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May 3, 2013

HCPAC prepares to step out of the box

‘Show People’ to be presented beginning May 10

ATHENS — The Henderson County Performing Arts Center, in conjunction with Steve Grant Real Estate and the Arts Angels, announces the final Black Box Production of the 2013 Season with the presentation of the smashing comedy, “Show People.” 

Jerry and Marnie are Broadway actors who haven’t worked in years.  At Jerry’s insistence, they take on a wildly unorthodox job for a rich, young New York banker.  The comedy brings out the darker aspects of the need to create and perform.

The cast consists of veteran HCPAC actors, with the role of Jerry played by Declan Phelan. Marnie is played by Martha Rodgers.  Tom’s role is deftly handled by J. Niswonger, and the role of Natalie, his fiancé, is played by veteran Cassandra Schwantes.  The show is directed by Marcia Colbert Tarrance, with the assistant director’s role handled by Gary McDonald.

The show runs May 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, May 19.

Reservations may be made by calling 903-675-3908, or online at www.hcpac.org.  Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students and children.  The show is rated Theatre PG-13.

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