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Playhouse Nashville to present new play by Austin Peay State University professor Darren Michael


Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – As a boy, Darren Michael often heard strange stories about the town of Smackover, Arkansas. He had family still living in that small community, and they talked about how an oil boom in the 1920s and 1930s brought in thousands of fortune-seekers from across the county.

When the oil wells dried up, most of the new residents moved away, leaving the town in shambles.

APSU professor Darren Van Michael

APSU professor Darren Van Michael

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