Thursday Afternoon Acting Group Offers Performances Of “The Remus Tales”

April 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – A theatre program for aspiring young actors and actresses called TAAG (Thursday Afternoon Acting Group) will present the classic story of The Remus Tales on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. in the Studio Theatre at the University of South Carolina Upstate. The Remus Tales is the story of Brer Rabbit, Brer Terrapin, Brer Bear and Brer Fox, based on the stories about the Uncle Remus Tales.

Ten local students, in grades second through eighth, are participating in the cast and the crew. The students are from Oakbrook Preparatory School, Gable Middle School, Fairforest Middle School, and Spartanburg Christian Academy.

“Young students, especially those in grades second through eighth, do not have the same opportunities as high school,” said Rich Robinson, associate professor of theatre at the University of South Carolina Upstate. “And university students wanted to express their theatrical side as part of their school curriculum during the academic year. Recognizing this fact, we were able to establish the Thursday Afternoon Acting Group and it has been quite successful.”

Tickets to the performances of The Remus Tales are $3 per person and can be reserved by calling (864) 503-5621. For more information, contact Rich Robinson, at (864) 503-5621 or rrobinson@uscupstate.edu for more information.


L to R: Sam Kopf, Brooke Elmore, Drake DeloSantos