Clarence Brown Theatre Announces its 2016/2017 Season

The Clarence Brown Theatre announces its eight-play lineup for the 2016/2017 Season. Ticket sales for renewing subscribers are currently underway. Sales for new subscriptions will begin on April 22nd. Information

August 31 – September 18, 2016: Clarence Brown Mainstage
Violet — Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts
“Filled with bluegrass, folk, and gospel tunes from one of the most vibrant composers in modern musical theatre. Scarred in a farm accident, Violet takes a bus to Tulsa – via Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis – to be healed by an evangelical preacher. On the way, she learns the real meaning of love, courage, and beauty.”

September 28 – October 16: Carousel Theatre
The Crucible
 — by Arthur Miller
“This searing play chronicles the historical events in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The fear and accusations of Salem may be an aberration of the American Dream, but it has lent its name to later witch hunts that recur from time to time in the ongoing American story.”

October 26 – November 13: Lab Theatre
This is Our Youth 
— By Kenneth Lonergan
Strikingly funny, arrestingly fresh, caustic, and compassionate. Three wayward adolescents on the cusp of adulthood navigate Reagan-era New York, recreating their broken homes in their dysfunctional friendships and bungled attempts to find love.

November 23 – December 11: Clarence Brown Mainstage
A Christmas Carol — Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy
“With a BRAND NEW LOOK and a NEW ADAPTATION, we return with a classic holiday favorite. Join us as Ebenezer Scrooge gets one last chance for redemption when he sees his past, present, and the possibilities for the future with four persuasive ghosts.”

February 1 – 19: Clarence Brown Mainstage
Outside Mullingar — By John Patrick Shanley
From the Tony and Academy Award winning playwright of Doubt and Moonstruck. Filled with beautiful language and set in the rural hills of Ireland, this romantic comedy reminds us that – early or late – love always arrives on time. Farmers Anthony and Rosemary are clueless when it comes to love. To find it, they will have to overcome a land feud, family rivalries, and their own fears about romance.

February 22 – March 12: Carousel Theatre
The Busy Body
 — By Susanna Centlivre
A witty and fast-paced farce packed with memorable characters! A young woman, her handsome lover, and their friends plot to escape a controlling guardian in this hilarious Restoration comedy. Will a nosey nobleman ruin the plan or save the day?”

March 29 – April 16: Lab Theatre
Top Girls 
—By Caryl Churchill
In a world of the “Supermom” and a shattering glass ceiling, this play considers the conflicts that come with the pursuit of success and the desire to “have it all.

April 19 – May 7: Clarence Brown Mainstage
Around the World in 80 Days — Adapted by Mark Brown from the Novel by Jules Verne
“The intrepid Phileas Fogg with his loyal valet, Passepartout, voyage from Victorian London through the Indian subcontinent, to Asia and across the Pacific to America on a wager that he will return in precisely 80 days. Literally, a theatrical tour-de-force.”