Wiley and the Hairy Man

Text: Suzan Zeder
Directed by: Brenda Eppley
Age group: 9 years and older. Younger kids might get frightened.
Venue: Scaena theatre

Dates and times:
23 August 2012 at 10h00
24 August 2012 at 10h00 & 18h00
25 August 2012 at 10h00

Tickets: R20.00 per person & R15.00 per person for blockbooking of 10+

Bookings: Computicket (Mimosa Mall and Checkers)

Bookings for block bookings of 10 or more people can be done with Thys Heydenrych (072 235 3191)

Wiley lives in a swamp with his conjure woman mother, his hound dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley’s dreams. Wiley, as a test of courage, must face the Hairy Man on his own. Without the use of magic, he is left to rely solely on his wits... as the dark swamp around him comes alive. The tale has been passed down from generation to generation and has taken many forms from a legend set down by Donnel van de Voot in a manuscript of the Federal Writer’s Project of Alabama to the recent book by Molly Garret Bang. This scripted version has a slightly different version with a new ending. It is an award- winning play which teaches all of us that courage and imagination are often the best weapons in overcoming childhood fears.

This production is suitable for ages 9 years and older. Younger kids might get frightened.

“Wiley and the Hairy Man” performs in the Scaena Theatre. Tickets available at Computicket.


 

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