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Comedy "Anton in Show Business" performed October 6-8 and 12-14

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Theatre Sewanee will present Anton in Show Business, a comedy by Jane Martin, in the Tennessee Williams Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 & 7 and Oct. 12-14, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 8. Admission is free.

Anton in Show Business is a madcap comedy which follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar wonderland that looks a lot like the American theatre. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains, and absurdities of producing Chekhov’s The Three Sisters in Texas.

Kalynn Harrington, Lydia Klaus, and Kate Schumaker play the three actresses. They are joined by Marion Givhan, Alena Kochinski, Emily Riedlinger, Sarah Mixon, Will Burton-Edwards, Nick Govindan, Cameron Noel, Jonathan Herring, David Provost, Jack Riordan, and Jim Crawford.

Anton in Show Business is directed by Peter Smith, with scenery designed by Elijah Brooks-Davis and Dan Backlund, costumes designed by Jennifer Matthews, and lighting designed by Liam Corley and Dan Backlund. John Marshall is technical director, assisted by Chynna Bradford. Krystal Fowler is production stage manager.

Admission is free and reservations are available at eventbrite.com.