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Ticket Information

For audience comfort and security, children under 5 will not be admitted to general admission performances.

  • General Admission:
    $3.00 adults
  • Senior citizens and high school students:
  • Children's Theatre:
    $1.00 adults; $0.50 for children 12 and under.
    Sorry, no free passes for Children's Theatre shows.
  • Curtain Time:
    Adult series - 7:30 p.m.
    Children's Theatre - 2:30 p.m.

  • (G) adult series for general audiences.
  • (M) for mature audiences only. May include explicit language and adult situations.
  • (CT) children's theatre."Southern Theatre"

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Area Theatres

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Theatre Season: 2014-2015

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The Glass Menagerie

September 9 - 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

By Tennessee Williams | Directed by Tim Klein

Set in St. Louis during the Depression, "The Glass Menagerie" is one of Tennessee Williams' most powerful and moving plays and its success catapulted him to worldwide acclaim.  It is one of the earliest dramatic portraits of the modern dysfunctional family. Mirroring the quiet despair of the Great Depression of the 1930s, the story remains relevant today..

(M) Bud Walton Theatre

The Trojan Women

October 7 -11, 2014, 7:30 pm 

By Euripedes | Directed by Jim Lile

This emotional play written by Euripedes takes place after the fall of Troy. The mothers, wives and daughters of the slain wait to be doled out as spoils of war to the victorious Greeks.  Euripedes' mighty play about the horrors and costs of war continues to shout its message to us across the centuries. 

(G) Bud Walton Theatre

Mother Goose Christmas Mystery

December 6 - 7, 2014, 2:30 pm

By Lyndall Burrow | Directed by Lyndall Burrow

All is not well in Mother Goose Land! Little Boy Blue is on the case, looking for the perpetrator of the mishaps plaguing Mother Goose's cherished nursery rhymes.  Where art the Three Little Kittens' mittens?  Why did Jack and Jill fall down the hill?  What caused the disappearance of Little Bo Peep's sheep?  All the clues point to the elusive criminal Ida Know..

 (CT) Taylor Performing Arts Center

Crimes of the Heart

January 27 - 31, 2015, 7:30 pm

By Beth Henley | Directed by Ann G. Lile

Winner of the 1981 Pulitizer Prize and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. An astonishing first play, initially presented by the Actors' Theatre of Louisville, then off-Broadway, and then on Broadway, where it established the author as a major voice in our theatre. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly-imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. 

(M) Bud Walton Theatre

Straw into Gold: The Classic Tale of Rumplestiltskin

March 7 - 8, 2015, 2:30 pm

Adapted by Sally Netzel 
Directed By Sam Claussen 

The story of the original "he who must not be named," -- Rumplestiltskin, the evil troll who can spin straw into gold. Blackmail, treachery, and romance are all spun into this classic tale. 

(CT) Taylor Performing Arts Center

An Evening of One-Act Plays

April 27 - May 2, 2015  7:30 pm 

Our student directors (also the playwrights!) take center stage with this eclectic program of their original works. 

(M) Taylor Performing Arts Center