Lee University Theatre To Present “Tragedy: A Tragedy”

Friday, February 07, 2014
Frank (Dumisa Moyo) interviews the Witness (Clint Page) about the darkness that has fallen on this night.
Frank (Dumisa Moyo) interviews the Witness (Clint Page) about the darkness that has fallen on this night.

Lee Theatre will bring "Tragedy: A Tragedy” to the stage Feb. 20-22 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.  

“Tragedy: A Tragedy,” written by Will Eno, is an absurdist comedy calling into question our obsession with "breaking news" and forces us to ponder the role of media in our lives. It is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Christine Williams. 

"This play is very different from our normal fare, and we are excited to work on the challenge of an absurdist piece that, while entertaining, will also provoke some discussion,” said Dr. Williams. “The play pokes fun at our obsession with 24-hour news, but in doing so, asks us to question how we understand what happens in our world.” 

The cast includes Dumisa Moyo, Lucy Southwell, Alisha Ammons, Jordan Stone and Clint Page. 

The play will be performed in the Edna Minor Conn Theatre located inside the Vest Building. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors/students. The box office will open Feb. 13, Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. in the Dixon Center and one hour before shows at the EMC. 

For show times and other information, call 614-8343, email theatre@leeuniversity.edu, or visit www.leeuniversity.edu/theatre. Fans can also join the Facebook page "Lee University Theatre."



Screening Of Rocketship X-M Is Sept. 18

There will be two screening of Rocketship X-M on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.  Rocketship X-M (1950) is directed by Kurt Neumann and stars Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., Hugh O'Brian and Morris Ankrum. An astronaut crew of four men and one woman on their way to the moon, are unexpectedly ... (click for more)

Shock Theatre To Air On WDEF Early Sept. 7

Shock Theatre will air on WDEF early Sept. 7, just after midnight at 12:05 a.m.   The haunted world features classic and contemporary horror films, hosted by the Dr. Shock and his sidekick Nurse Goodbody. Joining them is the puppet Dingbat and a new addition as puppet master, a “dream reaper,” known as The“Dirge.”  The three exchange banter and discuss facts drawn from ... (click for more)

General Motors To Invest $185 Million In Engine Plant, Build New Cadillac SRX In Spring Hill

  General Motors will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex, officials said Wednesday.  GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill. “We want to congratulate GM on this important investment in its future in Spring Hill and Middle Tennessee,” Governor ... (click for more)

Reception Honors County's 2nd-Longest Serving Employee

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck, at a County Courthouse reception, asked anyone who was working at the courthouse in 1966 to raise their hand. Only Circuit Court Clerk Paula Thompson was able to do so. Judge Shattuck said he believes only Edna Camp of the Criminal Court clerk's office, has been at the courthouse longer. Ms. Thompson did not seek re-election, ... (click for more)

Vote No On Health Insurance Changes Affecting County Teachers

Our Hamilton County School Board will vote on insurance changes effecting both active employees and retirees, who are not on Medicare at this time.  HCEA strongly objects to changes being made at this time and urges a “No” vote.  Insurance had been frozen three years by negotiations.  Since the Educators Professional Negotiations Act was nullified by the 2011 Legislature, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Al Sharpton’s Wise Remarks

I’ll admit I paid little more than scant attention to the Monday funeral of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by police bullets in Ferguson, Mo., after he allegedly was involved in strong-armed robbery. There are too many tawdry details and, in my way of thinking, there is nothing under God’s sun, absolutely nothing, that gives others the right to riot, burn ... (click for more)