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In our NEW location at 800 S. Central Street!
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Opens April 5 ...small logo

 

One Slight Hitch
by Lewis Black


Apr 5–21, 2019 [New Dates!]
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Windie Wilson

First show in our NEW location at 800 S. Central Street!

When it comes to something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, few brides expect the something old to be an uninvited ex-lover ...

It's Courtney's wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect.

The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce, the doorbell rings. And all hell breaks loose.

So much for perfect.

Cast

  • Doc Coleman: Craig Smith
  • Delia Coleman: Mary Sue Greiner
  • P.B.: Carys Mullinax
  • Melanie: Summer Awad
  • Courtney: Rebecca Gomez
  • Ryan: Dennis Hart
  • Harper: Matt Lyscas

"There's more than a touch of Neil Simon in the morose Mr. Black."
NY Times

"If you think of Lewis Black solely as a curmudgeonly comedian whose default setting is a state of apoplexy at the imbecility of his fellow man, you might be surprised by ONE SLIGHT HITCH. It's not unexpected that HITCH should abound in snappy wisecracks and keen social observation. Those, after all, are hallmarks of Black's stand-up act and his appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But what is that we detect on Black's sleeve at the end of his play? Is that his … heart?"
Boston Globe

"If sustained laughter is the best measure of a comedy, ONE SLIGHT HITCH makes the grade."
Asbury Park Press


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.

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

We've outgrown our space and it's time to move to 800 S. Central Street! [click here for map]


Next Up ...

Jerome Bixby's
The Man From Earth
May 17–Jun 2, 2019 [New Dates!]

Directed by Sarah Campbell

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they're shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal, and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered.

Tempers rise and emotions flow as John's fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify.

What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax.

Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original 'Star Trek' and 'The Twilight Zone', originally conceived this story back in the early 1960's. It would come to be his last great work.

"The Man From Earth restores dignity to science fiction of the mind."
—Michael Guillen, Twitch (www.twitch.com)

"A tall tale ... that ends with a devastatingly clever twist."
—Michael Janusonis, The Providence Journal

45 Seconds From Broadway
by Neil Simon
Jun 28–Jul 14, 2019 [New Dates!]

Directed by Keri McClain

45 Seconds from Broadway is Neil Simon's "Valentine to New York."

Set in the Polish Tea Room (a coffee shop / restaurant based on the real life Edison Cafe in New York City), characters wander in and out, sitting down, chatting with each other, building friendships, and giving glimpses into their lives in the "Big Apple."

Bernie and Zelda run the place and make it what it is - a home away from home for everyone who enters. They also help young, starving artists by giving them food, advice, and employment. Established actors and native New Yorkers also frequent the coffee shop, bringing character, humor, and wisdom with them.

45 Seconds from Broadway is play about normal, everyday people, their tragedies and triumphs, and the small coffee shop / restaurant in which they sit, relax, and spend time among friends.

"The play may have the rat-a-tat pace of a Marx Brothers movie, but it exists not to create Groucho-like anarchy but to weave fractured lives into healing harmony."
– The New York Times

"A warm-spirited tribute ... a theatrical valentine."
– Variety

 

Patron Testimonials

"FYI ... We love your theater! That last play was outstanding!"
– T. Hertzel, Knoxville

"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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