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The WordPlayers

Contact Name: Terry Weber


PO Box 50451
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-0451
United States
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Phone: (865) 539-2490

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The WordPlayers is a 501(c)3 company of theatre artists based in Knoxville, TN. Our mission is to produce excellent theatre, telling culturally-relevant stories from a faith-based perspective. We produce both mainstage and touring shows in the East TN area. https://wordplayers.org/current-season/

Contact Terry Weber at terry@wordplayers.org


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Joseph Robinette

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. All the memorable episodes from the story are represented: the temptation of Edmund by the witch, the slaying of the evil wolf by Peter, the witnessing of Aslan’s resurrection by Susan and Lucy, the crowning of the four new rulers of Narnia, and more. The supporting characters are also here: the unicorn, the centaur and other forest animals, along with Father Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver and Tumnus the Faun. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

Performed at Clayton Performing Arts Center, Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Rd., Knoxville, TN 37932

School Shows:

• December 8 @ 9:30 a.m.
• December 11 @ 9:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
• December 12 @ 9:30 a.m.
• December 13 @ 9:30 a.m.

Students: $6 Adults: $9
One free ticket for a Chaperone per every ten paid student tickets.

For Group Reservations for School Shows, please call: 865.539.2490 or email terry@wordplayers.org

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Program Title: HISTORY TOUR: Jackie Robinson Steals Home

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

JACKIE ROBINSON STEALS HOME chronicles the life story and achievements of Jackie Robinson, who, in 1947, became the first African-American athlete to break the color barrier in Major League baseball. Mr. Robinson faced the obstacle of racism every step of the way. His ability to avoid conflict and simply perform to the best of his ability, despite struggling with an instinct to fight back, provided an example for everyone of how one can rise above negative circumstances with grace and humility. Other characters in the play portray those important people — Black and White — who were allies in Mr. Robinson’s journey: his mother, Rachel (his wife), Branch Rickey, Leo Durocher, Pee Wee Reese, among others.

Available to tour to schools and other venues
Available Feb. 5 – March 5, 2024

FEE: $750 LENGTH: 55 minutes
2nd performance same day/same venue: $650

LENGTH: 55 minutes

To schedule a performance, please call 865-539-2490 or email terry@wordplayers.org

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