Two members of the Belmont University community–freshman religious studies major Christopher Dean and Margaux Granath, daughter of associate professor of art Teresa Van Hatten-Granath–have starring roles in the Tennessee Rep’s upcoming stage adaptation of the classic To Kill a Mockingbird novel by Harper Lee. Dean and Granath will play the siblings at the center of the story, Jem and Scout.
Dean said, “My Ensworth High School director, David Berry, encouraged me to audition. Neither of us thought I would land the part because of my age, but we both agreed it would be a good experience to at least audition. This is my first professional show and getting to work with the most talented actors in town is very humbling. Each day, I’m learning something new from them to help strengthen my acting on stage.”
The show runs October 2-23, and tickets are still available. Special discounts are being offered to Belmont students, faculty and staff for upcoming performances of To Kill a Mockingbird on Oct. 12, 13, 14 and 16. Click here for details on acquiring discounted tickets.
The Tennessee Repertory Theatre also offers a special Classroom InDepth opportunity for high school or college classrooms to directly interact with professional theatre. In addition to the discounted tickets, the Classroom InDepth package includes educator resource materials and either a pre-show Workshop or a post-show discussion with a member of the Tennessee Rep team. Educators may contact Tennessee Rep’s Artistic Associate, Lauren Shouse, for complete registration information and to schedule workshop dates that best serve their class.
A Pulitzer Prize-winner, To Kill a Mockingbird presents a gothic coming-of-age tale in a South poisoned by virulent prejudice. Told through the voice of the adult Scout Finch, this gripping tale illustrates the heroism and courage of one man—Scout’s father, Atticus Finch—in the face of blind and violent hatred. 2010 marks the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lee’s novel.
Click here for a recent story from The Tennessean on the production.
Since 1985, Tennessee Repertory Theatre has been a critically acclaimed regional theatre, creating the highest quality professional productions and by serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. Tennessee Rep produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians. A non-profit organization, Tennessee Rep is committed to consistently delivering thought-provoking theatre each year. For more information on the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, please visit www.tennesseerep.org.