Sam Bass Theatre


By Mary Chase
Directed by Christopher Lee Herod
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, Mar 15th-17th, Mar 22nd-24th, Mar 29th-31st at 8:00pm;Mar 11th, 18th, 25th, Apr 1st 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, May 17th-19th, May 24th-26th, May 31st, Jun 1st-2nd at 8:00pm;May 13th, 20th, May 27th 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, Jun 28th-30th, Jul 5th-7th at 8:00pm;Jun 24th, Jul 1st at 2:00pm