The 36th Season!
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Presented by The Mariah Fund
(2nd Area-Wide High School production)
June 20-23*, 27-30*, 2019
The classic musical that is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for his own freedom. The plot twists and turns with multiple cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors, potions, overbearing mothers, eunuchs, an Army general, courtesans, a nearly-blind old man, and a case or two of the Plague all combine for a night of unbridled hilarity!
UPCOMING 37TH SEASON
Tickets on Sale July 1, 2019
Gunsmoke: On the Air!
Specialty Side Track Production
July 26, 27*, 27, 2019
The Depot Theater presents an original live radio production written by Mark Vierthaler. Join us as Matt Dillon, Miss Kitty and all your favorite characters come to life on air! Watch how the sound effects are made, how actors “personify” different characters, or just close your eye and imagine you are listening to the whole show on your radio! This production is directed by Ed Bethea.
Law & Order: C-rhyme and Pun-ishment
August 1-4*, 2019
In the nursery rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups — the detectives, who investigate the crime, and the magistrates, who prosecute the defenders. These are their rhymes. The Inspector and the Punnish Sir (Yes, he’s always scrambling for egg puns!) have been called in to investigate a crime scene where a Mister Humpty Dumpty has been found shattered and fowl play is suspected. Can they solve the c-rhyme? With hilarious musical numbers like “Mountain of Love,” “Eggicide,” and “What the HONK Is Going On?,” the yolk’s on you if you think this tongue-in-cheek musical is for young children. There are so many puns and plot twists in this Law and Order spoof, even the playwrights were surprised by the ending! This production is directed by Amy Reinert-Price.
Rehearsal for Murder
October 3-6* and 10-13*, 2019
Sponsored by: Brenda Hemken Lumpkins Memorial
It’s a thrilling “theatrical” mystery when a playwright turns on the stage work light and prepares for the first reading of his new play. The actors, producer, director and others connected with the show begin to read scenes, but under their humorous theatrical talk, tension grows. Everyone connected with this play was involved with another play by the same playwright. At its opening night, exactly a year ago and in this same theatre, the beautiful leading lady, who was also the playwright’s fiancée, was murdered! As these people read scenes for the new play, startling connections to the murder begin to unfold. Will the playwright’s new play make a killer reveal themself? The growing tension reaches the boiling point with surprising revelations. This production is directed by John Stuff.
A Tuna Christmas
December 5-8* and 12-15*, 2019
Sponsored by: Western Plains Medical Center
It’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. This production is directed by Doug Austen.
February 13-16* and 20-23*, 2020
Sponsored by: Boot Hill Feeders & Boot Hill Casino
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. This production is directed by John Stuff.
The Savannah Sipping Society
May 7-10* and 14-17*, 2020
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent death, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life all alone. Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. Her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women, over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. This production is directed by Gayla Kirmer.
3rd Annual Area-Wide High School Production
June 18-21* and 25-28*, 2020
It’s 1958, summer is over and Rydell High students return to school, ready to reunite with their friends and exchange stories of their summer conquests. Danny Zuko, leader of the “T-Birds”, tells of his love affair on the beach with a mysterious girl. While sweet Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, tells the story of her summer love with an unknown boyfriend. When it is discovered that the stories of Danny and Sandy are about each other but do not coincide, Sandy feels humiliated and Danny will have to fight to win her back. Dig out your poodle skirt, find that letter jacket, and join us for this classic favorite! This production is directed by John Stuff.
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Cancellation Policy: We ask for a 24 hour notice for cancellation, if at all possible. If we are not notified of cancellation, no refund will be offered. Failure to not attend without notification will result in full price billing for tickets.
Refund Policy: We can not refund money for tickets for any reason. However, we can move your tickets to another performance of the same show or let you use those tickets for a future show.