“‘The Battle of Franklin’ presents audiences with an experience that history books can’t quite provide,” Logan said. “Whereas history tends to cater to the factual aspects of the past, theatre allows us to recreate and provide an emotionally driven, hands-on representation of what happened.”
Logan also expressed how the return of “The Battle of Franklin” gives the city of Franklin, local school districts and the greater Nashville community an opportunity to experience local history after the success of last year’s sold out performances.
In addition, Lynn McAlister from the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County stated how “The Battle of Franklin” affects the community.
“With its dramatic staging and powerful music, ‘The Battle of Franklin’ helps people inside and outside our community understand why we work so hard to preserve what happened here,” McAlister said. “Suddenly a ‘history lesson’ becomes reality. You not only know their names, but you feel their hopes, their dreams and their ambitions.”
Returning to the stage will be original cast members Matthew Rosenbaum, Matthew Carlton, Carrie Tillis, James Rudolph, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Garris Wimmer, Patrick Thomas and Matthew Rich, as well as the addition of new cast members Chrissy Berryessa and Jake Perotti.