Finding Our Way
by Marc Camoletti, Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
February 22 – March 11
This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage 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.
Winner 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
by Jane Martin
March 29 – April 15
These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville’s Actors Theatre. 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.
Winner 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play
May 10 – 20
A brand new play by local playwright Marguerite Louise Scott
A dark comedy about mental health and the mental health system. Based on a true-ish story
Celia’s only friend has lost her head. Literally. So what is Celia dragging around in her duffle bag? James can’t eat anything without a certain condiment which, of course, he is not allowed. His only real nourishment comes from his passion for music and Wikipedia. Bernard keeps losing his wife, and his own mind. Arianna simply wants to die. On the “Sunnyland Sanctuary” mental ward, Nurse Hammer and Dr. Fraued (Please pronounce it “Frowd”) have all the skills and resources to make their patients healing & recovery as insane (and unlikely?) as possible.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Richard O’Brien
June 14 – July 1
NOMINEE! 2001 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical
A musical cult classic that will rock your fishnet stocking off. When their car breaks down, newly weds Brad and Janet end up at a mysterious castle where Dr. Frank N. Furter and his team of eccentric companions show them a world that they never knew existed. Featuring songs like “Sweet Transvestite” and “The Time Warp”, this send up of 1950’s “B” horror films has been shocking and entertaining audiences since it’s London debut in 1973. Recommended for mature audiences due to sexually explicit content.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG
IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Simon Stephens | July 19 – August 5
15-year-old Christopher is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Christopher must solve the mystery of his his neighbor’s dog’s death—Wellington, speared with a garden fork. Christopher is determined to solve the mystery,
yet his detective work takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play
August 23 – September 9
The 99th year of this Santa Fe tradition, the Fiesta Melodrama lampoons local politicians and issues all through the lense of an “Old West” style melodrama. A dastardly villain is determined to destroy the delicate decoupage of Santa Fe society and it is up to our hero to save the day. The Fiesta Melodrama is written every year by a team of courageously anonymous writers and is presented as part of the Fiesta de Santa Fe celebration.
2018 DIFFERENT FESTIVAL
New Plays September 27 – October 21
As usual the Different Festival will consist of Benchwarmers and the Different Readings. New to the festival this year will be “Son of Benchwarmers”, a series of short plays written, directed and acted by local high school students. The Playhouse will collaborate with Desert Academy, Santa Fe High, and hopefully other high schools to put up this play the weekend after Benchwarmers closes.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
November 28 – December 16
Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece, Earnest 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.