Brandy McClendon Kae, Whitney LaTrice, Rhonda Boutte, Max Hartman (in blue) and Chris Messersmith in A Love Offering

Max Hartman has been stealing the spotlight since his days performing in school musicals at Lake Highlands High School and ACT (Artists of Christian Talent) productions at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church. He opens this weekend in the world premiere of A Love Offering to kick off Kitchen Dog Theater’s 29th season.

The play deals with T’Wana Jepson, nurse’s aide for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. She’s accustomed to being scratched and bit by her charges, but something happens after she’s attacked by the patient in E 204 to threaten the bonds of trust and friendship.

Tickets are available online here, and the show runs until Oct. 27. Performances will be at the Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 N. Stemmons Freeway.