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About The Show

April 23 - May 11, 2022 I Previews April 15-22, 2022

Book by Frank Galati
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens  
Based on the novel A Death in the Family by James Agee
Based, in part, on the play All the Way Home by Tad Mosel
Directed by Frank Galati

This moving and innovative new musical reunites the dynamic Tony Award®-winning creative team behind Ragtime, one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Based on James Agee’s autobiographical, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Death in the Family, the story begins as Agee struggles to write his greatest work—about the event that touched his young life and the effect it had on his mother, his town, and his own future. A powerful illumination of the forces that shape who we are, Knoxville is a universal coming-of-age story about family, faith, and love—and about the boy who will grow up to write it. With a sweeping musical score and an extraordinary creative team and cast, this world premiere is a must-see event!

Contains mature themes. Recommended for age 10+.

The World Premiere of Knoxville is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.


Events | Offerings

Inside Asolo Rep
Wednesday, April 20 | 10:30am

Wednesday, April 27

Starry Night Dinner
Monday, May 23 | 6:30pm

The Scoop
This popular program is going digital! Ticket holders will be sent a video link via email prior to their performance to get the inside scoop on the ideas that inspired the production.

Tuesday Talkbacks 
April 26, May 3 and 10 | Enhance your experience with this post-show discussion following select Tuesday performances.

*All activities are subject to change or modification based on CDC recommendations.