by Bruce Norris
September 8–22, 2012
Previews: Sept. 6–7
It is said that home is where the heart is. But Clybourne Park—a “buzz saw sharp comedy” which won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama—questions that in ways that are every bit as provocative as they are entertaining.
Picking up where Lorraine Hansberry left us in A Raisin in the Sun, a white community in 1950s Chicago splinters over the black family about to move in. Fast-forward to our present day, and the same house represents very different demographics. Jokes fly and hidden agendas unfold as two vastly different generations of characters tip-toe the delicate dance of social politics, pitting race against real estate at the crux of two seminal events. These hilarious and horrifying neighbors pitch a battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved... or have they?
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adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher,
based on the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevens
October 13 – November 3, 2012
Previews: Oct. 11–12
Sex, drugs, violence... A psychological thriller that makes a familiar horror story scary again.
On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. As Jekyll himself falls prey to Hyde’s control, the audience is taken along for the moral questions that arise as sympathy for Hyde and contempt for Dr. Jekyll challenge the traditional roles of good and evil.
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book and lyrics by Joe Masteroff and Fred Ebb,
music by John Kander
February 16 – March 16, 2013
Previews: Feb. 14 – 15
Buy Tickets to Cabaret
Due to ticket demand, Cabaret has been extended to March 16, 2013!
Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub. Take your seat at a bar table, order a little something from your fetching cocktail waitress, and immerse yourself in the musical theatre event of a lifetime. You’re not just at the show... you’re in the show as Tennessee Rep transforms Johnson Theater into 1930s Berlin. Inside the cabaret, Sally Bowles and the beguiling Emcee live in a seedy, sexy world of delicious decadence, while outside, the gathering storm of Nazi oppression grows. Filled with hit Broadway songs and a story that still speaks profoundly to us today, Cabaret is a knock-out, once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.
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by David Auburn
April 20 – May 4, 2013
Previews: April 18 – 19
Buy Tickets to The Columnist
David Auburn’s The Columnist--born in Tennessee Rep's Ingram New Works Festival--paints a portrait of legendary and controversial Joseph Alsop and of a rapidly changing America. For decades, Alsop was the most powerful journalist in the country: beloved, feared, and courted in equal measure by the Washington social world at whose center he sat. As the country and the world of journalism moved into a time of dizzying changes and drastic shifts, the intense political drama Alsop was embroiled in became deeply personal as well.
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adapted by Phillip Grecian from the motion picture by Jean Sheperd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark
December 1–22, 2012
Previews: Nov. 29–30
Buy Tickets to A Christmas Story
Nashville's Newest Holiday Tradition! Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Rider carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle." Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out." This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.
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