FWarp LogoHickory – The first RugBug play is “Warp!” This is a comic book style, science fiction adventure with a brave hero, a wicked villain and the scary, but funny “faceless ones.” The first weekend of performances is July 28-30 in the Firemen’s Kitchen.Show times are 2:30 Thursday, 11:30 Friday and 2:30 on Saturday. Tickets are $5 each for all ages, seating is general admission and tickets are for sale at the door for each show. Heading up the staging is Murray Phillips, who has worked several times with young actors at the Theatre.

Phillips’ work is well known to HCT audiences for his choreography of the musicals “All Shook Up,” “The Sound of Music” and “White Christmas.”  He also won a Kay Award for his onstage performance as Ezekiel Foster in “White Christmas.”

Auditions are also being held earlier in the week for the second play, “Snug the Magic Dog.” This is the story of a black puppy with one white paw that has magical properties. Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, July 25 & 26 at 1:00pm. There are roles for seven boys and girls, up to age 17, younger children must be at first grade reading level.

For more information call 828-327-3855 or visit HickoryTheatre.org.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. The summer RugBug Theatre series is sponsored by the Thursday Rotary Club of Hickory, Commscope and Shurtape, in association with Catawba Pediatric Associations, P.A.