Theatre TJC opens new season with comedy, ‘Sly Fox’ | TJC

Theatre TJC opens new season with comedy, ‘Sly Fox’

Theatre TJC raises the curtain on its 2021-22 season with “Sly Fox,” a comedy by Larry Gelbart.

The production is under the direction of Jacob L. Davis, TJC theater professor.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Oct. 2, in Jean Browne Theatre located in Wise Cultural Arts on the TJC main campus.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and active military.
Tickets are on sale in the Theatre TJC Box Office in Wise Cultural Arts. Box office hours are 1-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations, call 903-510-2212.
Larry Gelbart was a prolific writer largely remembered for his work on the TV series, “M*A*S*H,” for his Oscar-nominated scripts, “Tootsie” and “Oh, God,” and for co-writing the Broadway musicals, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “City of Angels.”
For “Sly Fox,” Gelbart adapted Ben Jonson’s 1600s satirical work, “Volpone,” into a comedic farce featuring Foxwell J. Sly, an elderly miser who has gotten rich off the gold rush in 1800s San Francisco and then schemes to bilk his greedy associates out of their money by pretending to be an invalid.
The cast: Timothy Wright of Longview as Foxwell J. Sly; Colby Raasch of Argyle as Simon Able; Willow Duncan of Mount Pleasant, Ian Martin of Tyler, and Skyler Strickland of Hughes Springs as Sly’s servants; Manasseh Matatila of Arlington as Lawyer Craven; Trinity McCarley of Mabank as Jethro Crouch; Jackson Holmes of Whitehouse as Abner Truckle; Liah Severino of Keller as Miss Fancy; Alisabeth Farris of Whitehouse as Mrs. Truckle; Cody Craig of Brownsboro as Crouch’s servant; Matthew Craig of Brownsboro as Captain Crouch; Robbie Wilt of Tyler as the Chief of Police; Juan Hernandez of Tyler as the Court Clerk; Edmund Davies of Whitehouse as Policeman/Bailiff.
Faculty production staff: Jacob L. Davis, stage direction, scenic and sound design; Rebecca Faulds-Howard, costume design; Denise Weatherly-Green, lighting and properties design; Dr. David W. Crawford, theatre management; Lara K. Smith, theatre department chair; and Bryce McWilliams, facility director.
Student production staff: Maria Sarri of Thessaloniki, Greece, stage manager; Jamie Yazell of Gilmer, assistant stage manager; Edmund Davies of Whitehouse, director’s assistant/understudy; Gracie Johnson of Krum and Maddie Kimble of Winona, costume mistresses; Danny Domain of Ferris, makeup and hair; Audrey Lassanske of Brownsboro, lighting controls; and Savannah Mack of Mount Pleasant, head usher.
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