Backstage productions are selected especially for presentation in the intimacy of the backstage theatre setting. Playgoers are seated on stage where the action is, near enough to hear every word, every sigh, to see every comical expression and gesture, and to feel part of every scene. The staging and seating arrangements change with every Backstage show.
The Backstage at CPAC seats are general admission:
$15 for adults
$12 for seniors
$10 for students
Tickets may be purchased in person at the CPAC Box Office Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm or by calling 931-528-1313 during box office hours. Online tickets are available only through the CPAC website at www.cpactn.com. The Cookeville Performing Arts Center uses ETIX for ticketing. Tickets purchased from other online vendors or 3rd party sites may not be authentic. Vendors other than ETIX are not authorized to sell for CPAC events. If in doubt, please contact the box office.
Already this season...
THE STORY: Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
THE CAST: Pat Frank as Vanya Sharon Henry as Sonia Elizabeth Mitchell as Cassandra Nancy Dennis Campbell as Masha Michael Evanichko as Spike Montanna Chambers as Nina
THE STORY: A mother always knows when something is wrong. When Alice notices her beloved husband, Bill, has returned home on edge after a tennis match with their son, she grows suspicious and springs into action. Determined to piece together the puzzle, she invites her son, Billy, and daughter-in-law, Jane, over for drinks and dessert. Sidesplitting chaos ensues as Alice digs for the truth, resulting in even more honesty than anyone expected. Shattering and hilarious, CLEVER LITTLE LIES is a story of long-term love and marriage…for better…and for worse.
CAST Bill Sr....Pat Frank Alice...Kim Frick-Welker Billy...Michael Evanichko Jane...Brenna Edgemon
***CLEVER LITTLE LIES deals with mature situations and contains adult language. Discretion is advised.
The Dock Brief
by John Mortimer
directed by Patrick Mannle
THE STORY: A seedy lawyer has been waiting for years to make a grandstand defense. He is assigned to defend an innocuous little man accused of murdering his wife. The man cheerfully admits his guilt; he simply couldn’t stand his wife’s constant joking and laughing. The trial ends and the verdict is a foregone conclusion. The lawyer begs his client to let him appeal. Ironically the man is reprieved because of the ineptitude of his defense.
THE CAST Morgenhall...Ryan Steele Fowle...Lucas Flatt ________________________________________