Monday, March 3, 2008

Tales from Near and Far Debuts Next Month

Offshoot Productions’ new company-developed play, Tales from Near and Far, debuts on Thursday, April 24, at the Fayette Family YMCA’s Lodge. Shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. feature audience participation, music and comedy as the energetic cast travels around the globe to bring to life stories from many different cultures.

Since seating is very limited, early purchase of tickets is strongly recommended. Admission is $8, with a special $7 ticket for children, full-time students and senior citizens. Groups of 15 or more may take advantage of the $6 per ticket group rate, which must be arranged and paid in advance.

Tickets go on sale at the Peachtree City Library, (770) 631-2520, and the Fayette Family YMCA, (770) 719-9622, on March 10. Tickets will also be available online at The YMCA is located at 215 Huiet Road, Fayetteville, GA 30215.

Last year’s company-developed show, The Fairy Tale Project, was lauded in venues from Buchanan to Jackson. After the April 24 Fayetteville performances, Tales from Near and Far will also go on the road.

The cast features both familiar and new faces. Andy Fleming and Paige Steadman have most recently performed in The Fairy Tale Project and Fairy Tales for Grownups, as well as in Offshoot’s Gallery Players improv troupe. Joining them are Yolanda Hernandez, Amanda Leigh Pickard and Elizabeth Clausen. Each actor plays multiple roles, with lightning-quick character changes. Susan M. Steadman, Ph.D., Offshoot’s producing artistic director, serves as director and dramaturge, and Jane B. Kroessig is designing costumes..

For additional Information and group reservations, contact Offshoot at (770) 631-2362 or

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