Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville area’s resident professional theatre company, recently announced its 2009-2010 season. Marking its 25th anniversary, Tennessee Rep begins the season on October 3 with Steel Magnolias.
We’ve been season subscribers for a while, but there is a bonus of a Hickman County connection this year as high school theatre teacher Mary Jane Harvill has a major role. Producing Artistic Director Rene’ Copeland commented:
But mostly I’m looking forward to being a part of the pairing of Marin Miller and her mother—Mary Jane Harvill—on stage together for the first time. Mary Jane and her husband, the late Myke Mueller, were legendary and integral parts of Tennessee Rep in its founding days, and of course Marin has been acting on the Tennessee Rep stage in recent years—our first second-generation professional actor. In getting to know and love Marin, l have loved hearing stories of her memories of her childhood in the Tennessee Rep family, and tales of her mom and dad. Naturally, it occurred to me that putting them together would be such a fitting tribute to Tennessee Rep’s history. When they agreed to play Shelby and M’Lynn to kick off the anniversary season, it just seemed so right.
For more information on Steel Magnolias and the rest of the Tennessee Rep season, check out the Tennessee Rep website.