New season: Piedmont Players Theatre releases schedule of upcoming shows (Salisbury, NC)

Piedmont Players Theatre’s opening show at the Meroney Theater this fall features a unique collaboration.

“The Germans are coming! The Germans are coming!” exclaims Reid Leonard, PPT’s resident director.

The German theater00 group, Landesbuhnen Sachsen, will appear at the Meroney as part of “In God’s Own Country,” which tells the story of the Lutheran church’s formation in America. The year 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and the play is part of a local observance by St. John’s Lutheran Church, which is partnering with PPT on this special project. Performance dates are Oct. 12-15 and 18-21.

Salisbury native Jane Brown Taubert, who’s lived in Germany for many years, is the play’s project manager. Austin Young, a student at Catawba College and frequent actor for PPT and a Norvell director, has been spending the last several months in Germany as an assistant stage manager for the theater. He and Leonard will work together to stage the show in Salisbury.

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