Michael Chobanoff, Greenfield actor, plays Alec Vidler in the local premiere of “Malcolm and Teresa.” The true story juxtaposes two events in BBC Reporter Malcolm Muggeridge’s life: his exposé of the 1930s’ Soviet socialist oppression and his ‘60s television interviews with a then-unknown Mother Teresa. Her loving response to those suffering overcomes Malcolm’s disillusionment and begins his journey of redemption in “Malcolm and Teresa” by Cathal Gallagher. The playwright will be present for the first weekend of the show.
All performances will be given in Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.
Engrossing and entertaining, this new play powerfully depicts how one person’s faith in action can change the world.
“The script is well-written, thought-provoking and spiritually sincere, without coming across as ‘preachy’ or ‘churchy.’ These were real, flesh and bones people and the play is written that way. To me, that makes it compelling,” said Chobanoff.
“It seems to me, that both Malcolm and Teresa feel singled out - in different ways - and both stood up unilaterally, against the odds. So, I see a parallel and that is probably what drew Malcolm closer to Teresa,” added Michael.
“It's extremely well-written, the cast is very strong, and the story will bring the audience into the lives of the characters,” said Michael. “That's what a good story should do - help the audience ‘identify’ and empathize with the people portrayed within it.”
Performances will be Friday, Oct. 18 at 8pm; Saturday, Oct.19 at 8pm; Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3pm; Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8pm; Friday, Oct. 25 at 8pm; Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4pm and 8pm and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 3pm.
Season Subscription and Single Ticket Information
Season subscriptions cost $38, or $30 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale starting September 1. Single tickets for the three regular season shows will cost $16, or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and
full-time clergy. More information is available by calling (414) 744-5995 or visiting www.acaciatheatre.com.
About Acacia Theatre Company
Founded in 1980, Acacia Theatre Company is an independent, non-profit, interdenominational group of dramatic artists who share a common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting theatre from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Through uplifting, quality entertainment, Acacia provides occasion for thanksgiving, growth and enjoyment, and the opportunity for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God. More information is available at www.acaciatheatre.com.
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