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Tickets on sale now for our 2nd World Premiere production of 2017!

Kickoff Party!

January 22 from 5-7pm at Modern Studio
109 W Anderson Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917

Join us for a FREE kickoff event for the New Play Festival! Complimentary refreshments, meet-&-greet with the actors, directors and playwrights, plus a showcase of short scenes from the Festival’s selection of new plays.

World Premiere Production #1: Found Objects

February 2–12 at the Historic Southern Railway Station
Thursday thru Saturday at 8pm & Sunday matinees at 3pm

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by Marilynn Barner Anselmi
Does the truth always set us free? When a mother and daughter attempt to deal with the accidental death of their son/brother, the truth may keep them from healing.

Table Readings

Free admission. Each reading will include a discussion session afterwards with the cast, director and audience and, when possible, the playwright.

Dracula: Down for the Count by Mary Lynn Dobson
A comic retelling of the Dracula story. Think, “Young Frankenstein” meets Count Dracula.
2/4        1:00 pm Carter Branch Library
2/11       2:00 pm Fountain City Library
2/18      3:00 pm Bearden Branch Library
2/25      2:30 pm Lawson McGhee Library

Okra by Bill Raulerson
A comic caper set in backwoods Louisiana with a little magic, a few ghosts, and a very inept police force.
2/6        6:00 pm Fountain City Library
2/11       2:00 pm Bearden Branch Library
2/18      1:00 pm Carter Branch Library
2/23      6:00 pm Farragut Branch Library
2/25     12:00 pm Lawson McGhee Library

The Senator’s Wife by C. Robert Jones
When politics and family collide, they can both end up a little worse for wear.
2/4       3:00 pm Fountain City Library
2/11     11:00 am Bearden Branch Library
2/26    1:15 pm Lawson McGhee Library

When Blackbirds Sing by Gayle Greene
A lifetime prison sentence on a questionable conviction leaves a woman who was more a victim in her own to right to desperately seek a connection with a daughter she never knew.
2/11       1:00 pm Carter Branch Library
2/18      11:00 am Bearden Branch Library
2/18      2:00 pm Fountain City Library
2/26     3:00 pm Lawson McGhee Library

Staged Reading

Free admission and the reading will also be followed by a discussion session with the actors, audience, director and playwrights.

Under the Esso Moon by Linda Parsons
Saturday, March 18 at 2:00 PM at Theatre Knoxville Downtown
A young girl growing up in a crumbling family dynamic in an apartment above the gas station run by her stepfather. A dramatic coming-of-age story set in not-long-ago Knoxville.

World Premiere Production #2: The Nearly Final, Almost Posthumous Play of the Not-Quite-Dead Sutton McAllister

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March 10–26 at Theatre Knoxville Downtown
Thursday thru Saturday at 8pm & Sunday matinees at 3pm

by Kris Bauske
A backstage comedy of relatively deathly dimensions.

For more information, please contact the Tennessee Stage Company at (865) 546-4280.