Hannah’s happenings in Cookeville

The Backdoor Playhouse will be performing “The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of The Marquis de Sade” by Peter Weiss, or “Marat/Sade” for those who would like to refer to the show without taking three years.
This production, directed by Mark Creter, is literally insane and features insane asylum inmates putting on their own production about the French Revolution.
“Marat/Sade” is free to Tech students, $12 general admission, $10 for seniors, and $5 for non-Tech students. There are only three more opportunities to see the show, being tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tech Activities Board, which we know and love for their free stuff and Late Night Tech Nights, will be hosting the Spring Awakening Festival tomorrow at Sherlock Park with the assistance of Res Life Villages and SEAC, the Student Environmental Action Coalition. The Dirty Guv’nahs will be performing along with James Wallace and the Naked Light and Kory Wheeler and friends. The festival will take place from noon to 9 p.m. and will feature local food and artists. This event is also absolutely free!

Tech’s Gay Straight Alliance will host its Second Chance Prom: Last Day in Pompeii for all students who didn’t get the “ideal” prom experience.
According to the Facebook event page, this free event “gives every student, faculty, and staff member a chance to re-live (or enjoy for the first time) the prom experience while reinforcing the value of and strengthening the relationship between the diverse elements of the Tennessee Tech community in a fun, friendly environment!”
The prom will be held in the multi-purpose room of the UC from 7-9:30 pm on April 26 and the dress code only requires that each attendee is comfortable in what they’re wearing.
Looking for something a little more intense? On May 4, Tech will host SLAMFEST 2013 presented by Hruska Law at 7:15 p. m. Wrestling talents Diamond Dallas Page, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Rikishi and more will be in Memorial Gym along with a former cast member of AMC’s widely popular “The Walking Dead”.
Floor seats are all sold out, but there are plenty of tickets left for the event. General admission is $10 and for students and faculty with a valid Tech ID they’re only $8.