Tellico Community Playhouse

A Proud Member of the  American Associaton of Community Theater AACT
Tellico Community Players is a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) 
304 Lakeside Plaza, Loudon, TN 37774



SEAN GRENNAN'S    THE TIN WOMAN Directed by James Fisher
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a  friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter, Sammy ready to accept Jack's death? When they meet with Joy, the awkwardness becomes funny and heartfelt. Playwright Sean Grennan skillfully weaves comedy, truthfulness and pathos into a moving play. All the players come to terms with what it means to truly give one's heart.
FEBRUARY 13,14,15 & 20, 21, 22, 23

MICHAEL WILMOT'S       A RED PLAID SHIRT          Directed by Sue Aukerman
Marty is over the hill - or is he? He has retired from a life of teaching English to high school students, and he wants to know what comes next. What's on the other side of that frightening hill? What in the world is he supposed to do with himself, other than drive his loving wife crazy ? That's simple premise of A Red Plaid Shirt by Canadian playwright Michael Wilmot. At the insistence of Deb, his wife, Marty decides to take up a hobby. What will it be? Woodworking, or his latest wild hair; motorcycling? He and his buddy Fred, (who has taken up the hobby of hypochondria after watching too many medical dramas on TV) set out together for the woodworking class. Their interplay is reminiscent of Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton, TV's best buds from the Honeymooners. Marty and Fred are the biggest tools in the wood shop. If the play is homage to the classic sitcom, it's the sitcom in mint condition. The formula can't fail, as long as it's well written. It certainly is here. But, beyond the punch lines, the show takes a sharp turn into a poignant conclusion we never saw coming. 

MICHAEL McKEEVER'S     SUITE SURRENDER            Directed by Patrick McCray
Its 1942 and two of Hollywood's biggest (and at times scariest) divas are both performing as a USO benefit. Complication number one: the two ladies have a legendary ongoing feud that turns violent if they come near each other.
Complication number two: the performers both wind up booked into the same Presidential Suite. The Palm Beach Royale Hotel's beleaguered general manager must keep the two ladies form realizing they are in separate bedrooms in the same suite. His task is made even more difficult by his less than savvy staff, a society matron eager to associate with celebrities, and a gossip columnist look for dirt.
The introductory exposition is made less painful by the antics of a funny pair of easily confused bellhops. Also, providing a little spice is the President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity or PBLFU (with the accent on the "FU")
If you have ever enjoyed a quality farce like Noises Off or Lend Me a Tenor, you will find Suite Surrender not far behind entertainment value.
JUNE 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27, 28

HOPE BUNCH'S        UNDERCOVER CHRISTMAS            Directed by Len Willis

Doc Nash had a successful medical center in Richmond, VA. But five years ago, after losing his wife, he decided to return to his country home in Baynesville, VA. There, he established a free medical clinic where residents of his childhood hometown could receive medical care. Even with only one johnny-on-the-spot nurse and bumbling receptionist, this clinic has become a vital part of this rural community. Since its inception, the clinic has been supported with funds from the local government and private donations. However, with recent cuts in funding and a dip in the economy, the clinic is struggling financially. With a stack of unpaid bills and no money in the bank, the future of this little clinic remains uncertain.