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The Season         

TN Tech’s English Department presents the Tech Players’ 
Sixty-eighth season in the Backdoor Playhouse.
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Autumn 2022

CRAWLSPACE: A TRUE CRIME MUSICAL

Book and Lyrics by Jason Scoggins, Music by Matt Glickstein

Directed by Mark Harry Creter

Music Direction by Mendy Richards

November 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. 

November 10, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

November 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 

The Story:

Crawlspace is based on the story of a convicted serial killer. Although inspired by his own words and the public record of his life and crimes, this is a work of historical fiction. Certain names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals. Fictional characters have been added, and liberties have been taken that differentiate this work from the true-life events. The musical is a theatrical re-imagining of the story and horror of the case and those who suffered in its wake. 


TRIGGER WARNING: The content of this production may be emotionally challenging and potentially traumatizing. It includes depictions and themes that are highly sensitive in nature, including:

• Sexual assault
• Abuse
• Mentions of Suicide
• Violence
• Kidnapping and abduction
• Death or dying
• Blood
• Mental illness
• Torture
• Homophobia, including slurs.

Gacy

 

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Winter 2023

Winterfest-An Evening of One-Acts 

February 9-18, 2023

 

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Spring 2023

TBA

April 13-22, 2023



Other Events Around Town:

COOKEVILLE THEATRE SEASO

Fall 2022 

Backstage at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center present 

Love Letters by A. R. Gurney 

Directed by Kim Frick-Welker 

August 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. 

August 14, 2022 at 2:00pm 

Tickets are $10 general admission, $10 students/seniors. 

For further information call the Performing Arts Center  

Box office at 528-1313 or visit their homepage, www.cookeville-tn.org/cpac/  

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Cookeville Performing Arts Center present 

Richard II by William Shakespeare at the Dogwood Performance Pavilion in Dogwood Park 

Directed by Joseph R. Clark 

September 29, 30, Oct. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. 

Free to All.  

For further information call the Performing Arts Center box office at 528-1313  

or visit their homepage, www.cookeville-tn.org/cpac/  

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Cookeville Children’s Theatre at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center 

Beauty and the Beast, A Broadway Musical  

Directed and Choreographed by Jennifer Welch 

November 2022 

For reservations and ticket prices contact CPAC box office at 931-528-1313  

or go online to www.cookevillechildrenstheatre.com 

 

 


Archives:


Autumn 2021 

THE FANTASTICKS

Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt

Directed by Mark Harry Creter

Music Direction by Mendy Richards

November 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.

November 11, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

November 13, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

 

THE STORY:  

There's always time to remember this romantic fable about a boy, a girl, their two parents and a love that grows with each season. "Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

 Fantasticks

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Winter 2022. 

The Wolves 

by Sarah DeLappe 

Directed by Joe Clark 

February 3, 4, 5, 7, 8. 11, 12, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

February 10, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

February 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 

THE STORY: 

The Wolves is a 2016 play by Sarah DeLappe. It premiered Off-Broadway at The Duke at 42nd Street in September 2016 and centers on the experiences of high school girls through their weekly Saturday morning pre-game soccer warmups. The play was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

“A delightful meditation on society, sex, and soccer.” – The Village Voice

Produced by special arrangement with Concord Publishing/Samuel French, Inc.

Produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc. 

wolves

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Spring 2022.  

The 32nd Annual Dorothy Printz Pennebaker Memorial Spring Production. 

AIRNESS

By Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by Mark Harry Creter

March 31, April 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.

April 7, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. 

April 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 

THE STORY:

“To shred or be shredded? That is the question.” Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself. 

 

 “If you’ve ever had a passion the rest of the world looked down upon, Airness will have you cheering, booing, and jumping out of seat…”

-John Bavoso, DC Theatre Scene 

Produced by Special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

(www.playscripts.com)

Airness

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