2014 Spring/Summer THEATRE SEASON

2013-14 Theatre Season Brochure (Pdf)

Season ticket holders will receive a discount off of regular box office prices and have an open ticket to attend as many performances as they choose.  Season ticket holders must contact the Department of Fine Arts and Communication if they wish to RESERVE a seat for any given performance by calling 432-837-8218 or email your request to:  jden049@sulross.edu

Spring/Summer Season 2014

“Hamlette” by Allison Williams

Directed by Marjorie Scott


What if Hamlet was actually a young woman?

This twisty-turny interpretation of the classic Danish tale is a clever look at Shakespeare’s greatest tragic story.

In this lively comedy, Princess Hamlette struggles for equality and recognition as she tries to avenge her father’s death.

Magic tricks and sword fighting make this a fun-filled show for the entire family.

Performances: Feb. 15 and 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2:00 p.m.


SRSU Children’s Theatre Project performances will be held in collaboration with Region 18 area schools Feb. 14 – 18.

All school children attending will donate a canned food item to the Children’s Theatre Project food drive.

“MicroCinema:  Women in Film”


A celebration of women’s history month,

this season’s MicroCinema will feature films highlighting women filmmakers

from the early years through modern times.

Screenings:  March 20 - 22



A Backful of Bullets: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre 

   March 29, 2014.  7:00 p.m. 



($35.00 for 2013-14 Season Ticket holders)

Your ticket will buy a yummy barbecue feast with all the fixin’s, drinks, $20 worth of chips to spend at the poker table and/or silent auction and an interactive performance by your favorite Sul Ross student actors. Silent Auction items include fine china, crystal and silver; hotel packages and gift certificates. (Additional chips will be available for purchase.)

Dress as your favorite western character and join the likes of Join Wyatt Earp, Cattle Kate, Cole Younger, Belle Starr, Doc Holliday, Poker Alice, Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane...in a deadly game of poker.

All proceeds benefit:  THE THEATRE OF THE BIG BEND summer scholarship program.  

Purchase tickets online: www.sulross.edu/theatre or in the Fine Arts office (FAB 106)

“Why Torture is Wrong and the People who Love Them" by Christopher Durang

Directed by Gregory Gonzales

Comedy by Christopher Durang closes out  SRSU Theatre's 2014 Spring Season

Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America's growing homeland "insecurity."  WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist, or just crazy, or both? Is her father's hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government?  Why does her mother enjoy going to the theatre so much?  Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane?  Add in a minister who directs porno, and a ladylike operative whose underwear just won’t stay up, and this black comedy will make us laugh all the way to the waterboarding room.

Directed by Sul Ross graduate student Gregory Gonzales, WHY TORTURE IS WRONG, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM examines our private terrors both at home and abroad.  Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange and red alerts.  

Performances will be held April 18, 19, 25, 26 and 28 at 8:15 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on April 27 at 2:00 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Francois Fine Arts Building on the campus of Sul Ross State University.  Tickets are on sale now by calling 432-837-8218 or online via www.sulross.edu/theatre.  Admission is $7.00 for general admission and $5.00 for seniors.  Content is not suitable for children.


Theatre of the Big Bend 49th Season


Into The Woods

by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Gregory M. Schwab

Musical Direction by Donald Callen Freed and Lana Potts

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and deliver a fractured fairytale version of 'Happily Ever After'. The Theatre of the Big Bend version of this Tony Award winning musical provides the perfect outdoor environment as the sun sets behind the mountains and night falls on the audience. 

Performances: June 20 – July 6, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday @ 8:15, with the exception of July 4th (in lieu of Fireworks and Carnival)


For advanced tickets, call us @ 432-837-8219, visit our webiste @www.sulross.edu/theatre, or click the "Buy Tickets" button below.