Looking for a way to connect with and support the Clarence Brown Theatre? 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, and Anon(ymous)
  • New Marian Brown’s Circle tote
  • Listing on the CBT website, and in the CBT & Lab Theatre digital 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 – Saturday, October 28th, 12pm-2pm
  • The Giver – Saturday, February 24th, 12pm-2pm
  • Anon(ymous) – Saturday, 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 us for an exclusive staged reading of the new play A Thousand Suns by local playwright Linda Parsons featuring our acting faculty and undergraduate students.

  • 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!

For questions about your Marian Brown’s Circle membership or benefits, please contact us at Marian_Brown_Circle@utk.edu or call David Ratliff at 865.974.8287.