A winter tale: Marietta Players performance is about family, hope and faith
by Sally Litchfield
January 16, 2014 10:14 PM | 2157 views | 3 3 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, Abbey Neal, Katherine Hughes, Sydney Silver, Elizabeth Johnson, Barbara Rudy, Julia Rudy and Don Goodner act in a scene from ‘The Song of the Winter.’ The play is performed now through Feb. 2, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The theater is 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta (formerly Theatre in the Square). <br> Special to the MDJ
From left, Abbey Neal, Katherine Hughes, Sydney Silver, Elizabeth Johnson, Barbara Rudy, Julia Rudy and Don Goodner act in a scene from ‘The Song of the Winter.’ The play is performed now through Feb. 2, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The theater is 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta (formerly Theatre in the Square).
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Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine Hughes in a scene from ‘The Song of the Winter.’
Elizabeth Johnson and Katherine Hughes in a scene from ‘The Song of the Winter.’
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This weekend, go see Marietta Players production of “The Song of the Winter,” an original work by Artistic Director Don Goodner.

The theater is 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta (formerly Theatre in the Square). The show plays through Feb. 2, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

Five sisters use their faith and creativity to work through their lives when a family tragedy strikes. Set in the family home in North Georgia in the early 1980s, the story is told through flashbacks.

“The father dies early on in a trucking accident and the family is left to cope without their father,” Goodner said.

“The performances are phenomenal. The acting is completely top-notch,” Goodner said.

“It’s a beautiful story about family and hope and music and faith. It’s a beautiful experience. Audiences that have seen it have been absolutely raving about it,” he said.

The subject matter of the play is serious.

“It’s good family time, but it’s intense and heavy. It makes people cry. There’s not a dry eye in the audience after the show is over,” he said.

Although all the performances are free, donations are accepted after the performance.

“It won’t cost you a dime,” Goodner said.

After each show, a donation basket is passed in the lobby.

“We are 100 percent convinced the audience will enjoy it. This has been a very successful way to get people in,” he said.

“We just want people to come see this play because we believe in the message. … The play encompasses pretty much everything that the Marietta community values, especially in theater,” Goodner said.

For show times and ticketing information, visit mariettaplayers.com or call (678) 224-8095.

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awinnsilver
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January 17, 2014
This play is a must see!! It is a beautiful story about family and values. The cast is amazingly talented right down to the youngest member!! A fabulous show for a donation ...you just can not beat it!!
Thathillarychik123
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January 17, 2014
We were so impressed with the cast and story. The actors and actresses are very talented and by the end of the play, we were definitely moved by their performance. We're all very excited to see it again!
Rick103
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January 17, 2014
We saw this play at Theater on the Square last week. It is outstanding in every respect. The story and the acting are terrific. It is not just a "good" play: it is an "important" play. I recommend it highly.
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