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Roxy Regional Theatre presents Fitzgerald’s Iconic “The Great Gatsby”, November 8th – 23rd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – This November, the Roxy Regional Theatre brings the Great American Novel from the page to the stage with the regional premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”.

The production, adapted by Simon Levy, is the only stage version authorized by the Fitzgerald estate since 1926. A finalist for the PEN Literary Award in Drama, its world premiere at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater commemorated the opening of the Guthrie’s new three-stage center in July 2006.

Michael Spaziani (left) stars as Jay Gatsby and Michael Spaziani (right) stars as Daisy Buchanan in the Roxy Regional Theatre's production of "The Great Gatsby".

Michael Spaziani (left) stars as Jay Gatsby and Michael Spaziani (right) stars as Daisy Buchanan in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of “The Great Gatsby”.

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The Giver is set for a limited engagment at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging their production of The Giver, a tale set in what first appears to be a perfect world, everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. But when young Jonas takes part in the ceremony of twelve and is assigned his profession as the receiver of memory he discovers the real truth, and there is no turning back.

Jonas has been selected to bear the collective memories of a society that lives only in the present, where “Sameness ” is the rule. His new position in his community is considered an extremely high honor, but Jonas soon comes to recognize the price the people are paying is much too high. He decides he will change his world for the better, but he cannot predict how that change will come about, or what that change will mean for himself and the “new child” Gabriel, whom he has resolved to protect.

"The Giver" to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“The Giver” to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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“The Giver” hits the stage November 14th-17th at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Based on Lois Lowry’s Award-Winning and Thought-Provoking book “The Giver”

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – This November, the Roxy Regional Theatre explores the question, “What would you would be willing to compromise in order to lead a life free of poverty, war and suffering?”

Based on Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning book, “The Giver” will captivate and transform both young and old alike with five public performances only, beginning Wednesday, November 14th, at 7:00pm.

(L to R) Jay Doolittle, Rob Rodems and Michelle Foletta, in "The Giver" set to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

(L to R) Jay Doolittle, Rob Rodems and Michelle Foletta, in “The Giver” set to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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The Winter’s Tale Brings Shakespeare Back to the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

The Winter's TaleRoxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Last night the Roxy Regional Theatre kicked off a production of one of William Shakespeare’s classic plays The Winter’s Tale, a story of envy, revenge, love and, ultimately, redemption. This marks their 27th consecutive year producing the Bard’s classic stories.

The play was directed by John McDonald and edited by Brandon Meeks, and tells the story of the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia who nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia. In his foolishness and rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive upon the Roxy stage, as a family is reunited, both physically and spiritually, through the power of forgiveness.

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Power of Forgiveness Celebrated in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, Opening March 9th at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Winter's TaleClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre marks its 27th year of annually presenting the works of William Shakespeare with a story of envy, revenge, love and, ultimately, redemption. “The Winter’s Tale”, one of the Bard’s late romances, opens Friday, March 9th, at 8:00pm for a pay-what-you-can preview.

In this tale edited by Brandon Meeks, the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia.  In his foolishness and rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive upon the Roxy stage, as a family is reunited, both physically and spiritually, through the power of forgiveness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Go Around the World in 80 Days with the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race, when the Roxy Regional Theatre presents AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS during the month of November.
 
Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound as Ryan Bowie, Jay Doolittle, Lisa MacAfee, Collin Smith, Kendall Anne Thompson and Nate Washburn portray thirty-nine characters in Mark Brown’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

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Intense and powerful “Of Mice and Men” now playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Sometimes you just don’t know your own strength

As the play begins, we are introduced to quick witted George Milton (Gili Getz) and simple minded Lennie Small (Kevin Hauver) , two friends, migrant ranch workers who are making their way through the depression era country side as they head to a new ranch where they are hoping to get work.

Stopping for the night before arriving at the ranch we learn that Lennie doesn’t realize his own strength, and that he has an attraction for tactile sensation. He likes soft things, this is something that has caused problems for him in the past. We also learn that George and Lennie share a dream of owning a ranch of their own.

Dreams are a theme that echos throughout the Steinbeck’s book and the Roxy’s adaption of this play.

Candy (Jay Doolittle), George (Gili Getz), Curley (Matthew Patrick), and Lennie (Kevin Hauver) in the bunkhouse of the Ranch

Candy (Jay Doolittle), George (Gili Getz), Curley (Matthew Patrick), and Lennie (Kevin Hauver) in the bunkhouse of the Ranch

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Roxy Regional Theatre Brings Steinbeck’s Powerful OF MICE AND MEN To Stage

 

Tonight is “Pay what you can night at the Roxy Regional Theatre for the opening of their production of Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” at 8:00pm

The classic John Steinbeck tale of two drifters in search of work in Depression-era California, OF MICE AND MEN, opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on March 26 at 8pm, for a limited run.

OF MICE AND MEN stars Gili Getz as George and Kevin Hauver as the simple-minded Lennie, two men who have nothing in the world except each other and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own.  Their hopes are doomed, however, as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength.  Directed by John McDonald, this powerful production also features Jay Doolittle, Matthew Patrick, Collin Smith, Shadae Smith, Brian Veith, Jessica Shearer Wilson, Bryan Zoppi and Phil Whittinghill.

Lennie (Kevin Hauver),  the boss (Phil Whittinghill), and George (Gili Getz) in the Roxy Regional Theatre's Production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"

Lennie (Kevin Hauver), the boss (Phil Whittinghill), and George (Gili Getz) in the Roxy Regional Theatre's Production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men"

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Roxy Regional Theatre brings Steinbeck’s Powerful of Mice and Men to Clarksville

 

The classic John Steinbeck tale of two drifters in search of work in Depression-era California, OF MICE AND MEN, opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on March 26 at 8pm, for a limited run.

It stars Gili Getz as George and Kevin Hauver as the simple-minded Lennie, two men who have nothing in the world except each other and a dream that one day they will have some land of their own.  Their hopes are doomed, however, as Lennie, struggling against extreme cruelty, misunderstanding and jealousy, becomes a victim of his own strength.  Directed by John McDonald, this powerful production also features Jay Doolittle, Matthew Patrick, Collin Smith, Shadae Smith, Brian Veith, Jessica Shearer Wilson, Bryan Zoppi and Phil Whittinghill.

The show runs through April 3, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday, April 3.  Tickets are $15 (adults) and $10 (ages 13 and under) and can be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9am-2pm, weekdays).

 

Experience “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Set in the romantic past of New Orleans Blanche DuBois’s neurotic and genteel pretensions are no match for the brutish realities of her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski.

StreetcarNamedDesireThe Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging the Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

To fully understand the intricacies of this masterpiece play, in this writers opinion you just have to come from the south. Otherwise it is all too easy to miss the subtle interplay of these delicious personalities as they intertwine in a tapestry that is as old as, well the south.

You have Blanche DuBois the socialite (Alicia Kelly); the submissive wife Stella (Chase Kamata);  Stanley the abuser (Justin Barnum); the dotting son Harold  (Brenden Cataldo);  among others. The acting was tight, performers seamlessly melding into their roles as if they had been born to them.

Blanche DuBois played by Alicia Kelly (Photo by Tom Thayer)

Blanche DuBois played by Alicia Kelly (Photo by Tom Thayer)

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