Marian Brown’s Circle

Marian Brown's CircleLooking for a way to connect with and support the Clarence Brown Theatre?

Join the Marian Brown’s Circle today!

Many of you may not know, but it was Clarence Brown’s wife Marian who had a passion for the arts and helped encourage Clarence to invest in the theatre you see today. The Marian Brown’s Circle (MBC) is our way of honoring her legacy.

And we’re not your average book club. Members delve into the scripts seen on CBT stages with the director, actors, dramaturg, or sometimes, even the playwright! With our Literary Lunches, there’s never a shortage of fun and engaging discussion as a Marian Brown’s Circle member.


2022/2023 Membership Benefits

New this year, we will have one membership level which will include all the literary lunches. Look for the return of Page2Stage Events in the future.

Marian Brown Circle Membership ($100) includes the following benefits:

  • Personal scripts of four plays (Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Adaptive Radiation, Trouble in Mind, and Men on Boats)
  • Marian Brown’s Circle tote and journal
  • Listing on the CBT website, and in the CBT MainStage & Lab Theatre virtual programs
  • Invitation to attend the Literary Lunches (lunch provided)
  • Invitation to attend Page2Stage events (for additional cost – currently on pause for the 2022/2023 Season)
  • One guest pass (to be used for one Literary Lunch)

JOIN TODAY!

***Benefits are subject to change, cancellation, and/or may be moved to virtual if needed.CDC and University of Tennessee guidelines will be adhered.***

MBC Members

Priscilla Bright
Constance Burnett
Steve Drevik
Vickie Ellis
Jeff Kornegay
Susan Kornegay
Sharon Kreis
Stephen LaVie
Donna Riggs
Helen Sirett
Donna Wertz


Like to read reviews before deciding? Hear from past MBC members:

“An excellent way to advance your understanding and enjoyment of the Clarence Brown Theatre experience. I highly recommend becoming a part of this circle.”

“Marian Brown’s Circle offers an extra bit of delight, like another helping of literary dessert, about all the things you love about theatre. So much fun to get an extra glimpse behind the scenes.”


For questions about your Marian Brown’s Circle membership or benefits, please contact us at Marian_Brown_Circle@utk.edu or call Hana Sherman at (865) 974-7160.