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Actor Spotlight: Mash Hes

Take a journey with a disgruntled aging couple revisiting their roots in Southern Appalachia in the new play, Milestones showing at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre June 9-19, 2022. Each twist and turn in the road leads this couple towards forgiveness and healing. Written by Gale Gooch Alexander, and set in the very mountains Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre calls home. We reached out to Milestones actor Mash Hes to find out more about her and her experience working on this production.

What is your favorite line in this show and why?

"Actions go a long way in changing hearts." I love this line because it exemplifies the importance of following through on your feelings, and the hard work that goes into relationships.

What do you love about working with SART?

The wonderful sense of inclusion and respect. I also love how dedicated everyone is to bringing a good story to life.

Tell us about your character. What’s your favorite thing about them? What do you love about getting to portray them?

I love Lou's energy and her idea about family. I think she provides a brief glimpse into the kind of family Sally and Frank are trying to become.

How did you get into theatre?

I fell in love with theater in middle school. I'm kind of a shy person at heart, but being on stage lets me shine my goofy light on the world.

What’s your favorite thing to do in the area?


What about this production are you the most excited about?

Getting to work with such a talented group and be a part of a new production.

What’s your favorite part about performing?

Collaborating with creative people to bring something to life.


Mash Hes (Lou) is excited to be joining her first production with SART. She comes off a recent stint as Yvette in Clue at Asheville Community Theater last fall. Mash stays busy off stage baking, and spending time with her family.

Milestones is showing at Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre June 9-19, 2022. Grab your tickets here:

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