Actors Bridge Ensemble presents "100 Saints You Should Know"

Nashville,TN,  July 11, 2014 - In a compelling and heartrending journey, we meet a priest who must reconcile his desires with his role in the church, a teenage boy confused about his sexual identity, and a young woman desperate for spiritual validation. They are all brought together on one fateful night in which they discover the tenuous common ground they share. Playwright Kate Fodor doesn't neatly tie up the story, but, rather, elicits profound unanswered questions of faith and our dependence on one another for our spiritual worth. 100 Saints You Should Know is a serious play with a sharp comic edge. 


Performance Schedule:

Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 20 at 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 27 at 4 p.m.


Venue Information:

Belmont's Black Box Theater

1575 Compton Avenue (just off Belmont Blvd)


Ticket Prices:

Advanced General Admission Tickets are $20 available at

General Admission at the door is $25.


About the Play:

Father Matthew (Brandon Boyd) has served his congregation faithfully but suddenly leaves the parish without warning and returns to the home of his mother, Colleen (Terry Occhiogrosso). He is pursued by Theresa (Robyn Berg), the cleaning person at his rectory, who seeks some kind of spiritual worth and acknowledgment. Abby (Emily Faith), Theresa's teenage daughter, confronts him about his professed calling by God into the ministry, and about her own guilt at being an "evil person". And, Garrett (Aaron Ardisson), a grocery delivery boy, desperately seeks Father McNally's advice and guidance. An unexpected crisis brings all of these characters into confrontation. As faith is shaken and tried, Father McNally must face his own spiritual demons and greatest fear.

Showcasing Actors Bridge’s mission to present emotionally authentic acting and relevant social issues, this is a serious play with a sharp comic edge. The play stars Brandon Boyd as Father McNally, Terry Occhiogrosso as his mother, Colleen, Robyn Berg as Theresa, Emily Faith as Theresa's daughter Abby, and Aaron Ardisson as Garrett. 100 Saints You Should Know is directed by Actors Bridge Meisner Teaching Artist, C.J. Tucker and is part of Actors Bridge's 2014 The Secret's Out Season. Presenting stories that are often kept secret, this season explores cultural taboos in the service of creating community dialogue, inviting our audiences to consider their preconceptions and connect with their neighbors despite their differences.


About Actors Bridge Ensemble:

For the last 18 years, Actors Bridge has been a force on Nashville's cultural landscape. As an actor training program, we have worked with over 3,500 students who have gone on to perform on local, regional and national stages as well as film and television. There are few local productions that do not include a performer in some way influenced by Actors Bridge training. As a professional theatre company, our mission is to tell the stories that impact our community by producing provocative and socially relevant theatre, creating new theatrical works, showcasing emotionally authentic ensemble acting and fostering a nurturing environment for theatre artists at any stage in their professional development to take creative risks. We have produced over 75 plays, including 14 world premieres and 45 Nashville premieres. Some notable Nashville premieres include The Laramie Project, The Vagina Monologues, Never the Sinner, Marisol and this season's Next Fall, Blackbird and 100 Saints You Should Know. The company is led by Vali Forrister.  For more information:




Photo by John Jackson Photography: Brandon Boyd as Father Matthew McNally 

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