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The Curtain Rises On Season Two At Obvious Dad

“Gruesome Playground Injuries” poster.
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Last year, Obvious Dad brought its first performances to the stage here in Chattanooga.

On Friday, the theatre company opens its second season with the premiere of the play “Gruesome Playground Injuries” - at the Fine Arts Center on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Gaye Jeffers is the director.

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