PLN no date.png

This Red Planet

By Nate Eppler

February 8 - 23, 2020
Previews February 6 & 7
Individual tickets on sale December 6!


A struggling artist puts her own work on hold to give painting lessons to an unusual student - the former president of the United States. But the job comes with one condition from the former First Lady: The artist has to discourage the President. Once the ex-President starts painting, the artist swears he’s actually (and completely unexpectedly) good at it. But is he? Or is the artist just seeing what she wants to see?

This world premiere production follows the acclaimed staged reading of This Red Planet at the 2018 Ingram New Works Festival, Nashville Rep's annual celebration of new plays and playwrights. The Festival has produced over 60 original plays over the last decade, with many going on to full productions across the country, including Broadway and Off-Broadway. Don’t miss your chance to see This Red Planet at its world premiere!

19-20 show calendars.005.jpeg

Stay for a Talkback!

After Friday evening performances, the director and cast will take the stage for a Talkback about the show. Get your tickets for February 14 & 21 to discuss the show with the director and cast!

Meet the Cast!

The cast of This Red Planet will be in the lobby after performances on Saturday evenings for a Meet & Greet with the audience! Get your tickets for February 15 & 22 to meet the cast!

Tennessee Preforming Arts Center
Andrew Johnson Theater
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243


For group ticket prices, contact TPAC Group Sales at or 782-4060.

Late seating happens at the discretion of the house manager.