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'See How They Run' opens 10/15 at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre

By: Oct. 01, 2009
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Phillip King's classic British farce, See How They Run, opens at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville on Thursday, October 15, running through November 14.

See How They Run is described as a "hilarious 1940s slapstick farce that takes place in a quaint English vicarage." The vicar's wife is a former actress--vicar plus stage diva can only equal hijinks and mayhem, of course--and she's joined by four men dressed like priests (two of whom are imposters). The vicar's wife is pretending to be married to one who not her real husband, there's a bishop clad in pajamas, a nosy neighbor hiding in the coat closet and a silent maid, all of whom are being interrogated by a British army sergeant who's looking for an escaped POW.

See How They Run is directed by Charles Burr, a Michigan native who is artistic director of Tibbit's Opera House. Burr has worked as both actor and director on numerous occasions for Chaffin's Barn. Most recently he directed last season's Breaking Legs and the holiday Backstage at the Barn production of Greetings.

Burr's cast includes Nate Eppler, Dietz Osborne, Erin Parker (all of whom were last seen in Filthy Rich), Stefani Paige, Eric Tichenor (last seen in Greetings), Tammi Whited (Seeing Stars in Dixie), Derek Whittaker (Chicago, Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas), Flynt Foster (Sarah and the Secret of the Cellar) and Lane Wright (Deathtrap).

Costumes are designedby Billy Ditty, with set design by Johnny Peppers and Lonnie Prevost.

See How They Run plays the mainstage at Chaffin's Barn with curtain at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with two Senior Matinees on Thursday, October 22 and 29 (the house opens at 11 a.m., the show begins at noon). Tickets for senior matinees are $19 and seniors may bring their own lunch (with beverages provided) or you can order Chaffin's boxed lunch when you make your reservation for an additional $8.50. On Sunday matinee is set for October 18, with the buffest served from noon to 1:30 p.m., with the show at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50 for each audlt for all evening shows and the Sunday matinee; student tickets (13-18 years of age) are $35 and tickets for children 12 and under are $25 for dinner and show. Show only tickets are $33 for adults, $25 for children 12 and under.

Reservations are required for See How They Run; call (615) 646-9977 to book your spot. Tickets are still available for 2009 Season samplers and the 2010 season will be announced soon. For further information, visit the website at

Photo of Stefani Paige, Derek Whittaker, Dietz Osborne and Nate Eppler by John Chaffin


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