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The Fuhrer's Mistress
March 31, April 1-2 and April 7-9; Rowan County Arts Center
written and directed by James Colgan

When Eva Braun met Adolf Hitler in 1929, she was only seventeen; he was in his forties. She was a young girl fresh out of school, pre-occupied with music, clothes, and movies. He was a rising star in politics, the face and voice of the Nazi party. They quickly became lovers, and remained so until their mutual suicide in 1945.  The Fuhrer's Mistress follows the life of Eva Braun from 1938 through her last days in the Bunker. The play won first prize in a national playwriting contest in 2016 and was also showcased in New York City at In the Water Theatre.

 

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Tuesdays With Morrie
August 18-20 and 25-27; Rowan County Arts Center
directed by Diana Reeder

Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig's Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

"You'll Laugh! You'll Cry!" -- Variety

By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom; Based on the book by Mitch Albom

 

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Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas!
November 10-12 and 17-19; Rowan County Arts Center
directed by Krys Lynam

This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December. There's the child who trick-or-treats in a cheap Santa mask right before Christmas; the poinsettia that hangs on and on and on; and, finally a beautiful, moving tribute to the winter solstice. A collection of holiday stories from the best-selling author of All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten, it is crafted into an engaging evening of storytelling and song.

Based on the books by Robert Fulghum; adapted by Ernest Zulis and David Caldwell.
Music and lyrics by David Caldwell

 

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