Foreclosure opens at Manna From Heaven Dinner House

Cast of Foreclosure, front row (l to r):  Just-one Thomas, Tia (Smedley) Mitchell, and Kenny Dozier. Back row (l to r): David Arnell, Tobyus Green.

Cast of Foreclosure, front row (l to r): Just-one Thomas, Tia (Smedley) Mitchell, and Kenny Dozier.
Back row (l to r): David Arnell, Tobyus Green.

Foreclosure shows how we are often faced with internal struggles that cause us to act out of desperation—not realizing how it can affect not only our lives but also the lives of others. Foreclosure by George Cameron Grant deals with the inner struggles of Faith, a young mother and wife. Thirty years of living has finally taught Faith to believe that anything is possible, but saying goodbye to the life she’s learned to love may be the hardest lesson of all.

Foreclosure is a play that captivates and surprises that includes an interesting change of events.

Kennie Playhouse Theatre founder and artistic director Kenny Dozier says he is “a long-time admirer of great theatrical stories,” so “KPT particularly enjoys having the opportunity to uniquely present stories that intrigue and provoke viewers to realistic life experiences.”

KPT is a company that seeks to empower, entertain, and impact its audience through theatrical excellence, believing “theatre is about the most important thing in peoples’ lives—life.”

KPT has partnered with one Nashville’s newest theatrical venues ‘Manna from Heaven Dinner House.’ The two groups are planning a full season of theatrical performances for the entire 2014 year.

Foreclosure is directed by Kenny Dozier and features an exciting cast, including: David Arnell, Kenny Dozier, Tia (Smedley) Mitchell, Just-one Thomas, and Tobyus Green.

The play will have six performances, running November 7-17. Showtimes for November 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 – 7:30 pm; Nov 17 – 4 pm (matinee). The November 7 show (only) is ‘pay what you can’ night.

Manna From Heaven Dinner House is located at 3510 West Hamilton Rd. Nashville, Tenn. 37218. For tickets or information, call 615-730-0581 or visit the website at <> . E-mail Kenny Dozier at <>.

Cake or Death presented at Darkhorse Theatre 
Comedy/murder thriller written by Nashville playwrights

Just in time for all things that go bump in the night, Cake or Death, a hilariously funny and completely intriguing murder mystery comes to the Darkhorse Theatre. Presented by Kirk-Burgess Productions, the play was written by local Nashville playwrights Elizabeth Hayes and Anne-Geri’ Fann (with Kelly Lapzinski).

Cake or Death takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of frightful hijinks. Emily, the sole name on the lease of her apartment, actually has two roommates. Lenore and Freedom are two ghosts who reside with her. Ironically, Emily’s roommates passed away 22 years apart in the same apartment. As the story unfurls, Emily discovers some interesting facts about the deaths of her two roomies, and finds that she has to think fast before she becomes ghost number three.

“I saw the premier of this work a couple of years ago and was so impressed and entertained that I went to see it again the next night,” said L. T. Kirk, who directs the play. “I knew immediately that I wanted to direct this show.

Kirk says Cake or Death is a family friendly, comedy, murder mystery. “Couple a great script with a remarkable cast featuring some of Nashville’s finest talent,” he said, “and you have all the ingredients needed to make a deliciously decadent production.”

The talented cast includes Del Ray Zimmerman and theatre veterans Memory Strong, Courtney Taylor, Francine Berk, Patrick Goedicke and John Silvestro.

Kirk-Burgess Productions is headed by actors/producers L.T. Kirk and Justin Burgess. Donald Powell also serves as co-producer.

Cake or Death continues performances November 1-2 and 7-9 at 7:30 pm. The performance on Sunday, November 3, is at 2:30 pm. Tickets may be purchased online at .