Hickory – PUFFS (or seven increasingly eventful years at a certain school of magic and magic) is an irreverent comedy by Matt Cox that tells the story of the Puffs. The Puffs are students from the lowest ranked house at a school of magic and magic. Some wizards are destined to save the world, but the Puffs just hope not to come in last place…again.The School Of Magic

Performances of PUFFS are Fridays and Saturdays, October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7:30pm; Sunday, October 24 at 2:30pm and Thursday, October 28 at 7:30pm.

Opening night, October 15, features reduced price tickets – $12 for adults and $10 for youth & students. Regular price tickets, October 16-30, are $16 for adults and $10 for youth & students.

Due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19 in Catawba County, and in accordance with the latest guidance from the CDC, the Hickory Community strongly recommends that patrons wear a mask or other face covering while inside the building.

For show times and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283.

Photo: It’s opening night for the Puffs (back row, L-R) Katie Stone, Paul Sapp, Jennifer Leigh, Jordan Randall, Auguste Thielmann, Betsy Pipher, Theresa Decker, Will Vogler, (front) Jared Wachsmuth, Caleb Ernsberger and Jenni Canterbury in the Hickory Community Theatre’s production of the comedy PUFFS, opening this Friday, October 15 and continuing through October 30 in the Jeffers Theatre.  (Photo by Eric Seale)