Lindy and Greg Pendzick Star in World War II-era Themed SEE ROCK CITY, Opening 5/31

May 22
2:50 PM 2012


Real-life acting spouses Lindy and Greg Pendzick play a fictional romantic couple in Arlene Hutton's See Rock City, described as "a tender, moving play" that opens at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse on Thursday, May31.

Set in rural Kentucky in the 1940s, Hutton's play follows married couple May and Raleigh during the final months of World War II. When victory overseas brings unexpected consequences at home, the young couple is forced to find common solutions to the challenges of a new post-war America. May (played by Lindy Pendzick), more interested in a career than in housework, became a school principal during the war but has to return to the classroom when the men who'd been fighting overseas return and resume the jobs they left behind. And Raleigh (Greg Pendzick), discharged from the service early and denied a chance at combat because of his medical history, discovers that missing this defining event of his time is the greatest hindrance to his evolving career as a writer.

"At its heart, See Rock City is a funny, touching and universal portrayal of a young couple very much in love," reads a press release from CCP.

The New York Times praised playwright  Hutton's play, calling it "a portrait of a marriage...a look at the mid-20th century's shifting cultural landscape. But Ms. Hutton never mistakes theater for social studies, and we are all the better for it."

Playhouse alumnus Tom Anglund (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Smoke on the Mountain, The Foreigner) directs, and Lindy and Greg Pendzick (Little Shop Of Horrors, Tinyard Hill) in the leading roles. Rounding out the cast are CCP luminaries Carol Irvin (Driving Miss Daisy) and Patty Payne (The Moving of Lilla Barton) as the mothers of the couple.

See Rock City opens in the Adventure Theater on May 31 and runs in repertory with Smoke on the Mountain August 17. On the Mainstage, Broadway and Hollywood star Bob Gunton appears in the autobiographical musical Walking on Water through June 16 and the uproarious musical vaudeville/Medicine Show Cowboys plays through July 20. Tickets and information are available at or by calling (931) 484-5000.

Pictured: Lindy and Greg Pendzick

Nashville THEATER Stories | Shows  Like BWW Nashville  Follow BWW Nashville

About the Author

Get Author Alerts
Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. In 1989, Ellis (read more...)

  • Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
  • High School Drama: Hume-Fogg's LINDSEY GEORGE
  • BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
  • Where Are They Now? BLAIR ALLISON
  • BWW Review: Nashville Rep's All-Star Cast Shines in NOISES OFF
  • BWW Review: ACT 1's Outdated ARSENIC AND OLD LACE


    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in BroadwayThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Tennessee Performing Arts Center
    (Runs 4/25 - 4/30)
    The Bodyguard in BroadwayThe Bodyguard
    Tennessee Performing Arts Center
    (Runs 3/21 - 3/26)
    The Sound of Music in BroadwayThe Sound of Music
    Tennessee Performing Arts Center
    (Runs 2/14 - 2/19)
    Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in BroadwayBeautiful: The Carole King Musical
    Tennessee Performing Arts Center
    (Runs 5/23 - 5/28)
    Dirty Dancing in BroadwayDirty Dancing
    Tennessee Theatre
    (Runs 6/2 - 6/4)


    Backstage with Richard Ridge
    Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
    Backstage Bite
    BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis!
    Turning the Tables
    Randy Rainbow w/ FIDDLER Cast
      Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
    SPAMILTON Takes Over at Broadway Sessions!