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Theatre at Tarleton Live!

2014 - 2015
Four Mainstage Shows. All performances at 7:30 pm
Production Description

September 23 - 27, 2014

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

7:30 each evening
in the Theater


Author Samuel Butler once wrote, "A blind man k knows he cannot see, and is glad to be a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he knows best and scorns a guide."  The opening show for the 2014 - 2015 season tells the epic story of Oedipus the king and his eventual downfall.

November 11 - 15, 2014

Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig

7:30 PM each evening
in the Theater

Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version," and Noel Coward's Private Lives, when they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom;  Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee.

February 25 - 28, 2015

The Drowsy Chaperone by Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison, Bob Martin, and Don McKellar

7:30 pm each evening

In the Auditorium

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce.

April 7 - 11, 2015

The Three Sisters
by Anton Chekov

7:30 pm each evening

In the Theater

Chekov's primary concern in this play is to examine the human condition in the face of poverty and hardship.  The development of the characters' emotional states all point to the real, emotional side of life.  Chekov suggests that what drives us in life is rooted in our emotions.

Young People's Series
Programs run for approximately one hour.
Date Time Production Description Location

October 18

performances at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

This storybook tale revolves around the main characters - the bumbling, awkward schoolteacher, Ichabod Crane, the coquettish Katrina, and Ichabod's brutish rival, Brom Bones.  There are also six characters who play storytellers, keeping the action and pace moving.  As much fun as the play presents, it saves the best for last - the ride of the headless horseman.  A perfect Halloween treat, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is exciting family entertainment.

In the auditorium

February 7, 2015

performances at 10:00 AM  and 2:00 PM Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and Richard R. George

In this exciting fantasy, the well-loved characters from Roald Dahl's children's book come to life on the stage.  The delicious fun of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory await you.

Summer Studio
*Martha and Abby Brewster would like to invite you to our matinee performance on July 4 at 2:00 pm. They have some concoctions they make for special guests and would love to meet you during intermission and share their unique hospitality. They are sure it is something you will just die for. Matinee tickets for all seats will be $15.00.
Date Time Production Description Location

June 26, 27, and 28
July 3, 4*, and 5

performances at 7:30 pm, except July 4 which is a special 2:00 pm matinee* Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring

“Look I probably should have told you this before… but you see… well… insanity runs in my family… it practically gallops.” - Mortimer Brewster

In this madcap comedy, drama critic Mortimer Brewster hopes to marry the lovely Elaine Harper… but will she fit in with his quirky, some would say “homicidal” family? His spinster aunts, Abby and Martha Brewster, are known throughout Brooklyn for their many acts of kindness and charity, taking lonely old men into their boarding home. They kill their guests with kindness, humor and… their homemade elderberry wine, laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide!

In the Workshop Theater

Ticket Information

Ticket prices are $10.00 for the general public, and $8.00 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are also $8.00 for Tarleton staff and faculty (limit 2) and for Tarleton students (limit 1). Remember, you must show your Texan card to qualify for discounted rates.

See photos and a list of past shows