Empty Nesters Theater Night ~ September 29

Join us for an evening of fun and theater.  On Saturday, September 29, things get started at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Trudy and Milton McNatt.  Bring a favorite hors d’oeuvre or dessert and a beverage of your choice.  We will see The Amish Project at UMW at 7:30 p.m.  For tickets ($15/pp), contact Karen Johnson, (ksjohnson422@msn.com), by      Monday, September 17. It is not too early to reserve a seat!  If you would prefer to attend only the pre-theater event, contact Trudy, (tbmcnatt@gmail.com).

About the play: Actors take the stage to inhabit the lives of the Pennsylvania Amish community brought to its knees by unimaginable tragedy.  In October of 2006, a shooter entered a one room schoolhouse in the Old Order Amish community and took aim, leaving five young girls dead and five injured    before he turned the gun on himself. Playwright Jessica Dickey’s fictional story exploring the aftermath of this real-life event explores the unthinkable concept of forgiveness in the face of a senseless and violent act.  Standing on either side of the oft-blurred lines    between fact and fiction, The Amish Project is a hauntingly elegant and timely study of compassion and its rightful place in today’s changing world.