A one-man show hits the stage
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PUTNEY- Next Stage Arts presents “Travels with a Masked Man,” a one-man show written and performed by John Hadden and directed by Kate Holland, to be shown on Sunday, May 5, at 4 pm.

Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father, an ex-CIA officer who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself. Hadden, who plays both characters, evolved the play from many hours of conversations he taped with his father, a resident of Brunswick, 10 years ago. Alternately poignant and hilarious, the play evokes memories and responses about parents and children and growing up during the Cold War.

Hadden is a longtime director and actor who has directed and taught locally at NEYT. He was a founding member of Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox, MA; is currently the artistic director of The Theater Company at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY; associate artist with We Players in San Francisco; and a VAC teaching artist in Vermont schools. Holland trained in London and directs new work in New York, regional theater, and international arts festivals.

Admission is $15. Seats may be reserved at nextstagearts.org or at the door. Following the one-hour performance, desserts and tea accompany a discussion with the actor and director.

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