A! Magazine for the Arts

Theatre Bristol works with River's Way

February 21, 2022

Theatre Bristol collaborates with River’s Way for the sixth year to present an original comedy, “Three Times Three,” March 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and March 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the ARTspace, Bristol, Tenn.

“Three Times Three” is a joyful compilation of fairy tales, jokes and songs written by Dottie Havlik especially for River’s Way and veteran Theatre Bristol actors.

Directing this original piece is Theatre Bristol veteran Dottie Havlik, most recently Theatre Bristol director of “Miracle on 34th Street” and several radio productions at Theatre Bristol, and long-time actor in many shows including “Steel Magnolias” and most recently, “Fiddler on the Roof.”

“These River’s Way kids are so creative, and they’re so excited to be acting in a real play in a real theater,” said Havlik. “They’re learning true theater lessons about taking directions, overcoming nervousness and concentrating on a task. But mostly they’re learning that hard work can be fun and rewarding.”

River’s Way, led by Executive Director Tom Hanlon, is an organization dedicated to the positive and productive involvement of differently abled young people in our community.

“We are very grateful to Theatre Bristol, and especially to Dottie Havlik, for providing us with an opportunity to participate in this community play,” said Hanlon. “I cannot begin to describe the levels of excitement and anticipation that this play has generated for the students, graduates and staff of River’s Way. We have had a great deal of fun in our rehearsals, and we hope that everyone enjoys the fruits of our efforts”

Theatre Bristol and River’s Way thank the community for its support of this production, people with differing abilities and the arts. Working together to create live performance, we develop stories and memories that entertain and foster connections in our community among people of all abilities.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, call or email Theatre Bristol. Show information is available online at www.TheatreBristol.org or by calling the message line at 423-212-3625.