July 25 - Aug 10, 2014 Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Thu, Fri, Sat: $15
Sun matinee: $13
NOTE: This production contains strong language. Parental discretion is advised.
Directed by Courtney Woolard
A beautifully moving and surprisingly funny story of three sisters who return to their childhood home in England to celebrate their mother's life (and mourn her death), all the while searching for the secret to a happy future buried within the memories of their past.
"The Memory of Water ... is dotted with stimulating observations ... it has a
raw spontaneity that captures perfectly the idea of what normal people do in
abnormal times .."
— New York Times
"The Memory of Water [is] both gloriously funny and deeply felt ... [Shelagh Stephenson] skillfully charts the joyous and painful territory of family relationships with insight and compassion." — The Globe and Mail
"This is a lovely piece, full of humour and heart…" — The Telegraph
" ... keeps us highly entertained ... and leaves us deeply touched in the end."
— NY Daily News
VI – Courtney Vastine
MARY – Jackie Nunweiler
TERESA – Ashley Holt
CATHERINE – Rachel Percy Hicks
MIKE – David Snow
FRANK – Randy Thompson
Stage Manager – Melody Watts
Encore performance of PROOF (by David Auburn) at the 4th Annual Community Theater Festival
Clayton Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Aug. 2 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, Aug. 3 @ 2:00 pm
Festival Pass: See as many shows as you like. Pass available only by calling the Box Office @ 865-981-8590
NOTE: Contains strong language not suitable for children.
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind.
Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play.
ROBERT — Joe Jaynes
CATHERINE — Danielle Pressley
CLAIRE —Caitlin Campbell
HAL — J.P. Speir, Jr.
We also encourage you to see these other plays at the Festival:
Vanities presented by Athens Community Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by Foothills Community Players
Unplugged presented by Primary Players
A Woman Called Truth presented by The WordPlayers
Red Velvet Cake War presented by Footlight Productions
Next Up ...
The Irish Curse by Martin Casella
Aug 29-Sep 14, 2014
Directed by Zack Allen
What "The Irish Curse" is - and how it manifests itself - is the raw centerpiece of this wicked, rollicking and very funny new play. From its blistering language to its brutally honest look at sex and body image, The Irish Curse is a revealing portrait of how men, and society, define masculinity. In doing so, it dares to pose the fundamental question that has been on the minds of men since the beginning of time: "Do I measure up to the next guy?"
"Casella is at his best when he's going for laughs. He gets a lot of them."
— New York Times
"Critics Pick! Colorful character-driven comedy."
— Time Out New York
"The Irish Curse is a very human and even humane play. You will find yourself rooting for these esteem-building sessions to succeed."
— Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press
"ONE OF THE BEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR! Truly original, truly hysterical and truly touching! You will be enthralled!"
— Talk Entertainment
NOTE: This production contains strong language and adult themes. Parental discretion is advised.
And Then There Were None
(Ten LIttle Indians)
by Agatha Christie
Oct 10-26, 2014
Directed by Michael Higdon
[Auditions] Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to a remote English island off the coast of Devon and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned.
One down and nine to go!
In this superlative mystery comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of the house fall to the floor and break, one by one, as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten "soldiers" met his death ... until there were none.
"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