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CPAC Online Plays Highlight Parenthood, Pandemic

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader
CPAC Online Plays Highlight Parenthood, Pandemic

CPAC is bringing two, one-act plays involving the pandemic and first time parenthood to an online platform in February for a show titled Dads.

Director Kim Frick-Welker said she picked The Hug and Imaginary Conversations With My Daughter because the plays speak to anyone dealing with COVID and any parent. Frick-Welker said The Hug will star a real father and daughter dealing with the reality of social distancing.

“It does appeal to anyone who’s experiencing the pain of social distancing and in this situation, the daughter is trying to protect her father,” Frick-Welker said. “They desperately need that embrace that they kind of took for granted, prior to COVID.”

Frick-Welker said Imaginary Conversations With My Daughter will explore a father entering parenthood. She said this story was written by Nashville playwright Darren Michael about his real life experience.

“He became a father kind of late in life and this is a soon-to-be father who’s having these conversations with his daughter who is yet to be born,” Frick-Welker said. “Ranging in age from five on up to 25 and he’s imagining his words have influence into how it shapes her life.”

These one-act plays are being put together and called Dads. The performances will be on February 5 and 6, starting at 7:30 PM.

Frick-Welker said directions on how to stream the shows will be available after purchasing a ticket.

“Either call us at 931-528-1313 or you can purchase the tickets online at” Frick-Welker said. “Once you receive the ticket, you will receive a password where you can access the streaming.”

Dads will be streamed on the website Vimeo. The two performances will not be able to be viewed at any time, ticket holders should be ready to watch by the 7:30 PM start times on February 5 and 6.


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