Jul 22 Friday
The WordPlayers presents: Hello, Dolly! - one of Broadway's most enduring and delightful musical comedies filled with charisma and heart. Performances are July 22-24 at the Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville.Based on the uproarious comedy, The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, Hello Dolly! tells the story of widowed matchmaker Dolly Levi, who connects, meddles, and negotiates everyone's perfect match. Everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. The show celebrates the golden age of the American musical and is suitable for the whole family.
How do we know when it's time to stand in our power or when it's time to surrender? When do we laugh and lose ourselves in pleasure? When do we seek justice in the face of betrayal? How do we find and make meaning in this life?
"Rituals in Existing" explores these questions of existence through dance. Each dance, based on a meditation on life, explores the agony and ecstasy of being alive. Filled with meaningful moments, bold energy, and uproarious interactions, "Rituals in Existing" will leave you with a new way of exploring your own life.
"Rituals in Existing" is an in-the-round performance (audiences seated in a circle around the performance space) and is open to audiences 13+.
Jul 23 Saturday
Jul 24 Sunday