The Santa Fe Playhouse is proud to announce our 97th season of productions and special events.
Tickets are available for the season!
February 22 – March 11
by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross, & Francis Evans
Winner! 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
This 1960’s farce features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.
March 29 – April 15
by Jane Martin
Winner! 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play
This series of diverse and entertaining monologues explores what it is to be human, female, and outside the box. Idiosyncratic characters amuse, move and frighten, always speaking from the depths of their souls. They include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex rodeo rider and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job.
May 10 – May 20
New Play by a Local Playwright
To Be Announced
A world premiere of a play by a local Santa Fe playwright. This show will be chosen from submissions made by local playwrights.
June 14 – July 1
The Rocky Horror Show
by Robert O’Brien
That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the Time Warp on Broadway in a 25th anniversary revival. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper, and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci-fi gothic musical is more fun than ever. Recommended for mature (and immature, but adult) audiences.
July 19 – August 5
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Simon Stephens
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.
15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
August 23 – September 9
The Fiesta Melodrama
A tradition is Santa Fe since 1919, the Fiesta Melodrama is written in the style of those from the wild west, but with a twist. Lampooning local news and politics, the Fiesta Melodrama has been delighting crowds and embarrassing politicians since New Mexico was only seven years old. Book your tickets early because this is tradition sells out fast.
September 27 – October 21
The Different Festival
The third annual Different Festival will consist of 3 exciting events: Benchwarmers, a series of local short plays; The Different Readings, staged readings of new works from here at home and around the world; and, new to the festival this year, Son of Benchwarmers, a special evening of short plays written, directed and acted by local high school students. Package tickets will be available.
November 29 – December 16
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a double-life, creating elaborate deceptions in order to have some balance in their life. John Worthing escapes the burdens of responsibility to have an exciting life in the city, pretending to be his fictitious younger brother Ernest. Algernon Moncrieff, meanwhile, has invented a convenient invalid Bunbury whom he uses as an excuse to gallivant off to the country whenever he pleases. When John falls in love with Algernon’s cousin, Gwendolen, he is determined to come clean — but when Gwendolen reveals she can only love a man named Ernest, it somewhat complicates things.