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Almost Maine
by John Cariani

Feb 16–Mar 4
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Matt Lyscas

 

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States—it's almost in Canada. And it almost doesn't exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it's just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

ALMOST, MAINE: It's love. But not quite.

"A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts."
The New York Times

"Utterly endearing ... with a faint dusting of snowbound magical realism."
Broadway.com

"Thornton Wilder crossed with The Twilight Zone."
The New York Post

Cast:

  • Harrison Akers
  • Casey Cain
  • Carolyn Corley
  • Lisa Howard
  • Julianna Sanderson
  • Steven Trigg

Artist's ConceptSecond Act Campaign

Raising the Curtain on the Future

TKD has been at 319 North Gay St. since 2005, where seating is limited to 50 or less, depending on set design.

Attendance has grown steadily in recent years and, starting in early 2014, shows have been selling out regularly, often forcing us to turn away patrons.

We've outgrown our space and it's time to move!

The Second Act Campaign is focused on raising $250,000 to:

  • occupy a new downtown space that provides a bigger stage, space for set construction, dressing rooms, at least double the current seating, and improved patron amenities
  • cover the increase in occupancy costs for the first three years in the new space

(Online donations fully secured by PayPal.)

Help raise the curtain on the future of TKD by making a contribution today!


Next Up ...

Tennessee Stage Company New Play Festival
March 2018

[Details to be announced]


 

Sherlock's Last Case
by Charles Marowitz
Apr 20–May 6, 2018

 

Directed by Candace Moore

Winner of the Louis B. Mayer Award. Created by an American-born playwright-director who has become one of the most celebrated figures in the modern British theatre, this diabolically clever (and frequently funny) play was first presented as part of the Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles and went to Broadway in 1987. It was produced at the Nederlander Theatre with Frank Langella as Sherlock Holmes and Donal Donnelly as Doctor Watson. Illuminating aspects to the master sleuth's character heretofore ignored, the play is both true to the spirit of the original and a totally fresh and absorbing theatrical excursion.

"Sherlock's Last Case is certainly a wonder … throwing social consciousness to the wind and simply entertaining an audience with a delightful theatrical sleight-of-hand."
LA Daily News

"Part spoof, part loving tribute and all fun…"
The Register

"…the play combines light, occasionally absurd, humor with all the twists and turns of a first-rate whodunit."
Hollywood Progress

Sordid Lives
by Del Shores
Jun 1–17, 2018

Directed by Keri McClain

Winner! 14 DramaLogue awards including Best Production

A black comedy about white trash! The author of Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?) brings you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles.

When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.

"[This play by] the master of Texas Comedy...is maybe funnier than Daddy's Dyin'. His colorful eccentrics are dead on, teetering on a Bowie knife's edge between the hilarious improbable and the achingly real."
— The Los Angeles Times

"Run, don't walk to Del Shores new play!"
— DramaLogue

"Pick of the Week."
— L.A. Weekly

NOTE: This production contains strong language not suitable for children
and occasional loud gunshots.

 

 

Patron Testimonial

"We absolutely LOVED the show ... it was a delight, perfectly cast, costumed so well that additional sets were not needed, could have been an off Broadway production right here in K-ville. When I was in NYC in Dec., I saw 3 off Broadway shows which made me appreciate TKD even more ... including the venue! When I tell people that TKD is as good as NYC, I know what I am talking about!"
- L. Denton, Knoxville

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