FRAMINGHAM – The inaugural performance at the Fuller Middle School amphitheater will take place this weekend.
Framingham High School Drama Company will stage two performances of Wiley and the Hairy Man at the outdoor theatre.
Framingham High School Fine & Performing Arts Director Christopher Brindley said he wanted the shows to be free as a gift to the community.
The award-winning drama company is actually performing two different productions this weekend – Wiley and the Hairy Man at Fuller Middle and Charlotte’s Web at Eastleigh Farm. (The farm production requires a paid ticket.)
Families and community members are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to watch the performances at Fuller. Shows are 3 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
“Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley’s days and dreams.”
Adapted from a southern folktale, Wiley must outsmart the Hairy Man and in doing so he realizes that he has the power in himself to face whatever fears may haunt him.
Brindley uses more than two dozen actresses and actors to create the swamp, and the costumes are gorgeous.
The set is minimum, so the focus is on the actors and their emotions.
Tyler Garofalo has the leading role of Wiley with Miles Bishop as the Hairy man.
Nyosha Homicil is mammy with Ailadis Hernandez as dog.
The rest of the cast includes:
Giovanna De Oliveira
Arche Tobar Fawley
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