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Chaperone Confidential: J. David Ingle is Man In Chair


Brimming with screwball comedy and show-stopping song and dance, Hickory Community Theatre proudly presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, playing in the Jeffers Theatre December 9th-17th.


Returning to the Hickory Community Theatre stage as THE DROWSY CHAPERONE'S neurotic narrator is J. David Ingle as Man In Chair.


Hailing from Cherryville, Ingle has been a Hickory resident for over thirty years. He has earned degrees from Appalachian State University and Catawba Valley Community College, and currently works as an Accounts Payable Specialist at Profile Products LLC.


Ingle is a welcome presence to audiences at both Hickory Community Theatre and The Green Room Community Theatre. His HCT credits include Dubhdara in THE PIRATE QUEEN, Seitz in NEWSIES, Doctor/Sergei in MATILDA, Arthur in END DAYS, Tateh in RAGTIME, and The Wiz in THE WIZ. For TGR he has appeared in THE ODD COUPLE, 9 TO 5 and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, as well as Most Valuable Cast Member Award turns in BOEING-BOEING and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. In addition, he performed in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL at Newton Performing Arts Center.


In this, his second time performing the role of Man In Chair, Ingle's sees this production as a chance "to recreate my all-time favorite role"—at a theatre he credits for its continuing diversity in plays and performers.


Performances of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE are Fridays and Saturdays, December 9th through 17th at 7:30 PM; Sunday, December 11th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 PM. 

Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.


Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is rated PG.


THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is produced in association with Shurtape. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.


(Photo: John Koval)

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