115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

115 Grady Avenue

Athens, Georgia 30601

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

Five Blue Haired Ladies Sitting on a Green Park Bench

A Comedy Written by John A. Penzotti
Directed by Bonnie Roberts 

Anna, Eva, Rose, Gladys and La La had only two things in common when they met seven months ago: a park bench and a life well-lived. Through fond and sometimes painful memories, keen observations and a good belly laugh now and again, these gals are truly on the cusp of eighty, going on eighteen. Bound by each other’s strengths, wisdom and witticisms, each one unwittingly prepares for the day they leave the bench, perhaps for the last time.

Show Dates:
May 5, 2023 at 8:00 pm
May 6, 2023 at 8:00 pm
May 7, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$5 for Adults

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Wine Tasting Season 71

Wine Tasting in the Garden

Town & Gown invites you to join us for an evening of wine and light refreshment as part of our annual fundraiser. Athens’ favorite sommelier Kurt Galloway will be our guide through some deliciously different vintages.

Show Dates:
April 29, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 pm

Admission:
$30 for Adults

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Spellbound

Spellbound

Performed by: Mike Smith

A few years back, Chris Ramsay, a professional magician and YouTuber, asked a question of his nearly 7 million followers: “How many of you have ever seen a magic trick in real life?” The answer was surprisingly low. Of the small percentage that said yes, most had only seen some simple trick at a party or from an uncle. The reaction to Ramsay’s question had ripples in the magic community, but one person it affected was Mike Smith. Having returned to his magic cards during the lockdown, Mike thought about the fact that so many people never see a real magic trick, so the next day he brought a small packet trick to his English class, started his day with a grammar lesson, and then did a magic trick. Although not always appreciated by his ninth graders, they at least get to experience the wonder and amazement of a magic trick to take the sting out of grammar.

Spellbound is Mike Smith’s first full length magic show, combining mentalism, card magic, Rubik’s cubes, comedy, storytelling, and his love of theater, teaching, family, and of course, magic. Each magic routine is connected to a story from his life, some more true than others admittedly. For members of Town & Gown, there are stories about past shows and Mike’s time in Athens. For friends of Mike’s, you’ll learn what Mike considers to be truly magical. For others, there’s just good magic to experience. It will be a fun, family friendly show that will truly leave you with a sense of wonder and awe.

Show Dates:
March 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm
March 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm
March 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$5 for Adults

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Story by: Agatha Christie
Adapted by: Ken Ludwig

Directed by: Derek Adams

All Aboard for Murder! Based on the classic Agatha Christie novel, Ken Ludwig’s adaptation gives us a ticket onto the famous train when a man is found dead and a snowdrift stops the locomotive in its tracks. Detective Poirot must uncover each passenger’s secrets to find the killer before he or she strikes again!

Show Dates:
December 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm
December 3 , 2022 at 8:00 pm
December 4 , 2022 at 2:00 pm
December 8 , 2022 at 8:00 pm
December 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm
December 10 , 2022 at 8:00 pm
December 11 , 2022 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Christine Carpenter

Claudio loves Hero. Hero loves Claudio. Benedick loves…Benedick? And Beatrice loves banter! The boys are back from the war, and love is in the air. Watch one of Shakespeare’s most famous couples duel with words and wit in this beloved romantic comedy!

Show Dates:
February 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 11, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm
February 16, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 17, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 18, 2023 at 8:00 pm
February 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601

Red Herring

Red Herring

Written by: Michael Hollinger
Directed by: Nick Ciarochi

Spies! Murder! Fish? It’s 1952, America’s on the verge of the H-bomb, and Senator Joe McCarthy’s daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy. Set at the feverish height of the red scare, Red Herring is a surprising, sexy, and hilarious noir comedy about love, lies, and other megaton explosives.

Show Dates:
April 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 15, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 16, 2023 at 2:00 pm
April 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 22, 2023 at 8:00 pm
April 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Admission:
$20 for Adults
$15 for Members, Seniors, and Students
$12 for Members, Seniors, and Students on Thursday

*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*

Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601