• Aug 4 - 20, 2023
  • UTC Fine Arts Center

    752 Vine Street
    Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over




By Young Jean Lee

Directed by Blake Harris

Chattanooga Premiere


WHEN: August 1-3, 11-13, and 18-20,  2023*

WHERE: UTC Fine Arts Center

ABOUT: “A wild collision of Shakespeare, the playwright’s inner struggles of facing the mortality of her father, and… Sesame Street. Equal parts daring and absurd, this piece shifts the focus away from the aging King Lear and directly to the adult children who cause and ignore the suffering of their father. One moment hilarious, the next tragic, LEAR explores a wild gamut of emotions in a performance unlike anything local audiences have seen before."


Obvious Dad is an ArtsBuild Community Arts Partner



  • *SUNDAYS ARE "PAY WHAT YOU WANT": We want theatre to be accessible to all. Therefore, all of our Sunday matinees are "Pay What You Wish" performances. However, you cannot reserve "Pay What You Wish" tickets online. "Pay What You Wish" tickets are available at the door and are first-come, first-serve. Tickets can be reserved online for Sunday matinees, but they will be regular price.
  • NO CASH: We will not be accepting cash at the door due to COVID safety. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance, or you can pay with card or Venmo in person.
  • NO LATE SEATING: Due to the setup of our stage, we will not be able to seat audience members who are more than 10 minutes late.
  • NO INTERMISSION: There is no intermission for this show; the show runs approximately 90 minutes.
  • AGE RECOMMENDATION: This show has mature themes and language. We recommend this show for audiences ages 16+.
Date & Time

Aug 4 - 20, 2023

Venue Details

UTC Fine Arts Center

752 Vine Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403 UTC Fine Arts Center
Obvious Dad

Obvious Dad is a Chattanooga, TN-based theatre company that creates defiant, spotlighting diverse voices, ideas, and expressions. We generate inclusive experiences and challenging conversations to connect audiences and artists.

Click here to visit our website, www.obviousdad.com.