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'Master Class' to be performed at the Averitt
master class

Collective Face Theatre Ensemble continues its 2021 fall fractal season with "Master Class" by Terrence McNally.  

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble, Savannah’s premier ensemble theater group, is excited to continue with live theater performances.  This production begins with a tour to the Averitt Center for the Arts for three performances: Nov. 5 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 6 at 3 and 8 p.m. 

The plot sees Callas after a sensational career that saw her become the undisputed star of the world’s greatest opera houses. Callas accepts an invitation to conduct a series of master classes to a select group of young vocal students at the Juilliard School in New York.  

In Terrence McNally’s extraordinary theatrical tribute, Callas takes center-stage one more time, as she passes on to her students, and to us the experiences and lessons of a lifetime. Audiences will witness her passion and commitment and realize the uniqueness of her great talent as she cajoles and lectures her students, delivering wisdom and insults in true diva style sharing the truth about what one must sacrifice for art.  

The talented cast, which has been rehearsing for months, includes names and faces that will be familiar to Collective Face regular patrons, as well as several making their debuts.  The cast includes Hannah Kathryn Dodson as Soprano One (Sophie); Robert Cottle as Tenor (Tony); Brenna Dudley as Soprano Two (Sharon); Brandon Kaufman as Accompanist (Manny); and Malinda Davis Smith as (Maria Callas).   

"Master Class" is directed and designed by David I.L. Poole, award-winning artistic director for the Collective Face Theatre Ensemble. Lighting design is by Michael Moynihan, and costume coordination is by Chann Givens.

The production is rated PG13 due to mild sexual situations and language.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.averittcenterforthearts.org, or by calling 912-212-2787. 

Tickets can also be purchased at the door; $20 for students, seniors and military, and $25 general admission.