October Offerings Announced At The Roxy Regional Theatre
The first half of October brings a whirlwind of entertainment options to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. With a trio of live theatre offerings ranging from a provocative 9/11-themed drama to a cabaret to a family-friendly swashbuckling musical adventure, the Roxy Regional Theatre has a little something for everyone this month.
THE MERCY SEAT
October 1 - October 9
The first offering of the month, Neil LaBute's gripping and thought-provoking drama THE MERCY SEAT, plays four evenings only, October 1 through October 9, in theotherspace, the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
The play begins the day after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The world has changed overnight, and on September 12, 2001, Ben Harcourt (played by Sean Kincaid) finds himself in the New York downtown apartment of his mistress and boss, Abby Prescott (played by Mairys Joaquin). Ben's endlessly ringing mobile phone haunts their conversation as he and Abby explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they knew just the day before. Expecting that his family believes that he was killed in the towers' collapse, Ben contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover. Will Ben let his family know he's alive, or will he and Abby take this chance to create a new life for themselves?
THE MERCY SEAT is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. Performances are at 7pm on October 1, 2, 8 and 9. Be sure to line up a babysitter and plan an adults-only evening, as this production contains language and content not suitable for younger audiences.
Tickets for THE MERCY SEAT are $20 and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).
FALL COMPANY CABARET
You loved them in HAIRSPRAY -- now come and see them strut their stuff in our FALL COMPANY CABARET. For one evening only, Wednesday, October 3, at 7pm, enjoy a special night of music and entertainment featuring the talented company of professional actors who come to the Roxy Regional Theatre from all over the country. Presented on the mainstage, musical selections will vary from musical theatre to contemporary music to classic standards, and performers include Brian Best, Jessica Caracciolo, Matthew Combs, Donald Groves, Treston Henderson, Jamila Hunter, Mairys Joaquin, Sean Kincaid, Kelly Letourneau, Briar Moroschak, Lauren Proctor, Drew Stairs and Alexandra West.
Tickets for the FALL COMPANY CABARET are $20 and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
October 5 - October 13
Bring the family to the Roxy's third offering of the month, and sail off on a fantastic musical excursion with HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, playing October 5 through October 13.
Clocking in at just under an hour, Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman's musical based upon the children's book written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon, is the perfect introduction to live theatre for your little ones.
The story follows a band of comical pirates who land at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard (played by David Graham) and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob (played by Jessica Caracciolo) as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can't find on any map! The whole family will love this delightful swashbuckling musical adventure!
Directed by Ryan Bowie, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE also features Kelly Letourneau as Swill the Pirate, Alexandra West as Sharktooth the Pirate, Matthew Combs as Pirate Pierre, Drew Stairs as Max the Pirate, and Ian Erbe as Pirate Seymour Braunschwagger.
On Saturday, October 13, patrons are invited to a "Pirate Party" before the matinee. The party starts at 12:30pm with lunch across the street at Edward's Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street), pirate-themed arts and crafts, and photos with the cast. Tickets are $40 for the package, which includes the 2:00pm performance of HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult, and the reservation deadline is October 5.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide and is made possible in part through the generous support of James G. Holleman, Bradley & Lisa Martin and John & Cathy Stanton.
Performances run October 5 through October 13 on Fridays at 6pm and Saturdays at 2pm and 6pm. In keeping with the theatre's traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price on Friday, October 5, will go on sale at 5:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.
Tickets for HOW I BECAME A PIRATE are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). In the absence of weekday performances, APSU students, military and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Friday performances during the run.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.