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Theatre at Tarleton Live!

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

September 22 - 26, 2015

Lopsided by Ellen Ann Kafkalas

7:30 each evening
in the Theater


With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, we felt this was the perfect play to open our season.  Ellen Ann Kafkalas' searching play is about a woman facing breast cancer and the aftermath.  Sometimes dark and sometimes filled with brightness, Lopsided will draw you in.  This play is intended for mature audiences.

November 10 - 14, 2015

Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley

7:30 PM each evening
in the Theater

The scene is Hazelhurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital.  In the end, the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future, but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.  This play contains adult themes.

February 24 - 27, 2016

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown by Clark Gesner, based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz

7:30 pm each evening in the Auditorium

Charles Schluz's beloved comic strip comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.  The whole gang is here:  bossy Lucy, who is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy, and Charlie Brown himself.  This is definitely a crowd-pleasing classic.  This play is intended for all audiences.

April 5 - 9, 2016

'night Mother
by Marsha Norman and Marsha Williams

7:30 pm each evening in the Theater

A powerful and compelling exploration of the mother-daughter relationship.  At the play's outset, Jessie announces to her mother, Thelma, that she is going to kill herself.  The ninety minutes that follow chronicle "the fight of their lives," according to author Marsha Norman.  This play contains adult themes.

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

October 17, 2015

performances at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM The Adventure of Treasure Island dramatized by Max Bush, based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson

Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, the play is a rousing tale of pirates and the search for buried treasure.  Follow young Jim Hawkins' adventures as he travels with Long John Silver and his crew.

In the auditorium

Summer Studio
Date Time Production Description Location

June 25, 26, 27
July 2, 3, and 4

performances at 7:30 pm, except July 4 which is a special 2:00 pm matinee* Steel Magnolias

An intimate look at the lives of six women in a small Louisiana town, as they gather in the local beauty parlor to share their triumphs and their heartbreaks.

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