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The WordPlayers

Contact Name: Jeni Lamm


PO Box 53717
Knoxville, Tennessee 37950-3717
United States
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Phone: (865) 539-2490

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The WordPlayers https://wordplayers.org/

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. 2021-22 Season information can be found here: https://wordplayers.org/current-season/

Contact Jeni Lamm at wordplayers@comcast.net


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: "A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas" by Laurie Brooks

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

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

A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas is a one-act play with music, based on the beloved series of “Little House on the Prairie” books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The playwright imagines events that occurred when the Ingalls family had to leave Walnut Grove to run a hotel in Iowa. It is a story about hope, perseverance, and family. (Recommended for ages 6+)

Dec. 9 @ 9:30 AM
Dec. 12 @ 9:30 AM & NOON
Dec. 13 @ 9:30 AM

School show rates: $6/student; $8.50/adult

Reservations may be made for groups of 15 or more. 1 free ticket for a Chaperone per every 10 paid student tickets.

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

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Program Title: HISTORY TOUR: "Althea and Angela" by Todd Olson

Program Type: Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

In 1955, Althea Gibson and Angela Buxton were world-ranked tennis players … yet no one wanted to partner with them in women’s doubles. In fact, few even wanted to talk with them. Post-War America was still very segregated and the tennis world was still very anti-Semitic. Eight years after Jackie Robinson had broken the color line in major league baseball, the tennis world lagged behind, clinging to its country club roots. Althea, a black woman from Harlem, and Angela, a Jewish woman from Liverpool, were outcasts in two nations. So they decided to join forces outside their own country. What happened then made history.

Available to tour to schools and other venues (Grades 6 and up)

February 14 – March 10, 2023

FEE: $700

2nd show (same day, same venue): $625, 3rd show: $550

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

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