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Nina Bartula - Almost Home, A Tribute Piece

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Saturday, September 19 at 4:30pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm

Sunday, September 20 at 4:30pm and 7:30pm

Location:  Ward Acting Studio, 4905 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 12, Durham, North Carolina (Off Farrington Road in the Five Oaks community) Tel. 917-816-2122




When Hurricane Ike hit Galveston in 2008, Ward Studio Company Director, Wendy Ward turned to her intern and said, “Let’s build a show that will benefit the people of Galveston,” and a few weeks later, Almost Home was born. Audiences remarked on the depth, good humor, great music and sensitivity of the show.  By a trick of fate, Galveston native Tom Johnson happened to be in New York, saw a listing in a local newspaper, attended the show and wrote this review: 


“It amazes me that within a few weeks of Hurricane Ike, a committed director named Wendy Ward, a small ensemble of actors-in-training and a handful of theatre technicians, could put together this incredibly powerful multi-media work that is authentic and of the highest artistic quality.... there are moments in 'Almost Home' that seem to pop out of nowhere and channel the voices of the people and history of Galveston and demand: ‘Look at us. Listen. In this tragedy, we are one. We are you.’ I only wish that this show could be taken to Texas where it would both act as a voice for those dispossessed... It would be both enlightening and a profound catharsis, an act of healing.


-- Tom Johnson, of the Texas Faculty Association



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