Heartbreak and redemption go together in the Southern story of "Bright Star" at Strauss Theatre
Strauss Theatre Center announces the upcoming musical production of Bright Star, opening November 9-12 and continuing November 16-19. Thursday and Friday performances are at 7 p.m., Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. only.
This production of Bright Star is directed and choreographed by Megan Wilkins, and starring Chandler Beard as Alice Murphy and Michael Matherne as Jimmy Ray Dobbs.
Bright Star is co-authored and composed by the talented duo of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
The storyline unfolds in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The production follows the life of Alice Murphy, primarily in the years 1945-46, taking the audience on journeys to the earlier period of 1923 through flashbacks of Alice's childhood.
"It's about love, forgiveness, redemption, finding things that your heart desires," said Wilkins. "It resonates, I think, well. It's a story that should be told in our area."
Tickets are on sale now to the public at strausstc.com/tickets or call the Box Office during open hours at 318-323-6681. Patrons can get their tickets for one of two patron nights scheduled Thursday, November 9 and Thursday, November 16. Patron Night consists of themed drinks and hors d'oeuvres during a 30-minute intermission.