The local theatre community is coming together to support the new play STAND, which will raise funds and awareness to help fight homelessness and addiction right here in Nashville through Room at the Inn. STAND, written by local playwright Jim Reyland, is the true story of Johnny “JJ” Ellis, who spent three drug-addicted decades on the streets of Nashville and a Good Samaritan who stepped up to help him. The play is directed by David Compton. “JJ” is played by Barry Scott and the Good Samaritan is played by Chip Arnold.
STAND runs through November 10 at theaters and churches in Nashville and surrounding areas, including Franklin. All general admission tickets to STAND at all venues are $15 and available at ticketsnashville.com or at the venue the day of show. No other discounts are available.
“Because STAND will be presented in venues throughout Nashville, we are hoping that it will raise the consciousness of so many throughout our community by dramatizing the complexities and struggles faced by the homeless,” said Father Charles Strobel, founding director, Room In The Inn’s Campus.
We hope to see you at one of the shows.