It’s A Theatre Week!

TheatreGenericA number of productions either open this week or continue. Support local theatre!

Continuing through this weekend is Theatre Knoxville Downtown‘s production of Neil Simon’s Fools.

Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream.

The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon’s job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. But, he has fallen in love with a girl so Stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, June 15-17, at 8:00 PM; Sunday afternoon, June 18, at 3:00 PM.
319 N. Gay Street
865 / 544-1999

Opening This Week

Anything Goes by Cole Porter
Tennessee Valley Players and the UT School of Music Choral Area
Carousel Theatre on the UT Campus

When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise or two, and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theatre’s most memorable standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” “It’s De-Lovely,”  “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,”  “Friendship,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss this Delightful, Delicious, De-Lovely Show!”

Opens Thursday evening, June 15, and continues through Sunday, June 25
• Thurs, June 15 Opening Night @ 7:30 PM
• Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17 @ 7:30 PM
• Sunday, June 18 Matinee @ 3:00 PM
• Thursday, Friday,  Saturday, June 22, 23, 24,  @ 7:30 PM
• Sunday, June 25 Matinee @ 3:00 PM



Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett
All Campus Theatre at Modern Studio (109 W. Anderson Avenue)

Waiting for Godot tells the story of two men, Estragon and Vladimir, as they wait by a barren tree for the arrival of someone named Godot. While waiting, they quarrel, dance, contemplate suicide, eat, sleep, and discuss philosophy, religion, life, and death. As night draws near, they meet a Master and his Slave, and a young Boy claiming that he has been sent by Mr. Godot. When the same events take place the next day, the two men begin to question their existence and the inevitable futility of their wait for Godot, in what The NY World Telegram describes as “a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man’s spirit in the face of little hope.”

June 15, 16, & 17 @ 7:30pm
June 18 @ 2:00p
$15 general admission, $10 for students with ID. Advanced tickets available here.