GroundWorks Theatre presents Daddy Went Home for Christmas from Dec. 14 to Dec. 23. It’s a loving parody of all things Southern that’s wrapped around love, dental issues, death and Christmas featuring cameos by Nashville notables.
Written and directed by Myra Stephens, the show includes some Music City favorites in the cast: Joy Tilley Perryman, Adrienne Hite, Betty Haynes Davis, Bakari King, Matt Coram, C.F. Railing, Melissa Williams, Adele Akin and Tracy Harp.
The six performances will also feature cameos for a cause as six notable Nashvillians appear for the charity of their choice – 15 percent of each night’s profits will be donated to a worthy cause named by that evening’s special performer.
District 24 Metro Councilman Jason Holleman will join the cast on Friday, Dec. 14, followed by BroadwayWorld.com Nashville Contributing Editor Jeffrey Ellis on Saturday, Dec. 15, and Bradley George, host of Morning Edition on Nashville Public Radio’s WPLN, on Sunday, Dec. 16. The show’s second weekend sees the appearance of the Rev. Rick Britton, rector of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, on Friday, Dec. 21, followed by Tennessee State Employees Association Executive Director Robert A. O’Connell on Saturday, Dec. 22. The final cameo on Sunday, Dec. 23 will be performed by a well-known Nashville actor who won’t be revealed until showtime.
Performances are at the Darkhorse Theatre (4610 Charlotte Ave.). Shows start Fridays and Saturdays (Dec. 14, 15, 21 and 22) at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays (Dec. 16 and 23) at 2:30 p.m. Tickets ($15 door, $12 reserved, $10 students & seniors) are available online at www.groundworkstheatre.com.
*Photo by Chuck Stephens courtesy GroundWorks Theatre.