Texarkana, TX – For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. It is a tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
Texas High School’s Tiger Theatre Company production of Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a 2015 original play by New York-based playwright Matt Cox. The play is a comedic retelling of the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling, but from the Puffs’ perspective. The show has been praised for its comedy and staging.
This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving the audience a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theatre wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
Cate Rounds, Tiger Theatre Company member and senior Texas High School student takes her first undertaking into directing the production. After seeing the show last fall, Rounds, a self-confessed “Potterhead,” knew it was something she wanted to do for her senior year.
“I have had the most fun with my first time directing,” said Rounds. “It has been a blast being able to work directly with Mrs. Newton, Mr. Hanna and Mrs. Flieder, along with all of my friends, to create a show that is truly magical. This show will make you laugh, cry and it will keep you rooting for the underdogs.”
Performances will be Saturday and Monday, November 7 & 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the John Thomas Theatre, 3941 Summerhill Road. Tiger Theatre Company will also offer a Live Stream via https://ttcths.booktix.com on Sunday, November 8 at 2:00 p.m.
The play is the young wizards version but does come with a parental guidance suggestion due to character deaths. It is recommended for children 10 years of age and up. Run time is 2 ½ hours with intermission.
Tickets are $10 Adult/$4 Student and can be purchased by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees must wear masks and social distancing will be enforced within the facility.
For more information, contact 903.794.3891 ext. 2408.