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Third Thursday Theatre #8: Witness our transformation!

The stage is almost set for Knoxville Theatre Club’s regional premiere of Cindy & Ella, opening TOMORROW NIGHT at Modern Studio! KTC has transformed our stage at Modern Studio into a Dust Bowl-era “broken home.” Madness & Magic! Courage & Darkness! Humor & Sacrifice! Don’t miss this original re-imagining of the classic fairytale!

SEPT 22-23 & 29-30 // ADMISSION: $25, $15, $10, or $5
Learn More and Reserve Tickets at KnoxvilleTheatreClub.org/CindyElla

Stranded in the lifeless heart of Dust Bowl-era Oklahoma, and reeling from the traumatic death of her mother, young Cindy Wicket teeters on the brink of madness. When her scheming Aunt Eudora arrives claiming ownership of the home and authority over Cindy, a turbulent battle of wits and wills ensues. Meanwhile, Eudora’s daughter Ella must wrestle with her own mounting desperation as she watches her hopes for the future vanish beneath dust, dead crops, and her mother’s all-consuming greed. With the arrival of a handsome young man from Chicago offering to buy the land, the stage is set for a final conflict over control of the homestead and the destinies of all who live there.

STARRING

Bonny Pendleton
as Momma Gourd
Raine Palmer
as Ella Gourd
Maria Kauffman
as Cindy Wicket
Chad Wood
as Mr. Price

Written and Directed by
Sara Gaddis &
JP Schuffman


Come say HI during Modern Studio’s OPEN HOUSE during Happy Hollerpalooza, THIS SATURDAY, 9/23 from 12n–5pm.


Next up:

September 24, 2 PM: Full Disclosure Long-Form Improv Workshop

September 24, 7 PM: BlueJazz featuring Katy Free, Wendel Werner & WestWend

September 25, 6-9 PM: Sewing 102 w/Modern Seamstress – Moving Past the Basics

September 26, 7 PM: “Purple Ego,” Latin art & music by the Domino Ensemble

September 27, 8 PM: Full Disclosure Comedy Long-Form Improv Comedy Show

October 1, 3-6 PM: The Trans Empowerment Project of Knoxville presents Trans 101: Standards of Care

Coming soon…

Tiger Lily Theatre presents Fat Big by Neil Labute.
Oct 13–14, 19–21 at 8pm
O
ct 15 & 22 at 2pm

 

Third Thursday Theatre #7: Prepare Thyself for a Sizzlin’ September 🌶🌶🌶

This Sunday is your last chance to catch Lovers & Madmen’s incredible production of Julius Caesar at Modern Studio.

Full Disclosure returns with their long-form improv comedy show on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8 PM, and Knoxville Theatre Club presents an incredible opportunity for Ageless Glory with their first Theatre SLAM! on Friday, August 25 at 8 PM. Full Disclosure returns that Sunday, August 28 to nurture new improv-ers with a long-form improv workshop from 7-9 PM. Watch their event page here!

All of which is in preparation for a fantastic lineup of shows and acts in September. We kick off on First Friday, September 1 with Moving Theatre’s The Office. This gallery exhibition runs from 6-10 PM and includes three performances of the titular (hee hee) short play at 6:30, 7:30 and 9 PM. Then, stick around for the Ooh Ooh Revue’s Desire at 10 PM! Attendees of The Office get 20% off this sexy, sizzlin’ show!

Then, beginning September 15, KPAX is proud to host the Women in Black as they present WALLS: A Play for Palestine.

And that’s just the first half of September! Stay tuned for even MOAR…

 

Modern Studio’s January Calendar: Already Amazing

Little did Burke and I know how much Knoxville needed a listening room in the summer of 2016. It’s been a long journey from our initial concept of Modern Studio to this month’s first scheduled events, but we couldn’t be more excited for our starting lineup!

Performances:

Kicking off the month on January 14 is Daje Morris, a wandering poet, and a truth-telling, story-seeking singer-songwriter. She drinks her coffee black, and is often found toeing the lines between introversion, extroversion, and shamelessness. She is deeply devoted to exposing beauty in all of its messy and inarticulate forms.
Tickets available here!

Then, January 20 it’s a nationwide fundraiser event for the ACLU, What A Joke, featuring local and regional comedians including Alex Stokes and Tyler Sonnichsen.
Tickets available here!

January 27 is Shayla McDaniel and a special show in celebration of her new EP, “26 Letters”! Shayla creates a seamless blend of jazz and alternative pop. The Knoxville, Tennessee, singer-songwriter has performed in the Cre865 Showcase, the official Startup Day afterparty, and live on-air at WUTK 90.3 FM. McDaniel has also caught the attention of the Knoxville Music Warehouse, who chose her song “I’ll Leave the Light On” as one of the top 16 songs from Knoxville Artists in 2016.
Tickets available here!

Then, Saturday January 28 we’ve got Zoë Nutt and Devin Badgett bringing some magic to the studio. Zoë Nutt is a storyteller. She likes to tell stories with music and poignant and meaningful lyrics, but it’s perhaps her vocal interpretation of those words that brings her musical tales to life. Simply put, Zoë Nutt is a voice you will not soon forget. Devin Badgett is a super-talented, dynamic singer/songwriter. Busting out bluegrass tunes with Subtle Clutch for years, he now performs his lovely brand of upbeat pop-folk as a solo act. You won’t want to miss this!
Tickets available here!

We may add more shows to January and we’ve already got some great stuff coming up the rest of the year as well. Subscribe to our newsletter, which premieres this month as well, to make sure you hear about all our events first.

Classes & Other Events in January:

  • January 15: Podcast interest group meet up, 5-6pm (Free)
  • January 24: Smartphone Camera Workshop, 6-7pm ($10)
  • January 28: Denim Bootcamp, 10am-6pm ($225, limit 5 students)
  • January 29: Craft Fair (Free to public)
  • January 31: Adulting Class “How to Change Tires”, 6-8pm ($45)