GWU Alumnus Stars in “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell”

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Gardner-Webb University alumnus, Nathan Rouse, is starring in the Starving Artists production of “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell,” running through April 11 at the Duke Energy Theater in Uptown Charlotte.

“Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell” is fast-paced, non-stop look at three men locked in an office, living off bananas and salted peanuts while trying to rewrite the screenplay to “Gone With the Wind,” a novel that took Margaret Mitchell ten years to write. Rouse is playing the role of David O Selznick.

Rouse, a theater major and religion minor at GWU from 1998-2002, started Starving Artists Productions in 2006.  They produce three shows each year, including their flagship Christmas production, “The Birth.”

“Starving Artist is, ideally, more than just a company. It’s a movement. One of our tenets is that we are starving for a consistent ethic of cultural offering that provokes reflection and provides enrichment. All the projects that come out of SA won’t look the same, but the heart and – in our vernacular – ethic, will,” says Rouse.

Rouse says that his favorite memories from GWU include performing and having his “mind blown and spirit awakened” in his classes in the Religion Department.  He also has developed deep and lasting friendships at GWU.

Tickets can be purchased online at (search “Margaret Mitchell”). Adult admission is $22, with senior citizen tickets available for $20, and $15 student tickets.

Written by communications intern Jeanie Groh.