August: Art-er Limits: Oxford Fringe Fest
Theatre Oxford will produce 3 10-minute plays–two of our runners-up from the 2020 contest, and LaToya Faulk’s play “Mama’s Flowerbed.”
August 12-15: The Heartbreak Henry, dir. David Sheffield
Turn the clock back to 1967. Ole Miss undergrad David Sheffield was the night manager of the Henry Hotel on East Jackson. On a snowy Christmas Eve he had to evict two waitresses with shady side activities. From August 12-15, 2021, Theatre Oxford is presenting the comedy production, Heartbreak Henry, that not only tells what happened next but what also occurred during Sheffield’s tenure behind the reservation desk.
After leaving Oxford Sheffield went on to a distinguished career as lead comedy writer for Saturday Night Live and chief scriptwriter for both Coming to America movies. But he never forgot his stint at the Henry Hotel. Sheffield wrote, and will direct, the Theatre Oxford production. The script features all the cranky, contentious and confused patrons who frequented the hotel during his tenure.
August 12-15, The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts.
More information on ticketing will be available closer to the performance.
December: Peppermint Bear Traveling Show
February: 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 authohrs. The Festival will take place in February at the Powerhouse, Oxford’s arts hub.
April: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Naomi Levin