Eric Altheide (right)
Photo Credit: USI Photography Services
Eric Altheide, Newburgh native and assistant professor of theatre at the University of Southern Indiana, is experiencing a different role at New Harmony Theatre this summer. Many may remember his directing debut last season with The 39 Steps. This year he has traded in directing for an acting role in the 2012 summer season production of The Retreat from Moscow. He plays Jamie, the adult son of an estranged couple in this Tony-nominated drama.
Altheide will share the stage with fellow Actors’ Equity Association members Gloria Biegler, as Alice, and Kip Niven, playing Edward. Alice and Edward attempt to begin fresh and separate lives but discover that a marriage of 33 years will not so readily release them to do so. Their struggle becomes a contest for sympathy and understanding from their son, who finds his parents behaving worse by the day. The Retreat from Moscow is rich in subtle humor and emotional truth.
The Retreat from Moscow, by William Nicholson, will run July 6-8 and July 13-15.
The 25th anniversary season will draw to a close with the musical comedy Pete ‘N’ Keely, by James Hindman, with original music by Patrick Brady and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, playing July 20-22, July 27-29, and August 3-5.
Tickets are on sale now. All evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and matinees begin at 2 p.m. Individual adult tickets are $22 for The Retreat from Moscow and $29 for Pete ‘N’ Keely. Discounted tickets are available for students and seniors. The New Harmony Theatre is a professional Equity theatre produced by USI and is the Tri-state's only professional Equity theatre. Plays are performed in the historic Murphy Auditorium located at 419 Tavern Street in New Harmony. For more information, or to make a purchase, visit www.newharmonytheatre.com or call the box office at 812/682-3115 or toll free 877/NHT-SHOW.