Nashville Scene theatre critic Martin Brady calls Roger’s Version “very smart stuff . . . highly recommended for theatergoers who like to think”, and declares David Compton’s performance as Roger Lambert a “spectacular tour de force”. Read the full review.
Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl offers a first review of our production of ROGER’S VERSION, saying “Blackbird has produced another remarkably compelling piece of theater”. Read the full review. Tennessean theatre writer Fiona Soltes interviews playwright/director Wes Driver and Vanderbilt’s Dr. Clifford Anderson on the theology and science behind ROGER’S VERSION. Read the article.
Blackbird Theater is proud to present Roger’s Version, an original adaptation of the John Updike novel, written and directed by Blackbird Artistic Director Wes Driver. The story follows Roger Lambert, a bad-tempered divinity professor who finds his staid academic life and complacent faith challenged by the zealous ideas of Dale Kohler, a grad student who […]
Tennessean theatre critic Amy Stumpfl calls Blackbird’s MAN AND SUPERMAN “smart, funny, and thoroughly entertaining. Thanks to… exceptional performances, Blackbird manages to hit all the comedic high notes while honoring the play’s heavier philosophical themes.” Read the article. Performances continue on Tuesday and Thursday – with tickets for only $15 for these two nights! The […]
The Nashville Scene’s “Best of Nashville 2013” edition has named Blackbird Theater’s production of AMADEUS the Best Drama of 2013. “Blackbird Theater again traveled the ambitious high road this past year, scoring big with a serious yet accessible production of the challenging Peter Shaffer bio-fantasy about Mozart and the court composer Salieri…” writes theatre critic […]
Theatre critic Evans Donnell says, “Blackbird Theater’s riveting production makes the revival of David Mamet’s1992 thought-fest as powerful as it’s ever been…. David Compton and Jennifer Richmond are at the height of their acting powers…” Read the full review on ArtsNash.com.
“There’s a problem with Nashville’s theatre scene, and the whole industry knows it,” says Blackbird Theater managing director Greg Greene, “It’s the fact that the majority of Nashvillians aren’t aware how good local theatre has become in the last few years. The theatre community is more energized, it’s drawing better talent, and it’s producing braver […]
New Season Features Premieres by Two Legendary Writers For its 2013-14 Season, Blackbird Theater will feature two of the twentieth century’s more esteemed writers with one regional and one world premiere: George Bernard Shaw’s masterwork Man and Superman and a stage adaptation of John Updike’s acclaimed novel Roger’s Version. Blackbird will begin their season with […]