2021/2022 Season


August 11-15: The Heartbreak Henry, dir. David Sheffield

Take a 19-year-old Ole Miss student and sign him up as night manager of the aging Henry Hotel in Oxford and you have the comedy The Heartbreak Henry, which will be presented at the Gertrude C. Ford Theatre August 11-15. The Heartbreak Henry, written and directed by David Sheffield, the former head copy-writer for Saturday Night Live, features many of the cranky, contentious and confused patrons who frequented the run-down hotel during his tenure. The production is presented by Theatre Oxford with co-sponsorship through the University of Mississippi School of Journalism & New Media. Tickets are now on sale through the Ford Center box office at https://olemissboxoffice.com/ordering-tickets/

Note: This show is not suitable for children under 13 years of age.

According to Sheffield, “I went to Ole Miss for an education, but the real education took place at the Henry Hotel. I saw things at the Henry I never saw at home.” 

2-minute film clip of Sheffield talking about The Heartbreak Henry: https://vimeo.com/547692332


December (various dates): Peppermint Bear: The Taming of the Shoe, by Michael Sinder, dir. Jaime Adams

Theatre Oxford is very excited to announce the holiday presentation of Peppermint Bear – Taming of the Shoe, written by Michael Sinder.
Dastardly Percy, an out of work Director/Choreographer, arrives in the guise of a shoe salesman for elf shoes.  His real plan is to become rich and famous through the use of elf, Gert, and a magic magnet that forces her to dance!  Will Gert be able to break the spell?  Will the Peppermint Bear be able to save Christmas?  Find out when Theatre Oxford presents this family friendly, audience participation, travelling holiday show.  Join us as we share holiday fun with young and old and an introduction into the interactive world of theatre!


February 3-5: The 2022 Ten-Minute Play Festival

Theatre Oxford’s annual 10-Minute Play Festival draws new works from all over the world. The grand prize is $1,000 plus production in arts-loving Oxford Mississippi, a town beloved for its literary history. This season, we’ll produce a handful of the contest winners and runners-up, as well as a couple gems from local authors. The Festival will take place in February at the Powerhouse, Oxford’s arts hub.


April 28-30: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespearea, dir. Naomi Levin

Lysander loves Hermia, and Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius; Demetrius used to love Helena but now loves Hermia. Meanwhile  complications arise in the forest of faeries where Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of Fairies, are locked in a dispute. To get his way, Oberon instructs his servant Puck to bring him magic love drops, which Oberon will sprinkle on the Queen’s eyelids as she sleeps, whereupon Titania will fall in love with the first creature she sees upon awakening! In the midst of this chaos, a group of craftsmen are rehearsing for a production of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” to be played for the Duke at his wedding to the Queen of the Amazon, which he won in battle!

Confused? You won’t be, when Theatre Oxford presents an intimate evening, with the prince of playwrights, William Shakespeare, in one of his most cherished comedies.


2022/2023 Season

Fall 2022 – An Evening with Tennessee Williams

Selections from one of the South’s most iconic playwrights. Further details TBA


Winter 2022 – Peppermint Bear: Santa and the Toy Elves

Elves are lured into Mr. Weatherby’s “amusemachine” turning them into robotic elves.  His plan is to do the same to Santa and take over Christmas! Further details TBA


February 2023 – The 2023 Ten-Minute Play Festival

Theatre Oxford’s annual 10-Minute Play Festival draws new works from all over the world. The grand prize is $1,000 plus production in arts-loving Oxford Mississippi, a town beloved for its literary history. This season, we’ll produce a handful of the contest winners and runners-up, as well as a couple gems from local authors. The Festival will take place in February at the Powerhouse, Oxford’s arts hub.