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JRT Players to offer King Arthur show


The Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is ready to share with its community “The Commedia Tales of King Arthur,” performed by the JRT Players.

The JRT Players is a troupe of actors who perform classic stories (often with a twist) and usually with a lot of comedy. Current members are Janette Gaines (director), Lorianne Carver, Lucas Schmidt, and Corey Tickles.

The JRT Players are most recognized for performing “Commedia dell’Arte,” also known as “Italian comedy.” This was a humorous theatrical presentation performed by professional players who traveled throughout Italy in the 16th century.This time, the troupe is tackling The Tales of King Arthur. Punchin loves to play Merlin, employing his big, magical nose as a wand to control Rosetta’s stick horse as she portrays young Arthur. 

Columbine and Arlequin join in the fun to bring us Lancelot, the king, Guenevere, and even an ogre guarding the castle! As always, the players revel in creating much onstage merriment with witty word play, teasing, and wigs flying off!

There are two ways to catch this performance: in person at the Gazebo at Mill Springs Park in Jonesborough, or virtually via showtix4u.

The outdoor shows are Sunday, April 11, at 3 and 5 p.m.. Seats are limited, so you’re urged to purchase tickets beforehand through ThunderTix. You can buy tickets at the event but only if space is available. We can only accept cash at the live shows.

The virtual event airs from 7 p.m. on April 23 through 11:45 p.m. April 25. The ticketing link is on our website and on our Facebook page.

The JRT hopes you’ll join them for this rollicking good time.