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Tickets can be obtained at the box office beginning 1 hour before the performance.

All events take place in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus.

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Server Alley

November 14, 15, 21 and 22; 7:30 p.m.
November 16 and 23, 2 p.m.

In keeping with Pellissippi State’s ongoing commitment to producing new work, the College presents the world premiere of this comedy/drama by New York playwright Alex Gherardi. The play examines the lives of an oft-seen but barely noticed group: the people who serve your food.


A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas

December 12 and 13; 7:30 p.m.
December 13, 2:30 p.m.

Co-produced by Pellissippi State and The WordPlayers, this original play by Laurie Brooks is the poignant story of two years in the life of the well-known Ingalls family—the only two years Laura Ingalls Wilder chose not to include in her “Little House” books. Presented with period songs, humor and depth of character, “A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas” tells of healing and celebrates the importance of enduring family bonds.


The Tempest

April 17, 18, 24 and 25; 7:30 p.m.
April 19 and 26, 2 p.m.

The College presents this classic Shakespeare play in a co-production with Duck Ear Productions. Prepare to be transported to a faraway island for a tale filled with spirits, monsters, vengeance, young love and sorcery. This presentation, directed by Charles R. Miller, head of Pellissippi State’s Theatre productions and co-founder of the Smoky Mountain Shakespeare Festival, promises the best performers and artists Knoxville has to offer.