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Chaperone Confidential: Meet Pam Farnsworth as Ensemble & Superintendent

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.

Avast, y'all! Making her HCT debut in this production as Ensemble member and Superintendent is self-identified pirate Pam Farnsworth.

Hailing originally from Statesville, Farnsworth has been a Catawba County resident for over twenty years. She earned a B.A. in Music Education from Appalachian State University, and currently works as a Traffic Clerk for J.B. Hunt Transport Services. In addition to her pirating proclivities, Farnsworth is also a member of the International Music Fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, as well as a card-carrying member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (Is a membership card an acceptable anachronism?)

Farnsworth has worked on- and off-stage in productions throughout Catawba and Iredell counties, including SWEENEY TODD, HUNCHBACK, 9 TO 5, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, GUYS & DOLLS, COMPANY, and THE SECRET GARDEN. And while she is enamored of all of the humor in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE ("It's SO funny.") she considers the fun and friendship she's found at HCT to be a true treasure.

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, 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 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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