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First Night's Top Ten of 2010: The 'Esoteric' Lists
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2011

Not all of the Top Ten Lists announced at Winter's First Night on Sunday, January 9, were serious, high-toned salutes to all that is special and spectacular about live theater in Nashville. Sure, most of them were heartfelt and memorable, but some were (how shall I put this?) off-kilter, tongue-in-cheek and just plain fun. And not all the lists were limited to only ten entries; in fact, some had many more than that. But, for your reading pleasure, we present them to you without any real explanation. You'll have to figure that all out for yourself!

Photo Coverage: First Night Nashville Theatre Honors - Preview Party
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2010

Eight of the leading lights of Nashville theater were announced Monday night as the Class of 2010 Honorees for the First Night Nashville Theatre Honors, to be presented Sunday, September 19. The Hard Rock Cafe Nashville's Reverb Room was the setting for the preview party and announcement of honorees.

Actors Bridge's RECKLESS Ends Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 1, 2010

Craig Lucas' Reckless, directed by Jessika Malone, is next up in Actors Bridge Ensemble's 2010 season, opening Friday, July 23 at Belmont University's Black Box Theater. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday matinees which are at 4:30 p.m.

BWW Reviews: Craig Lucas' RECKLESS from Actors Bridge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 30, 2010

Reckless - Craig Lucas' skewed vision of suburban life in contemporary America - is brought to life in an engaging and entertaining new production from Actors Bridge Ensemble. Directed with finesse by Jessika Malone and performed by a cast of talented actors who are supremely confident in interpreting Lucas' off-kilter comedy, it's a well-crafted show that fairly crackles with humor.

Actors Bridge Presents Craig Lucas' RECKLESS, 7/23-8/1
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2010

Craig Lucas' Reckless, directed by Jessika Malone, is next up in Actors Bridge Ensemble's 2010 season, opening Friday, July 23 at Belmont University's Black Box Theater. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday matinees which are at 4:30 p.m.

Actors Bridge preps Craig Lucas' RECKLESS for two-week run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2010

BWW Reviews: VINCENT IN BRIXTON from Actors Bridge Ensemble
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2010

One of this season's most beautifully acted productions, Vincent in Brixton is moving and emotional, funny and evocative. Thanks to Feehely's wealth of experience and his discerning eye, it is a lively affair, completely engaging the audience in the tale being told onstage. By turns immensely entertaining and thoroughly inspiring, Vincent in Brixton is also heart-wrenching in its candor and honesty and the multi-layered performances of Feehely's talented cast only gives the play deeper meaning and resonance.

Actors Bridge Ensemble Stages Nashville Premiere of VINCENT IN BRIXTON
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2010

Wright's play focuses on the time that Vincent Van Gogh spent in London and Brixton in the 1870s - a period before he drew his first sketch and one that changed him completely. The play depicts Van Gogh as a young man, someone full of life yet struggling to find his way and to walk the artist's path. Vincent develops a rapport with a widow twice his age, which blossoms into a full-blown love affair, only to be cruelly curtailed by the arrival of his fiercely puritan younger sister.

Actors Bridge Ensemble Stages Nashville Premiere of VINCENT IN BRIXTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2010

Wright's play focuses on the time that Vincent Van Gogh spent in London and Brixton in the 1870s - a period before he drew his first sketch and one that changed him completely. The play depicts Van Gogh as a young man, someone full of life yet struggling to find his way and to walk the artist's path. Vincent develops a rapport with a widow twice his age, which blossoms into a full-blown love affair, only to be cruelly curtailed by the arrival of his fiercely puritan younger sister.

REVIEW: 'My First Time' from Actors Bridge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2009

Thanks to director Jessika Malone and her cast of talented actors, you'll find oh-so-much to identify with and relate to in Nashville's own version of My First Time, onstage at Darkhorse Theatre through this Saturday night. It's a funny, poignant, laugh-out-loud hour that flies by as Malone's six thespians relate some of the dozens of tales sampled in Davenport's script. Gleaned from the thousands of responses to the First Time website (some 40,000 responses, in fact) that was launched in 1998 during those halcyon pre-blogging, pre-social networking days when posting something online could still be kind of anonymous and somewhat safer than it is now.

Heads Up, Virgins: 'My First Time' opens Friday at Actors Bridge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 28, 2009

Ken Davenport's My First Time, a collection of monologues about experiencing sex for the first time, is next on the season for Actor's Bridge Ensemble, opening Friday night, October 2 and continuing through October 10 at Darkhorse Theatre, 4610 Charlotte Avenue. Starring Jaclyn Johnson, Joy Tilley Perryman, Emily Fleming, Brandon Hirsch, Will McKinney and Chris Basso and directed by Jessika Malone, My First Time was described by The Village Voice as 'funny and touching to sweet, sexy and silly.'

'Dead Man's Cell Phone' from Actors' Bridge
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 26, 2009

To suggest that playwright Sarah Ruhl is obsessed with death and dying might be too much of a stretch, but it's clear that she has a rather unique view of the subject. Her earlier works, The Clean House, Eurydice and Passion Play, a Cycle, all focus on death and dying and the accompanying rituals, and in Dead Man's Cell Phone, she returns to that fertile ground once again-with satisfying results.

STAGE TUBE: Sideshow's THE FLU SEASON promo
by - Jan 1, 2000

As their first full length production, the emerging artists of the Sideshow Ensemble @ Actors Bridge will stage Will Eno's Oppenheimer Award winning, The Flu Season, December 8th through December 11th at the Belmont Black Box theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Sideshow's THE FLU SEASON promo
by - Jan 1, 2000

As their first full length production, the emerging artists of the Sideshow Ensemble @ Actors Bridge will stage Will Eno's Oppenheimer Award winning, The Flu Season, December 8th through December 11th at the Belmont Black Box theatre.

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