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Roxy Regional Theatre new Roxy Read Series kicks off Wednesday with “Much Ado About Nothing” in theotherspace

October 23, 2018

Roxy Regional Theatre

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Take a break from our full-size mainstage productions and join the Roxy Regional Theatre in theotherspace for our new “Roxy Reads” Series.

This is the perfect opportunity to sit back and listen to what makes great plays work: the words!

Kicking off the series is William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” this Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Roxy Regional Theatre to present "Much Ado About Nothing" in theotherspace Wednesday, October 24th as part of their new "Roxy Reads" Series.

Roxy Regional Theatre to present “Much Ado About Nothing” in theotherspace Wednesday, October 24th as part of their new “Roxy Reads” Series.

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Austin Peay State University gives Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” a comic book makeover

February 11, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the late 1940s, shortly after World War II, American comic books took on the daring subject of love. Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, helped popularize these soap opera-like tales with his comic “Young Romance.”

The brightly colored covers—which would later inspire Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art creations—featured couples embracing or kissing, often with someone crying in the background.

2018 APSU presentation of Taming of the Shrew [Read more]

Austin Peay State University Opera Workshop to perform “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” on November 20th

November 15, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Opera Workshop will explore the diverse works of one of history’s greatest playwrights, William Shakespeare, as it presents “Brush Up On Your Shakespeare” on Sunday, November 20th.

The curtain rises at 3:00pm, in the Mabry Concert Hall, located inside the Music/Mass Communication Building on the University campus. The show is free and open to the public.

“Brush Up Your Shakespeare” to be performed by APSU Opera Workshop [Read more]

“Henry V” Marks Roxy Regional Theatre’s 32nd Annual Shakespearean Production, November 4th – November 12th

November 1, 2016

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – What makes a man a king? And, by the same token, what makes a king a man?

This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre delves into these questions with the company’s 32nd annual foray into the works attributed to William Shakespeare. An exploration into the nature of leadership and its relationship to morality, “Henry V” opens Friday, November 4th, at 8:00pm, for a limited run.

One of Shakespeare’s most famous history plays and the final in a tetralogy preceded by Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, and Henry IV, Part 2, the play is based on the life of King Henry V of England and centers around events occurring before and after the battle of Agincourt in 1415, during the Hundred Years War.

Jonathan C. Whitney stars as King Henry in "Henry V" at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Jonathan C. Whitney stars as King Henry in “Henry V” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” Plays Limited Run at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 6th – 9th

April 5, 2016

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Get ready for the battle of the sexes as only the greatest playwright of the English language could tell it! William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, playing five public performances in April at the Roxy Regional Theatre, follows the comic courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and the headstrong Kate, who must marry before her more popular sister, Bianca, may be wed.

Starring Margaret Eilertson as Kate and Jonathan Whitney as Petruchio, “The Taming of the Shrew” features Emily Rourke as Bianca, Jay Doolittle as Baptista, Zak Schneider as Lucentio, Michael Klug as Gremio, Scott Watson as Hortensio, Michael C. Brown as Tranio, Jackie Ostick as Grumio, and Leslie Greene as the Widow.

"The Taming of the Shrew" stars Margaret Eilertson and Jonathan Whitney.

“The Taming of the Shrew” stars Margaret Eilertson and Jonathan Whitney.

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APSU hosting state conference commemorating 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

February 19, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – No one knows how he died. John Ward, the vicar of Holy Trinity Church, believed the playwright became sick following a drinking binge with friends. The author C. Martin Mitchell hypothesized that a cerebral hemorrhage took the life of the English language’s greatest writer.

The Internet is full of theories, ranging from syphilis to cocaine abuse, on the death of William Shakespeare, but if you’re simply interested in facts, all we know is that the 52-year-old bard died in 1616, making this year the 400th anniversary of his death.

Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) conference to be held at Austin Peay February 25th-27th. Conference will commemorate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

Tennessee Philological Association (TPA) conference to be held at Austin Peay February 25th-27th. Conference will commemorate 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.

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Virtue and Vice Explored in Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, March 13th – 21st

March 10, 2015

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Virtue and vice sit atop the scales this spring in the Roxy Regional Theatre‘s 30th annual Shakespeare production. William Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure” opens Friday, March 13th, at 8:00pm, for five public performances only.

Duke Vincentio (David Gautschy) appoints Lord Angelo (John Hardin) as deputy of Vienna. Under Angelo’s watchful eye, old laws against impropriety and lewd behavior are newly enforced. But can Angelo adhere to his own high standards?

Roxy Regional Theatre's performance of William Shakespeare's "Measure For Measure" stars (Top) David Gautschy and (Bottom) John Hardin.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s performance of William Shakespeare’s “Measure For Measure” stars (Top) David Gautschy and (Bottom) John Hardin.

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Battle of the Sexes at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, March 7th – 15th

March 5, 2014

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The eternal battle of the sexes takes a witty and suspenseful turn in the Roxy Regional Theatre‘s 29th annual Shakespeare offering, the timeless comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”, March 7th-15th.

Taylor Galvin and Brandon Beach star as reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever. Meanwhile, the two young lovers Claudio and Hero, played by Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta, are to be married imminently but for the devious scheming of a resentful prince looking to thwart the nuptials.

(Top L to R)Taylor Galvin, Brandon Beach, Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta star in the Roxy production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

(Top L to R)Taylor Galvin, Brandon Beach, Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta star in the Roxy production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.

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Roxy Regional Theatre gives Romeo & Juliet Historical Twist, Civil War-Style, March 8th–16th

March 4, 2013

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The tale of Romeo and Juliet is one which truly transcends time and place — and beginning March 8th, the Roxy Regional Theatre will prove it by setting one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays during the American Civil War.

This historical twist to the classic love story could not come at a more fitting time, as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, a time when deeply rooted hatreds often pitted neighbor against neighbor and family against family, compelling lovers to risk everything to be together.

Starring Matt Casey and Hannah Church as Romeo and Juliet

Starring Matt Casey and Hannah Church as Romeo and Juliet

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Austin Peay State University opens Theatre and Dance Season November 14th with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

November 2, 2012

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – There’s a small book on Darren Michael’s desk filled with black and white images of shorthaired flappers and young jazz musicians from the 1920s. Earlier in the semester, the Austin Peay State University associate professor of theater flipped through the book to find the right look for his new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

“We’re setting it in the late 1920s in the coastal Carolina and Florida area,” he said. “There’s a lot of art deco going on. There will be a lot of early blues and early jazz music playing through it. It’s a lot of fun.” [Read more]

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