About George Logan
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- Freelance contributor
02/24/1994 - current
CBT and Carol Mayo Jenkins take 'The Trip to Bountiful'
Published 02/26/2014 at 9:59 a.m.
Horton Foote’s play seems to be creeping toward the status of American myth. It’s surprising that Clarence Brown Theatre has never taken it on before, but they’re doing it exactly as they should, with Carol Mayo Jenkins in the lead.
Reconstruction: Clarence Brown Unleashes 'The Whipping Man'
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:10 a.m.
The least expected aspect of The Whipping Man, a searing drama about slavery, war, poverty, racism, torture, gangrene, and unanesthetized amputation is that it’s frequently hilarious. For a one-set, two-act, three-actor play, it’s a rich, complex thing, with a parade ...
Flying Anvil's 'Venus in Fur' Adds to an Already Thriving Theater Scene
Published 10/30/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 2 Comments
Sunday afternoons on Gay Street aren’t what they used to be.
Noises Off, Fore and Aft: Clarence Brown Theatre Presents Classic Modern Comedy About What Actors Don't Want You to See
Published 09/11/2013 at 11:08 a.m.
Anyone who’s been in a play knows that there are always two simultaneous dramas: the one presented to the audience, and the often more desperate one backstage.
Clarence Brown Theatre Produces High-Speed Farce With Tom Stoppard’s 'On the Razzle'
Published 05/01/2013 at 9:41 a.m.
Tom Stoppard's On the Razzle is a classic mistaken-identity, disapproving-parent, jealous-pursuit romp turned up a few notches. It’s like a long Marx Brothers routine, with about a dozen Marx Brothers, and no musical breaks.
Downtown’s Satirical Revue "Forbidden Knoxville" Tries Out a Fresh Venue
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:02 a.m.
“You’re so odd but we love you still,” goes a refrain in the opening number of Flying Anvil’s new musical production. The endearment is directed, of course, at the city of Knoxville, and expresses our sentiments exactly.
We Finally Get To See the Long-Rumored Knoxville Play 'Five Women Wearing the Same Dress'
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:23 a.m.
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress was first mentioned in these pages back in the ’90s. Back then, we’d heard rumors of a wacky off-Broadway comedy that happened to be set in Knoxville. We never made the trip to see ...
Clarence Brown Theater Takes on Rothko in 'Red'
Published 02/06/2013 at 10:38 a.m.
The drama plays out as a very animated dialogue between the late-middle-aged Rothko, at the peak of his ca. 1960 vogue, and a (fictional) young assistant named Ken. The main context is Rothko’s famous challenge to decorate the walls of ...
'Red Scare on Sunset': Theater Knoxville Downtown Takes on the Pinkos
Published 06/13/2012 at 10:56 a.m.
The play twists some assumptions about that paranoid era. This play is unlikely to appeal to the Tea Party, but, as it turns out, some of Pilford’s paranoia is justified. In this tale, Communists do have a grip on Hollywood, ...
Clarence Brown Produces an Energetic 'Kiss Me, Kate'
Published 04/25/2012 at 12:59 p.m.
It’s almost silly to review these things. If you like musicals, you’ll like Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of Kiss Me, Kate. You won’t lose money betting they get a standing ovation every night. There’s a lot of energy in the ...