Tennessee Repertory Theatre begins its 29th season of live professional theater with the world premiere of Nate Eppler’s dark comedy Larries. Larries runs Sept. 7 – 21 at TPAC’s Johnson Theater (with preview performances Sept. 5 – 6).
In this world premiere created in Tennessee Rep’s Ingram New Works Project, Wanda sends her husband Larry an ultimatum by email – she wants to have another baby or she wants a divorce. Larry doesn’t respond to the email and when Wanda gets home to find out why, she discovers more than one Larry. And then another Larry shows up. And then another. The multiverse is cracking like a windshield, and there are Larries everywhere. Which Larry is her Larry? And if she finds him, does she still want him?
Larries was developed with the full support of Tennessee Rep, with writing work in the Ingram New Works Lab before it was produced in staged reading form during the 2012 Ingram New Works Festival. Tennessee Rep also workshopped the play this summer in a collaborative event with Eppler.
“It’s humbling and overwhelming for my play to kick off such an exciting season,” says Eppler. “I think just about every playwright out there wants to find an artistic home; a theatre that not only supports you and produces your work, but a theatre that believes in you and wants to invest in you as an artist. I am thrilled beyond measure to have found an artistic home at a theatre as exciting and as vital to the community as Tennessee Rep.”
The production stars Amanda Card, David Compton, Geoff Davin, Shannon Hoppe, Tony Morton, and Bobby Wyckoff. Card’s character, Mackenzie, even has her own blog.
Since 1985, Tennessee Repertory Theatre has been a critically-acclaimed regional theater, creating quality professional productions and serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. The nonprofit company produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians. For more information on the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, please visit www.tennesseerep.org.
Thursday, September 5, 6:30 pm (PREVIEW)
Friday, September 6, 7:30 pm (PREVIEW)
Saturday, September 7, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 10, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 12, 6:30 PM
Friday, September 13, 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, September 18, 6:30 PM
Thursday, September 19, 6:30 PM
Friday, September 20, 7:30 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM
Tickets: Starting at $45 (starting at $11.50 for students with valid ID, some restrictions apply). Seats for preview performances are $25. Tickets are on sale at the TPAC Box Office (at 505 Deaderick Street in Downtown Nashville), by phone at (615) 782-4040 or online at www.tennesseerep.org.
*Photos by Shane Burkeen courtesy Tennessee Repertory Theatre.