TTU play recounts U.S. history with true stories of common people

thumb fallingapartTennessee Tech University students will perform a collaboration of unique true stories in their play “Falling Apart Together” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at The Backdoor Playhouse.

Students from two introductory theater classes interviewed individuals about their lives, then combined the stories of hard times and over comings to create an inspirational performing art piece.

“The play shows how our country has progressed through the years,” said Casey Cundiff, stage designer, “and the impact it has on the common people.”

The performance is divided into scenes that express different historical events such as the civil rights movement, World War II and working class issues.

“Theater offers us the chance to witness the past with today’s eyes. The themes of truth and collective spirit have knit the show’s stories together with the help of a wonderful group of students,” said James Rose, theater professor.

The performance is free and open to the public. After the show there will be a brief question and answer session with the students.