PLAYHOUSE NASHVILLE ANNOUNCES SECOND PRODUCTION IN 2014 SEASON OF NEW PLAYS FOR NEW AUDIENCES
Austin Peay State University professor Darren V. Michael's SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVER gets World Premiere in August
Fresh off the artistic triumph of Garret Schneider's ULTRASOUND in April, Playhouse Nashville's 2014 season of New Plays for New Audiences continues this summer with the World Premiere of SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVER by local playwright Darren V. Michael.
“Garret and Darren share something unique in common in that they are the only two writers to have had a play included in all seven editions of our Ten Minute Playhouse since 2011,” said Christopher Bosen, Playhouse Nashville Artistic Director and director of the production playing August 16-24. “They are both writers we have a great deal of trust in and whose artistic voices are worthy of being heard. We're proud to bring Darren's explosive tale of oil, blood, madness, and love to Nashville audiences this August.”
A native of El Dorado, Arkansas, Darren has spent time in several Southern states during an acting, directing, and playwriting career that has spanned more than two decades. A member of the Dramatists' Guild, Darren currently works as an Associate Professor in the Theatre and Dance program at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He holds an M.F.A. in Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, is the President-Elect of the Tennessee Theatre Association, and an active board member of the Southeastern Theatre Conference. He has previously worked with Theatre West Virginia, Jackson Theatre Guild, and the Roxy Regional Theatre.
SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVERofficially opens August 16 and continues through August 24 with performances in residence at 1933 Elm Hill Pike (Street Theatre Company). Curtain time is 7:30. Reserved seat tickets are $20 and are available at this link with no additional service fees & by calling 669.5792.
As of 2014, Playhouse Nashville, Inc., is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Playhouse Nashville, Inc., must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. For more info, contact us at PlayhouseNashville@gmail.com.