March 10 – March 26, 2023
Fri & Sat @ 7:30 pm; Sun @ 3:00 pm

Directed by Windie Wilson


Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two-bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry, and wisdom that’s about to happen?

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


  • Olivia  Keegan: Havana Mahoney
  • Gabe Lawson: Spencer Flottman
  • Lydia Lawson: Freddi Ruth-Pope
  • Wyatt Lawson: Dave Wasil
  • Karen Keegan: Sauni Rinehart
  • Carter Keegan: Tom Ireland
  • Max Mirowski: Ed White  


Things My Mother Taught Me is superbly written […] [it’s] a wonderful, sentimental, true-to-life comedy about love and family, guaranteed to leave young and old with knowing smiles, because we’ve all had mothers of our own.” – Intelligencer Journal

“Expect to fall head over heels for Things, a show with heart and humor […] It is, quite simply, loveable.” – Lancaster Sunday News

“When you move into a new apartment, don’t forget to clean the top of the refrigerator and buy a new toilet seat. These are just a few tips from Things My Mother Taught Me, a hilarious show [that] had last Friday’s audience laughing so hard that some of those in attendance had tears streaming down their faces.” – Charity Apple / Times-News

“[Things My Mother Taught Me] is is entertaining and touching, enough to move the heart of the most reluctant romantic.” – The Oakland Press

“Makes for one hilarious time […] Things My Mother Taught Me has just about everything you’d want in a romantic comedy, all wrapped up with an appreciate-your-mother bow. You shouldn’t miss it.” – Quad-Cities Online

“This is a clever script with lots of laughs […] Things My Mother Taught Me may be the most love-affirming comedy you’re likely to see this season [and] it is a treat to see a play in which three couples love each other and value the things that make their partners special.” – The Examiner