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March 16 - 31

A Tennessee Walk

Produced by: Garden Theatre
Directed by: Aradhana Tiwari
Garden Theatre
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By Rob Winn Anderson | Southeastern United States Premiere

Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Industry Nights: Mondays, Mar 19 & 26 at 8pm

Production VIP Sponsor: The Wine Bar at Tim’s Wine Market – Avalon Park

Dark secrets abound in the hills of Tennessee in this Southern Gothic tale. It’s 1916, and a circus elephant named Mary is sentenced to die in a horrible way after killing a man during a parade in Kingsport. Mary’s execution, demanded by the hysterical public, becomes a media event. At the same time, Bobbie Coleman, a young girl of twelve, is experiencing her own horror as tragedy besets her closest friend, Willa Fay. Fast forward eighty years, when a freelance journalist attempts to break Bobbie’s silence and at long last find the out the truth of that fateful time. True-life stories and fictional storytelling are weaved together for an unforgettable tale by Central Florida-based playwright Rob Winn Anderson, who in 2011 won the SART ScriptFEST competition and the 2012 Southern Playwrights competition for this work.

An Avant Garden production

Tickets: $29 ($25 students/seniors)

Special discounted pricing for opening night, Industry Nights and Thursday performances.

This drama contains adult language and brief violence and is suitable for most audiences.

The Avant Garden symbol identifies those works that may be lesser known, more cutting-edge or challenging, or that are new, original productions. These productions or events will give audiences something new to see, experience and discuss.

This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of and

the cast

The Cast

Bobbie Adkins – Elizabeth Murff
Bobbie Coleman – Ryleigh Lawton
Willa Fay Moore – Arielle Prepetit
Charlie Sparks – Dennis Marsico
Ambrosia Pilar – Tay Anderson
Red Eldridge – Aaron Sherry
Caleb Pitts – Timmy Walczak
Wade Ferguson – Matthew Rush
Rev. Moore – Johnathan L. Iverson*
Nub – Bob Brandenburg
Tucker – Brian Chambers

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association