The Middle Tennessee chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) meets 4-5 times a year.
Upcoming 2014 Programs:
Feb.: Coordinator: Andrea Hearn; Reader's Theater Rendition of "Lovers' Vows" -4:00 pm Vanderbilt Alumni Hall." May 18: Presenter; Bridget McAdam; "Lizzie Bennet Diaries." Summer: Popcorn and a Movie: "Pride and Prejudice-Having a Ball." Oct. Book Discussion of MANSFIELD PARK. Dec. Celebrating Jane's Birthday with Music and Cards."
JASNA Member Caroline Davis Stars in Delightful British Comedy
JASNA member Caroline Davis will be starring in
an English comedy written by A.A. Milne in early August.
See below for details. This play looks like it would
be enjoyed by all JASNA members!
Carrick Productions presents the Nashville premiere of the comedy Mr. Pim Passes By, written by A. A.
Milne, Friday and Saturday evenings, August 2-3 and 9-10, at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday
matinee, August 4, at 2 p.m., in the Dead Poets’ Society Auditorium, Lowry Hall,
on the Montgomery Bell Academy campus (Wilson Blvd. entrance). $10; $8,
seniors/students. Free parking. Info: 615-957-5056.
A.A. Milne’s Mr. Pim Passes By Makes Nashville Premiere August 2-10
of conversation’ from Winnie-the-Pooh creator
will play five performances
Mr. Pim Passes By, a 1919 comedy of manners and morals by British
author A. A. Milne, will make its Nashville debut August 2-10, for five
performances in the Dead Poet’s Society Auditorium on the campus of Montgomery
Bell Academy. Presented by Carrick Productions, Mr. Pim will play two weekends: Friday and Saturday, August 2-3,
and August 9-10, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, August 4, at 2 p.m.
Written five years before
Milne’s iconic Winnie-the-Pooh series, and staged to great acclaim in London
(1920) and New York (1921) – where it was praised as “the most brilliant light
comedy since Oscar Wilde” – Mr. Pim
Passes By is set in the formal manor house of a Buckinghamshire country
estate shortly after World War I (think Downton Abbey). During a visit to
Marden House, out-of-towner Mr. Pim’s casual revelations about a chance meeting
throw the ordered lives of his host and hostess into complete disarray.
Embraced for its witty
dialogue and high-spirited – and often high-minded – characters (think Noel
Coward), Mr. Pim Passes By also
weaves a thread of social commentary throughout its comedic dilemma by prompting
a question worthy of George Bernard Shaw: Do rules of
convention outweigh matters of the heart?
The cast features Rick Seay
as George Marden, J.P.; Caroline Davis as his wife, Olivia; Lizzie Boston as George’s
niece and ward, Dinah; Aaron Ardisson as Dinah’s suitor, Brian Strange; Wesley
Paine as Lady Marden, the family matriarch; Merredith Brittain as the
housekeeper, Anne; and Gregg Colson as the title troublemaker, Mr. Carraway Pim.
Seay will direct and Jennifer
Rybolt is producer. June Kingsbury will handle the 1920
for Mr. Pim Passes Byare $10, with $8 senior (55+)/student rate, and
can be purchased at the door (cash or checks only).
The Dead Poets' Society Auditorium is
on the ground floor of Lowry
Hall on the
MBA campus. Free parking is available in a garage located adjacent to Lowry and
accessible via the Wilson Blvd.
entrance (near West End). Visit montgomerybell.edu for a campus map.