Saturday, July 5, 2008


Knoxville, Tenn. - Children’s Theatre of Knoxville will present the premiere of a new play, “Treasure Island USA,” at the Emporium Center for Arts & Culture beginning July 11.

Written and directed by CTK Executive Director Zack Allen, the play is based on the classic novel “Treasure Island” with a new kid-friendly twist. Set around Charleston, S.C. during 1713, the play revolves around the well-known character Long John Silver and a gang of treasure-seeking children.

“Treasure Island USA” runs Fridays through Sundays, premiering July 11 and closing July 26. The show plays each Friday evening at 7 PM and Saturday afternoons at 1 PM and 4 PM. The cast will also perform the play on Sunday, July 13 and 20 at 3 PM. The Emporium Center is located at 100 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

"'Treasure Island USA' will thrill and delight children of all ages," says Allen. "The show's theme teaches children about trust and friendship in the face of adversity, while transporting them to the thrilling and colorful world of 18th century pirates. We are excited about introducing many new fans to the exploits of Long John Silver and young Jim Hawkins."
To purchase tickets, call 865-599-5284. Tickets can also be purchased at The Emporium Center, starting 30 minutes before each show.

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