“BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG”
by DAVID WOOD
directed by CAROLINE KING, based on the book by Dick King-Smith
produced under special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present a live stage version of the heart-warming 1983 book The Sheep-Pig for children and families from June 7 through June 22. Children (and adults) all over the world have identified with Babe, who must find his way in a complicated world, represented by Farmer Hoggett’s busy farm. This book was the also the basis of the 1995 film Babe, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
The COMPLETE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE is:
Friday, June 7 at 7 PM
Saturday, June 8 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sunday, June 9 at 3 PM
Thursday, June 13 at 7 PM
Friday, June 14 at 7 PM
Saturday, June 15 at 1 PM and 5 PM
Sunday, June 16 at 3 PM
Thursday, June 20 at 7 PM
Friday, June 21 at 7 PM
Saturday, June 22 at 1 PM and 5 PM.
ABOUT BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG
Like many young pigs, Babe has been separated from his parents and finds himself at Farmer Hoggett’s property, where the farm is abuzz with activity. There are sheep, roosters, dogs, turkeys, cats, and other animals around, and all of them seem to have a job, or “purpose” as Babe puts it. Except Babe himself. Farmer Hoggett’s wife, however, has a “purpose” in mind for Babe: Christmas dinner!
Babe wants to fit in on the farm, but he also wants to achieve a better destiny for himself. With the help of a motherly sheep-dog named Fly, Babe may just achieve his goal of finding a new “purpose.” As the Grand Champion Sheep Dog Trials grow nearer, Babe dreams of being something no animal has ever been: a Sheep-Pig.
Babe’s hard work and spirit of cooperation have touched readers’ hearts around the world, having been translated into over fifteen languages and adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Babe, The Sheep-Pig is a perfect play to open our new theatre, thanks to the heartfelt direction of Caroline King and the animal-inspired choreography by Jennie Cunic.
TICKETS TO BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 NEW theatre facility in downtown Knoxville, located less than one mile north of our Tyson Street location. The address is 109 E. Churchwell Avenue.
From anywhere in Knoxville: Use I-275. Take Exit 1B to Woodland Avenue East. Travel .2 miles east to Central Avenue. Turn left onto Central. Theatre is three blocks up Central at the corner of Central and Churchwell Avenues, directly across from Star Sales.
From downtown: Take Broadway north. Turn left onto Central Avenue. Travel straight through lights at Bernard, Baxter, Anderson, and Woodland. KCT is on the right, on the corner of Central and Churchwell Avenues, directly across from Star Sales.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS OF BABE-THE SHEEP-PIG
The play is performed by 18 talented young actors, from ages 6 to 14. Derrick Washington, Jr. will play the title role of Babe. Recently, Derrick has entertained KCT audiences as Clarence The Angel in It’s A Wonderful Life! and multiple roles in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. His surrogate mother, Fly the Sheepdog, is played by Kayla June Nobbe, last seen at KCT as Clementine the Kind in Sleeping Beauty. The Hoggetts will be played by Minnie Harrigan and Wheeler Moon. Eight other veteran performers join them: Catherine Blevins, Callie Dowd, Caroline Dyer, Caroline Hunse, Bethany Moon, Zoe Risley, Lydia Steimer, and Brandon Wilhoit.
Six actors are making their KCT debuts: Eason Bullard, Campbell Ella, Max Harper, Anna Heneise, Saiya Palmer, and Isabelle Paultre.
The play is directed by Caroline King. Jennie Cunic is the Assistant Director, and also will serve as Choreographer and Assistant Costume Designer. Wade Austin provides the scenic design, and Amie Dyer will also assist with costumes. The play’s stage manager is A. J. Tierney.
The play is made possible through the generous support of Home Federal Bank, Harrigan Construction, and arts-minded individuals like you.
Phone: (865) 599-5284
109 E. Churchwell Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917
From ANYWHERE in Knoxville, take I-275. Take Exit 1B to Woodland Avenue east. Head east 2 tenths of a mile to Central Avenue. Turn left. KCT is three blocks up Central, on the right, directly across from Star Sales..
From downtown, take Broadway north. Turn left onto Central Avenue. Go straight through traffic lights at Barnard, Baxter, Anderson, and Woodland Avenues. KCT is on the right, directly across from Star Sales .
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: email@example.com ! You'll receive a detailed response with all the specifics about your reservation. Or you may call (865) 599-5284!