|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.|
Sample Programs Offered
Program Type: Arts Appreciation
THE ENDS WE SEEK is a work of historical fiction, which moves between actual events in the 19th and 20th centuries. The play vividly and powerfully illustrates how major historical events — Lincoln’s election and Emancipation Proclamation, as well as the movement for civil rights inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — impacted the lives of ordinary individuals and families. A mother and a son, in two different centuries, play out the average person’s struggle with life in a dysfunctional society rife with racism. Scenes of daily life play out against a backdrop of history and lead us through moments where national, social, and political turmoil have lasting and powerful effects on ordinary families. With sharp dialogue, inspired by true stories, and with captivating musical interludes, THE ENDS WE SEEK is more than an educational reinforcement of lessons learned from our Social Studies curriculum. It personalizes and humanizes the experience of ordinary people swept up in the events of history.
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