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Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
by Alvarez, Carleton, and FitzGerald

Nov 23–Dec 9, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets: $15    

Directed by Courtney Woolard

 

Instead of performing Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. It's a madcap romp through the holiday season!

Cast

  • David Snow
  • Hayden Hall
  • Andrew Shipman

"Warning: If you see Every Christmas Story Ever Told, you'll never be able to watch Dickens' A Christmas Carol without laughing out loud."
— David Jacobson, Life Newspapers (Sacramento)

"A hilarious send-up of, well, every Christmas story ever told ... This is a highly recommended alternative to cut-and-dry Christmas offerings."
NUVO Indianapolis Arts and Entertainment

"The play accomplishes the small miracle of making all Christmas myths seem both utterly ridiculous and absolutely essential. Yes, Virginia, you can have your fruitcake and eat it, too."
— Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly


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

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

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


Next Up ...

On Golden Pond
by Ernest Thompson
Jan 4–20, 2019

Directed by Candace Moore

On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that's every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway in 1978.

Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending their 48th summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine—fishing, picking strawberries, enjoying old mementoes, listening to the loons call—is given a bitterly comedic edge by Norman's unreliable memory and cantankerously morbid statements.

When their daughter Chelsea visits for Norman's 80th birthday, bringing her boyfriend Bill and Bill's teenage son, Billy Jr., the whole family must come to grips with Norman and Chelsea's mutual bitterness, while Norman blossoms with his chance to mentor young Billy.

The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties of a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that effortlessly illustrates the hilarious, heartbreaking, human moments of which life is made.

"On Golden Pond is a work of rare simplicity and beauty, and in Thompson our theatre has found a fresh new voice."
NY Daily News

"…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…"
Variety

"What courage it must have taken for Mr. Thompson in the 1970s to write a play with so much affection in it!"
The New Yorker


One Slight Hitch
by Lewis Black
Feb 15–Mar 3, 2019

Directed by Windie Wilson

When it comes to something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, few brides expect the something old to be an uninvited ex-lover ...

It's Courtney's wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect.

The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any good farce, the doorbell rings. And all hell breaks loose.

So much for perfect.

"There's more than a touch of Neil Simon in the morose Mr. Black."
NY Times

"If you think of Lewis Black solely as a curmudgeonly comedian whose default setting is a state of apoplexy at the imbecility of his fellow man, you might be surprised by ONE SLIGHT HITCH. It's not unexpected that HITCH should abound in snappy wisecracks and keen social observation. Those, after all, are hallmarks of Black's stand-up act and his appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. But what is that we detect on Black's sleeve at the end of his play? Is that his … heart?"
Boston Globe

"If sustained laughter is the best measure of a comedy, ONE SLIGHT HITCH makes the grade."
Asbury Park Press

 

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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