Monty Python farce graces Theatre Centre’s main stage
Hopefully, you had the opportunity to see the Theatre Centre’s Camelot, set in the Kennedy “Camelot” era. But if for some reason you didn’t, you’ve got another chance to see another great production. This time, it’s the delightfully absurd Spamalot, the Monty Python spin-off/rip-off of their hit movies Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Life of Brian.
Fans of Monty Python will be delighted to find such absurdity so close to home, unfolding here on the Theatre Centre’s main stage. Monty Python is world-renowned for revolutionizing sketch comedy with their combination of cultural references, satire, and trademark absurdity, and Spamalot is no exception.
Channeling the troupe’s clever idiocy, artful tackiness, and wide-eyed irreverence, Monty Python veteran Eric Idle created a musical retelling of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
Director Lindsay Fussell states, “Spamalot has proven to be a super fun experience, starting with auditions where some of the best actor/singer/dancers in Chattanooga showed up. We had to make some difficult choices but ended up with an amazingly talented cast who have truly brought their A-game throughout the rehearsal process, including Garrett Henson, who stepped into a major role just two and a half weeks before opening night!”
Spamalot will play for two more consecutive weekends. Tickets are available online at theatrecentre.com or by phone at (423) 264-8534.