Tomas and the Library LadyClarksville’s oldest professional theatre invites patrons of all ages to rediscover imagination and celebrate the power of possibility created through reading with TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY, opening at the Roxy Regional Theatre this Saturday, January 21, at 2:00pm.

Starring Tanner Huffman and Tamarin K. Ythier and directed by Ryan Bowie, TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY is based on the inspiring true story of Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, who became the first minority chancellor in the University of California system.

Tomás, the son of migrant farm workers, meets a librarian who introduces him to the wonderful world of books. The stories enrich the lives of Tomás’ family and instill a love of reading in this family-friendly play, adapted by José Cruz González from the beloved children’s book by Pat Mora and told in English with a few simple Spanish phrases.

TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY is produced in part through the generous support of Jim & Dottie Mann and the Robert & Anne Zelle Fund for the Performing Arts of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Additional funding support has been provided by Beth & Nick Kirby and Debbie & Mike Shoulders. This production is presented through special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, www.dramaticpublishing.com.

Performances run January 21 through February 4 on Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, and Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.

Tickets are $30 (adults) and $15 (10 and under) and may be reserved online via the button below, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).

The pay-what-you-can night for this production is Thursday, January 26. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 6:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Military can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday and Saturday 8:00pm performances during the run, while CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Friday performances. Austin Peay State University students can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances and take advantage of $10 APSU Student Rush tickets, available at the door ten minutes prior to all performances.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: While not required in the 40th Anniversary Season, we welcome and encourage masks for all patrons and visitors. The Roxy Regional Theatre reserves the right to change this COVID-19 policy at any time and will communicate any necessary changes electronically or in person.

Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES return for the 20th year

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 10, 2023

The Vagina Monologues“Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry,” Eve Ensler’s wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the twentieth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre’s annual presentation of The Vagina Monologues, January 13 – January 21.

Directed by Melissa Schaffner, chief of the NAF Support Division at Fort Campbell MWR, and produced by Ryan Bowie, this year’s presentation is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Jill Eichhorn, a longtime supporter of and frequent performer in the Roxy’s production of The Vagina Monologues. Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies program at Austin Peay State University for 20 years, Jill was an educator, activist, advocate for social justice, and a beacon in our community, whose work with The Vagina Monologues at the Roxy and APSU helped to demystify women’s sexuality and raise more than $20,000 for Clarksville’s Sexual Assault Center, the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee, and the Urban Ministries SafeHouse.

An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

In an interview with women.com, Ensler said that her fascination with vaginas began because of “growing up in a violent society.” “Women’s empowerment is deeply connected to their sexuality.” She also stated, “I’m obsessed with women being violated and raped, and with incest. All of these things are deeply connected to our vaginas.”

This year, eight local ladies will take the stage of theotherspace, the 50-seat black box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy, in readings of these monologues based on interviews Eve Ensler conducted with 200 women about their views on sex, relationships and violence against women.

The first weekend of performances will feature Juanita Charles, founder of Manifest Magic Black Girl Cooperative; Kate Gauf, director of operations at D&D Companies, Inc.; and Regina Maloney, marketing manager at Fort Campbell MWR; alongside Roxy veteran Faith Konty.

Gracing the stage during the second weekend of performances will be domestic engineer Jennifer Workman, local artist Kris Lee, and Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Rashidah Leverett, alongside Roxy veteran Emily Ruck.

On Sunday, January 22, at 2pm, all cast members will participate in a 20th Anniversary Brunch featuring brunch favorites by Nicoletta’s Catering and a mimosa bar, followed by a special mainstage performance of The Vagina Monologues. Tickets (including brunch and the show) are $50, and the reservation deadline is Monday, January 16.

Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues is produced in part through the generous support of Commissioner Rashidah Leverett and is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, www.dramatists.com.

The Vagina Monologues is presented in theotherspace, the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy, and plays at 7:00pm for five nights only: January 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21. Due to language and content, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.

Tickets are $30 and may be reserved online via the button below, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). In keeping with the theatre’s pay-what-you-can opening night tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 6:30pm on Friday, January 13, for a $5 minimum donation. Austin Peay State University students can take advantage of $10 APSU Student Rush tickets, available at the door ten minutes prior to all performances.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: While not required in the 40th Anniversary Season, we welcome and encourage masks for all patrons and visitors. The Roxy Regional Theatre reserves the right to change this COVID-19 policy at any time and will communicate any necessary changes electronically or in person.

Registration now open for Spring 2023 SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

December 23, 2022

Calling all budding young performers interested in honing their craft or discovering a new passion! Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 session of the Roxy Regional Theatre’s School of the Arts. Since 1995, the Roxy Regional Theatre has been introducing youth to the experience of live theatre and expanding their knowledge of the […]

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS from all of us at the Roxy Regional Theatre! Box office will re-open on Monday, January 9

December 23, 2022

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Roxy Regional Theatre! Our box office will be closed through Monday, January 9, but tickets are available online 24/7 at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org. For the theatre lover on your list, e-gift cards are also available at https://ci.ovationtix.com/36087/store/giftcard. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and we look […]

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*** OUR HOLIDAY WISH LIST ***

December 15, 2022

We are grateful for the support we receive from you all throughout the year and feel fortunate to count you among our friends. Your attendance at performances and special events, volunteer efforts, and both monetary and in-kind donations keep the Roxy Regional Theatre going strong and allow us to continue offering quality programming in the […]

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Red River Breeze presents ‘Tis the Season! holiday concert on Sunday, December 11

November 16, 2022

In what has become an annual holiday tradition, Clarksville’s own acoustic Celtic band is bringing their unique brand of Christmas cheer to the corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville for the seventh year. Performing traditional holiday tunes and carols with a Celtic flair, Red River Breeze will present ‘Tis the Season! at […]

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Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS opens Thanksgiving night

November 14, 2022

After the turkey and stuffing are put away on Thanksgiving night, bring your out-of-town guests to historic downtown Clarksville for family entertainment sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, November 24, at 7:00pm. Complimentary pie will be served during intermission at the […]

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Cumberland Winds Jazz Project presents 1940s Radio Days, November 18 – 19

November 3, 2022

With a nod to yesteryear, the Cumberland Winds Jazz Project is teaming with Clarksville’s oldest professional live theatre this fall to recreate an old-time radio show from the 1940s. Traditional big band music will combine with radio skits, vintage advertisements, and maybe a war newsflash or two at the CUMBERLAND WINDS JAZZ PROJECT: 1940s RADIO […]

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Adriane Wiley-Hatfield stars in Lynn Nottage’s BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, November 3 – November 12

October 25, 2022

Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre is focusing a satirical lens on the obstacles Black actors face in the entertainment industry – both in the past and still today. Starring Clarksville native Adriane Wiley-Hatfield, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00pm. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright […]

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns for the 10th year, October 13 – October 29

October 10, 2022

Dig out your fishnet stockings and dust off your stilettos! That sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for the tenth year in an annual tradition on the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. Richard O’Brien’s cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, October […]

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