THE HUMANS

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play. “Drawn in subtle but indelible strokes, Mr. Karam’s play might almost qualify as deep-delving reportage, so clearly does it illuminate the current, tremor-ridden landscape of contemporary America…THE HUMANS is a major discovery, a play as empathetic as it is clear-minded, as entertaining as it is honest. For all the darkness at its core…a bright light shines forth from it, the blazing luminescence of collective artistic achievement.” —NY Times. “THE HUMANS explores, across an enthralling spectrum of ups and downs, what being a family is all about.” —The Washington Post. “Great plays are usually great in one of two ways. Either they are culminating examples of existing ideas, or groundbreaking examples of new things entirely…THE HUMANS, it turns out, is not just one of those culminating genre pieces but also, at the same time, one of those ‘new things entirely.’ Into the familiar dinner-table-drama genre the playwright has mixed the unexpected element of terror—or, rather, he has created a new element by bombarding one with the other. I should add that, for all this, the play is rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.” —New York Magazine. “[An] inestimably kind, rich and beautiful play…truly remarkable and exceptionally moving…Few writers of his generation have achieved anything quite like THE HUMANS, a play about the horrors of ordinary life and the love we need to counter them.” —Chicago Tribune.

Climate Change Theatre Action

Climate Change Theatre Action

TRYON 

A STAGED READING OF CLIMATE CHANGE PLAYS FROM AROUND THE WORLD 

Followed by 

A PANEL DISCUSSION 

 

WHEN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019 -- 7 p.m. 

WHERE: TRYON LITTLE THEATER WORKSHOP 

516 S. TRADE STREET 

TRYON, N.C. 28782 

COST: NONE 

 

RESERVATIONS

 

Donations are appreciated, accepted at the door and will go to organizations dedicated to preserving our ecosystems

Co-Producers: Deborah Fitzgerald and Catherine Gillet 

Director: Catherine Gillet 

 

Founded in 2015, Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays from around the world presented biennially to coincide with the United Nations Conference of the Parties. This year coincides with the United Nations Santiago Climate Conference. The goal is to use art to bring communities together and encourage them to take local and global action on climate. We hope to make a difference in our community. The plays address various aspects of climate change from heat waves to rising sea levels to pollution to habitat loss. 

 

Brook Wood, Ph.D. candidate in Fine Arts at Texas Tech University will be in Tryon to interview some of the local participants as part of his nationwide study (commissioned by CCTA) to understand what the impact of climate change related art might be on people’s perceptions of climate change and their motivations to take action. Tryon was selected as one of the few places where he will do in-person interviews. 

 

LET’S GET OUR COMMUNITY TALKING

AUDITIONS FOR BRIGHT STAR

BRIGHT STAR

A musical written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Director- Dan Harvey

Music Director- Ben Chumley

Choreographer- Missy Fincher

Producer- Jody McPherson

 

Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:00 pm

Callbacks (if necessary), Thursday, Dec. 5 @ 7:00 pm

Place: Sunnydale, 516 S. Trade Street, Tryon, NC

 

*Please arrive 15 minutes early in order to fill out audition information.

Show Dates: March 5- 8 (5 performances)

1. Please prepare to sing a short song in the country, folk, or blues genre.

It may be a song from the show or some other selection that shows your

strength and range.

2. Please wear comfortable clothing to do a short choreography audition.

All Cast members will not have to dance in the show.

3. Be prepared to read from the script.

 

NEEDED: 8 - 10 women and 8 - 10 men

Age ranges 18 and up

Characters:

Alice Murphy- Lead- Mezzo-Soprano

*Age—this character will play a teenager and adult 22 years later.

*It is possible that 2 people will play this role- one as Young Alice- one as Adult

Alice.

 

Jimmy Ray Dobbs- Lead- Tenor

*Age- He is the “love interest” of Alice; therefore, this role may be cast as Young

Jimmy and Adult Jimmy.

 

Billy Cane- Lead- Tenor

Age- 22

 

Daddy Cane- Featured- Tenor

Age- Mature Adult

 

Mayor Josiah Dobbs- Supporting- Baritone

Age- Mature Adult

 

Margo Crawford- Supporting- Soprano

Age- early 20’s

 

Mama Murphy- Featured- Mezzo-Soprano

Age- Mature Adult

 

Daddy Murphy- Featured- Baritone

Age- Mature Adult

 

Lucy Grant- Featured- Soprano

Age- 20’s

 

Darryl Ames- Featured- Tenor, Baritone

Age- 20’s - 30’s

 

Max- Supporting/Ensemble

Age- 20’s - 30’s

 

Florence- Supporting/Ensemble

Age- 20’s - 30’s

 

Edna- Supporting/Ensemble

Age- 20’s - 30’s

 

Dr. Norquist- Supporting/Ensemble

Age- 40 - 60

 

Government Clerk- (female) Supporting/Ensemble

Age- 40 - 60

 

Well-dressed Woman- Supporting/Ensemble

Age- 40

 

Additional Ensemble- 2 - 4 women and 2 - 4 men

BECOME A MEMBER AND/OR MAKE A CONTRIBUTION

 

2019-2020 SEASON


The Book Club Play

 

September 19-29

Written by Karen Zacarias

Directed by Nancy Winker

 

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new book titles, and these six friends are bound for pandemonium. Sprinkled with fun references to documentaries and novels galore, from Moby Dick and Age of Innocence to Twilight and The Da Vinci Code, this buoyant comedy will have everyone laughing…and reflecting. A delightful play about life, love, literature, and the side-splitting results when friends start reading between the lines.

 


 

 

The Humans 

 

November 14-24

Written by Stephen Karam

Directed by Joel Perkin

 

An uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare. Our modern age of anxiety is keenly observed with humor and compassion in this new American classic.

 

Winner of the 2016 Tony

 


 

Bright Star

 

March 5-8

By Steve Martin and Edie Brickell 

Director Dan Harvey

Music Director Ben Chumley 

 

A musical set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina in 1945-46, with flashbacks to 1923. The musical is inspired by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Grammy-winning collaboration on the 2013 bluegrass album “Love Has Come For You.” This sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American south in the 1920s and ‘40s unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerfully moving performances.

 

Winner of the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Broadway Musical

 

“The shining achievement of the musical is its winsome country and bluegrass score.”

— The New York Times

 


 

The Cake

 

April 30 - May 10

By Bekah Brunstetter

Directed by Chris Tinkler 

 

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life is turned upside down. She can’t really make a cake for such a wedding, can she? For the first time in her life, Della has to think for herself.

 

“This is us as we could be, if we’d all just try a little harder.”

— Los Angeles Times

 

UPCOMING SHOWS

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