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Gainesville natives play appears at local photography studio
Rehearsing the reading of “A Heart in the Irons” is, from left, actor Patrick Wade, playwright Skyler C. Passmore, actress Paige Keane and actor Gregory Hunter.

‘A Heart in the Irons’
When: 6 p.m. Friday, May 31
Where: Simpson Custom Photography, 301 Washington St., Suite 3, Gainesville
Cost: Free

Gainesville native Skyler C. Passmore’s three act play “A Heart in the Irons,” will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday, May 31, in the studio of Simpson Custom Photography at 301 Washington St., Suite 3, in Gainesville.

“A Heart in the Irons,” is a domestic drama set in present-day North Georgia. It examines the dynamics of the Levitt family as it deals with financial struggles, a daughter’s failing heart condition and a father’s unhealthy obsession with a sailboat which remains landlocked in the backyard. Tensions and secrets erupt when Randall Levitt, a U.S. Marine, returns.

The free play last about 2 hours and 20 minutes and includes frequent profanity, adult situations, and some suggestive themes. The evening will conclude with a talk-back with the playwright and actors. Brenau University professor Gay H. Hammond will mediate.

Passmore, the playwright, is a junior working toward his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a joint educational program between Brenau University and the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

Each of the actors are current and former students of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Cast includes: Gene Levitt played by Joseph Harris, May Levitt played by Catherine Councell, Randall Levitt played by Patrick Wade, Jaclyn Levitt played by Paige Keane and Toby Vandella played by Gregory Hunter.