Calendar

May
1
Tue
OUTMemphis @ the Senior Expo
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

PNA Senior Expo, Tuesday, May 1st, 9:00a-2:00p, Agricenter International (7777 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120): Join us at the Senior Expo! OUTMemphis Senior Services Committee will be set up at the Senior Expo, a one-stop shop for seniors where businesses, non-profits, and government organizations will be connecting seniors to needed services. The Senior Expo is put on by the Professional Network on Aging. Parking and admission are both free, so make sure you stop by our table. Let us know you are coming by RSVPing on facebook.

Catholic Ministry Potluck
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The diocesan Catholic Ministry with Gay and Lesbian Persons meets the first Tuesday of each month in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Marian Hall from 6:30-8:30. All are welcome to join us for prayer, potluck, a presentation and fellowship. The LGBT ministry also coordinates the Room in the Inn activities. All are welcome.

Mid-South Pride Meeting
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mid-South Pride’s monthly meeting. For more information check out their website:

May
2
Wed
Open Auditions for Second Chance Play
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Open auditions for the Second Chance Play, an ITR Production project. The play is a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Community Church. Auditions are open for all LGBTQ and Allied 16-24 year olds.

Audition Call:

The roles being auditioned for are:

  • Lead role actress
  • Jesus Christ
  • Understudy for lead role actress
  • Understudy for Jesus Christ

For more information check out BeautyNGraceEnt on Facebook.

Estate Planning: Unique Considerations for LGBTQ People
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Estate Planning: Unique Considerations for LGBTQ People, Wednesday, May 2nd, 5:30p-7:00p, OUTMemphis: Local LGBTQ attorney Susan Mackenzie will join us to talk about legal matters critical to LGBTQ individuals and their families, how to use online legal resources, and will answer questions about estate and health care planning. Refreshments will be available, so please RSVP on facebook or via email.

Free HIV Testing
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Wednesday night at OUTMemphis from 6:00 – 9:00 pm HIV testers and counselors are on hand to give free, rapid HIV tests. Each test takes 20 minutes, consists of a painless oral swab (no blood!), and comes with a short HIV prevention counseling session. Trained professionals are also on hand to answer related sexual health questions.

For more information, please contact our HIV Services Manager at 901-278-6422 or mhampton@outmemphis.org

LGBTQ and Spirituality
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

LGBTQ and… is a series of educational workshops on topics of interest to the LGBTQ community. 

LGBTQ and Spirituality is the first in the series. David Grant, graduate student from the University of Memphis and facilitator for Finding Faith: A Spiritual Group for LGBTQ Adults, will talk about national research, local opportunities for spiritual growth, and lead a group discussion. 

For more information or to RSVP, please email info@outmemphis.org.

May
3
Thu
Seeking Serenity
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Are you LGBTQ and serving as a support person for an alcoholic? Join us for this weekly, confidential group. For more information, email us at info@outmemphis.org or check out our website.

Finding Faith: A Spiritual Group for LGBTQ Adults
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Do you envision a life where you can have both a relationship with your faith and be an LGBT individual? If so, this group may just be for you! Our group will focus on how to overcome the obstacles that LGBT people face when trying to connect with their religious beliefs. Our group may even help lead you to a more positive and fulfilling life!

August: Osage County at Theatre Memphis
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Midwestern Family Drama on TM Stage

Memphis, TN – August: Osage County, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opens on the Lohrey Stage April 27 and runs through May 13, 2018. The large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, and their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets.  Mix a pill-popping, scathingly acidic matriarch, sisters harboring shady secrets, suspect spouses and relatives attracted to all the wrong things and you’ve got an unflinching exposé of the dark side of a Midwestern American family.


“Where would theater be without the family drama?” reflects director Jerry Chipman. “This Tracy Letts’ drama rides high in the category of a family gathering turning into an onslaught of lies, accusations, disappointments and, delightfully, finely barbed humor.” With rich language and diverse characters the play is a saga, Chipman adds, “… it’s like settling down with a well-crafted novel in which a calmly introduce incident early on returns as a jaw-dropping revelation.” The seasoned cast at Theatre Memphis includes Greg Fletcher, Martha Jones, Anne Marie Caskey, Gregory Boller, Gabriella Gonzalez, Meghan Lisi Lewis, Emily Chateau, Emily Peckham, Bob McIntosh, Eric Schultz, Sarah Solarez, Matthew Hamner and Jason Wolfkill.

 “Bringing material of this quality to the community is always exciting,” Theatre Memphis Executive Producer Debbie Litch relates. “A contemporary story about a highly dysfunctional family literally coming around the proverbial dinner table is a relatable, if not uncomfortable, plot that many can relate to in this day and age. This show has been recognized in the industry as one of the best written and we will bring our best to the old farm table to make this an outstanding production.”

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TITLE: August: Osage County

WRITTEN BY: Tracy Letts

DIRECTOR: Jerry Chipman

VENUE AND ADDRESS: Theatre Memphis on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Ext, Memphis, TN, 38117

RUN DATES: April 27- May 13, 2018

TIMES OF SHOWS: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm with matinees @ 2pm on Sundays

TICKETS: $25 adults, $15 students, $20 seniors 62 and above and military personnel

BOX OFFICE: 901.682.8323

WEB: www.theatrememphis.org

SPONSORED BY: Dr. Thomas Ratliff

MEDIA SPONSOR: Germantown News and WKNO 91.1FM

Promotional graphic attached.  Production photos available 04/24/18.

Theatre Memphis is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 630 Perkins Extended (corner of Perkins Extended and Southern) and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.

Theatre Memphis receives season sponsorship and funding from: First Tennessee Foundation / ArtsFirst, The Jeniam Foundation, ArtsMemphis and Tennessee Arts Commission