Clarence Brown Theatre season begins

KNOXVILLE, TN – Single tickets to the 2016/2017 Clarence Brown Theatre Season are now on sale. The 2016/2017 Season includes:

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“Violet”
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Brian Crawley
Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts
August 31 – September 18
Clarence Brown Mainstage

Scarred in a farm accident, Violet takes a bus to Tulsa – via Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis – to be healed by an evangelical preacher. On the way, she learns the real meaning of love, courage, and beauty.

“The Crucible”
By Arthur Miller
September 28 – October 16
Carousel Theatre

This searing play chronicles the historical events in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The fear and accusations of Salem may be an aberration of the American Dream, but it has lent its name to later witch hunts that recur from time to time in the ongoing American story.

“This is Our Youth”
By Kenneth Lonergan
October 26 – November 13
Lab Theatre

Three wayward adolescents on the cusp of adulthood navigate Reagan-era New York, recreating their broken homes in their dysfunctional friendships and bungled attempts to find love.

“A Christmas Carol”
Adapted by Edward Morgan and Joseph Hanreddy
November 23 – December 11
Clarence Brown Mainstage

Ebenezer Scrooge gets one last chance for redemption when he sees his past, present, and the possibilities for the future with four persuasive ghosts.

“Outside Mullingar”
By John Patrick Shanley
February 1 – 19
Clarence Brown Mainstage

Filled with beautiful language and set in the rural hills of Ireland, this romantic comedy reminds us that – early or late – love always arrives on time. Farmers Anthony and Rosemary are clueless when it comes to love. To find it, they will have to overcome a land feud, family rivalries, and their own fears about romance.

“The Busy Body”
By Susanna Centlivre
February 22 – March 12
Carousel Theatre

A young woman, her handsome lover, and their friends plot to escape a controlling guardian in this hilarious Restoration comedy.

“Top Girls”
By Caryl Churchill
March 29 – April 16
Lab Theatre

In a world of the “Supermom” and a shattering glass ceiling, this play considers the conflicts that come with the pursuit of success and the desire to “have it all.”

“Around the World in 80 Days”
Adapted by Mark Brown
From the Novel by Jules Verne
April 19 – May 7
Clarence Brown Mainstage

The intrepid Phileas Fogg with his loyal valet, Passepartout, voyage from Victorian London through the Indian subcontinent, to Asia and across the Pacific to America on a wager that he will return in precisely 80 days. Literally, a theatrical tour-de-force.

For more information, tickets or accessibility accommodation requests including Open Captioning, ASL, and assistive technologies, please call the CBT Box Office at 865-974-5161.