Treasure Island coming to DemopolisBy Matt Cole Published 1:50pm Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Pirates will take over Demopolis High School for this weekend.
The Tiger Arts Guild will perform “Treasure Island” on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Admission will be $5.
The production is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s book, “Treasure Island.”
“It’s a well-known play, but our version is scaled down to about an hour,” said Jody White, director of the Tiger Arts Guild. “We have a wide variety of students involved, and they’re doing all the work in the play from the sound to the lighting to the acting.”
White added that the play is adventurous with humor mixed in, and that it will be fun for anyone to see.
“If you love pirates, you’ll love the show,” she said. “It’s entirely student-driven. We have a beautiful set, and the students have worked hard to get ready.”
The set was designed by Garland Farwell with the help of students in White’s Theatre II class.
“He helped design the backdrop for us,” White said. “He gave the students several lessons in design, and he came up with three designs from what the students made. There were three phases of drafting the final backdrop, and the students were involved in it every step of the way.”
Farwell is an artist that lives in Sumter County, but he has worked as an artist in New York in the past.
“We’re lucky to have him assisting us,” White said. “He’s a true professional.”
The cast and crew for Treasure Island is as follows:
•Terrance Allen as Town Crier
•Jed Jones as Captain Billy Bones
•Andy Tarpley as Mr. Grundy
•Emily Griffith as Mrs. Grundy
Casey Roberts as Mr. Posket
•Madeline Warren as Mrs. Posket
•Allison Polk at Laurie
•Mike Clossin as Jim
•Kaitlyn Waldrop as Auntie Nan
•Garrett Miller at Dr. Livesey
•Joseph Wilson as Red Dog
•Kayla Cochran at Morgan
•Casey Roberts as O’Brien
•Reid-Claire Stein as Bonny
•Sydney Pettus as Calico Annie
•Andy Tarpley as Captain Flint
•Chase Compton as Long John Silver
•Leif Midgorden as Captain Smollett
•Caitlin Robertson as Belle Gunn
•Madeline Warren, Ke’chyria Wheeler, Terrance Allen and Emily Griffith as Townspeople
•Catherine Akins, Tyler Oates, Tyler Merriweather, Cortez Lewis and Ke’chyria Wheeler as Pirates
•Taylor Cooper and Emily Riffe as Stage Managers
• Madelyn Couch as Costume Manager
•Brooke Reeves as Properties Manager
•Rachel England at Properties Assistant
•Carley Wrensted and Morgan Saliba in charge of makeup
•Kathleen Saliba in charge of lights
•Nick Vann and Natalie Saliba in charge of sound