Steve Earle Founds Theater Group

Not only is singer-songwriter Steve Earle a published author, he now has decided to become a theater impresario. With partner Sara Sharpe and several other folks, Earle has founded a Nashville-based company, Broadaxe Theatre. The group, which takes its name from a Walt Whitman poem, will stage its first production, Mud, Sept. 6-22 at Bongo After Hours in Nashville. A play by Earle about the life of Texas death row inmate Karla Faye Tucker, tentatively titled "Karla," is on the company’s docket for spring 2002. Houghton Mifflin has just published Earle’s first collection of short stories, Doghouse Roses: Stories by Steve Earle. An upcoming national book tour continues through June 25. He’ll join Mary Chapin Carpenter for a number of dates beginning July 4 in Milwaukee. 06/06/01