Next at ACAT

Geoffrey Nauffts’ NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love.  While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story.  This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to believe and what it might cost us not to.

NEXT FALL garnered widespread critical acclaim when it was introduced:

Compassionate, laugh-filled and enormously entertaining.  Geoffrey Nauffts invests the play with a generosity that doesn’t prejudge, embracing both the virtues and foibles of his characters.  And that inclusion makes NEXT FALL an even richer experience. — ASSOCIATED PRESS

Deeply moving and surprisingly funny.  Geoffrey Nauffts reveals a talent for sharp comic dialogue.  He draws all his characters with surprising depth. — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The funniest heartbreaker in town!  NEXT FALL embodies something theatergoers have been sorely missing, perhaps without knowing it, for years.  A smart, sensitive, immensely appealing and utterly contemporary New York comedy. — THE NEW YORK TIMES

Director Michael Jinbo says, “Seeing this wonderfully funny and moving play on Broadway was a memorable experience and we’re excited to bring it to Maine audiences.”  NEXT FALL features an ensemble cast of ACAT veterans, including Peter Diplock, Keith Libold, Randolph M. Jones, Julie Barrett, Kathy Reardon and Andrew Smith.

Performances are May 29-30 and June 5-6 at 7:30 pm and May 31 and June 7 at 2:00 pm at the Studio Theater at The Center, 93 Main Street, Waterville.  General admission tickets are $12 Adult, $10 Youth/Senior.  Tickets for the opening night performance on May 29 are at reduced rates of $10 Adult, $8 Youth/Senior, and include appetizers and refreshments at the Opening Night Gala following the performance.  Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved in advance through the Waterville Opera House by calling 207-873-7000, or online at tickets.operahouse.org.  For more information, visit us at www.acattheatre.org and on Facebook.  #chooselove  #acatnextfall

L-R:  Peter Diplock (Adam), Keith Libold (Luke)

L-R: Peter Diplock (Adam), Keith Libold (Luke)

L-R:  Randolph M. Jones (Butch), Andrew Smith (Brandon), Kathy Reardon (Holly), Julie Barrett (Arlene), Peter Diplock (Adam)

L-R: Randolph M. Jones (Butch), Andrew Smith (Brandon), Kathy Reardon (Holly), Julie Barrett (Arlene), Peter Diplock (Adam)

L-R:  Andrew Smith (Brandon), Kathy Reardon (Holly), Julie Barrett (Arlene)

L-R: Andrew Smith (Brandon), Kathy Reardon (Holly), Julie Barrett (Arlene)

L-R:  Andrew Smith (Brandon), Kathy Reardon (Holly)

L-R: Andrew Smith (Brandon), Kathy Reardon (Holly)

L-R:  Peter Diplock (Adam), Keith Libold (Luke)

L-R: Peter Diplock (Adam), Keith Libold (Luke)