Chaparral students stage ‘Wiley and the Hairy Man’

Chaparral High School is at 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave., in Scottsdale. (file photo)

Chaparral High School’s award-winning theatre department has announced the performance of Suzan Zeder’s “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” a charming folktale-turned-urban legend.

Chaparral’s student actors will present the production 7 p.m. Tuesday May 16, and 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the school’s Black Box Theater, 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave., in Scottsdale.

“Wiley and the Hairy Man,” is set in bayou country, the story centers on a young boy who, with a little help from his loyal dog and conjure-woman mother, battles the legendary hairy man.

Chaparral students will also be performing this play at the Fringe Theater Festival, an invitation-only event, in Scotland this summer, according to a press release.

Tickets to the local production are $5 per person. For ticket sales or more information contact Ed Como at

The Scottsdale Independent publishes a free daily newsletter. A print edition is mailed to 75,000 homes and businesses each month. If you value our journalistic mission, please consider showing us your support.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable. Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the arrow in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Facebook Comment