Tennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Eighth Season with its Southern Literary Salon:
Harper Lee’s Alabama Mystery
(Memphis, TN, September 16, 2015) – – Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South’s professional classical theatre, returns its popular Southern Literary Salon to kick off its eighth performance season (Celebration 400: 1616-2016) in which it commemorates the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.
Author Harper Lee and her writing are the subjects of the season’s first Salon set in the beautiful Germantown home of Anne and Andy McCarroll on Friday, September 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm.
Curated by TSC’s Stephanie Shine and titled Harper Lee’s Alabama Mystery, the Salon features Monroeville-inspired appetizers, an Southern elixir, and the consideration of Atticus Finch as he appears in the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird and now in this summer’s release of Go Set a Watchman – the much-discussed source work of Ms. Lee’s masterpiece. In addition to her masterworks, Ms. Lee’s significant essays will be spoken.
The party starts with food and drink, social conversation of Ms. Lee’s works, and concludes with TSC’s actors reading from her published words.
Tickets are $55 and include the entire evening’s food, drinks, and readings. Discounted tickets are available when purchasing both of TSC’s Literary Salons in the season. On February 26, TSC presents Ernest Hemingway in Key West at Melia and Drew Murphy’s gracious Germantown home. Sponsored by Tom’s Bar-B-Q, the evening will pull text from Hemingway’s Key-inspired works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls, Green Hills of Africa, Death in the Afternoon, A Farewell to Arms, Winner Take Nothing, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
TSC’s Season Sponsors include Arts Memphis, Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund, Nancy Copp, FedEx Corporation, Independent Bank, International Paper, Rose M. Johnston, Ernest and Pat Kelly, Jr., Milton T. Schaeffer, Margaret and Owen Tabor, Ann and Wellford Tabor, Tennessee Arts Commission, and The University of Memphis.
TSC’s Season Partners are Boyle Investment Company, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, and The University of Memphis’ Department of Theatre & Dance.
Box Office Information
General Admission tickets are on sale now, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at TSC’s office located within The Shops at Forest Hill at 3092 Village Shops Drive, Germantown, TN 38138 (near Target); by calling 901-759-0604, or by going on-line to www.tnshakespeare.org (Twitter: @tnshakespeare).
Salon performances are general admission; first come/first seated. Free parking. No refunds or exchanges. Credit card charges require a $1 per-ticket fee. Programs and schedules are subject to change with notice.