Hold onto hope, as Wellesley Theatre Project (WTP) presents BRIGHT STAR, August 15th & 16th at 7pm and August 17th at 2pm. All performances will take place at the Katherine L. Babson Auditorium at Wellesley High School, located at 50 Rice St, Wellesley, MA 02481. Tickets are priced $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online at http://wellesleytheatreproject.org in advance, or at the door for $18 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.

Inspired by a real event, and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, BRIGHT STAR tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives.

BRIGHT STAR features a talented cast comprised of 30 students between the ages of thirteen and eighteen. Cast members of BRIGHT STAR reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities including Brookline, Hopkinton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Waban, Watertown, and West Roxbury.

Wellesley Theatre Project is an arts academy and a Wellesley nonprofit devoted to providing students (PreK – 12th Grade) with the opportunity to study and experience theatre and performing arts through year round classes, staged productions, workshops and summer camps. Registration is open for WTP’s Fall productions of Frozen, Jr. (Grades 2-12) and CLUE (Grades 6-12), and weekly classes in theatre, acting, musical theatre dance, tap, improvisation, private voice lessons, private dance lessons, and musical theatre for students Pre-K through 12th grade.

For more information about BRIGHT STAR or other Wellesley Theatre Project classes and productions, please visit www.wellesleytheatreproject.org or call 781- 235-1550.