Hartwick College Theatre Arts Department Presents “Mary’s Wedding”

The Hartwick College Theatre Arts Department will present “Mary’s Wedding,” by Stephen Massicotte. This production will run November 1 – 4, with performances each night at 8 p.m. in Slade Theater, Yager Hall, on the College campus.

“On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during which she unexpectedly meets Charlie sheltering in a barn beside his horse,” said Massicotte in summarizing the play. “With innocence and humour, the two discover a charming first love. But the year is 1914, and the world is collapsing into a brutal war. Together, they attempt to hide their love, galloping through the fields for a place and time where the tumultuous uncertainties of battle can’t find them. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, ‘Mary’s Wedding’ is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival.”

The Ottawa Citizen calls the piece, “An unpretentious winner – lyrical, warm, and sweet spirited, a love story that avoids mushiness, a war story that doesn’t assault us with earnest speeches.”

The Hartwick production of “Mary’s Wedding” is directed by Theatre Arts major Chelsea Jacobson ’18. The cast includes Theatre Arts major Abbey Vermeal ’18, and Marcus Hudson ’18. The show is stage managed by Courtney Mallard ’20, assisted by Maya Pomazal-Flanders ’20. This production fulfills senior project requirements for Jacobson and Vermeal.

Admission is free for Hartwick students, $5 for Hartwick faculty, staff, and other students, and $10 for the general public. To reserve tickets, please call 607-431-4227, or email theatre@hartwick.edu.

For additional information, contact Production Assistant/Academic Intern Alyssa Ralph ’17 at ralpha@hartwick.edu.

Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,200 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick’s expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact:     David Lubell
E-mail:        lubelld@hartwick.edu
Phone:        607-431-4031

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