2017 Season

The 2017 Season! Our 80th Season!!


“The Glass Menagerie” directed by Nathan Miles (AACTFest 2017 Entry) - February 16-19, April 1, April 7 (Lafayette, LA)

“Once On This Island” directed by Chris Eubank - June 1-4, 8-11 TICKETS ON SALE!!

Youth Performing Arts Workshop “Mulan, Jr.” directed by Sandy Goad and Ronnie Gray - July 20-23

“The 39 Steps” directed by Tyler Bunch - September 8-10, 14-16

Haunted House directed by Nathan Gibbs - October 20-21, 27-28, 31

“’Heaven Cent” directed by Robert Schumacher - December 14-17


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Friday, August 31, 2012

"Oil's Well That Ends Well" is just a few weeks away!

Got your tickets yet for the melodrama?  It's only  a few weeks away, folks..."Oil's Well That Ends Well" opens September 21st at 8 PM, with further shows on September 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th (8 PM) and a matinee show on September 23rd (2 PM).

PLEASE NOTE:  Sections LL, RR, and FLOOR will have tableside service.  Tables seat four (4) persons, and seats are $15 in these sections.  Sections L, R, and C do NOT have tables/service.  Seats in these sections are $10.

IMPORTANT:  There will be NO alcohol served at this show.  Sarsaparilla and other soft drinks will be available, as well as other refreshments and concessions, but there is NO ALCOHOL at this event.

Click here to buy your tickets now for "Rascality on the Rigs" or "Oil's Well That Ends Well"!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Congratulations to the cast of "Line"

Congratulations to the cast of "Line"!

Fleming - Tim Deines
Stephen - Nathan Miles
Molly - Karen Widman
Dolan - Robert Schumacher
Arnall - David Baeza


Monday, August 13, 2012

Tickets are on sale for "Oil's Well That Ends Well"!

Tickets are now on sale for "Rascality on the Rigs" or "Oil's Well That Ends Well", the hilarious melodrama directed by Glynese Floyd.

Click here for our online box office!

And we have a special seating treat in store for you this time!  We have three sections (LL, RR, and FLOOR) that feature tables...four seats to a table, and you will be provided table-side service (popcorn, drinks) in these sections.  These seats are $15 each, and in addition to table-side service they will get you up close to the action on stage!

Sections L, C, and R will be regular seats (no tables, no catered service), and are $10 each.

NOTE:  No alcoholic beverages will be sold at this performance.

"Oil's Well That Ends Well" shows on September 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th (8 PM), 23rd (2 PM).  Don't miss a hilarious night of good ol' oilfield comedy!

Time for 2013 season submissions

It's time for prospective directors to submit proposals for next season (yes, it's already that time).

Submission deadline is Friday, September 14th, 2012.

Submission forms can be obtained by clicking here.  Directors, please submit three (3) shows for consideration.

We've had a great 2012 season so far...let's make 2013 even better!

In case you haven't heard...

The Playhouse team won Z Feud!  Sunday, August 5th at Zia Park Casino, the Playhouse team took on the Lea County Motorcycle Toy Ride, and in a tough competition came out on top!  The team consisted of (in order from the photo) Robert Schumacher, Erin Anderson, Ronnie Gray, Kim Hill, and Shoshana Howell.

The next Z Feud is in December, and we plan to enter again!  We'd like to field a new group, in order to share the fun (believe me, Z Feud is a lot of fun).  Stay tuned here and on our other sites for details as December draws near!

Melodrama Cast List


Congratulations to everyone who auditioned for "Rascality on the Rig" (or "Oil's Well That Ends Well").  Here is the cast list and remember we still need plenty of help for the show!


Lester  Leasehold                         Jonathan Bertschinger

Ralph Rockhound                        Tyler Bunch

Terence Trueblue                         Brian Henning

Sliderule Simpson                         Chad Collins

Patience Plugback                         Jill Henning

Peaches Plugback                         Tracy Pritchard

Lady Lucretia Lugbottom              Imogene Hanners 

Delilah                                         Kim Hill 

Skeeter Skidder                            Nathan Gibbs

Frank Formfill                              Arthur Jenkins  

Digger                                         Kevin Pritchard



Director                                        Glynese Floyd

Assistant to Director                     Mary Lyle 



Piano:                       

        1st weekend                        Mark Sanchez

        2nd weekend                       Alice Mainell



 Goffer/prompter                         Samatha Mason

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Updated "Line" monologues for audition

Jonathan has put out updated monologues if you would like to prepare for auditions for "Line".  Click here (or the link in the left sidebar) for the updated selections.  "Line" auditions are Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30 PM at the Western Heritage Museum!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Audition notice for "Line"

Auditions for "Line", a one-act play by Israel Horovitz and directed by Jonathan Bertschinger (most recently "Officer Lockstock" in "Urinetown - The Musical"), will be held August 15th at 6:30 PM at the Western Heritage Museum.  Callbacks/second audition (IF needed) will be on August 16th at 6:30 PM.  First rehearsal will be August 17th at 7 PM, location TBD.

For those who would like to prepare, Jonathan has prepared monologues from the show for each character. The show consists of four men (Steven, Arnall, Dolan, and Fleming) and one woman (Molly). The monologues can be found by clicking here. There is a permanent link in the left sidebar.

"Line" show dates are November 15th, 16th, and 17th, with a matinee performance on November 18th.

"Line" is a 1967 one-act play by Israel Horovitz, his first play produced, an absurdist drama about 5 people waiting in line for an event.  Each of the characters uses their wiles in an attempt to be first in line, getting more and more vicious as the play continues.

"Line" is the longest-running play in Manhattan and the longest-running Off-Off-Broadway show on the boards, having played continuously at the 13th Street Repertory Theater since 1974.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

*Audition Change* and Character Information



Please note that the times for the the Sunday, August 5 auditions for the melodrama have changed.  If you would like to audition for an acting part in the melodrama, Oil's Well that Ends Well, please be at the Playhouse at 4:30pm.  If you would like to audition for an olio and you have a vaudeville act (juggling, singing, dancing, magic tricks, etc) please be at the Playhouse at 6:30pm.  Both of those are on Sunday, August 5.  There will be additional acting auditions and callbacks on Monday, August 6 at 6:30pm (no change here) at the Playhouse.

"Oil's Well That Ends Well" will be directed by Glynese Floyd.

Show dates are September 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, 29th (8 PM), and September 23rd& 30th (2 PM).

Oil's Well that Ends Well calls for 7 men and 4 women (young adult to adult)

Lester Leasehold:  The villain - nothing more needs to be said.
Ralph Rockhound:  A geologist...therefore a craven weakling.
Terence Trueblue:  Our hero, who is everything a hero should be.
Sliderule Simpson:  Friend to our hero and otherwise obtuse.
Patient Plugback:  Our heroine, who is everything a heroine should be.
Peaches Plugback:  Aunt of our heroine; wherever it might be, this gal has been there.
Lady Lucretia Lugbottom:  Stepmother to our hero.
Delilah:  About what you would think.
Skeeter Skidder:  A drilling contractor.
Frank Formfill:  A most conscientious representative of the New Mexico Oil Commission.
Digger:  A driller, therefore a most sturdy individual.

The place:  Eastern New Mexico
The time:  Some years past

Vaudeville acts can be of any age and will be performed between acts.

We also will be needing servers for the shows so there are many opportunities to be involved!