Monday, November 19, 2012

Opening Friday, December 14th - "DADDY WENT HOME FOR CHRISTMAS"

Joy Tilley Perryman & Adrienne Hite
as Ruby Lee & Ruby Dee in
Groundworks Theatre's Daddy Went Home for Christmas

     Groundworks Theatre presents “Daddy Went Home for Christmas,” a loving parody of all things Southern, wrapped around love, dental issues, sibling rivalry and death, all tied up in a bow for Christmas day.  Written and directed by Myra Stephens, the show features some of Nashville’s favorites: Joy Tilley Perryman, Adrienne Hite, Betty Haynes Davis, Bakari King, Matt Coram, C.F. Railing, Melissa Williams, Adele Akin and Tracy Harp.

     Performances are at the Darkhorse Theatre, 4610 Charlotte Ave., Nashville.  Fridays, Saturdays, Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Dec. 16, 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $15 door   $12 reserved   $10 students & seniors  Call 615-939-3529

     This year’s comedy, “Daddy Went Home for Christmas", will offer something not seen before.  In what they hope will be fun for everyone involved, the Groundworks team have cast six “Nashville Notables” in the cameo role of 'Uncle Bud'.  That is, a different notable for each performance.  Fifteen percent of every night’s profits will be donated to a worthy cause named by that night’s special performer.  With so much talent in our city it wasn’t difficult to find brave souls willing to strut their stuff for charity. 

     Metro Councilman, Jason Holleman will be joining the cast on Friday, Dec. 14, followed by Jeffrey Ellis, writer and theatre reviewer with on Saturday, Dec. 15, and closing out the first weekend on Sunday, Dec. 16 is Bradley George, host of Morning Edition on Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN.  Our second weekend begins with Fr. Rick Britton of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church on Friday, Dec. 21, Saturday, Dec. 22 is still being negotiated, and our final show on Sunday, Dec. 23 will be performed by our only mystery guest, a well-known Nashville actor who prefers to remain anonymous.  So pick your favorite Nashville Notable and make your reservations!