Mid-Ohio Valley Players to present ‘Precious Heart’

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present “Precious Heart” for two weekends in March, beginning Friday at the Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets. The shows will be 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, March 22 and 23 and 3 p.m. Sunday and March 24. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 60-plus and students and $7 for youth under 17. Tickets are available starting at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the MOVP Box Office, 229 Putnam St.

Advance ticket sales are online at MOVP.org and at Marty’s Print Shop, 307 Third St., Marietta

Written by Ted Karber, “Precious Heart” is described as a “a one-woman show with an all-male cast.” Director Jena Lane Blair joins forces with actor John “Mack” McHale to bring “Miss Fleeta Mae Bryte,” a countrywoman from the rural town of Precious Heart, Texas, to life.

The award-winning play is all about Fleeta Mae and her memories of high school rivalries and the lives of those around her in the little town of Precious Heart, Texas.

From her encounters with nymphomaniac armadillos, to her clandestine waltzing with her dress form, to a strange little creature that may or may not have been an alien … anything is possible in Fleeta Mae’s world as she has retained a childlike wonder many people loose as they pass into adulthood.