Buy Single Tickets to Tennessee Rep's Production of The Columnist

Appropriate Audience:
High school and above.


Featuring David Alford as Joseph Alsop

Jeff Boyet, Amanda Card, Jenny Littleton,
Benjamin Reed,
& Patrick Waller


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by David Auburn

April 20 – May 4, 2013
Previews: April 18–19

Johnson Theater, TPAC

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David Auburn’s The Columnist--born from Tennessee Rep's Ingram New Works Project-paints a portrait of legendary and controversial Joseph Alsop and of a rapidly changing America. For decades, Joseph Alsop was the most powerful journalist in the country: beloved, feared, and courted in equal measure by the Washington social world at whose center he sat. As the country and the world of journalism moved into a time of dizzying changes and drastic shifts, the intense political drama Alsop was embroiled in became deeply personal as well.

Both intense and moving, David Auburn delivers intelligence and insight in one of the most gripping new plays to hit the American stage.

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Documents and The Columnist Reviews

Theatre Review:
The Giddy Joy of Seeing Tennessee Rep’s The Columnist
- by Evans Donnell of ArtsNash

Theatre Review:
Tennessee Rep captures all the complexities of The Columnist
- by Amy Stumpfl of The Tennessean

Press Release:
March 28, 2013 - Tennessee Rep Presents Regional Premiere of The Columnist: David Alford Stars as Joseph Alsop in Searing Theatrical Drama

Press Release:
May 31, 2012 - Major Announcement from Tennessee Rep: David Auburn’s The Columnist to Make Regional Premiere in Nashville


Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.