Thursday Afternoon Acting Group To Perform “Totally Red,” May 11

May 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

The University of South Carolina Upstate’s Thursday Afternoon Acting Group is pleased to present two performances of “Totally Red” on Saturday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  The performances will be held in the Studio Theatre located in the Humanities and Performing Arts Center on the campus of USC Upstate. Tickets are $3 per person and can be purchased at the door.

“Totally Red” is the standard story about Little Red Riding Hood, who meets the Big Bad Wolf on her way to bring Grandma some goodies. This is a humorous version of the story told in melodrama, Elizabethan, hip hop and avant-garde style. Little Red is “confused,” the Wolf is “cool” and Granny is “left in the dark.” This play is as much fun for the performers as it is for the audience.

The cast includes 18 children from local schools including Spartanburg Christian Academy, Dorman High School, Dawkins Middle School, Oakbrook Preparatory and Fairforest Elementary. TAAG, as the children’s acting group is known, rehearses once a week in USC Upstate’s theatre facilities. They are led by Rich Robinson, professor of theatre, and two of the university’s theatre majors. The group is open to children ages eight to 18. At the end of each semester, the group produces a play for their families, friends and community.

To reserve tickets for “Totally Red,” or to sign up for the acting group, contact Rich Robinson at (864) 503-5621 or

PHOTO: Left to right: Emily Robinson, Zoe Baugh, Harrison McGinnes, and Sam Kopf