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Austin Peay State University Theatre and Dance presents “Book of Days” October 1st-5th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Walt Bates owned the local cheese factory in Dublin, Missouri, and before he died, he dreamed of producing a gourmet product, like Stilton or Brie.

But that dream begins to reek following Bates’ mysterious death in Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson’s hilarious 2000 play, “Book of Days,” which opens this October in the Austin Peay State University Trahern Theater.

"Book of Days" to be presented by APSU Theatre and Dance October 1st-5th

“Book of Days” to be presented by APSU Theatre and Dance October 1st-5th

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Montgomery County Historical Society to show documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” by Inga Filippo Monday, September 15th

 

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – The new documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society on Monday, September 15th at the Beach Civic Hall in the Veterans Plaza complex on Pageant Lane.

The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Inga Filippo, who researched and wrote the film script, will introduce the screening.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

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APSU Department of Theatre and Dance to put on “Dark of the Moon” to close the season

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Long before the “Twilight” saga or “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” examined the complicated relationships between mortals and monsters, there was the story of a young witch named John who fell in love with a human girl named Barbara.

Their doomed affair, set in a superstitious community in the Smokey Mountains, is the focus of Howard Richardson and William Berney’s 1945 play “Dark of the Moon.”

"Dark of the Moon" at Austin Peay State University April 9th-12th. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Communication Department organizes new Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Before going inside the Austin Peay State University Music/Mass Communication Building for a class or performance, bring a smartphone.

And have a QR code reader app installed on the phone to view and hear the new Time Magazine Person of the Year exhibit, every issue ever produced on the distinction beginning with the 1927 cover.

Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit at APSU

Time Magazine Person of the Year Exhibit at APSU

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Austin Peay Area of Theatre to present A.R. Gurney’s comedic play “Sylvia”

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Sylvia is a dog. A labradoodle to be exact. Sometimes on walks she speaks English, discussing philosophy and the universe with her human companion, Greg. More often, she runs excitedly around a New York City apartment, doing dog things such as chewing up books and annoying Greg’s wife, Kate.

“The dog becomes a bone of contention,” Dr. Sara Gotcher, Austin Peay State University associate professor of theater, said. “It becomes a problem between the husband and the wife, and it’s taken to a ludicrous extreme.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University’s new play explores “End Days” following 9/11 tragedy

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In September 2003, a woman named Sylvia believed the world was going to end on an upcoming Wednesday. Her husband, a survivor of the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, suffered a horrible bout of depression and refused to leave the house.

And their daughter, Rachel, saw visions of both Jesus Christ and renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Austin Peay State University faculty, staff named for various accomplishments

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members as well as some students at Austin Peay State University have been recognized for their recent professional and scholarly activities.

Dr. Doris Davenport, professor of nursing, was nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award.

Dr. Sara Gotcher, associate professor of theatre and dance, helped to write and direct “Who’s Coming to Dinner?” for the Montgomery County Historical Society in October. On a separate note, she played the role of “Ophelia Owl” in the Clarksville Children’s Theatre production of “Animal Tales: Pumpkin vs. Pie” in October at Dunbar Cave State Park.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Sarah Kanervo films to premier in double feature at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Sarah Kanervo

Sarah Kanervo

The Logo of the Arts and Heritage Development CouncilClarksville, TN – On Sunday, October 31st, the Roxy Regional Theatre and Clarksville/Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council are hosting premieres of two films directed by Sarah Kanervo and set during the Civil War.

The first, “Blood Red Rebel,” is an 8-minute Civil War vampire romance and features local Civil War re-enactors Thomas Aloisio, Dennis Bagwell, and Drew Scholes along with local actors Jamie Farmer and Shane Bridges, with a guest appearance by Dr. David Kanervo as the “moaning soldier.” «Read the rest of this article»

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The Trahern Theatre brings Noel Coward’s Private Lives to APSU

 

APSU Theatre & DanceEnglish playwright Noel Coward’s characteristic wit and sophisticated sense of humor will be on display at Austin Peay State University next week with performances of his play, “Private Lives.”

The show, directed by APSU associate professor of theater Dr. Sara Gotcher, runs from Feb. 24-28 in the Trahern Theater, with the shows starting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

“Private Lives” is a comedy of manners set in 1930s France. The play follows divorced couple Amanda and Elyot who, each while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover they’re staying in the same hotel, in rooms with adjoining balconies. Old feelings are reignited, and Amanda and Elyot become convinced they are still madly in love, forgetting what made them so deplorable to each other in the first place. «Read the rest of this article»

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