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Local Playwright Receives State Recognition for Play

Local Playwright Receives State Recognition for Play
Will Radford, the Carroll County playwright, is having a great year. His newly-published play, a comedy called “Law & Disorder”, will debut at Peabody High School in Trenton on October 18th. The publishing agreement for “Law & Disorder” came in June, on the heels of a first-place victory at the McLaren Memorial Comedy Writing Competition in Midland, Texas last September. And that was right after Nite Lite Theatre of Gibson County agreed to do the (at the time) unpublished play.

Now, Radford is getting a different recognition.

On October 18th, prior to the debut of “Law & Disorder”, Mr. Radford will receive certificates issued from Senator Lowe Finney and Governor Phil Bredesen, in appreciation for his successes with this play. “Tennessee’s legislature does a lot to support arts programs of all kinds,” said Eric Geater, Nite Lite’s current president, “but we’re especially pleased to see the artist’s success also noted on a State level.” He also said that the best part of Mr. Radford’s upcoming debut, is that “his show is honest, well-written and very funny!”

For more information about the upcoming performance of “Law & Disorder”, please contact the Nite Lite Theatre office at 731-855-2129, or visit the Nite Lite Theatre website at

Nite Lite Theatre’s performances are presented in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Rural Arts Project Grant and its Arts Build Communities Grant, the latter being funded through the efforts of the Northwest Development District Office in Martin. These grants are funded annually by the generous efforts of the elected officials of the Tennessee General Assembly.
Posted 10.03.07

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