Theatre Knoxville Downtown – Celebrating our 42nd Season!

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On stage May 27 (2 shows only!) ... small logo

Six Characters in Search of a Play
written and performed by Del Shores

May 27
Sunday @ 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Emerson Collins

 

Exclusive Knoxville engagement from the author of Sordid Lives! Del Shores himself portrays 6 people he has met, who have inspired him, but who have yet to find a place in his plays, films or TV shows. Mostly comedy, but some tears are shed as well.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, OR $30 for VIP admission which includes a wine & cheese reception following the performance to meet and greet Del in person!

 


Opens June 1 ...

Sordid Lives
by Del Shores

June1–17
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15    

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

Cast:

  • Bitsy Mae Harling - Kami Lunsford
  • Ty Williamson - David Steele
  • Juanita Bartlett - Carol Nordstrom
  • Sissy Hickey - Emmy Eddy
  • Noleta Nethercott - Kara van Veghel
  • Latrelle Williamson - Julianna Sanderson
  • La Vonda Dupree - Sarah Campbell
  • G.W. Nethercott - David Cain
  • Wardell "Bubba" Owens - Dennis Hart
  • Odell Owens - Steve Louis
  • Dr. Eve Bolinger - Leslie Fox
  • Earl "Brother Boy" Ingram - Scott Cureton
NOTE: This production contains strong language not suitable for children
and occasional loud gunshots.

Artist's ConceptSecond Act Campaign

Raising the Curtain on the Future

 

We must raise $30,000 by June 30 to make the move happen!


(Donations managed by GoFundMe.)

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

We've outgrown our space and it's time to move! Help raise the curtain on the future of TKD by making a contribution today!


Next Up ...

2018-2019 Season

Jul 20-Aug 5 The Fantasticks
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones
Aug 31-Sep 16 Four Old Broads
by Leslie Kimball
Oct 12-28 Wait Until Dark
by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffery Hatcher
Nov 23-Dec 9 Every Christmas Story Ever Told
by Alvarez, Carleton, and FitzGerald
Jan 4-20 On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Feb 15-Mar 3 One Slight Hitch
by Lewis Black
March 2019
(tentative)
New Play Festival
Tennessee Stage Company
Apr 19-May 5 Jerome Bixby's
The Man From Earth
May 31-Jun 16 45 Seconds From Broadway
by Neil Simon

  

The Fantasticks
Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones
Jul 20–Aug 5, 2018

Directed by Rebecca Gomez, Music Direction by Barry Wallace

"Try To Remember" a time when this romantic charmer wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.

The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

 

 

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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