THS theater presents ‘Wiley and the Hairy Man’

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ALABASTER – Thompson High School’s theater program is preparing to present its first playbill of the 2019-2020 school year on Oct. 24.

From Oct. 24-26 at 7 p.m. each night, the theater program will perform “Wiley and the Hairy Man” at the THS Black Box. This drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and facing his worst fears in the swamp.

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. Through rhythm and rhyme, a chorus creates the mystery of the swamp. The magic of this play is not fairy dust, it’s soil—the magic of survival, the magic of the earth and the mud of the swamp.

In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Seating is limited. Tickets are on sale now for $10. Purchase tickets at No tickets will be sold outside of the website prior to the production. Tickets will only be sold at the door if seating allows, on a first come, first serve basis.