Four alumni and two current students from Belmont’s Theatre Department are involved in Studio Tenn Theatre Company’s newest production, “The Battle of Franklin: A Tale of a House Divided.” Running Nov. 3-13 in The Factory at Franklin’s Jamison Theater, the show depicts one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War between Union and Confederate soldiers on Nov. 30, 1864 in Franklin, Tennessee.
Among the alumni who are involved in the production are 2016 graduates Arik Vega (ensemble), Eliza Garrity (sound design) and Rebekah Lecocq (assistant stage manager), along with 2014 musical theatre graduate Matt Rosenbaum, cast as Mint Julep, one of the main characters. In a review of the production, The Tennessean refers to Rosenbaum as the “anchor” of the piece and describes his portrayal of a weary soldier as “effortless.” The current theatre students involved are Sam Lowry (projection designer) and Robert Helvey (assistant technical director).
Belmont’s involvement in this production is part of an ongoing cooperative partnership between the university and Studio Tenn Theatre Company. This agreement aims to connect theatre students with performance and networking opportunities while providing Studio Tenn with talent from one of the leading collegiate musical theatre programs in the southeast.
For information and ticket availability for upcoming show times for this production, visit Studio Tenn’s website.