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Little Company Spring Tour

drama and tragedy masks

The Little Company stages its 2024 touring performances of "Jack's Adventures with the King's Girl" Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 27 to May 2.

The play centers around a woman collecting mountain folktales who asks the Gentry family to tell her one. They act out the story of "Jack and the King's Girl" for her. When a princess has a "witchin'" put on her, Jack decides to save her and collect the reward. It isn't an easy task, especially when he has to sleep over in a haunted house. Along the way he makes some friends who have special skills, however, and ultimately, they help him meet every challenge the old witch throws at him. This play is based on the traditional "Jack Tales" folklore of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stories that folks told each other as they did their chores. The majority of the material is drawn from the Virginia Works Progress Administration (WPA) folklore collection.  

Performances of the show will be scheduled each Tuesday and Thursday through May 2. To book a show, contact Director Octavia Biggs at or 606-783-2545.

The Little Company is supported by an endowment from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation, the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.