June 2-June 18, 2023
Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 7:30 pm; Sun @ 3:00 pm

Directed by Courtney Woolard


For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

The New York Times proclaims Puffs “A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ For Potterphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, Puffs exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”

This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life). Their “hilariously heartfelt!” (Metro) and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance


  • Narrator: Margy Ragsdale

  • Wayne Hopkins: Anthony DiFelice

  • Oliver Rivers: Casey Cain

  • Megan Jones: Kadi Brazil

  • Ernie Mac: Kevin Cannon

  • Hannah: Caroline Whitaker

  • J. Finch-Fletchley: Shaun Pearson

  • Leanne: Bekah Mcnair

  • Sally Perks: Angel Orenstein

  • Susie Bones: Hudson Perrine

  • Cedric/Mr Voldy: Greg Knox


“Laugh-out-loud funny and cry-out-loud heartrending!” – Magical-Menagiere.com

“Fans of Potter will be charmed… Packed with knowing winks to its source material and a heart all its own.” – Mashable

Puffs illustrates the heights to which underdogs can soar.” – Timeout NY

“Exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry.” – The New York Times

“It never goes more than a minute without a laugh.” – Nerdist