By Chris Edwards
TYLER COUNTY – Each year, as part of the tradition with the Dogwood Festival, the performance of a play, taken from our county’s history, is produced and performed during Queen’s Weekend prior to the coronation of the Dogwood Queen. That will happen this year on Saturday, April 6.
According to the play’s director, LaLa Elrod, rehearsals will begin soon in order to “avoid a mad dash at the end of March.” Elrod said she needs to know how many people wish to participate in the play, in order to begin casting roles.
“As I say every year, this is a community project, and therefore, I believe anyone who wants to participate should be able to and I will find a place for anyone,” she said.
Elrod said she needs to know how many people she has in the talent pool, and what age ranges and genders are of that group of people, so that she can make sure the roles accurately reflect the cast makeup. She added that no auditions are going to be held for this year’s play.
Instead of holding a meeting to get all interested people to come out for a head count, Elrod has started a Facebook page titled “Dogwood Play Info 2024,” and interested folks can comment on a thread concerning the play posted to the page.