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TN Tech’s English Department presents the Tech Players’ 
Sixty-seventh season in the Backdoor Playhouse.
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Now Showing  -  AIRNESS


@ 8:00 PM    March 31st,  &  April 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9    2022

@ 10:00 PM    April 7  2022  (Late Night)

@ 2:00 PM    April 9  2022   (Matinee) 


By Chelsea Marcantel

“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…”

The Story:
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage?
Following her mission to shred or be shredded, 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.

 

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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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