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El Paso Playhouse'S 2016-2017

A SEASON OF Drama

June 24 - July  17 Written By Esward Albee Directed By Veronica Frescas George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home,  drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity,  that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt.

June 24 - July  17

Written By Esward Albee
Directed By Veronica Frescas


George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, 
drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, 
that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college
and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt.

August 5 - August 28 Written By Tracy Letts Directed By Mario Rodriguez-Alvarado A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets.  When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman  family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

August 5 - August 28

Written By Tracy Letts
Directed By Mario Rodriguez-Alvarado

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets.  When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman
 family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.

September 16 - October 9 Written By Luis Santeiro Directed By Eurydice Saucedo The Cruz family is volatile even in the best of times. On this particular day, Nelson, the youngest son, enters the house in a panic to hide the more obvious religious relics from the sight of his "gringo" girlfriend, who is visiting for the weekend. Nelson's mother, Dahlia, is obsessed with retrieving her husband from his new girlfriend; Eddie, her elder son, shows up in a van with his failed life and pregnant girlfriend. But the "real" pandemonium is caused by sweet, long-suffering Dolores, Dahlia's old-maid sister, when she sees the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla. This miracle brings hordes of believers and reporters to camp out on the Cruz's lawn to await further miracles. As the family struggles with beliefs and conflicts, old and new, the  endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle.

September 16 - October 9

Written By Luis Santeiro
Directed By Eurydice Saucedo

The Cruz family is volatile even in the best of times. On this particular day, Nelson, the youngest son, enters the house in a panic to hide the more obvious religious relics from the sight of his "gringo" girlfriend, who is visiting for the weekend. Nelson's mother, Dahlia, is obsessed with retrieving her husband from his
new girlfriend; Eddie, her elder son, shows up in a van with his failed life and pregnant girlfriend. But the "real" pandemonium is caused by sweet, long-suffering Dolores, Dahlia's old-maid sister, when she sees the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla. This miracle brings hordes of believers and reporters to camp out on the Cruz's lawn to await further miracles. As the family struggles with beliefs and conflicts, old and new, the  endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle.

October 28 - 20 Written By Frances GoodRich & Albert Hackett Directed By Christine Ambriz An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through:  "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even  those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" 

October 28 - 20

Written By Frances GoodRich & Albert Hackett
Directed By Christine Ambriz

An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through:  "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even  those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" 

December 8 - 18 Written By James W. Rogers Based on the beloved 1946 film, this play faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Join us on our Holiday Special with hot Coco and warm cookies. Rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

December 8 - 18

Written By James W. Rogers

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this play faithfully follows George Bailey's life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Join us on our Holiday Special with hot Coco and warm cookies. Rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

February 3 - 26 Written By Clare Bloothe Luce Directed By Eurydice Saucedo The author carries us through a number of varied scenes and shows us not only a somewhat unflattering picture of womanhood, but digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for and sympathy with some of its outstanding figures. The plot involves the efforts of a group of women  to play their respective roles in an artificial society that consists of vain show, comedy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.

February 3 - 26

Written By Clare Bloothe Luce
Directed By Eurydice Saucedo

The author carries us through a number of varied scenes and shows us not only a somewhat unflattering picture of womanhood, but digging under the surface, reveals a human understanding for and sympathy with some of its outstanding figures. The plot involves the efforts of a group of women  to play their respective roles in an artificial society that consists of vain show, comedy, tragedy, hope and disappointment.

March 24 - 16 Written By Alfred Uhry Directed By Frieda Voeks The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-run Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film. 

March 24 - 16

Written By Alfred Uhry
Directed By Frieda Voeks

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Winner of the 1988
Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a
proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-run Off-Broadway success and an
Academy Award-winning film. 

May 12 - June 4 Written By Anthony Marriott & Alistair Foot Directed By Jaqueline Armendariz Reynolds A young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, innocently  sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian pornography. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of  pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the man's mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors. This farce ran in London over eight years and also delighted Broadway audiences. 

May 12 - June 4

Written By Anthony Marriott & Alistair Foot
Directed By Jaqueline Armendariz Reynolds

A young bride who lives above a bank with her husband who is the assistant manager, innocently  sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware. What comes is Scandinavian
pornography. The plot revolves around what is to be done with the veritable floods of  pornography, photographs, books, films, and eventually girls that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the man's mother, his boss, a visiting bank inspector, a police superintendent, and a muddled friend who does everything wrong in his reluctant efforts to set everything right, all of which works up to a hilarious ending of closed or slamming doors. This farce ran in London over eight years and also delighted Broadway audiences. 

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