Blackbird returns with TWILIGHT OF THE GODS

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in News | No Comments

Two years is a long time to maintain radio silence. We’re glad to finally be breaking it!

The Blackbird team is winding up to present Twilight of the Gods in a fresh staging at a new venue. TOTG was our first show as Blackbird Theater, produced at Shamblin Theater in partnership with our good friends in Lipscomb University’s Department of Theatre.

Historical note: Blackbird founders Wes Driver and Greg Greene – as The Algonquin Players – staged Larry Shue’s immortal comedy The Foreigner at Towne Centre Theatre in 2009, starring Patrick Kramer and Bethany Jones. Kramer and Jones were featured in Twilight of the Gods in 2010 and return to their roles as H. G. Wells and Annie Oakley, respectively, this fall. Check out the full cast list which boasts quite a few familiar names to Blackbird patrons.

Twilight of the Gods logoTOTG has taken a long and winding road. Following its premiere with Blackbird in 2010, it was independently produced outside Memphis at Germantown Community Theatre and later at a Memphis high school. The serendipitously named Four and Twenty Blackbirds theater company produced it in Jefferson City, Missouri, followed by a production at The King’s College in New York City (which is in the financial district not the theatre district but is literally on Broadway so we call it our, ahem, “Broadway debut”). The return of Twilight of the Gods to Blackbird this October is the show’s sixth production, and we couldn’t be more pleased to bring it back after numerous requests from our guests. By the way, TOTG can be licensed for your theatre company or high school/college theatre program. Contact Greg Greene for details.

Finally, we’re thrilled to announce our new venue at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center on the Academy Park campus, a mere mile from historic downtown Franklin!

So what’s the show about anyway? Get details on Blackbird’s October 2018 production of Twilight of the Gods. And in the meantime, make sure you’re on Blackbird’s mailing list to be notified when tickets go on sale in early summer.

See you at the show!

~ Greg