Archive for August, 2012

Theater for the New South revives Ancient Greek ‘Medea’

August 19, 2012

With a cast of 9, Director Blake Harris has set this production of Euripedes’ ‘Medea’ in the 1930’s, during the Dust Bowl on a military base in America.   Written 2000 years ago, ‘Medea’ is a tragic tale, full of love and hate, murder and mayhem.   Here are the details from Theater for the New South’s press release:

Medea-Lizzie Chazen

Theater For the New South presents

by Euripides (trans. McLeish/Raphael)

DESCRIPTION: The timeless Greek tragedy, MEDEA, explores love, betrayal, and revenge in this sharp and experimental retelling.

WHEN: August 24, 25, 30, 31 & September 1, 2 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Tanner Hill Gallery

HOW: Purchase tickets online at

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

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Mise en Scenesters Hosts Pop-Up Movie Nights in Chattanooga

August 12, 2012

Mise en Scenesters film club has been showing independent films in Chattanooga for two years.   MES is, “Dedicated to Screening Obscure, Classic, Arthouse and Genre Films.”   Chris Dortch programs for MES.   The next two pop-up movie nights will be held at Barking Legs Theatre.   August 25th, MES will screen the undistributed, Indy film called The Color Wheel.    September 4th, MES will feature the film, A Swedish Love Story followed by a live band performance by Useless Eaters.

Mise en Scenesters has teamed up with the Chattanooga Film Society to screen Reel Old School by local film makers John Cotton and Brady Effler on August 13th, 2012 at the Downtown YMCA.   Chris Dortch is a board member of and programmer for The Chattanooga Film Society.  He envisions a future film festival and an art house theater in Chattanooga for fans of independent films.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

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Comedian Hannibal Buress Headlines at Vaudeville Cafe on August 30th

August 5, 2012

Upon returning from his 27-day, stand-up comedy gig at The Fringe Festival in Edin borough, Scotland, Hannibal Buress begins his South eastern U.S. tour.    On August 30th, this Chicago-born comedian will headline at the Vaudeville Cafe in Chattanooga.   Buress’ style of comedy is steeped in commentary on every day life.

Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil

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