A farcical feud opens at Theatre Knoxville

Suzanne CadaDowntown, Our Town Arts

Theatre Knoxville Downtown presents Michael McKeever’s Suite Surrender, with its opening show this Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m. Directed by Barry Wallace, the show runs through August 7.

It’s 1942, and two of Hollywood’s biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel — assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance…that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.


  • Bernard Dunlap: Noah McBrayer Jones
  • Claudia McFadden: Katy Brockway
  • Athena Sinclair: Christina Sayer
  • Pippet: Matt Brockway
  • Murphy: Julia Dietz
  • Mrs. Osgood: Barbara Robertson
  • Dora del Rio: A.J. Tierney
  • Francis: Daniel Rickman
  • Otis: Gordon Michaels

Tickets are $20, and showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday with 3 p.m. matinees on Sundays. Theatre Knoxville is located at 800 S. Central Street, 37902. For more information or tickets go here or call 865-544-1999.

For info on other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance.

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