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Grace Among the Leavings Debuts at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Local author Beverly Fisher was present in theotherspace at the Roxy Regional Theater on Monday, June 20th, as her novella “Grace Among the Leavings” turned dramatic presentation debuted in Clarksville.

Based on Fisher’s family research and Civil War gleanings, “Grace Among The Leavings” tells the story of eleven-year-old Grace Meadows and her family’s hard times in the wake of war.

It features Ava DoVanne, a rising seventh grader, in the starring role. As Grace, DoVanne showed her command of the script and the stage in her performance.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Beverly Fisher’s “Grace Among The Leavings” makes it’s way to the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace, June 20th – 28th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The journey from the page to the stage does not always follow an established route: sometimes a new path must be forged.

Following months of adapting, rewriting and workshopping, Beverly Fisher’s Civil War novella “Grace Among The Leavings” completes its journey to the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace with four staged readings, June 20th – June 28th.

Originally adapted to the stage by Dennis Darling and Kari Catton and produced by Theatre in the Park in Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site in Illinois, “Grace Among The Leavings” underwent further adaptation this past year by Roxy Regional Theatre co-founder and artistic director John McDonald.

"Grace Among The Leavings" stars Ava DoVanne as Grace.

“Grace Among The Leavings” stars Ava DoVanne as Grace.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre to perform limited run of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” April 6th-9th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Get ready for the battle of the sexes as only the greatest playwright of the English language could tell it!  William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, playing five public performances in April at the Roxy Regional Theatre, follows the comic courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and the headstrong Kate, who must marry before her more popular sister, Bianca, may be wed.

Starring Margaret Eilertson as Kate and Jonathan Whitney as Petruchio, “The Taming of the Shrew” features Emily Rourke as Bianca, Jay Doolittle as Baptista, Zak Schneider as Lucentio, Michael Klug as Gremio, Scott Watson as Hortensio, Michael C. Brown as Tranio, Jackie Ostick as Grumio, and Leslie Greene as the Widow.

"The Taming of the Shrew" stars Margaret Eilertson and Jonathan Whitney.

“The Taming of the Shrew” stars Margaret Eilertson and Jonathan Whitney.

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Roxy Regional Theatre to hold one more showing of “The Magnificent Ambersons” Wednesday, April 6th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is so appreciated those of you who came out to their “Spring Break Special” discounted matinee last Thursday that they are opening up to the public their final performance of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons” this Wednesday, April 6th at 9:15am.

Admission is $10.00 (cash or check only) and will only be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday at 8:45am, and seating for this performance is general admission.

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Roxy Regional Theatre’s adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons” opens Friday, March 25th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – On Friday, March 25th, following months of workshopping, John McDonald’s stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons” will premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 8:00pm.

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this timeless piece about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age.

"The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre to hold World Premiere of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons”, March 25th – April 2nd

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Following months of workshopping, John McDonald’s stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons” is poised for its world premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, March 25th, at 8:00pm.

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this timeless piece about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age.

"The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “The Mountaintop”, February 24th-27th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – During his last night on earth, what thoughts and emotions might have passed through the mind and heart of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? During Black History Month, in honor of the civil rights leader, the Roxy Regional Theatre explores this idea in five public performances of “The Mountaintop”, February 24th – February 27th.

On the evening of April 3rd, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retired to his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. In this gripping re-imagination of events occurring in the hours before his assassination, playwright Katori Hall picks up with a fictional depiction of a mysterious stranger who arrives at the motel room with some surprising news, forcing Dr. King to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

"The Mountaintop" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Phillip Bernard Smith and Mariah Sade Ralph.

“The Mountaintop” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Phillip Bernard Smith and Mariah Sade Ralph.

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“Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre this Saturday, January 30th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – A trio of clever goats, a big bad wolf, a few resourceful pigs and a little man who spins straw into gold are tagging along with everyone’s favorite crimson-cloaked girl as she heads to the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in downtown Clarksville.

Fairy tales beloved by young and old alike will come to life at the Roxy Regional Theatre in “Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” for two consecutive Saturday afternoons, January 30th – February 6th.

The Roxy Regional Theatre brings "Little Red Riding Hood and Friends" to the stage this Saturday, January 23rd, 2016.

The Roxy Regional Theatre brings “Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” to the stage this Saturday, January 23rd, 2016.

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Roxy Regional Theatre brings “Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” to the stage January 23rd – February 6th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Everyone’s favorite crimson-cloaked girl is headed to the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in downtown Clarksville, and tagging along for the fun are a trio of clever goats, a big bad wolf, a few resourceful pigs and a little man who spins straw into gold.

Fairy tales beloved by young and old alike will come to life at the Roxy Regional Theatre in “Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” for three consecutive Saturday afternoons, January 23rd – February 6th.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "Little Red Riding Hood and Friends" features (Top L to R) Lacey Connell, Tyler John Morrill, Emily Rourke and Jackie Ostick.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “Little Red Riding Hood and Friends” features (Top L to R) Lacey Connell, Tyler John Morrill, Emily Rourke and Jackie Ostick.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre “A Christmas Carol” final two shows, December 18th and 19th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm are the final two shows for the Roxy Regional Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Carol”. This is your last chance to see what has become a Christmas tradition in Clarksville.

All good things must come to an end, and signature performances are no exception. After nine years of delivering countless “Bah Humbugs” upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage, John McDonald will hang up his hat as the miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge with this year’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre "A Christmas Carol" final two performances are tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm.

Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre “A Christmas Carol” final two performances are tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm.

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