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APSU President Hall plays Gov. Austin Peay in Dinner with the Dead

Austin Peay State University President Timothy Hall will play the part of the late Gov. Austin Peay during this years Dinner with the Dead.

Sponsored by the Montgomery County Historical Society, this is the third year for the Dinner with the Dead, a dinner theater in which community volunteers bring to life long-dead Clarksville natives and, through them, tell their stories.
Austin Peay State University President Timothy Hall will play the part of the late Gov. Austin Peay during this year's Dinner with the Dead.

Sponsored by the Montgomery County Historical Society, this is the third year for the Dinner with the Dead, a dinner theater in which community volunteers bring to life long-dead Clarksville natives and, through them, tell their stories.

“Dinner with the Dead: The Roaring Twenties in t River Town” will be presented at 6 p.m., April 17, 18 and 19 at the Smith-Trahern Mansion. The cost is $30 per person, with dinner catered by Dianna Armstrong of Dover.

Co-written by Dr. Joe Filippo and directed by Dr. Sara Gotcher, both professors of theater, the production is built around Clarksville's once-famous clairvoyant, Blind Mary, played by APSU theater student Jennifer Whitcomb-Olivia.

Hall plays a young Austin Peay before his election as governor of Tennessee. Another familiar figure in the production is Richard Jackson, vice president for legal affairs and strategic planning, who plays baseball idol Steve Enloe Wylie.

For more information, telephone 553-2486. — Dennie B. Burke