Tarradiddle Players bringing King Arthur to SWU
Bedraggled young squire Arthur forgets his master's sword and has to find a substitute. He has to be fast, or he may lose his job. What should Arthur do?
The Tarradiddle Players, the touring company of the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, N.C., are back at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C., with another Commedia tale: an English classic “the Tales of King Arthur.”
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on March 8 at Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the university’s campus in Central. Admission is $5 for the general public. SWU students are admitted free with identification.
This fast-moving performance will take you on a journey to discover a legend, introducing you to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Sir Lancelot and the Ogre, and King Arthur and an adorable little dragon.
The show is presented in the style of the old commedia del’arte acting companies: traveling actors who toured Italy in the 1600’s. Known for their comic style and vast repertoire of plays, they performed for enthusiastic audiences everywhere they went. Commedia troupes were gifted at improvisation and usually created their own set and property pieces, which traveled with them in a wagon.
The Tarradiddle Players have been touring North Carolina with plays for family and school audiences for more than 30 years. Their version of “The Commedia King Arthur,” written by Lane Riosley, promises to bring joy for the whole family.
For details on this performance or about Southern Wesleyan University’s Fine Arts Series, call (864) 644-5408.