Athens Review, Athens, Texas

April 17, 2013

A step back in time

TVCC Cardettes set to unveil spring show

Jennifer Hannigan
The Athens Review

Athens — The Trinity Valley Community College Cardettes went back in time to find inspiration for this year’s spring production — way back.

“At summer camp last year, there was a theme that there is a goddess in all of us,” said Cardette Director Darla Mansfield. “And so when we sat down at the beginning of the year to decide on a theme, we started talking about what it meant to be a goddess and looking at the time periods when goddesses were part of the culture.”

That inspiration was the building block for this year’s spring show, “A Tale to be Told.”

Each year, the Cardettes present a spring show to the community. This is the 30th year the organization has presented a spring show. The show contains more than 25 dance numbers and skits, all wrapped around a central theme.

“So you will see a lot of mythology this year,” said Mansfield. “We went and looked back at the Greek and Roman cultures and had a lot of fun building around that.”

“A Tale to be Told” will be presented at 7 p.m. April 19 and 20 and at 2 p.m. April 21. The show will be performed in the TVCC auditorium.

Tickets for the event are $8 per person and $6 for children ages 4 and older. Children 3 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door.

The proceeds from the spring production will benefit the Cardette organization. In addition to helping the dance team with general needs, this year’s show will aid dancers who are traveling to England next month. The Cardettes will be going to London in May and have several performances scheduled during the trip.

For more information, contact the Cardette office at 903-675-6225.