A Big Weekend for Knoxville

Not particularly by design, there are those weekends in Knoxville when multiple diverse arts events converge on the same time period. This weekend, April 21-23, is one of those biggies. Music, theatre, and street fair festivals offer more opportunities for entertainment and enlightenment than a normal human being can absorb. But, do your best. Friday,…

March 31: Current and Upcoming Theatre in Knoxville

Productions Opening Top Girls by Caryl Churchill Clarence Brown Theatre – Lab Theatre (UT Campus) March 29 – April 16 (7:30 PM except for April 9 matinee at 2 PM) In a world of the “Supermom” and a shattering glass ceiling, this feminist play considers the conflicts that come with the pursuit of success and the desire…

March First Friday: A Few Hints

Disclaimer: I make no claim that this is anything approaching a complete list of the many events that spring up on Knoxville’s First Friday. But, these recommendations may whet your appetite for more or remind you of an event you’ve forgotten. Use the contact form here to let me know of something I may be missing in the categories of music, theatre, or visual art.

CBT’s ‘The Busy Body’ – The Force of Necessity

Not entirely by accident, I recently stumbled upon an 1808 printing of Susanna Centlivre’s The Busy Body (1709) in a volume drawn from productions of that play by the Drury Lane and Covent Garden Theatres. The printing, coming roughly 100 years after the play was first produced in 1709, drew me in with scholarly fascination.