Theatre Bristol’s Comedy “Three Times Three” Features River’s Way

Stage collaboration in three shows only, March 5 and 6

Theatre Bristol collaborates with River’s Way for the sixth year to present an original comedy “Three Times Three” March 5 at 10:30 am and 5:30 pm, and March 6 at 2:30 pm at the ARTspace, 506 State Street.

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 will be 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 theatre,” said Havlik. “They’re learning true theatre 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.

“Three Times Three” will have showings on Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM, and on Sunday, March 6 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $5 and will be available online and at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime. Seating is general admission and for any special accommodations, please call or email Theatre Bristol. Show information is available online at or by calling the message line at 423-212-3625.

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Three Times Three as part of its family-friendly 57th season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including Twelfth Night, The Sound of Music, Jack and the Beanstalk, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Elf The Musical.

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to eight productions. Its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and The Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit the Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email