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Wiley and the Hairy Man – Spring 2021


By Suzan Zeder

Produced by Special Arrangement with THE DRAMATIC OYBKISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

This production will be produced in the style of Paper Theatre. Sometimes called Toy Theatre or Model Theatre, this whimsical style can be traced back to Europe in the 1800’s. The audience will be able to stream the show where they will listen to the actors while watching the story come to life in an imaginative and creative way that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

Production Dates

Available to the public to stream for free from April 22nd to April 25th.  More details will be provided.

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The Story

From the Dramatic Publishing website:

This drama is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his worst fears in the swamp—eventually overcome by Wiley himself. Set deep within the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp, Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams. Through rhythm and rhyme, a chorus creates the mystery of the swamp. The magic of this play is not fairy dust, it is soil—the magic of survival, the magic of the earth and the mud of the swamp. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Contact Information

For questions about this production or the Theatre Department, contact Elizabeth M. Sloan a at her Google voice number 423-302-0180 or email at