Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare
Directed by Denice Hicks
- January 8 - 25 Performances at Belmont University's Troutt Theater
- January 28 - 30 Performances at Lipscomb University's Collins Auditorium
“If music be the food of love, play on!” begins Shakespeare’s delightful comedy Twelfth Night. The NSF production, directed by Denice Hicks, will be a feast for your senses, featuring an original score composed by Rolin Mains and played live for each performance and production design inspired by the fantastical works of early 20th Century illustrators such as Maxfield Parrish and N.C. Wyeth. This romantic romp will be a treat for all ages!
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On Wednesday, November 19, Parnassus Books welcomed local author Andrew Maraniss for a discussion and signing of his new book, Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South. In front of a packed house, Andrew Maraniss spoke with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Click here to learn more about this important local book and to view images from the event.
An Evening with Chef Sean Brock
Parnassus Books and POP present An Evening with Chef Sean Brock, who will appear in conversation with singer-songwriter Jason Isbell. Tickets include a copy of Heritage, the much-anticipated first cookbook from Brock, the James Beard Award-winning chef of Husk. A selection of drinks and bites, provided by Otaku South, will be available for purchase at the event. Click here for all the details.
Historical Fiction Writer Sarah Lark Releases New Book
International bestselling author Sarah Lark, famed for her captivating historical sagas, released a new book to U.S. readers October 3. Published by Bastei Entertainment, Island of a Thousand Springs showcases the joy of love and the despair of having that love ripped away, set against the pristine beaches and swaying palm trees of the tropics.Lark’s Island of a Thousand Springs follows the story of Nora Reed, the daughter of a merchant in 1730s London, who falls hopelessly in love with her father’s clerk, Simon. Despite their differing social classes, the star-crossed lovers dream of a future for themselves on a tropical island – until tragedy strikes and Nora must face a life without her soul mate. Click here to read the full press release.
Seven different independent but complementary products will be published across all verticals. Originally created in English – published simultaneously in German, Chinese, Spanish and Brazilian. Click here to learn more!
"All the World's a Stage"
This is the phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It. Nowhere in America is that phrase more true than in Music City, our home—here in Nashville, Tennessee. The obvious reasons need no explanation: music, of course. But many of us know another meaning-many of Nashville’s stages are full of hard working actors who show up at curtain time year after year, decade after decade. These include people like our Theatre issue’s In Depth interviewee, Denice Hicks, the artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival (NSF). Denice has been a driving theatrical force in “Music” city for over TWO DECADES. We are thrilled and honored to present her on the cover of 2nd & Church. Of course, she does not do it alone. MANY people in many ways come together to make the NSF work. Pictured here is a page from Denice's issue, featuring Singer/Songwriter David Olney. David appeared on stage and provided the music behind As You Like It, the summer's production for NSF's Shakespeare in the Park. (Photo of David by Gregg Roth.) Click here to read more about our Theatre issue, out later this year.