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The Mousetrap
by Agatha Christie

Oct 13–29
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Rebecca Gómez

 

The longest running play, in the world, ever, has been running continuously since 1952 at St. Martin's Theatre in London. But if you can't make it to London, travel on down to Theatre Knoxville Downtown instead!

Written by the world’s most successful author, Agatha Christie, it’s one of the finest plays ever written.

It follows a group of strangers – one of whom is a murderer – trapped in a boarding house during a snow storm. Is it the newlyweds whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage, or the spinster with the curious background? Perhaps it is the architect, the retired Army major, or the odd man who claims his car overturned in a snow drift?

The play is also known for its twist ending, which at the end of every performance the audience is asked not to reveal.

"One of the most skillfully written murder mysteries ever produced"
—The New York Times

Cast:

  • Mollie Ralston: Lydia Weeks
  • Giles Ralston: David Snow
  • Christopher Wren: Casey Cain
  • Mrs. Boyle: Sandy Failing
  • Major Metcalf: Steven Trigg
  • Ms. Casewell: Courtney Woolard
  • Mr. Paravicini: Lee Wittenberg
  • Sergeant Trotter: Adam Crandall

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 ...

Christmas Belles
by Jones, Hope and Wooten
Nov 24–Dec 10, 2018

Directed by Sarah Campbell & Joe Johnson

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters are not exactly in a festive mood.

A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos.

But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus - played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub - is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper.

And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget.

Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

Cast

  • Miss Geneva Musgrave - Artece Slay
  • Honey Raye Futrelle - Kara Van Veghel
  • Gina Jo Dubberly - Lisa Howard
  • John Curtis Buntner - Billy Kyle Roach
  • Twink Futrelle - Julianna Sanderson
  • Dub Dubberly - Doug James
  • Frankie Futrelle Dubberly - Asya Mounger
  • Rhonda Lynn Lampley - Taylor Floyd
  • Justin Waverly - Casey Cain
  • Raynerd Chisum - Greg Knox
  • Patsy Price - Kristy Weekley Giles

Ken Ludwig's
Moon Over Buffalo
Jan 5–21, 2018

Directed by Courtney Woolard

In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s.

At the moment, they're playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in rep in Buffalo, New York with five actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing, caused by Charlotte's deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George's body.

"Moon Over Buffalo packs more comic genius onto the stage than anything in recent memory!"
USA Today

"Ken Ludwig is one of those rare contemporary playwrights who thinks in terms of old-fashioned knockabout farce, and that's something to be cherished."
The New York Times

 

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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