Sam Bass Theatre

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
September 8 - September 30, 2017
Directed by Olin Meadows

Sam Bass Theatre celebrates season of classics with one of the greatest and most beloved plays of all time, written by the face of American theatre Tennessee Williams. This renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche's flirtatious Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the Kowalski household. In this re-imagined interpretation aspects of mental health, sexual orientation, alcoholism, and rape culture are brought to the forefront with new technology and creative staging choices.

Age recommendation: 17 and up (for sexual situations and partial nudity)
Run time: Two hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
Sep 8th-9th, Sep 14th-16th, Sep 21st-23rd, Sep 28th-30th at 8:00pm;Sep 10th, 17th, Sep 24th at 2:00pm

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
By JM Barrie
Directed by Robyn Conner
December 1-23, 2017

Second star to the right and straight on till morning, join Sam Bass theatre as we venture into the land of magic and imagination with J.M. Barrie’s classics children’s play Peter Pan. This production brings back classical theatrical convention and uses imagination to bring to life flying children, pirates, fairies, mermaids, and Indian princesses. Join Wendy, John, and Michael Darling on a daring adventure into Neverland directed by Robyn Conner and featuring an all-star cast of seasoned professionals and members of the Sam Bass Theatre Youth Guild.

Recommendation: all ages
Run Time: Two hours including one intermission.
Dec 1st-2nd, Dec 7th-9th, Dec 14th-16th, Dec 21st-23rd at 7:30pm;Dec 3rd, 10th, Dec 17th at 2:00pm

12 Angry Jurors

12 Angry Jurors
By Reginal Rose
Directed by Eric Nelson
January 19-February 10, 2018

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate. In this modern take on this classic piece of theatre director Eric Nelson brings this story in the 21st century with color blind and gender blind casting allowing the audience to go on a journey of self-discovery as stereotypes and discrimination take the spotlight.

Age recommendation: PG (for intense and violent content)
Run time: Two hours and 40 minutes including intermission
Jan 19th-20th 2018, Jan 25th-27th 2018, Feb 1st-3rd 2018, Feb 8th-10th 2018 at 8:00pm;Jan 21st 2018, Jan 28th 2018, Feb 4th 2018 at 2:00pm

Harvey

Harvey
By Mary Chase
Directed by Kathleen Juhl
March 9-April 1, 2018

Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanitarium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! Eventually, the mistake is realized, and a frantic search begins for Elwood and the invisible pooka, which ends with Elwood appearing, voluntarily, at the sanitarium. In the end, however, Veta realizes that she loves her brother and his invisible his best friend just as they are, and doesn’t want either of them to change.

Age recommendation: Six and up
Run time: Two hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
Mar 9th-10th 2018, Mar 15th-17th 2018, Mar 22nd-24th 2018, Mar 29th-31st 2018 at 8:00pm;Mar 11th 2018, Mar 18th 2018, Mar 25th 2018, Apr 1st 2018 at 2:00pm

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple
By Neil Simon
Directed by David Lovelace
May 11- June 2, 2018

Neil Simon one of the most beloved comic playwrights of the modern American Theatre and his masterpiece “The Odd Couple” is one of the most produced plays of all times. In “The Odd Couple” a divorced slob invites a group of the boys over for cards. One of the guests, who happens to be very meticulous and tense, has just been separated from his wife. The slob and the neat-freak decide to share one apartment; but patterns of their own disastrous marriages begin to reappear with hilarious results. A farce of classic slamming doors, mistaken identities and poor choices that is sure to be a hit with everyone.

Age recommendation:PG (for some adult content)
Run time: Two hours and 40 minutes including one intermission
May 11th-12th 2018, May 17th-19th 2018, May 24th-26th 2018, May 31st 2018, Jun 1st-2nd 2018 at 8:00pm;May 13th 2018, May 20th 2018, May 27th 2018 at 2:00pm

Red, White, and Tuna

Red White and Tuna
By Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard
Directed by Robyn Conner
June 21-July 7
Starring: Jacob Vigil and R. Michael Clinkscales

The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town. Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. It's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas...Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any "cosmic" communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in rural America.

This production brings the return of the dream team of Robyn Conner as Director of Tuna, and Jacob Vigil and R. Michael Clinkscales who brought to life the zany citizen of Tuna, Texas this past holiday season in their sold out run of “A Tuna Christmas.”

Age recommendation: PG (for some adult humor)
Run time: Two hours and 20 minutes including one intermission
Jun 22nd-23rd 2018, Jun 28th-30th 2018, Jul 5th-7th 2018 at 8:00pm;Jun 24th 2018, Jul 1st 2018 at 2:00pm