The Wellesley Players are currently in rehearsal for Next Fall. The Play features both new faces and seasoned Wellesley Players in this Tony Award-nominated and stunning play. Currently in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, the Players will perform Next Fall in the Black Box Theatre May 2-11, 2014. Tickets are now on sale. The Black Box Theatre is an intimate space and a perfect environment for exploring this lighthearted, yet thoughtful, play. Please purchase tickets early. This is a must see this season!
Geoffrey Nauffts’ NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. The play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, exploring the internal, social, and familial obstacles faced by a same-sex interfaith couple. One an atheist and one a devout Christian, the two men struggle to reconcile their differences and accept themselves and each other. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.
Weston resident Nicole Seddon is cast as Holly, Luke’s bohemian candle shop owner friend. She is new to Wellesley Players, and comes to the group for their reputation for great productions and people. She was attracted to this production for “the challenge of a small cast with large material to work with. Each character is identifiable to many. The contrasts and conflicts are wonderfully woven together.”
She says Holly as “appealing because she embodies so many of us. She's searching for answers and meaning in her life. Both through the people around her and through spirituality. She is honest to herself and true to others. As an actor, each character has to have a resemblance to yourself in some small way, and also has to offer something to teach you. Holly is one of those roles, and I'm thrilled to give her life.”
Performances: May 2-4 and 8-11, 2014. Performances will be at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre. Tickets are now available. www.ticketstage.com/WP. Reserve your seat early!