Local dance and comedy troupe TriquetrA will make its stage debut with “The Saint Who Danced” this weekend at the South Jackson Civic Center. Performances kick off tonight at 7 p.m. and will also take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
TriquetrA is a family group of entertainers com-posed of mother Tracy Sugg and her three children, Gregory, Crimson Rose and Robert Sugg IV.
Father and husband Robert Sugg III handles all the lighting and sound for the troupe.
This will be the band’s debut on a big stage. That, according to Tracy Sugg, is a wonderful opportunity.
“After performing together for four years, mostly at the Celtic Cup Coffee House in Tullahoma, Peggy Burton asked TriquetrA to consider creating a show for the South Jackson Civic Center,” she said.
“This is a wonderful venue. We now have a larger space for choreography, more lighting, and can use our big fog machine for dramatic effects. The sound system at South Jackson Civic Center is perfect for the epic Celtic music that we are using for the show.”
Written and choreographed by the members of family troupe, this original show features Celtic music, Irish and historic dancing, swords and even a dragon.
“‘The Saint Who Danced’ is presented as a ‘play within a play' as a troupe of medieval troubadours present the tale of Sean O'Neil, the Saint Who Danced,” said Sugg. “As the main character of Sean O’Neil, a young Irishman wandering through Ireland, hears St. Patrick, he begins a quest of life, traveling from Ireland to Scotland and down through England encountering various kinds of folk and all kinds of adventures along the way.”
Sugg said spectators can expect a show perfect for all ages, with lots of dancing.
“We are most definitely ‘family friendly’ entertainment and love to entertain people with dancing, history, a great story and lots of fun.”
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youths. They can be purchased online at www.southjackson.org/reservationstickets or at the door.
For more information, call South Jackson Civic Center at 455-5321.