Street Theatre Company presents The Desperate Hours
Street Theatre Company presents the Nashville
The Desperate Hours
October 11 - 28
NASHVILLE – Adapted from the best-selling novel, a smash hit on Broadway with Paul Newman, and winner of a Tony Award, The Desperate Hours is a story of a home invaded by three escaped criminals that is based on actual events. "That very rare thing, an almost perfect drama..."-The New Yorker
It is 8:30AM on October 25th, 1985. Dan Hilliard is leaving for his office. 48 hours later, his home will be the site of four murders. Nobody who survives will ever be the same.
The Hilliards are a comfortable Midwestern family. Dan works in a local store, Ellie works from home. Their eldest daughter is studying law and their 12 year-old son plays ball and is obsessed with video games. Out of nowhere their American Dream becomes a nightmare when three escaped convicts use their home as a means to evade the law for a few more hours. The family is subjected to their warped demands; their morals are pushed to the limits, and each one of them is forced to participate in the trio's twisted game.
Director Ryan Williams is passionate about the show because it challenges the audience to ask the question, “What would you do? How would you respond to being held captive in your own home, or to see the people you love become the subject of a psychopathic, sadistic game?”
The Desperate Hours is presented in part due thanks to Graffiti Advertising, Metro Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission. The show runs October 11-28. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors, with specials including a Talk-Back night, Student night, and Starving Artist night. For specific show information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.streettheatrecompany.org. Performances are at Street Theatre, 1933 Elm Hill Pike, just off the Briley Parkway. For more information, call 615-554-7414.
ABOUT STREET THEATRE COMPANY
Street Theatre Company is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to fostering professional, affordable and accessible theatre, music and arts education in Nashville. Founded in 2004, the organization produces high quality performances and educational workshops, and provides artistic opportunities for young people. For more information, visit www.streettheatrecompany.org.