Theatre Knoxville Downtown – Celebrating our 41st Season!

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Opens June 2 ... small logo

Fools
by Neil Simon

June 2–18
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Windie Wilson

 

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.

"The brightest, freshest, funniest, wittiest, warmest and happiest to do on Broadway in many a day."
CBS-TV

Cast

  • Leon Tolchinsky - David Snow
  • Snetsky - Bill Householder
  • Magistrate - Courtney Woolard
  • Slovitch - Katie Campbell
  • Mishkin - Sarah Campbell
  • Yenchna - Kathy Wasserlein
  • Dr. Zubritsky - Ed White
  • Lenya Zubritsky - Kara Van Veghel
  • Sophia Zubritsky - Whitni Rae Resides
  • Gregor Youseskevitch - Bill Howard

Artist's ConceptSecond Act Campaign

Raising the Curtain on the Future

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

Attendance has grown steadily in recent years and, starting in early 2014, shows have been selling out regularly, often forcing us to turn away patrons.

We've outgrown our space and it's time to move!

The Second Act Campaign is focused on raising $250,000 to:

  • occupy a new downtown space that provides a bigger stage, space for set construction, dressing rooms, at least double the current seating, and improved patron amenities
  • cover the increase in occupancy costs for the first three years in the new space

(Online donations fully secured by PayPal.)

Help raise the curtain on the future of TKD by making a contribution today!


Next Up ...

2017-2018 Season Announced!

Our exciting lineup of shows for next seasion is now available. It's a list of "greatest hits" from past seasons, and you won't want to miss a single one!

  • Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
  • God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
  • The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
  • Christmas Belles by Jones, Hope and Wooten
  • Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo
  • Almost Maine by John Cariani
  • New Play Festival - Tennessee Stage Company
  • Sherlock's Last Case by Charles Marowitz
  • Sordid Lives by Del Shores

Greater Tuna
by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
July 21-Aug 6, 2017

This is the one that started it all!

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna—men, women, children and animals.

"Howlingly funny."
Variety

"The audience all but exploded the theatre with laughter."
The New York Post

"Hilarious, a tribute to the art of acting"
Washington Post

"Sharp, satiric, & funny"
New Yorker

"A whale of a funny evening"
Houston Post

 

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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