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Arts in Bartlett brings ‘AutoSave’ to nature center

Photo: From left right: Tony Pellegrino DonnLatham DebrFowler Niykee HeatRitLopienski MarrisLanglais Scott Surowiecki. Not pictured: Russ Devereaux Chris Binetti Galen

Photo: From left to right: Tony Pellegrino, Donna Latham, Debra Fowler, Niykee Heaton, Rita Lopienski, Marrisa Langlais, Scott Surowiecki. Not pictured: Russ Devereaux, Chris Binetti, Galen Malick.

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Updated: October 25, 2012 6:05AM

A new production, “AutoSave,” to be premiered by Arts in Bartlett’s Adult Theatre will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday night, Sept. 28 and 29, and at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept 30 at the Bartlett Nature Center auditorium at James “Pate” Phillip State Park, 2054 W. Stearns Road, Bartlett.

“AutoSave” is an original comedy written and directed by Arts in Bartlett’s Adult Theatre veteran, Russ Devereaux, a resident of St. Charles.

This humorous play follows Mattie, a rising star in the corporate world. We meet her as she is trying to save a very important report on her computer.

Her mundane attempt to store a document goes haywire resulting in Mattie being transported inside of her computer.

As she gathers her bearings in this computerized community, Mattie learns she is in a brave new world. Throughout the rest of her journey, she meets a wide array of technology’s most notorious characters; a helpful paperclip named Clippy, a pushy salesman who goes by the name EBay, and a valiant soldier named Norton. Mattie’s adventure culminates in an intensive battle between good and evil, technology and simplicity, Twitter and YouTube.

Tickets are $10 each. Live music is included in the performance and refreshments will be served after the play.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Bartlett Gallery and Center for the Arts at 118 W. Bartlett Ave., #2.

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