The Last Song of John Proffit

By Tommy Thompson
Directed by Susan Gregg

October 24 - November 11 , 1990

1990-1991 Studio Season

The Story

Red Clay Rambler Tommy Thompson transports us back to the turn-of-the-century world of blackface minstrels. As John Proffit plays his banjo, he reveals the ethical choices which caused him to forsake a life on the stage and proves to be a masterful storyteller and humorist as well.

Creative & Production Staff

Musical Director: Jack S. Herrick
Scenic Designer: Dale F. Jordan
Costume Designer: Carole Tucker
Lighting Designer: Dale F. Jordan
Stage Manager: Champe Leary


Tommy Thompson (John Proffit)
Clay Buckner (Fiddler)

Sponsorship & Support

Exclusive Corporate Sponsor: AT&T

Support for this production provided by the David Frank Endowment Fund.

Production Notes

The Last Song of John Proffit was developed in The Rep's Lab Project in January 1990.

This production was the world premiere of The Last Song of John Proffit.