Cookeville Performing Arts Center


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BSO Season 2022-23

Cookeville, TN
United States
Sunday, October 2, 2022 3:00 PM -
Sunday, April 23, 2023 3:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $0.00
STUDENT: $0.00
SENIOR: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENT / SENIOR Public Onsale: February 22, 2022 11:37 AM to April 23, 2023 3:00 PM

PACKAGE DESCRIPTION
For Season tickets to the Symphony, please contact the BSO office at (931) 525-2633.
Aug
12 Fri
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:24 PM to August 12, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
13 Sat
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:26 PM to August 13, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
14 Sun
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 1:30 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:27 PM to August 14, 2022 3:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
16 Tue
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:28 PM to August 16, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
18 Thu
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:29 PM to August 18, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
19 Fri
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:30 PM to August 19, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
20 Sat
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Love Letters

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 7:31 PM to August 20, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
26 Fri
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Forever Abbey Road

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVED: $22.22
RESERVED-ADA: $22.22
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $20.22

TICKET SALE DATES
RESERVED / RESERVED-ADA / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER Public Onsale: March 15, 2022 1:29 PM to August 26, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION









A Hip CKVL Production





$20.22 - $22.22
Sep
3 Sat
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The Petty Junkies

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVED: $22.22
RESERVED-ADA: $22.22
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $20.22

TICKET SALE DATES
RESERVED / RESERVED-ADA / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER Public Onsale: March 15, 2022 1:40 PM to September 3, 2022 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION







A Hip CKVL Production





$20.22 - $22.22
Sep
18 Sun
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James Gregory

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 3:30 PM, Show at 4:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
PREMIUM RESERVED: $50.00
RESERVED: $39.50
RESERVED-ADA: $39.50

TICKET SALE DATES
PREMIUM RESERVED / RESERVED / RESERVED-ADA Public Onsale: December 1, 2021 9:00 AM to September 18, 2022 5:00 PM
PREMIUM RESERVED / RESERVED / RESERVED-ADA Public Onsale: December 1, 2021 10:28 AM to September 18, 2022 5:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This performance has been postponed due to illness. The new performance date is September 18, 2022. All tickets purchased will be honored for the alternate date.The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear.James’ success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, twenty something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James apart and his stories are carefully crafted art. “I have lived long enough to know people, know life”, Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.”  


For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.


$39.50 - $50.00
Jan
20 Fri
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:29 PM to January 20, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jan
21 Sat
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:32 PM to January 21, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jan
22 Sun
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 1:30 PM, Show at 2:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:31 PM to January 22, 2023 3:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jan
24 Tue
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:35 PM to January 24, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jan
26 Thu
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:37 PM to January 26, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jan
27 Fri
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:38 PM to January 27, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00
Jan
28 Sat
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Marriage Play

Cookeville, TN
United States
Doors at 7:00 PM, Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
ADULT: $15.00
STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER: $10.00
SENIOR 62+: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADULT / STUDENTS 21 AND UNDER / SENIOR 62+ Public Onsale: July 1, 2022 1:39 PM to January 28, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
THE STORY: Jack comes home from a middling day at the office to quickly announce to his wife, Gillian, that he is leaving her. Suspecting for some time a midlife crisis, Gillian goads Jack about this announcement, forcing him to try it again—going outside and coming in again—twice! Jack wants his wife, whom he still loves, to really understand his fears and the reasons he must leave her. His days seem unknown to him; his secretary of fifteen years is a total stranger; his sex is by rote. Gillian understands but feels the investment of a thirty-year marriage is worth holding on to because so much is in place, and quite frankly, they’ve been through these changes before: affairs, neglect, sections of time forgotten. Jack accuses Gillian of not listening, an accusation she easily returns, and when Jack then does start to leave, Gillian blocks him and a small battle ensues. Retreating to their corners, both recount memorable points in their marriage and lives, and discovering that through it all, nothing is really enough. As the lights fade, they prepare for a departure but don’t make a move.
$10.00 - $15.00

Cookeville Performing Arts Center

10 East Broad St
Cookeville, TN
United States
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The Cookeville Performing Arts Center (CPAC) is a 456 seat live performance theatre owned by the City of Cookeville and operated by the Department of Leisure Services. The facility was built with Model Cities grant money and opened in August 1979. Renovations to the lobby area were completed in 2009. CPAC houses the Margery Hargrove Auditorium, named in 1989 for the First Lady of Theatre in the area.