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New Comedy “All is Merry and Bright” opens at Cumberland Arts Centre December 8th

 

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – A new, original comedy, “All is Merry and Bright” by local playwright, Chad Williamson, opens this weekend at the Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre.

This is Williamson’s second Christmas play written for the Cumberland Arts Centre. His first play, A Christmas to Remember, was produced by CAC in 2015.

This current play centers around a recently widowed woman, played by Clarksville’s own, Linda Ellis Cunningham, trying to make it through the holidays, when her best friend, played by veteran actress, Kathy Watts, brings 2 escaped convicts to her home to hide out.

The cast of “All is Merry and Bright” pictured (Standing L to R) Alex Syler, Bill Colclough, Jeff Wellington and Alex Maynard. (Seated L to R) Amy Snider, Jan Dial, Linda Ellis Cunningham, Kathy Watts and Scott Swan.

The cast of “All is Merry and Bright” pictured (Standing L to R) Alex Syler, Bill Colclough, Jeff Wellington and Alex Maynard. (Seated L to R) Amy Snider, Jan Dial, Linda Ellis Cunningham, Kathy Watts and Scott Swan.

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Cumberland Arts Centre’s “One Christmas Night” to feature Veteran Actors, December 11th-19th

 

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Audiences attending the Cumberland Arts Centre’s Dinner Theatre production of “One Christmas Night,” will be treated to the talents of several veteran actors from the community. Heading the cast is Benny Jones, who is well known in local theaters, having just completed his run in “Smoke” and “Spirit” in Adams, TN this fall.

Jones is also known for his numerous roles at the Roxy Regional Theatre as well as the Cumberland Arts Centre. Jones has also worked at the Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville and played the title role in “Hamlet” in Monterey, CA.

Local actors Benny Jones and Linda Ellis Cunningham rehearse a scene from “One Christmas Night” at the Cumberland Arts Centre.

Local actors Benny Jones and Linda Ellis Cunningham rehearse a scene from “One Christmas Night” at the Cumberland Arts Centre.

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Clarksville’s Cumberland Arts Centre to perform “One Christmas Night”, December 11th-19th

 

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming production of “One Christmas Night” at the Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre. Written by John Trent and directed by Art Conn, this production boasts a cast of well-known local actors, mixed with a few new faces.

Heading up the cast are local favorites Benny Jones, Jan Dial, Linda Ellis Cunningham and Jeff Wellington. Some new faces are Katelynn Gregory, Jamie Figueroa and Jabe Buhmeier.

Cast of “One Christmas Night” - (L to R) Front: Jabe Buhmeier, Jan Dial, Linda Ellis Cunningham. Back Row: Jeff Wellington, Benny Jones, Jamie Figueroa and Katelynn Gregory.

Cast of “One Christmas Night” – (L to R) Front: Jabe Buhmeier, Jan Dial, Linda Ellis Cunningham. Back Row: Jeff Wellington, Benny Jones, Jamie Figueroa and Katelynn Gregory.

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Cumberland Arts Center performace of “Everybody Loves Opal” rescheduled

 

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Because of inclement weather, the performances for “Everybody Loves Opal” at the Cumberland Arts Center set for February 20th and 21st has been rescheduled for the February 27th and 28th

If you have purchased tickets, please call 931.552.1106 for further details.

“Everybody Loves Opal” is heart-warming, Tony Award® winning comedy from 1961 written by John Patrick.

"Everybody Loves Opal" rescheduled to February 27th and 28th.

“Everybody Loves Opal” rescheduled to February 27th and 28th.

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Clarksville’s Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre presents “Southern Fried Funeral” August 9th-11th

 

Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The Cumberland Arts Centre Dinner Theatre’s next production is “Southern Fried Funeral” with a heavy dose of veteran actors and a slew of newcomers to the stage.

“Southern Fried Funeral”, written by Osbourne & Eppler, is set in the small Mississippi town of New Edinburgh.  The play’s action takes place over several days in August during the funeral of Dewey Frye, who dropped dead in the middle of a joke to the Rotarians during their dinner meeting. His wife, Dorothy, is faced with dealing with funeral arrangements, the realities of widowhood and a crazy assemblage of family, both real and imagined.

The cast of “Southern Fried Funeral”. Front Row (l to r): Tracey Davidson, Linda Ellis Cunningham and Ila Mae Avitia.  Back Row:  Jan Y. Dial, Bailey Thompson, Jeff Wellington, Zack McElroy, Menzo Faassen, Vernon Greene and Nicole June.  Not pictured, Amanda Jennison-Sousa.

The cast of “Southern Fried Funeral”. Front Row (l to r): Tracey Davidson, Linda Ellis Cunningham and Ila Mae Avitia. Back Row: Jan Y. Dial, Bailey Thompson, Jeff Wellington, Zack McElroy, Menzo Faassen, Vernon Greene and Nicole June. Not pictured, Amanda Jennison-Sousa.

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“For Better” to open at Cumberland Arts Centre

 

Clarksville, TN – Cell phones, instant messaging, email, social media … has the communication technology of the 21st Century brought us closer together or farther apart?

“Love in the Age of Communication” could easily be the subtitle of “For Better,” Eric Coble’s two-act show presented by the Cumberland Arts Centre on February 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th.

This romantic farce follows the engagement and impending marriage of Karen Baedeker, who has met her beloved Max Aphelion all of two times, but who shares emails, text messages, IMs and other various media multiple times a day. «Read the rest of this article»

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“The Dining Room” opens for one night only

 

The Dining RoomClarksville, TN – To celebrate the opening of The Tanglewood House, “The Dining Room” will be performed for one night only; October 1st, 2011.

Written by A.R. Gurney and directed by Art Conn, “The Dining Room” features local actors’ Alex Syler, Jill Whittinghill, Debbie Striclyn and Jeff Wellington and Nashville actors; Amber Brandt and Jamie Dash. And some new faces to the theatre community; Clint Looney, Sandra Looney and Roxanne Waite.

"The Dining Room" opens for one night only

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Female Version of the “Odd Couple” Opens at Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s entry in the 2011 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Competition is “The Odd Couple”  (female version) written by Neil Simon and directed by Art Conn. Performances are scheduled for August 19th, 20th and 26th at the Dale Wayrenen Recreation Center on Desert Storm Avenue.

Each year the U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Competition sends judges to all Army installations in the U.S. and abroad to judge the theater and recreation center talent shows with winners announced later in the year. Conn has been directing the Fort Campbell entries for the past 15 years, winning numerous awards for directing over the years.

Jan Dial (l) and Roxanne Waite (r) star in “The Odd Couple” (female version) at the Fort Campbell Community Theatre at the Dale Wayrenen Recreation Center on post. Performances are August 19th, 20th and 26th.

Jan Dial (l) and Roxanne Waite (r) star in “The Odd Couple” (female version) at the Fort Campbell Community Theatre at the Dale Wayrenen Recreation Center on post. Performances are August 19th, 20th and 26th.

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