Einstein Simplified, an improvisational comedy group, will perform at the University of Tennessee Arboretum in Oak Ridge on Sunday.
Organizers called it a great early Father’s Day gift for dad, spouse, or friends. But you must bring your sense of humor, they said.
“We live in a crazy up-and-down world, so the UT Arboretum Society is offering you a chance to forget all that on Sunday, June 11, at the UT Arboretum Auditorium, located at 901 South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge,” a press release said. “Join us as we all laugh non-stop as the renowned award-winning comedy group Einstein Simplified presents an hour of uninterrupted improv comedy. This 23-year-old well-established group performs funny, and often physical, unrehearsed comedy.”
The fun begins at 5 p.m. Sunday with a reception that includes wine and a wide variety of cheeses. “This is a chance to mingle with the comedy troupe and socialize with the crowd,” the press release said. The cost is $30 per person, and that includes one free glass of wine, cheese, crackers, and the comedy show.
All tickets will be sold before the event. There are no walk-up sales. Soft drinks will be provided free of charge. A cash bar for additional glasses of wine will be available. The preferred method of ticket sales is online at the UT Arboretum Society website at http://utas.brownpapertickets.com/. If online purchase is a problem, call (865) 776-8227.
The schedule is: Gates open at 4:30 p.m.; social hour, with drinks and a variety of cheeses and crackers, from 5 to 6 p.m. The show starts promptly at 6 p.m. and will end about 7 p.m. People are invited to stay and socialize after the show.
Einstein Simplified has been a Knoxville staple for 23 years, having performed at Side Splitters and, for the past few years, every Tuesday night at Scruffy City Hall (Preservation Pub) in Market Square in Knoxville, the press release said.
“These comedians are in demand, doing a weekly show and many special appearances,” the release said. “Several of our board members have seen Einstein Simplified and they have given rave reviews.”
This is a major fundraiser for the UT Arboretum Society, which is a 52-year-old supporting group of the Arboretum and the oldest in the University of Tennessee system. Proceeds go toward the operating fund for the Arboretum as well as the endowment.
For more information on Einstein Simplified check out their Facebook page.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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