Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!

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Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!

Tennessee Repertory Theatre has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winners, Tony Award-winners, and Oscar Award-winners (largely through its burgeoning Ingram New Works Project). And now Nashville's flagship professional theatre can add a Heisman Trophy-winner to that list: Eddie George. The former Tennessee Titan will headline the February production of The Whipping Man.

In addition to George, Tennessee Rep will welcome an array of professional actors making their Tennessee Rep stage debuts. The season features a healthy mix of new faces and familiar faces, a fitting way to celebrate the theatre's 30th anniversary.

"Nashville is fortunate to have a vibrant theatre community, with really wonderful professional actors who live here," says Tennessee Rep Producing Artistic Director René D. Copeland. "When casting, I always feel an embarrassment of riches when I see the choices before me. I know Nashville appreciates that and enjoys the quality of performers who appear on our stage. It's another exciting year in the Nashville theatre world, and the casts for 2014-15 season pay tribute to Tennessee Rep's 30 years, both by bringing back familiar faces and welcoming new ones."

A list of cast members by show is as follows (listed alphabetically by cast member):

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler

October 4 - 25, 2014 (previews: October 2 - 3)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

featuring Matthew Carlton as "Sweeney Todd" and Martha Wilkinson as "Mrs. Lovett"

starring Galen Fott, Nathan Meyer, Whitney Meyer, Megan Murphy-Chambers, Patrick Waller, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Samuel Whited, and Bobby Wyckoff

A Christmas Story

adapted by Phillip Grecian

based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark

November 29 - December 21, 2014 (preview: November 28)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

featuring Samuel Whited as "Ralphie"

starring David Compton, Geoff Davin, Jamie Farmer, Andrew Kanies, Eric D. Pasto-Crosby, and David Wilkerson

The Whipping Man

by Matthew Lopez

February 7 - 21, 2015 (previews: February 5 - 6)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

featuring Eddie George

starring Matthew Rosenbaum and James Rudolph

Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller

March 14 - March 28, 2015 (previews: March 12 - 13)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

featuring Chip Arnold as "Willy Loman"

starring Rona Carter, David Compton, Geoff Davin, Rebekah Durham, Matt Garner, Eric D. Pasto-Crosby, Patrick Waller, and Derek Whittaker

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

by Christopher Durang

April 11 - 25, 2015 (previews: April 9 - 10)

Johnson Theater, TPAC

starring Brett Cantrell, Shelean Newman, Jennifer Richmond, Tamiko Robinson, Martha Wilkinson, and Bobby Wyckoff

Subscription information for Tennessee Repertory Theatre's exciting 2014-2015 season is available at www.tennesseerep.org, by calling subscriber services at 615/782-6560, or by visiting the TPAC box office.

Since 1985, Tennessee Repertory Theatre has been a critically-acclaimed regional theatre, creating the highest quality professional productions and by serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. Tennessee Rep produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians. A non-profit organization, Tennessee Rep is committed to consistently delivering thought-provoking theatre each year. For more information on Tennessee Repertory Theatre, visit www.tennesseerep.org.

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