115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

Thalian Blackfriars New Works Play Festival

Thalian Blackfriars

The Thalian Blackfriars, founded in 1893, are the oldest student theatre group at UGA and the second oldest in the country. They are dedicated to producing and creating new work that excites today’s students. This Festival will showcase new works written and directed by current Thalian Blackfriars.

The Plays:
“Your House on Pine Street and Mine on The Hill” by Jenna Gubran
Directed by Wyn Alyse Thomas
Synopsis: Levi plans a future with Clarice, as she attempts to break news that could change the course of their lives.X

“Waiting For Donny” by Wyn Alyse Thomas
Directed by Jenna GubranX
Synopsis: An absurdist play in which two Republican senators sit on the steps of the capitol waiting for Donald Trump to arrive.X

“The Long Way Down” by Isabel Bobrik
Directed by Alex Hutchison
Synopsis: In this retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Genevive must compete against the Dealer in a poker game to save her husband from death.

“Swipe Right to Die” by Katie Grace Lowrey
Directed by Wyn Alyse Thomas
Synopsis: A serial killer and crime novelist match on Tinder. This is the story of their relationship.

“An Angel Named Cora” by Bridget Blanchard
Directed by Bianca Cardona
Synopsis: Set in 1920s Appalachia, a railroad is being built through a small mountain town. The town pastor believes this to be the beginning of the Judgment Day and, with his wife, creates an angel to protect the town: a teenage girl named Cora. In the days before the train arrives, Cora learns what it means to be alive with the help of her neighbor and friend Inez.

Show Dates:

  • October 20, 2023   8:00pm
  • October 21, 2023   8:00pm
  • October 22, 2023   2:00pm

$5 for Adults

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Annual Awards Celebration – 70th Season

70th Awards Celebration

We’ve had a fruitful 70th season, so now it’s thyme to party!

Sunday, September 10th
5:30 PM
Foxglove Plantbar
1063 Baxter Street #600

Lettuce say farewell to our 2022/2023 shows with an evening of food, drink, and bountiful thank yous to our members & community supporters. Put on your garden party best and prepare to mingle with your buds. We promise thistle be a night to remember!

Your $18 admission includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet from Big City Bread and dessert from Classic City Confections. There will be a cash bar.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.showclix.com/event/award-celebration-tng no later than Wednesday, Sep. 6th.

WUGA Talks Into the Woods

WUGA Interview Into the Woods

The Town & Gown Players presents Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine Friday April 22nd Through Sunday May 1st at the Town & Gown Theatre. The musical follows well-known fairy tale characters as they try to make their wishes come true. Director Bryn Adamson speaks with WUGA’s Michael Cardin.

Hear the interview on the WUGA website at this link: https://www.wuga.org/local-news/2022-04-21/into-the-woods-athens-town-and-gown

Volunteer Drive

Volunteer Drive

From set construction to buying toilet paper, we count on volunteers to keep our shows running. Sign up for committees, specific tasks, or just let us know about your special skills so we can reach out with the perfect project for you.

Please email questions to info@townandgownplayers.org.

Juneteenth Series: Athens Vignettes

Juneteenth Series: Athens Vignettes

The Athens community is invited to acknowledge, celebrate, and honor Juneteenth by joining in a community-led, community-wide 19 Days of Juneteenth celebration. Town & Gown Players will participate on Saturday, June 4, 2022 with a showing of the taped performance of the play, Athens Vignettes by Dr. Roshaunda Breeden, followed by a discussion. The viewing will be at the Lyndon House Arts Center.

Town & Gown Players premiered Dr. Breeden’s Athens Vignettes: A Dialogue with the African American Community on October 15-17th and October 22-24th, 2021. The production was directed by Dr. Freda Scott Giles, Associate Professor of Theatre and the Institute for African American Studies at UGA. The play addresses Athens history as viewed in the present concerning Linnentown, the Baldwin Hall remains, the relationship between UGA and the Athens African American community, and the impact of urban renewal. Read coverage about the performance in the Athens Banner-Herald at this link

Please email questions to Narke Norton at president@townandgownplayers.org.

Learn more about the Athens-Clarke County Juneteenth Series here.

Show Dates:

  • June 4, 2022   8:00pm

Admission: Free. 

Address: 211 Hoyt St, Athens, GA 30601