Nationally popular comedic blog “The Petty Chronicles” comes to Bongo After Hours Theater

Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective. As I told ‘The Tennessean’ in 2008, “since moving to Nashville twenty-five years ago, I have met people whose lives do not remotely reflect the caricature of what many outside our city presume to be a ‘Nashvillian’ or the Nashville experience. “Underground Nashville” thus explores the soul of the city, not its surface—offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew


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Rachel Gladstone brings nationally popular comedic blog—in play form—to Bongo After Hours Theater this Friday-Sunday

By Dave Carew

Some people are just damn impressive. After Rachel Gladstone went through an extremely painful divorce several years ago, she decided she—as a woman and writer—could do one of two things: Either settle for cynicism and disillusionment…or turn the situation around, by using the very pain and anger she felt to create a hilarious (and touching and poignant) novel—and then blog—called The Petty Chronicles. Fortunately for us, Rachel chose the latter path.

Today, through sheer hard work and determination, Rachel has built the national reputation of her Petty Chronicles blog (at to a point where it enjoys the enthusiastic weekly following of more than 25,000 readers nationwide.

Now Rachel is bringing The Petty Chronicles, in play form, for a world premiere performance at Bongo After Hours Theatre (upstairs from Bongo Java coffeehouse) this Friday, February 12, at 7:30 p.m. There also will be performances Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and a special Valentine’s Day performance at 5 p.m. Plus shows the following weekend.

I was lucky enough to be invited to see a rehearsal of the play two weeks ago, and had (easily) about 40 LOL moments during the 80- to 90-minute performance. So I highly recommend it.  For more information, visit

David M. (Dave) Carew is editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter.” He also is a freelance publicist and copywriter.


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