. We just handed the kids a brand-new script on Monday morning, and they will have a full show with sights and sounds five days later. I get to work with awesome kids and an amazing fun, creative and hardworking camp staff — and we all have a blast!” Carruth said.

No tickets are required for Saturday’s performance. More information is available at

– Submitted by Michelle Fleming