Another Side of Tennessee Williams
October 6-8, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Powerhouse
Theatre Oxford will kick off the season with an evening of 4 short plays celebrating one of Mississippi’s own, Tennessee Williams. Williams is considered one of the foremost playwrights of 20th century American drama, having written such classics as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, but he had another side. Come enjoy Williams’ humor and poignant reflection.
“Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.”-Tennessee Williams
Peppermint Bear and The Taming of the Shoe
Book and lyrics by Michael Snider
Music and additional lyrics by Kurt Misar
December 1 & 2 | 6:00 PM | Powerhouse
December 3 | 2 & 5 PM | Powerhouse
Enjoy the holiday season with this family-friendly musical. With Christmas just around the corner, there is an electronic problem with toy making machinery and Santa needs his help. The problem lies in one magic magnet carried by Percy Ulysses Featherby, who is nursing a grudge. Percy is supposedly at the North Pole to provide the elves with new shoes, but his real plan is to use the magnet to control one particular pair of shoes. Find out whose shoes, whether Featherby’s plans succeed, and if Santa and the elves are able to make Christmas happen.
The 2023 Ten-Minute Play Festival
February 10-11 | 7:30 PM | Powerhouse
Theatre Oxford’s annual 10-Minute Play Competition draws new works from all over the world. Theatre Oxford produces the winning play along with an evening of other finalists and gems from local authors. It’s a great community event featuring loads of community talent. See the line up HERE.
Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn
April 14-15 | 7:30 PM | Powerhouse
One of Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s first, award-winning plays, this three-act comedy follows the changing fortunes of three married couples on successive Christmas Eves. The play has consistently delighted audiences around since the mid 1970s. Come see why people around the world simply cannot stop producing this play.
Theatre Oxford at Hoka Days: Two Original Plays
August 27, 2022 | 6:00 and 7:30 PM | Powerhouse
Mama’s Flowerbed, a 10-minute play by local writer, LaToya Faulk, explores the culture gap between a younger brother and an older sister and their understandings of place. Mr. Patterson’s Aborted Flight is a 10-minute play by Charlie Finesilver. If you’ve ever been stuck on a tarmac next to a person who just doesn’t know when to stop talking—then you’ll relate to this vignette!
Meet the playwrights between shows.