WCTE Announces the Bright Lights Little City public screening in Crossville
The City of Crossville and WCTE will host two free public screenings of Bright Lights, Little City: 50 Years of the Cumberland County Playhouse, at the historic Palace Theater
on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. World renowned producer and director Todd Jarrell captures the impact the Playhouse has had on the Upper Cumberland region during the last 50 years in this 30-minute documentary, which includes interviews with locals, production photos, legacy footage and stories told by the Crabtree Family, who have managed the Playhouse since its inception in 1965.
The Cumberland County Playhouse and the Crabtree Family celebrated 50 years in 2016, at which time a decision was made to create a documentary. Thanks to many contributors, supporters and volunteers, Bright Lights, Little City tells the story of the impact the Playhouse has had on so many and how it has served as a beacon in the region for those looking for more diversity, creativity and opportunity in an otherwise remote community.
Admission to the screening is free but you must get a ticket to reserve your seat. Visit wcte.org/playhouse for tickets or call 931-528- 2222. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and due to overwhelming response, there are two screening times: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The City of Crossville will host a reception between the two screenings at 6 p.m. WCTE will air Bright Lights, Little City: 50 Years of the Cumberland County Playhouse on Nov. 10 at 9 p.m., and again on Nov. 24 at 10:30 p.m.