Husson University’s Student Theatre Group to Perform “Mary’s Wedding”

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Performances of “Mary’s Wedding” will be at the Gracie’s Black Box Theatre on April 29, 30 and May 1. This boy-meets-girl story is about Mary, a young soldier named Charlie, their growing love for one another, and his need to leave and serve in the war.

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call Husson University Theatre at 207-619-2488.

“Mary’s Wedding” is directed by Husson University senior Claire Harrison with set design by Nichole Sparlin and lighting design by Zach Madore.

Husson students are responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations. This includes all of the production roles from acting on stage, to crew roles back stage, and box office management.

Husson University Theatre (HUT), a student­ run drama group, will be performing the award-winning play “Mary’s Wedding” on April 29, 30 and May 1 in the Gracie’s Black Box Theatre. “Mary’s Wedding” is directed by Husson senior Claire Harrison with set design by Nichole Sparlin and lighting design by Zach Madore.

Naomi Watts, a student enrolled in the New England School of Communication’s entertainment production program described the play this way: “’Mary’s Wedding’ is a boy-meets-girl story about Mary and her lover, Charlie. The story begins in 1920, the evening before Mary's marriage to another man. Mary narrates the story of her first meeting with the young soldier Charlie, their growing love for one another, and his need to leave and serve in the war.”

“Mary’s Wedding,” written by Stephen Massicotte, premiered at the Alberta Theatre Projects in 2002. It is one of the most widely performed plays in Canada. The play earned the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play in 2002. It also received the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Outstanding New Publication. The show honors Sergeant Flowerdew, a real soldier who served in World War I.

Recently, Husson University Theatre performed “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare. Previous productions include “The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood” by Mary Lynn Dobson, “Proof” by David Auburn, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard, “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman, “Kill Me Deadly” by Bill Roben and “Easter Parade” by Maine playwright Laura Emack.

Performances take place Friday April 29 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre on the second floor of The Gracie. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, call Husson University Theatre at 207-619-2488. Parental discretion is advised due to risqué language.

Husson University Theatre (HUT) is the official theatre company of Husson University. Husson students are responsible for all aspects of the company’s operations. This includes all of the production roles from acting on stage, to crew roles back stage, and box office management. For more information about HUT and the upcoming production of “Mary’s Wedding,” please contact Husson University Theatre at hussonuniversitytheatre(AT)husson.edu.

Completed in October of 2009, The Gracie is Husson University's center for the fine and performing arts. This beautiful new 500-seat theatre is quickly earning a reputation as one of Maine’s premier performance venues. In addition, The Gracie also serves as a learning platform for students from the New England School of Communications in digital audio, sound mixing, set design and construction, lighting, acting and electronics. For more information, visit GracieTheatre.com.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells, and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.

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