Review of the current Clarence Brown Theatre production of ‘Around the World in 80 Days.’ The work was adapted from the Jules Verne classic novel by Mark Brown.
This weekend is packed with culture. Remember to allow time for parking.
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,…
‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ opens at Theatre Knoxville Downtown on Friday, April 21, and runs through May 7
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…
New facilities and a new season. Details of the 2017-18 CBT schedule of productions.
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.
Current theatre productions in Knoxville this week include ‘Clybourne Park’ at Theatre Knoxville Downtown and ‘The Busy Body’ at CBT’s Carousel Theatre
By 1709, the year that Susanna Centlivre’s The Busy Body had its premiere and run of 13 performances, the fortunes of Restoration comedy had come, gone, and come again. The audience interest in comedic salaciousness and sexual intrigue that typified the early Restoration in its first twenty-five years or so since 1660 had given way, by…
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.