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“SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL”
by JOSEPH ROBINETTE
directed by ASHLEE LATIMER,
based on the Newberry Medal-winning novel by Patricia MacLachlan
Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live stage version of the classic novel Sarah, Plain and Tall for children and families from April 26 through May 11. All of the humor, romance, and dramatic intensity of the Newberry Medal-winning novel comes to life on the KCT stage. The play is recommended for ages 7 and up.
The COMPLETE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE is:
Friday, April 26 at 7 PM
Saturday, April 27 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sunday, April 28 at 3 PM
Thursday, May 2 at 7 PM
Friday, May 3 at 7 PM
Saturday, May 4 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sunday, May 5 at 3 PM
Thursday, May 9 at 7 PM
Friday, May 10 at 7 PM
Saturday, May 11 at 1 PM and 5 PM.
ABOUT SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
In 1910, Jacob Witting lost his wife in childbirth. She left him alone with two hungry children in the middle of a large farm in the untamed western state of Kansas. So Jacob did something many bachelors and widowers did in the early 20th century: he placed an ad in the newspapers seeking a wife! Jacob, and his children Anna and Caleb, receive a letter from Sarah Wheaton of Maine, who writes that she will visit the family for a month to “see how things work out.” She reports: “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.”
This brilliant new 2005 adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning book by Patricia MacLachlan captures all of the charm and heartwarming tone of the original novel. Narrated by Anna, reminiscing on the eve of her wedding, the story unfolds in flashback, depicting that often exciting, tumultuous month when Sarah and the Wittings came to know one another. The School Library Journal said Sarah, Plain And Tall “is filled with wisdom and gentle humor” and is “a tender story about the fragile beginnings of a family relationship on its way to permanence.”
TICKETS TO SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
Reservations are strongly recommended for all KCT performances. To reserve tickets for the production, e-mail the number of adult and child tickets needed, along with your requested performance date and time, to email@example.com at any time. Or you may call us at (865) 599-5284 between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM. Reservations can be placed on “will-call” and paid for upon arrival.
TICKETS are $12 per person. KCT is continuing our special Adult & Child Combination rate for this production: If an adult and a child enter together, these two may be admitted for $10 each.
DIRECTIONS TO THE THEATRE
The play is being performed at KCT’s theatre in downtown Knoxville, located at 800 Tyson Street. Heading north from downtown on Broadway, Tyson Street turns left (west) just past Old Gray Cemetery. Tyson Street is between the traffic lights on Broadway at Fifth Avenue and Central Avenue, and is directly across the street from historic Emory Place. The theatre is about 300 feet down Tyson Street, immediately next door to Dixie Kitchens. The CTK sign is visible from Broadway, looking down Tyson Street.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS OF SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
The play is performed by 14 talented young actors, from ages 9 to 17. Andrew Fetterolf will play Jacob Witting. Julia Stark plays Sarah Wheaton. The rest of the cast includes Emily Bass, Cody Chaffins, Ike Hannah, Isabelle Hannah. Jada Kaufman, Liel Kirk, Brock Mullins, Emma Stark, Phoebe Stark, and A. J. Tierney.
Two actors are making their KCT debuts: 14-year-old Brooke Foster and 12-year-old Lisette Paultre.
The play is directed by Ashlee Latimer. Wade Austin provides the scenic design, and Rose Bolton will provide the costumes. The play’s stage manager is Morgan Voyles.
The play is made possible through the private support of arts-minded individuals like you.
Phone: (865) 599-5284
800 Tyson Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
From Summitt Hill Drive in downtown Knoxville: head north on Broadway. Tyson Street turns left (west) immediately past the end of Old Gray Cemetery, between traffic lights at Fifth Avenue and Central Avenue. CTK is 300 feet down Tyson Street, next door to Dixie Kitchens.
From west Knoxville, take I-40 East to the "Downtown" exit (Exit 388). Veer right as exit splits, toward Western Ave. - Summitt Hill Drive. Exit ends at Western Ave. Turn left onto Western Ave. At next traffic light, turn left onto Henley Street / Broadway. Travel through traffic lights at Jackson Ave., Depot Ave., and Fifth Ave. Turn left onto Tyson Street, immediately next to Old Gray National Cemetery and Dixie Kitchens. CTK is on the right, 300 feet down Tyson Street.
From east Knoxville, take I-40 West to the Hall of Fame Drive exit (Exit 389). Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive. Travel through the traffic light at Gill Ave. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Fifth Avenue. Travel through the traffic lights at Central Ave. and Gay Street. At the next traffic light, turn right onto Broadway. Turn left onto Tyson Street, immediately next to Old Gray National Cenetery and Dixie Kitchens. CTK is on the right, 300 feet down Tyson Street.
800 Tyson Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
It's easy to reserve your seats for CTK shows on-line. Simply e-mail your desired performance date and the number of child and adult tickets you wish to purchase to: firstname.lastname@example.org ! You'll receive a detailed response with all the specifics about your reservation. Or you may call (865) 599-5284!