The Aurora Theatre’s 17th annual Christmas Canteen season kicked off with a bit of improv.
Following the show’s Nov. 23 launch, producing artistic director Anthony Rodriguez took to the stage where he thanked the audience for being part of the Aurora’s special opening night. Little did guests know just how special.
An unexpected video all about cast member Kathryn Berrong rolled, after which her beau Bradford “Quick” Chadwick dropped to one knee. Their parents were all in the audience. So….
Before we give away the ending, let’s tell you a little about about the leading lady of this impromptu romantic comedy.
Berrong graduated from Parkview High School in Snellville in 2000 and from the University of Mississippi in 2005 with a degree in theater. She performed on stages all over metro Atlanta and lived for a time in New York, heading back in 2010. Along the way she met Chadwick.
So, did she accept?
First let’s tell you that Canteen is known for bringing couples together. Former cast members Trent Merchant and his wife, Mindy Meyers (Canteen alums from the 1997 season), and Isaiah “Zeke” Jervis and his wife, Laura Jamison (1998), all parents now, all met on the Canteen set.
You can probably guess where this is going. But before we give away the ending let’s note that Canteen, billed as “a cup of eggnog for the holiday soul” is performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday though Dec. 23. Tickets range from $30 to $40. For information call 678-226-6222 or see www.auroratheatre.com. The Aurora is located at 153 Crogan Street in historic Lawrenceville, right off the charming downtown square.
Alright, are you ready for the finale?
SHE SAID YES!