Failure: A Love Story


Actors Bridge Ensemble
the Nashville premiere of


by Philip Dawkins  •  Directed by Jessika Malone

FRI-SAT, Oct. 28-29 at 7 p.m.

SUN, Oct 30 at 4 p.m. – FAMILY PERFORMANCE w/Puppet Petting Zoo!

MON, Oct 31 at 7 p.m. – Special Halloween Performance

THURS-SAT, Nov. 3-5 at 7 p.m.

Darkhorse Theater • 4610 Charlotte Ave.
Use Darkhorse Chapel entrance on 47th


Eventbrite - Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins

Producers: Vali Forrister & Jessika Malone
Associate Producer: James Sperring
Director: Jessika Malone
Technical Director: Mitch Massaro
Assistant Director / Stage Manager: Kate Prosser
Musical Director / Composer: Kara McLeland
Puppetry Designer / Director: Mallory Kimbrell
Assistant Puppet Director: Cassie Hamilton
Scenic Designer: Mitch Massaro
Lighting Designer: Kelly Landry
Character Designer: Britt Byrd
Dramaturg: Abel Muñoz
Promotional Video: Griffin R. Dunn
Promotional Photography: Kara McLeland

Nelly Fail: Amanda Grace Creech
Jenny June Fail: Cassie Hamilton
Gerty Fail: Brooke Gronemeyer
Mortimer Mortimer: Tom Mason
John N. Fail: Diego Gomez
Gramophone: Kara McLeland
Chorus: Jonah M. Jackson, Mallory Kimbrell, Christen Heilman, Madeleine Hicks,
Margaret Horne, Alexandra Huff, Nyazia Martin, Sejal Mehta, Hilary Morris


Fantastically macabre and sweetly philosophical, this uniquely whimsical fable traces the Fail Sisters’ remarkable triumphs and tribulations and celebrates the courage to love bravely in spite of loss, revealing “just because something ends doesn’t mean it wasn’t a success!” A perfect Halloween adventure!