Tennessee Shakespeare Festival Actors Set for Reading of NO KIN TO ELIVS Tonight
Tennessee Shakespeare Festival actors, under the direction of Lane Davies, will perform a reading of No Kin to Elvis, a play adapted from the book of the same name. The story is set 1957 in the fictitous town of Marlburn, Georgia, a small community situated in the heart of a burgeoning carpet industry, still enjoying a postwar boom. Emmer Lee Prestely, a young woman transplanted from the mountains of North Carolina, must fight to save her humble home from the local mafia after her husband Elzo loses a bet on the '57 World Series to their book. Elzo goes missing in a boating accident after the Series, so Emmer is forced to join forces with her estranged bootlegging daddy Bus Prestley to stave off eviction from her home.
No Kin To Elvis, published last year, is written by Southern author Dr. John Whtie, under his pen name Bud Harbis.. Dr. White also produces comedy film and radio shows, along with having written and starred in the short film, Tonky that was presented at the Women in Film and Television festival in Atlanta, all under his pen name. Under his real name, Dr. John White also writes historical articles and produce documentaries like The Showman and the Hero, a film about the making of the 1941 movie, Sergeant York with Gary Cooper. This film has been on public television and special screenings throughout the South.
The reading reading of No Kin to Elvis will be free and takes place tonight, Monday, June 23rd at 7 p.m. at Chaffin's Barn Theater.