The engagement of Marianna Bassham of Cambridge, Mass., the daughter of Ben and Carlyn Bassham of Kent, to John Jesse Hinson of Boston, Mass., the son of Dwight and Gay Hinson of Hohenwalde, Tenn., is announced.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Western Reserve Academy and Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree in theater at Brandeis University Waltham, Mass., in 1999 and appears on the stage in Boston and the New England area.
Her fiancé received a bachelor's degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Ga., and a graduate degree in theater at Brandeis. He is an actor and also adjunct professor of drama at Brandeis.
The wedding will be held May 19 in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.