Chattanooga Now Tennessee Valley Theatre tackles social issues in 'Behind All Doors'

Chattanooga Now Tennessee Valley Theatre tackles social issues in 'Behind All Doors'

September 10th, 2019 by Susan Pierce in Chattanooga Now - Art

If you go

* What: “Behind All Doors”

* Where: Tennessee Valley Theatre, 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn.

* When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 20-21; 2 p.m. Sept. 15 and 22

* Admission: $10

* For more information: 423-365-PLAY

Tennessee Valley Theatre will open "Behind All Doors," a play by Dawnia Powers, on Saturday, Sept. 14, for five performances.

"Behind All Doors" addresses the issue of addiction and how it touches lives in today's families and communities.

Addiction can take many forms from illegal drugs to tobacco to food. This play and its relatable characters reminds audiences that addiction, child abuse and domestic violence are issues that can happen to anyone.

"Behind All Doors" also deals with class division, racism, teen pregnancy, poverty, child abuse, sexual abuse and death.

Although intense and heavy topics, the play addresses them with candor and humor as it shows how second chances and the healing power of love can turn lives around.

Donations will be accepted for admission to the Sept. 20 production, which will be donated to Youth Villages. That nonprofit works to strengthen families.

The management of the theater advises parents there is some mild adult humor as well as adult scenarios, so parental guidance is suggested.

Tickets are $10 and can be paid at the door, cash or check only.

For reservations: 423-365-PLAY or www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com.

— Compiled by Susan Pierce