Shakespeare on the Road: THIS WEEKEND!
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As You Like It's Opening Weekend Aglow!
Shakespeare in the Park's opening weekend was aglow with success as the public came out to enjoy Director Denice Hick’s interpretation and presentation of the Bard’s As You Like It, with original music by David Olney and Stan Lawrence floating upon the breeze. Saturday night’s performance alone saw about 900 patrons in the semi-circle, give or take a baker’s dozen.
But before the weekend could kick off a production run that will last until mid-September, all of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s ensemble of workers had to come together in so many ways to assemble and connect the bits and pieces that make it all possible. Click here to read more and view a couple dozen images from this summer's Shakespeare in the Park.
Hint: Interested in a great time? Attend Shakespeare in the Park or better yet, volunteer. It's still not too late. Click here to learn more!
Our Theatre Issue Takes Shape!
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 with Denice is the NSF Development Director Rickey Chick Marquardt. Click here to read all about the issue.
MTSU Creative Writing Conference Returns!
MTSU Write, formerly known as The Writer's Loft, announces that its next creative writing conference will be Saturday, September 20 on the grounds of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Keynote speaker is Tony Earley, author of Jim the Boy, Blue Star, and the new Mr. Tall. Registration closes September 5, so don't delay.Learn more at: http://mtsu.edu/write/
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