Jan 24-Feb 2
Shamblin Theatre at Lipscomb University
1 University Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37204
Jan 24-25, 28, 30, 31, Feb 1 − 7:30pm
Jan 26, Feb 2 − 2:30pm
Buy tickets online or call the Lipscomb box office at 615.966.7075.
Man and Superman
He wants to master the universe.
She wants to master him.
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Beki Baker
Blackbird will begin their 2013/14 season with George Bernard Shaw’s rarely staged Man and Superman, bringing this legendary play to Nashville for the first time. A forceful comedy of ideas, mixing social satire with Shaw’s profound philosophical vision, Man and Superman follows the romantic interplay of political firebrand and confirmed bachelor John Tanner and Ann Whitefield, the charming and scheming woman who intends to marry him.
“It’s a romantic comedy told on an epic scale,” says Managing Director Greg Greene. “It moves from a comedy of manners in an Edwardian manor to a dramatic debate set in Hell, with Don Juan and the Devil arguing about the ultimate purpose of mankind. It’s a brilliant blend of light comedy and weighty convictions.”
Man and Superman will be directed by Beki Baker, who helmed last year’s Julius Caesar for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
|John Tanner / Don Juan||Wes Driver|
|Ann Whitefield / Ana||Evelyn O’Neal Brush|
|Roebuck Ramsden / Statue||Sam Whited|
|Octavius Robinson||Kris Wente|
|Violet Robinson||Cassie Hamilton|
|Hector Malone, Jr.||Will Miranne|
|Hector Malone, Sr.||Ronnie Meek|
|Miss Ramsden||Kay Ayers|
|Mrs. Whitefield||Bonnie Keen|
|Henry Straker||Jeremy Maxwell|
|Mendoza / The Devil||Brad Brown|
|Sulky Social Democrat||Jonah Jackson|
|Rowdy Social Democrat||Andrew Johnson|
Producer - Greg Greene
Stage Manager - Emily Faith
Scenic Designer - Andy Bleiler
Lighting Designer - David Hardy
Costume Designer - Hannah Schmidt
Dialect Coach - Nettie Kraft
Dramaturg - Emily Eytchison
Scenic Assistant - Jacob Street
MAN AND SUPERMAN is brought to you by the generous support of: