I mentioned earlier that I was out in Middleburg rehearsing a show – well, this is the show. It’s a new musical by local playwright and composer Tom Sweitzer, with a cast that’s comprised of Equity actors, local Middleburg talent, and kids from area schools.
In brief, the story is that of a family in crisis: a dying mother, a closed-off father, and their son, who is just entering his teens. Into this mix comes a Hospice volunteer with unusual ideas who helps the family come to terms with their situation and each other.
The show only runs for six performances: October 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 PM and October 14 and 21 at 3 PM. The performances take place in the Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center at The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street, Middleburg, Virginia. The opening night performance is a benefit for Capital Hospice’s Point of Hope camp, a retreat for children who have recently lost a loved one.
Middleburg is beautiful this time of year. There are plenty of good restaurants nearby for a nice dinner pre-show, and if you wanted to make a weekend out of it, there’s lots of bed & breakfast places, wineries and plenty of antique shops.
I hope you’ll come.