Calendar of Events

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Marble City Opera: I Pagliacci

Category: Music and Theatre

Aug 13-15 nightly at 7:30 PM

A dramatic tale of love and betrayal, Pagliacci revolves around a commedia del arte troupe. ... In an act of revenge, Tonio tells Canio that Nedda is having an affair like he suspected. During a performance, Canio confronts Nedda, and stabs her.

John David Nevergall as Canio
Kathryn Frady as Nedda
Jesse Stock as Tonio
Ryland Pope as Sylvio
Blayne Ziegenfuss as Beppe

Stage Direction by: Keturah Stickann
Piano by: Brandon Coffer

Our production of I Pagliacci at the Tennessee Amphitheater has been approved by the City of Knoxville, including the Mayor. View the COVID Mitigation plan:

The Tennessee Amphitheater, 963 World's Fair Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37916
Marble City Opera: 646-217-1580,

Tennessee Stage Company: Shakespeare Off the Square

Category: Free event, Kids & family, Science & nature and Theatre

7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 6 - 23

A funny thing happened on the way to Shakespeare On The Square’s Thirtieth Anniversary Season – we cancelled it! But we heard so often and so longingly from so many people “but it isn’t summer in Knoxville without Shakespeare” that we came up with an alternate plan.

Instead of our usual season on Market Square we are going to the wide open space at Ijams Nature Center where there is a wonderful sloping hillside where an audience can watch the play while maintaining social distancing.

Keeping in mind size restrictions and safe practices we are presenting a very special five actor Much Ado About Nothing in which each actor will play three roles! It will be a highly stylized modern dress production in which our five actors will change characters mid scene and carry on conversations with themselves!

This production is being presented in collaboration with 70/30 Creative.

Much Ado About Nothing opens on Thursday, August 6, at the pavilion outside the visitors center at Ijams Nature Center. It continues through Aug. 23, a three week run rather than out usual five week run.

Admission is free. A donation basket will be passed with a $ 10.00 suggested donation. To help maintain audience size restrictions Ijams Nature Center, the Tennessee Stage Company and 70/30 creative ask that reservations be made prior to attending at

Ijams Nature Center 2915 Island Home Avenue 37920
865-546-4280 or