Guild announces 2022  season lineup

The Morristown Theatre Guild has announced its 2022 season and is excited to welcome audiences back after a virulent two years.

The season will start on April 1-10 with “Love, Sex, and the IRS” by William Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, a slapstick farce about two struggling musician roommates in New York City in 1980 and the lengths they will go to make money.

In May, the Guild will partner once again with the Hamblen County Board of Education to present its annual Books Alive! program that will feature elementary students performing an adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit”.

Also, from May 13-22, the accident-prone thespians of The Cornley Drama Society attempt to perform a classic murder mystery, hoping that they and the set will still be standing for a curtain call in the Tony-winning “The Play That Goes Wrong.”

N. Richard Nash’s “The Rainmaker” will be performed at the height of summer from Aug. 12–21. In the midst of a drought, Lizzie Curry finds herself falling for a traveler who promises to bring rain to her family’s Texas town.

To start the holiday season, from November 25-December 4, the Guild will be performing “Sanders Family Christmas”, the sequel to the wildly popular musical “Smoke on the Mountain”. This time around, it’s Christmas 1941 and America is going to war; so is Dennis Sanders, of the Sanders Family Singers. Pastor Mervin Oglethorpe and the rest of the Sanders family send Dennis off with hilarious and touching stories and 25 Gospel Christmas favorites.

Season tickets are available, and the Guild is actively seeking donations, show sponsors and advertisers to continue to provide live, quality, family entertainment, as it has for 88 years. For more information and tickets, please call 423-586-9260.

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