August 29 - September 1
Zombie Prom by Dana P. Rowe, John Dempsey, and Hugh Murphy
Girl meets ghoul in our 21st annual collaboration with Harpeth Hall. Set in the atomic 1950s atEnrico Fermi High, Toffee falls for class rebel Jonny, but the school is run by zanny PrincipalStrict. With love, rebellion, and nuclear monsters, what more could you ask? Dr. Cal Fullerdirects this rocking evening. Reserve tickets (free for students, faculty and staff but required for everyone) go on sale the week before the show. You must reserve your ticket online to attend. Performance times: Wed, Thurs and Friday @ 6:30 & Sat @ 2 at MBA.
October 25 - 27
Rashomon (competition one-act)by Fay and Michael Kanin
A priest and a woodcutter and a mysterious man are taking refuge from rainstorm at the Rashomon gatehouse and pass the time by recounting the story of a murdered samurai.Janette Fox Klocko directs this timely show about contradictory versions of the same “crime.” What is the truth and what is “fake news”? Performance times: Thursday& Friday (10/25 & 10/26) at 6:30; Saturday (10/27) @ 2 @ HH.
November 15 – 18
Antigoneby Sophocles,translated by Oliver A Evans
In this classic drama, the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone demonstrates her inner strength throughout this new translation to be directed by Malcolm Morrison in the fall. This production will incorporate devised movement and music as an integral part of the drama.Performance times: Thursday & Friday @ 6:30; Saturday @ 7; Sunday at 2.
January 24 – 26
The Frogs: A Modern Adaptation by Don Zolidis. Dionysus, God of Wine and Theater, and his trusty servant Xanthias are on a mission to save humanity from mindless entertainment by rescuing William Shakespeare from the Underworld. Unfortunately, a chorus of reality-TV-loving demon frogs threaten to ruin his plans. Nelson Berry directs this modern adaptation of the ancient play by Aristophanes which satirizes modern pop culture while providing fun for all ages.Performance times: Thursday & Friday @ 6:30; Saturday @ 2.
February 21 – 24
Argonautikaby Mary Zimmerman. Encountering an array of daunting challenges in the voyage to claim the Golden Fleece, Jason and his crew’s journey demonstrate life’s unpredictability, emotional intensity, and extremes of failure and success. Cal Fuller directs this classical tale enriched with bursts of humor, fantastical creatures and characters of remarkable complexity.Performance times: Thursday & Friday @ 6:30; Saturday @ 7; Sunday at 2.
The 14th Annual “Shakespearathon”(24 hours of Shakespeare) This fundraiser benefits Endada and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival. It’ll be a fun-filled day performing Shakespeare’s plays with games and other activities inspired by the Bard. Annual favorites include the “Alas-Poor-Yorick” head toss, Backwards Hamlet, Shakespearean Lines from a Hat, Andy Griffith’s Romeo and Juliet and Sonnets at Sunrise. Thursday & Friday (7 a.m. to 7 a.m.)
April 24 – 26
Student-Directed One Act Plays Seniors in the Studio Theater class choose and direct a collection of short plays, including some of their new, original works. Performance times: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday @ 6:30.