• Plaza Suite

    Jun 14, 2019 -- Jun 30, 2019
    Russell Stage

    by Neil Simon

    Directed by Leslie A. Barrera

    Hilarity abounds in this classic Neil Simon portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite where they honeymooned years before. The exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, calls a childhood sweetheart for a little sexual diversion. Parents fight about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom for her wedding.

    License: Samuel French, Inc.

  • Fat Pig

    Aug 23, 2019 -- Sep 01, 2019
    Black Box

    Drama by Neil LaBute

    Directed by Ya-Ya Smith

    “Cow!” “Slob!” “Pig!” How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship, Tom comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. This sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

    License: Broadway Play Publishing, Inc.

  • Ravenscroft

    Oct 11, 2019 -- Oct 27, 2019
    Russell Stage

    by Don Nigro

    Lanier Young and Renea Runnels Co-Directors

    This psychological drama is a Gothic thriller, both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women. You will not guess the ending, but you will be teased, seduced, amused, and frightened while discovering the truth.

    License: Samuel French, Inc.

  • Proof

    Nov 15, 2019 -- Nov 24, 2019
    Black Box

    Drama by David Auburn

    Directed by Zack Varela

    Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. The discovery of a mysterious notebook draws Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—did she inherit?

    License: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

  • A Doublewide, Texas Christmas

    Dec 06, 2019 -- Dec 22, 2019
    Russell Stage

    by J. Jones, N. Hope, J. Wooten

    Directed by Julie Owen

    In this outrageously funny comedy, it’s Christmas-time in the newest—and tiniest—town in Texas. And it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, but they’ve just discovered that Doublewide is being doubled-crossed!

    License: Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

    Jan 24, 2020 -- Feb 09, 2020
    Russell Stage

    by Roger Bean

    Directed by Gregory R. Brown

    Musical Directed by Crystal E. Mata At her bachelorette party, Millie and her best friends dive into age-old questions about love, marriage, and the overwhelming dating game. As the celebration continues, the girls reveal scintillating secrets about their relationships as they poke fun and challenge each other to take control of their lives. Featuring smash pop-hits from the 1960s, this uplifting show reaffirms that during life’s struggles, true friendship will unveil its everlasting strength.

    License: Steele Springs Stage Rights

  • The Glass Menagerie

    Mar 20, 2020 -- Mar 29, 2020
    Black Box

    Drama by Tennessee Williams

    Directed by Alric Davis

    Rediscover this Tennessee Williams classic, poignant masterpiece as Pasadena Little Theatre offers a fresh and highly stylized minimalistic interpretation of one of the most beautiful dramas in American theatre. Aging southern belle Amanda longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son, Tom—a would–be poet and the story’s narrator—gets swept up in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband.

    License: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

  • Our Lady of the Tortilla

    May 08, 2020 -- May 24, 2020
    Russell Stage

    by Louis Santeiro

    Directed by Crystal E. Mata

    Nelson Cruz, the youngest son of the Cruz family, is returning home for the weekend to introduce his girlfriend to the family. He comes home only to find everyone in the household occupied with their own plans. Nelson’s mother, Dahlia, is obsessed with retrieving her husband from his new girlfriend; Eddie, the eldest son, shows up with his pregnant girlfriend; and pandemonium strikes when Dolores, Dahlia’s sister, sees the face of the Holy Virgin in a tortilla. The miracle brings hordes of believers and reporters to camp out on their lawn. As they struggle with beliefs and conflicts, the endurance of family love is revealed to be the real miracle.

    License: Dramatists Play Services, Inc.

  • Sordid Lives

    Jun 12, 2020 -- Jun 28, 2020
    Russell Stage

    a comedy by Del Shores

    Directed by Lanier Young

    When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.

  • The Maiden’s Prayer

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    Aug 21, 2020 -- Aug 30, 2020
    Black Box

    a Comedy/Drama by Nicky Silver

    Directed by Leslie A. Barrera

    The Maiden’s Prayer follows a quartet of family and friends as they struggle to learn the difference between loving someone and needing them.

  • The Birds

    Oct 16, 2020 -- Nov 01, 2020
    Russell Stage

    A Thriller by Conor McPherson, adapted from the story by Daphne du Maurier

    Directed by Jonathan Montgomery

    In an isolated house, three strangers take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. There’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside

  • Welcome to Arroyo’s

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    Nov 13, 2020 -- Nov 22, 2020
    Black Box

    a Comedy/Drama by Kristoffer Diaz

    Directed by Crystal E. Mata

    In this hip-hop coming-of-age story we meet Alejandro, owner of NYC’s Lower East Side newest lounge, his graffiti writing sister Molly, Officer Derek, NYC transplant with something to prove, and Lelly, a socially awkard college student who may have discovered the secret to one of the founders of hip-hop.

  • Christmas Belles

    Dec 04, 2020 -- Dec 20, 2020
    Russell Stage

    a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

    Directed by Julie Owen

    From the writers of last season’s A Doublewide, Texas Christmas, we bring you this season’s holiday fare. A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator..

  • Twelfth Night

    Jan 15, 2021 -- Jan 31, 2021
    Russell Stage

    a Comedy adapted and directed by Leslie Barrera

    Adapted & Directed by Leslie A. Barrera PLT brings you this adaptation of William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night. Viola thinks her brother is dead. He thinks that she is dead. Everyone thinks that she is her brother. Everyone thinks that her brother is her. Shenanigans ensue.

  • Gruesome Playground Injuries

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    Mar 12, 2021 -- Mar 21, 2021
    Black Box

    a Comedy/Drama by Rajiv Joseph

    Directed by Gregory R. Brown

    Over the course of 30 years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect at the most bizarre intervals, leading the two childhood friends to compare scars and the physical calamities that keep drawing them together

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    May 07, 2021 -- May 23, 2021
    Russell Stage

    a Family play by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted by Morgan Gould

    Directed by Teresa Stranahan

    One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, joins forces with Mrs Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.