Encore Performance: Man Of Constant Sorrow
September 13, 2009
This show delves into the backstage and personal life of two brothers, Ralph and Carter Stanley who loved to play the old-time Appalachian music they grew up listening to. From their humble beginnings on a church pew, the brothers were determined to remain true to their musical roots even while they struggled to bring old-time music to a rock and roll world. Directed by Scarlett Turney, this production features Luke Munday of the band “Green on the Vyne” as Ralph Stanley and old-time musician extraordinaire Mike Armistead as Carter Stanley. Mike honed his musical skills with the likes of Bashful Brother Oswald of the Smoky Mountain Boys and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.
This funny and touching story contains some of the great original, classic, and traditional songs made famous by The Stanley Brothers. It is a celebration of their enduring music. Some of the songs featured in this production are “Man of Constant Sorrow,”, “O Death,” “Rank Stranger,” “Amazing Grace,” “ How Mountain Girls Can Love,” “ White Dove,” “Angel Band,” and a host of other Stanley Brothers’ songs that will have you singing’ along and flat-footing in the aisles. The cast includes John Tomlin and George Harper as the Clinch Mountain Boys and we welcome back to the Arts Center stage, Connie Bryant in the role of Lucy and Maggie Richardson as Jimmi.
Man of Constant Sorrow is sponsored by Franklin’s Printworks and is part of the 2009 Playhouse Season sponsored by The Old Feed Store Antique Mall and Cannon Inn of Woodbury. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors, students or groups and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.artscenterofcc.com. The Arts Center Cafe will not be open for this performance.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m., Monday through Saturday.
If You Go:
What: Man of Constant Sorrow
When: September 23 at 7:30PM
Where: The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, and Woodbury, TN
Admission: $12 Adults, $10 Students & Seniors
Phone: (615) 563-2787 or 1-800-235-9073
Luke Munday – Ralph Stanley
Mike Armistead – Carter Stanley
John Tomlin & George Harper – Clinch Mountain Boys
Connie Bryant - Lucy
Maggie Richardson - Jimmi