Tiger Arts Guild hosting fall show

Published 12:38 pm Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Demopolis High School Tiger Arts Guild will perform “Stories in the Dark” at the DHS auditorium Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. each night, and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Shown are some puppets that will be used in the show.

The Demopolis High School Tiger Arts Guild will perform “Stories in the Dark” at the DHS auditorium Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. each night, and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. Shown are some puppets that will be used in the show.

“Stories in the Dark” is an original production that the theater students and director Jody Tartt put together.

“The show consists of several stories with some dark themes,” Tartt said. “Some of them are pretty bizarre. We usually do our fall show in October, and with Halloween becoming such a popular holiday, we thought this would be a lot of fun. The kids have really enjoyed putting everything together and working on it.”

The show will use puppets to tell the stories, but the puppets aren’t traditional puppets.

Some of them are as tall as 15-feet, and one of them will be worn by a cast member.

Garland Farwell, an artist that lives in York, has been helping with the puppets.

“He has worked with puppets on stage professionally, so we are blessed to have him here with us,” Tartt said. “I’ve wanted to do something like this with Garland for a while, and this was a good opportunity. When people come see the show, they’ll see some very unique things.”

She said some of the stories are from “Grimm’s Fairy Tales,” and some are from German children’s stories.

“There’s a good mix of darkness with some light so it’s not all scary,” she said.

Shows will be performed Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. each night. There will also be a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

Admission to the show is $5.