Tellico Community Players
A Proud Member of the American Association of Community  Theater
Tellico Community Players is a Non-Profit 501 (c) 3
304 Lakeside Plaza Loudon, TN 37774 - 865-657-3609
Tickets go online the 30 day first Monday at noon prior to opening performance, Box Office opens the Monday before opening

Tellico Community Players




A Proud Member of the  American Associaton of Community Theater AACT
Tellico Community Players is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) 
304 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774
Tickets go onsale onl
Box Office Hours Main Stage Productions  10 AM - 2 PM ten days prior to opening night (closed on major holidays)
www.tellicocommunityplayhouse.org 


 
 

2019 SEASON

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters—Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye—are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering, Honey Raye, is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. The celebrity guest Santa Claus—is passing a kidney stone.. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And then Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget.

2020 SEASON

SEAN GRENNAN'S    THE TIN WOMAN Directed by James Fisher
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a  friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter, Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? When they meet with Joy, the awkwardness becomes funny and heartfelt. Playwright Sean Grennan skillfully weaves comedy, truthfulness and pathos into a moving play. All the players come to terms with what it means to truly give one's heart.
FEBRUARY 13,14,15 & 20, 21, 22, 23

MICHAEL WILMOT'S       A RED PLAID SHIRT          Directed by Sue Aukerman
Marty is over the hill - or is he? He has retired from a life of teaching English to high school students, and he wants to know what comes next. What's on the other side of that frightening hill? What in the world is he supposed to do with himself, other than drive his loving wife crazy ? That's simple premise of A Red Plaid Shirt by Canadian playwright Michael Wilmot. At the insistence of Deb, his wife, Marty decides to take up a hobby. What will it be? Woodworking, or his latest wild hair; motorcycling? He and his buddy Fred, (who has taken up the hobby of hypochondria after watching too many medical dramas on TV) set out together for the woodworking class. Their interplay is reminiscent of Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, TV's best buds from the Honeymooners. Marty and Fred are the biggest tools in the wood shop. If the play is homage to the classic sitcom, it's the sitcom in mint condition. The formula can't fail, as long as it's well written. It certainly is here. But, beyond the punch lines, the show takes a sharp turn into a poignant conclusion we never saw coming. 
APRIL 16, 17, 18, & 23, 24, 25, 26
MICHAEL McKEEVER'S     SUITE SURRENDER            Directed by Patrick McCray
Its 1942 and two of Hollywood's biggest (and at times scariest) divas are both performing as a USO benefit. Complication number one: the two ladies have a legendary ongoing feud that turns violent if they come near each other.
Complication number two: the performers both wind up booked into the same Presidential Suite. The Palm Beach Royale Hotel's beleaguered general manager must keep the two ladies form realizing they are in separate bedrooms in the same suite. His task is made even more difficult by his less than savvy staff, a society matron eager to associate with celebrities, and a gossip columnist look for dirt.
The introductory exposition is made less painful by the antics of a funny pair of easily confused bellhops. Also, providing a little spice is the President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity or PBLFU (with the accent on the "FU")
If you have ever enjoyed a quality farce like Noises Off or Lend Me a Tenor, you will find Suite Surrender not far behind entertainment value.
JUNE 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27, 28

JIM STOWELL'S     CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES          Directed by Dennis Loy
A celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, Church Basement Ladies is a musical featuring four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota church about to undergo changes in 1965. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on course while thoroughly enjoying, (and tolerating) each other as the true Steel Magnolias of the church. Funny and down to earth, audiences will recognize these ladies as they witness the church year unfold from below the house of God.
OCTOBER 1, 2, 3, & 8, 9,10,11

HOPE BUNCH'S        UNDERCOVER CHRISTMAS            Directed by Len Willis

Doc Nash had a successful medical center in Richmond, VA. But five years ago, after losing his wife, he decided to return to his country home in Baynesville, VA. There, he established a free medical clinic where residents of his childhood hometown could receive medical care. Even with only one johnny-on-the-spot nurse and bumbling receptionist, this clinic has become a vital part of this rural community. Since its inception, the clinic has been supported with funds from the local government and private donations. However, with recent cuts in funding and a dip in the economy, the clinic is struggling financially. With a stack of unpaid bills and no money in the bank, the future of this little clinic remains uncertain.

DECEMBER 3, 4, 5, & 10, 11, 12, 13, 14