A Pink Bunny Suit and the annoying brother

Raines Strader plays Ralphie in TLT's "A Christmas Story"

Raines Strader plays Ralphie in TLT’s “A Christmas Story”

“Aunt Clara had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a GIRL!” says the grown up Ralph as he remembers yet another Christmas present disaster.  Mother thought it was the most precious thing she’d ever seen, while his father said he looked like a deranged Easter bunny. Poor Ralphie – the trials and tribulations of being a nine-year-old! Young Ralphie is played by Raines Strader, and the grown-up version by Tim Daniels, in Tryon Little Theater’s play A Christmas Story opening soon at the TLT Workshop in Tryon.

The annoying younger brother

John Henry Tenant as the annoying little brother

Randy (Ralphie’s annoying little brother) is one of those odd children – still rather young and aggravating – who wants to play with his food rather than eating it.  Mother has invented a game called “How does the little piggy go?” with obvious consequences. In Tryon Little Theater’s upcoming production, John Henry Tennant plays little Randy, the kid who, once bundled up against the winter cold, whines that he now needs to go to the bathroom.

A Christmas Story runs December 4-7 and December 11-14 with evening performances starting at 8pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Box office hours are Mon – Sat, 10am – 1pm and Tuesday and Thursday evening 4-7pm with box office opening Tuesday, November 25th. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $11 for 18 and under. Call TLT at 828-859-2466 for more information.

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“I’m Thtuck! I’m Thtuck!”

tongue on pole

Bbrrrr, it’s cold at this time of year in Hohman, Indiana.  It’s recess time at school and some kids gathered in the school yard are just being kids.

“So you’re saying’ if I put my tongue on this post it’ll stick? That’s dumb!  It wouldn’t happen!”

“All right then, I double dog dare ya! ………………I triple dog dare ya!”

Oops. Twelve-year-old Liam Daniels plays Flick, the poor boy who was triple dog dared, and he fell for it! Yep, kids will be kids, and although some experiences can be painful, there’s always a lesson to be learned.  A Christmas Story is a holiday classic, full of life’s lessons.

Anna Marie Kuether directs a talented cast of actors to bring this live performance to Tryon.  The play runs December 4-7 and December 11-14 at TLT’s Workshop, 516 South Trade St. in Tryon. Box office hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am – 1pm and Tuesday and Thursday evening 4-7pm with box office opening Tuesday, November 25th. Ticket prices are $16 for adults and $11 for 18 and under. Evening performances start at 8pm, with Sunday matinees at 3pm.  Call TLT at 828-859-2466 for more information.

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TLT’s American Christmas Classic!

leg lamp“What is it?” Mother asks, stunned, as her husband’s prize is unearthed from the packing crate.

“Would you believe it?  It’s a lamp! Will you look at that?  Isn’t that glorious? It’s indescribably beautiful!” beams the Old Man.

Nancy Winker and Harry Grymes play Ralphie’s parents in Tryon Little Theater’s upcoming show “A Christmas Story”, and although The Old Man is jubilant and proud of his prize-winning leg lamp, Mother isn’t quite so enamored. Mark your calendars to see this American Christmas Classic – seeing the leg lamp is worth the price of admission!

The play runs December 4-7 and December 11-14 at TLT’s Workshop, 516 South Trade St. in Tryon. Box office Hours:  Mon – Sat, 10am – 1pm and Tuesday and Thursday evening 4-7pm with box office opening Tuesday, November 25th. Ticket prices are:  $16 for adults and $11 for 18 and under. Call TLT at 828-859-2466 for more information.

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Box Office opens November 25!

Box Office opens Nov 25!

Box Office opens Nov 25!

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“A Christmas Story” coming to TLT soon

Rebecca Davis rests between chores on the set of TLT’s “A Christmas Story”

Rebecca Davis rests between chores on the set of TLT’s “A Christmas Story”

Directed by Anna Marie Keuther and running for two weekends, December 4-7 and December 11-14, Tryon Little Theater’s next show is A Christmas Story adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian from Jean Shepherd’s classic movie of the same name.

But before the play is ready for the stage, there has to be a stage.  Set designing, set building, set painting, prop finding – all the little things we as an audience just take for granted will be there on opening night – have to be built and found, adapted and organized into a believable stage set.

So many people work hard behind the scenes, but none as hard as Queen Diva, a.k.a. Rebecca Davis, who oversees every aspect of the production. Unfortunately, she has to rest sometimes, and the camera caught her at that specific moment – luxuriating with a door hinge on a counter top.  Ah, the glamor of theater!

Mark your calendars for this show – a favorite with young and old alike.  Call TLT at 828-859-2466.  Box office opening soon!

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