Tiny Beautiful Things Play Poster

Tiny Beautiful Things

July 15th-August 1st

Wed-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

Can an advice columnist solve all your problems? No way. But as Tiny Beautiful Things beautifully illustrates, sometimes just knowing you are heard can make a difference. Adapted from the book by Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things shows just how powerful and heart-opening it can be to share our stories. Brutally honest and achingly tender. For mature audiences.

SuffRAGE: To Give Voice 

August 18-22

Wed-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

The fight to gain the vote for women was dramatic, fractious, and sometimes violent. Written by two local playwrights, SuffRAGE celebrates Tennessee’s important role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment while acknowledging those who were left out. Opening on the 101th anniversary (because, you know, there was a pandemic on the 100th) of the vote to ratify, this World Premiere honestly examines the complicated history of women’s suffrage. For all audiences.

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Open Casket

August 26-29

Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

The provocative, spoken-word performance artist Minton Sparks will be taking the stage at Flying Anvil Theatre in Knoxville presenting her Open Casket show for a live audience August 26-29, 2021. The performance will also mark the debut of new material from her album "Where Humans and Birds Begin."

The Open Casket program revolves around the people in Sparks' life and a review of the characters that make up a rural community. As they say in the south, "We don't hide crazy. We parade it on the front porch and give it a sweet tea." She invites you to grab a sweet tea, pull up a chair, set a spell and take a listen.

Minton has not only won over audiences with her show but left a lasting impression with media and applauded performers.

The SUnshine BOys

September 16-October 10

Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

There was once a King of Broadway named Neil Simon. His comedies dominated the theatre scene in the 60s and 70s. Among dozens of crowd-pleasing comedies full of rapid-fire jokes, The Sunshine Boys is one of his most beloved plays. We tapped veteran actors David Dwyer (look him up on IMDB!) and Steve Dupree (the unofficial mayor of Downtown Knoxville!) to play the crotchety ex-vaudevillians who have to decide what matters more: their long-time feud or a television comeback. No deep thoughts, just laughs! For everybody.

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The Thanksgiving Play

November 11-28

Thurs-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

Thanksgiving means turkeys, feasting, Pilgrims, Native Americans…..and a whole host of politically incorrect challenges. How do four overly ‘woke” former theatre majors plan an inclusive holiday pageant with no diversity? Very badly, as it turns out. Written by Larissa Fasthorse, a member of the Lakota Nation, this hilarious satire is topical, thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. For teens and up.

The Big F.A.T. Holiday Cabaret

December 8-31

Wed-Sat @ 7:30, Sun @ 2:00

It’s back! Our wacky original musical arrives just in time to alleviate your holiday stress. From the world’s worst living Christmas tree to a jazzed-up Hanukkah and a distinctly East Tennessee rendition of A Christmas Carol, this musical romp has something for everyone! Featuring new material and old favorites, with a special New Year’s Eve performance. Good for anyone who loves (or secretly hates) the holidays. Good for most everyone.

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