(L to R): Eddie Rothermel as Rupert, Katelyn Wilson as Elaine, and Kaitlyn Valor Bourque as Claire in "Stargazers" by Reina Hardy at Theatre NOVA. Photography by Golden Record Media Company.

This weekend marks final performances of Stargazers at Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor.

One weekend remains to see the Michigan premiere of Stargazers by award-winning playwright Reina Hardy. This magical story revolves around astrophysicist grad student Rupert (Eddie Rothermel), who is as intent on making the next major astronomical discovery as he is on improving his dismal love life. Things quickly become more interesting, albeit complicated, when he meets two intriguing women: the celestial Claire (Kaitlyn Valor Bourque) and the quirky Elaine (Katelyn Wilson).

The three excellent actors interact in varying combinations in a series of short, well-paced scenes. And, while the story initially focuses on Rupert and his foibles, it is the women who ultimately have the greatest impact on him as well as on each other.

Stargazers is directed by David Wolber, producing artistic director at Theatre NOVA. Jewish members of the production crew include assistant director Ariane Barrie-Stern and stage/props manager Alona Shewach.

Performances of Stargazers are Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22, and pay-what-you-can tickets are also available. Theatre NOVA is located at 410 W. Huron in Ann Arbor.

Theatre NOVA is an Ann Arbor professional theatre focusing exclusively on new plays and playwrights. Subscriptions are now available for the 2019-20 season, which opens Sept. 20 with the Michigan premiere of Admissions by Joshua Harmon.

For tickets or more information visit TheatreNOVA.org or call (734) 635-8450.


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