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!

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.



($100) includes the following benefits:

  • Personal scripts of The Moors, The Giver, & Anon(ymous)
  • New Marian Brown’s Circle tote
  • Listing on the CBT website, and in the CBT & Lab Theatre programs
  • Invitation to attend the Literary Lunches (lunch provided)
  • Invitation to attend Page2Stage events
  • One guest pass (to be used for one Literary Lunch)

 LITERARY LUNCHES (included in membership):

  • The Moors | Sat. October 28th, 12pm-2pm
  • The Giver | Sat. February 24th, 12pm-2pm
  • Anon(ymous) | Sat. March 30th, 12pm-2pm


  • Murder at the Southern Depot
    Saturday, September 2nd  – Downtown Knoxville (additional $25 event fee)
    Hour-long walking tour with local historian Laura Still featuring history and legends about Knoxville’s Southern Railway Station and surrounding areas.
  • New Play Staged Reading
    Saturday, November 11th – Lab Theatre 
  • Join Artistic Director Ken Martin for an exclusive staged reading of the new play Delilah by Joe Sutton in consideration for a future CBT season!
  • Broadway Drag Brunch
    Saturday, April 20th – CBT Lobby (additional $25 event fee)
    Put on your Kinky Boots for this not-to-be-missed brunch featuring Knoxville’s finest drag artists performing your favorite Broadway numbers! One word: FABULOUS!

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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 or call David Ratliff at (865) 974-8287.