Calendar of Events
Monday, February 17, 2020
Full Disclosure Comedy: Longform Improv Workshop: GROUP MIND
Sunday at 6 PM – 9 PM
At The Emporium Center, 100 S Gay St, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902
Too many cooks spoil the broth. Good thing improvisers aren’t getting together to make no daggone soup! In improv, having more minds in the mix doesn’t have to and shouldn’t lead to competition, ego, negating, and judging. We will be practicing exercises designed to showcase the trust, respect, acceptance, and support of the group mind! With the group mind, you will lose the fears and inhibitions holding you back. Your team will enthusiastically follow your bold moves as they trust you to do the same in return.
$10 for one person, or $15 for two. Bring a friend! The more we have, the bigger and greater the group mind!
Clarence Brown Theatre: Blithe Spirit
With psychic mediums, séances gone awry and celestial visitors, Noël Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit” will run on the Clarence Brown mainstage February 5-23, 2020. UT Faculty/Staff receive 20% off ticket prices. UT Students see the previews for FREE and the rest of the performances for $5, excluding Opening Night. Free and convenient parking is available in the McClung Tower Garage on Volunteer Boulevard.
The Pay What You Wish Preview performance, where patrons can name their own price, will be held Wednesday, February 5th. Behind the Scenes Sunday will take place following the Sunday, February 9th matinee with Prop Master, Christy Fogarty, and Technical Director, Jason Fogarty, discussing some of the special effects in the production. A Talk Back with the actors will take place Sunday, February 16th following the matinee. The Open Captioned performance is Sunday, February 23rd at 2:00 pm.
Hoping to gather material for his novel, writer Charles Condomine invites psychic Madame Arcati to his home to conduct a séance and gets far more than he bargains for in Coward’s Tony Award winning comedy. An English playwright, actor, and composer Coward was known for his likable sophistication and sharp sense of humor. Although he wrote some of the most popular plays of his time, he was also known for his entertaining personality and his abilities as a witty storyteller. It is interesting to note that “Blithe Spirit” was first performed in 1941 at the end of the London Blitz (1940-1941). It was the final play in what is now considered Coward’s great comic trilogy about marriage and infidelity which included “Private Lives” and “Hay Fever.”
Clarence Brown Theatre, 1714 Andy Holt Ave on the UT campus, Knoxville, TN 37996. For information: 865-974-5161, www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. For tickets: 865-974-5161, 865-656-4444, www.knoxvilletickets.com
Friendlytown Comedy Show
Mondays at 7:30 PM
At the Pilot Light, 106 E. Jackson Ave.
Friendlytown is a weekly experimental comedy show that happens every Monday at 7:30 PM at the Pilot Light (106 E. Jackson Ave, Knoxville). Every week, the Friendlytown City Council gathers to address an issue of burning importance to the wonderful little community. Also, we give local stand-up comedians some time up front to work on their latest hot takes. You can follow Friendlytown on Facebook for the latest updates and show announcements, or to get in touch with the City Council leadership there if you’d like to perform.
Hosted by Sean Simoneau, $8 (cash only)