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The Irish Curse
by Martin Casella

Aug 29 - Sep 14, 2014
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets:
      Thu, Fri, Sat: $15
      Sun matinee: $13      

NOTE: This production contains strong language and adult themes. Parental discretion is advised.

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

Cast:

  • KIERAN RILEY – Kiernan Bensey
  • JOSEPH FLAHERTY – Doug James
  • KEVIN SHAUNESSY – Mark Palmer
  • RICK BALDWIN – David Snow
  • STEPHEN FITZGERALD – Donald Thorne

Next Up ...

And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
Oct 10-26, 2014

Directed by Michael Higdon

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.

The Game's Afoot
(Holmes for the Holidays)

by Ken Ludwig
Nov 28-Dec 14, 2014

Directed by Windie Wilson

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

[Auditions] It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it's up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

"An inspired whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot that cause the audience to gasp."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"The Game's Afoot is Murderously Funny!"
Broadway World Cleveland

"From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game's Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller, you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride."
Cleveland Examiner

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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