New Harmony Theatre Opens Its 32nd Season With “Good People:

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New Harmony Theatre will begin its 32nd season this summer with Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire.  The play runs Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 and Thursday, June 27 – Sunday, June 30 at the Murphy Auditorium in historic New Harmony, Indiana.

The wolves are at Margaret’s door.  She’s 50 and fired—from a minimum wage job. Facing eviction and struggling to care for her daughter with special needs, Margie thinks an ex-boyfriend who has become a successful doctor might be her opportunity to get out of Southie. Of course, he’s married – which puts a dent in Margie’s plans. With a humorous approach, Lindsay-Abaire navigates the struggles, changing relationships and gritty determination that come with having next to nothing in America.

Good People is directed by New Harmony’s artistic director, Elliot Wasserman.  Veteran New Harmony Theatre actors Jeff Williams and Sue Schriber are joined by Annie Edgerton and Laurie Carter Rose to round out an award winning cast.  University of Southern Indiana students Brennen Hobson and Jesmelia Williams will also make their debut on New Harmony Theatre’s stage.

They will be joined by a design team from including USI faculty members Paul Weimer as scenic designer, Maya Michele Fein as lighting designer, and Shan Jensen as costume designer; USI staff members Kevin Gray as sound designer and Andy Hammond as technical director; and Actors Equity Stage Manager Margaret Kayes and Actors Equity Assistant Stage Manager Ben Shipley.

Single tickets are $30 for an adult, $28 for seniors age 60+, $10 for ages 25 and under, and $24 for USI employees.  Season package tickets are also available.  Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday nights, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays.  Thursday evening performances are on June 27, July 18, and August 1 and begin at 7:30 p.m. at only $24 per ticket.  To purchase tickets or for more information, visit USI.edu/nht or call the box office at 812-465-1635.  Follow on Facebook at New Harmony Theatre for updates and photos.

Are you wanting more theatre? Tickets are now on sale for the rest of the season. Join us for Always…Patsy Cline, directed by Eric Altheide from July 12-14 and July 18-21, and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Elliot Wasserman from July 26-18 and August 1-4. For more information on the remainder of the season visit USI.edu/nht or call the box office at 812-465-1635.  Follow on Facebook at New Harmony Theatre for updates and photos.

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