Oct 31, 2014

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Curtain Up is One Week Away!

devinteaserOne of the biggest and best parties that Memphis has ever seen is one week from today! Friday, November 7th at 7 PM Playhouse on the Square presents Curtain Up. The most fun and exciting fundraiser happening anywhere in Memphis. 

Between dinner, drinks, and cover charges to get into bars and clubs, a typical Friday night out can cost as much as $100. Curtain Up is $75. That price includes all of your food, drinks, and access to six different bands! Not only is that a quite a savings for your pocketbook, but you can also get the satisfaction of knowing that the all the money from your ticket purchase goes directly to supporting Playhouse on the Square. 

Check out what Chris Davis of the Memphis Flyer had to say about Curtain Up and then click HERE to purchase your tickets or give us a call at 901.726.4656. 

 

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Oct 23, 2014

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Peter Pan at Zoo Boo!

dsc_1361Peter Pan, Captain Hook, the Lost Boys, and even some pirates are making at pit stop at the Memphis Zoo before they hit the Playhouse on the Square Stage later this season! 

Peter and the Neverland Gang will be performing October 24th, 25th, and 26th at 6:307:10 and 8:30 on a stage near the Komodo Dragon and Reptile exhibits. Get a preview of all of the family friendly fun that Playhouse has to offer this holiday season. 

Peter Pan opens November 21st, tickets are available now. Purchase by calling 901-726-4656 or clicking HERE 

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Oct 17, 2014

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Curtain Up Music Preview

Preparations for Curtain Up are in full swing. We’ve got some great musical entertainment lined up which is sure to make Curtain Up the party of the year! Take a look at who will be at Playhouse on the Square on November 7th and then get your tickets by calling our box office at 901-726-4656 or by clicking  HERE.

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Oct 17, 2014

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Wiley and the Hairy Man at The Circuit Playhouse

Wiley Actors in Rehearsal

Wiley Actors in Rehearsal

Looking for something to do with your child on a Saturday morning or afternoon?

There are performances of Wiley and the Hairy Man this Saturday the 18th and next Saturday the 25th at 10 am and 2 pm at The Circuit Playhouse! 

Wiley only runs one hour, so it’s a great show for young audiences who want to get their first taste at seeing a live theatrical production. Wiley tells the story of a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful hound dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley’s days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, purchase tickets by calling 901.726-4656 or clicking HERE.

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Oct 13, 2014

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Wiley and The Hairy Man

Wiley and the Hairy Man

196602_1008130780807_5514756_nBy Suzan Zeder

Suzan Zeder has been recognized nationally as one of the leading playwrights for young and family audiences in the United States. This mysterious and humorous tale is set within the Tombigbee Swamp. Wiley and the Hairy Man centers around a young fatherless boy, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful hound dog, and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley’s days and dreams. In an exciting duel of wits, Wiley learns to rely upon his own resources and conquers two villains: the Hairy Man and his own fear.

Public Performances

Saturday, October 18 – 10 am & 2 pm

Saturday, October 25 – 10 am & 2 pm

$5 for children & $10 for adults

Sponsored by International Paper Foundation

Cast:

Wiley – Marcus Anthony

Mammy – cameron Reeves

The Hairy Man – Delvyn Brown

Dog/Chorus – Madeline Thomas

Chorus – Allonya Payne

Chorus – Evan McCarley

Technical Staff:

Director – Irene Crist

Scenic Designer – Jimmy Humphries

Choreographer – Kim Sanders

Prop Designer – Katie Hahn

Costume Designer – Rebecca Powell

Stage Manager- Karin Barile

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Sep 26, 2014

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One Man, Two Guvnors Opens Sept. 26th

Production shot One Man.pdfOne Man, Two Guvnors opens this weekend on the Playhouse on the Square stage. This funny and fun British comedy centers around Francis Henshall, a down on his luck musician recently fired from his folk jazz skiffle band. Things soon get out of hand for poor Francis as he finds himself moving very quickly from being unemployed to juggling jobs for two different “Guvnors”, who cannot under any circumstances meet. Sounds like an easy task, right?

One Man, Two Guvnors is playing September 26 – October 12. Purchase tickets by calling our box office at 901-726-4656 or by clicking HERE.

One Man, Two Guvnors Rehearsal Clips: 

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Sep 17, 2014

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NewWorks@TheWorks Reading Series

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The six finalists for the 2014 NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition have been selected! Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all of those who submitted. The following plays will receive staged readings at Playhouse on the Square:

Byhalia, MS by Evan Linder “A black child is born to white parents in Byhalia, Mississippi, throwing the lives of their family and friends into turmoil.” Evan Linder is a local Memphian and co-playwright of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche. READING DATE – September 27th, 2:00 PM @ Playhouse on the Square

The Missing Three by Alan Goodson “This farcical show throws together an improbable group of individuals as they search for Mozart’s three missing bassoon concertos, and end up finding what is missing in themselves.” READING DATE- September 28th, 7:00 PM @ Playhouse on the Square

Moonvine by Teri K. Feigelson “A Southern gothic tale comes to life as family members on a delta farm try to cope with the past, present, and uncertain future.” Teri Feigelson is a winner from last year’s NewWorks @TheWorks competition. READING DATE – October 4th, 2:00 PM @ Playhouse on the Square

Uncle Bobby ’63 by Harold Ellis Clark “Set in a single night in New Orleans in 1963, three young civil rights workers have to decide the most effective response to hatred: violence or nonviolence.” Harold Ellis Clark is a winner from last year’s NewWorks@TheWorks competition. READING DATE- October 5th, 6:00 PM @ Playhouse on the Square

By the Shores of Alluvtoomey by Michael McGoldrick “A wildly impractical father has squandered away all of his money, and now his cynical daughter has to save their family home.” A comedy about how love is intimately connected to the imagination. READING DATE- October 11th, 2:00 PM @ The Circuit Playhouse

The Baby Game by Michele Aldin Kushner “Two couples – straight, one gay – are desperate for parenthood. Each couple is promised the same baby by one young birthmother. What ensues is an emotional battle for the unborn child.” READING DATE– October 12th, 7:00 PM @ The Circuit Playhouse 

Admission for staged readings is $10. To purchase, call 901-726-4656 or click here.

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