Monday, January 19, 2009

Nashville Area Production

So if anyone is going to be in/around Nashville, TN in the next couple weeks the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is producing a great version of Richard III. I went last Friday evening and the crowd was pretty decent for only the second performance. Set in a vaudeville theater, the play was very different than some i've seen before. The couple of histories i've seen were straight Renaissance-style productions. In this though, the messengers are telegram girls, the two princes tapdance their way to the Tower of London and the men swill martinis! I enjoyed the change. There was a little dancing and singing but it wasn't a really a musical. The Troutt theater on Belmont's campus is a great venue; it used to be a church and has beautiful woodwork and marble. The play runs through Feb 1st and i highly recommend it.

1 comment:

Nancy VanReece said...

Thank you for your review! We loveproducing this show as much as you loved seeing it!

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