Run Extended to December 14!

Added Performances, Friday December 12 at 8:00 pm, Saturday December 13 at 8:00 pm ,

and Sunday December 14 at 2:30 pm







by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears

directed by Ceil Herman

November 21 - December 14, 2014


No Strings Theatre Company presents "A Tuna Christmas" an entertaining and engaging comedy by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard, and Joe Sears, directed by NSTC's Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. "A Tuna Christmas" opens Friday, November 21 and runs through Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.


The day in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas begins , as usual, with Thurston Wheelis (Algernon d'Ammassa) and Arles Struvie (David Reyes) at the microphones of Radio Station OKKK, broadcasting at a big 275 watts and reporting on various Yuletide activities. As in "Greater Tuna" performed with the same two actors and produced by No Strings Theatre Company last year, Tuna's citizens continue to parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, commenting on life, politics, relationships, and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick. All the characters are played by the two actors, who are completely ready for the challenge. The men, women, and animals who live in Tuna are fully detailed and comic.   "A Tuna Christmas" is a delight for all seasons! The New York Times called the play "A Hoot!"


Algernon D' Ammassa has been seen at the Black Box Theatre in "Crime and Punishment," "The 39 Steps" and "Private Fears in Public Places", and recently directed NSTC's production of "Terra Nova." David Reyes has been seen at the Black Box Theatre in "The 39 Steps," "The Sisters Rosensweig," "Terra Nova" and "Into The Woods."  Peter Herman is the Scenic and Lighting Designer, Gabriele and Lara Teich designed the many costumes used in the production, Karen Ross in Stage Manager, Erin Williams is Assistant Stage Manager, and Anna Lopez is the Light and Sound Board operator.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on November 30, December 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. and a Thursday performance on December 4 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 regular admission, $10.00 students and seniors over 65, and all seats on Thursday are $8.00. For reservations call (575) 523-1223.


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Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 28 at 2:30 p.m


No Strings Theatre Company presents "Ready to Mingle" performed by Nora Thomas (Director/Cinderella in our recent production of "Into the Woods") and Christa Fredrickson (Music Director/Rapunzel). They will present an evening of light musical selections based on the theme of finding happiness as single girls after coming out of long-term relationships. The selections, which deal with the difficulties of finding someone special, will be from classical and contemporary musical theatre, including songs from "Wonderful Town," "The Music Man," "The Last Five Years," "Side Show," and "Wicked."  Performances are Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. There will be a reception following each performance. Reservations (575) 523-1223.

January 30 - February 15, 2015


By Beth Henley

Directed by Nikka Ziemer

Dedicated to the memory of Dale Pawley

"A brisk and perky new comedy. What gives the play its savor and joy are, as usual, Henley's women—those ditsy females, unknown to natural law, who always seem to get their own way, disconcerting even when they don't know what their own way is." —NY Post.

March 13 - March 29, 2015


By Harold Pinter

Directed by Algernon D'Ammassa


"Set in an unnamed government institution of dubious purpose, which is run by a particularly Pinteresque assemblage of bumbling, sometimes sinister, and often hilarious bureaucrats, the play finds the author at the top of his youthful powers. —The New Yorker.

"The Hothouse is riotous and spooky fun…bringing a new lift to the theater season." —NY Daily News

May 1 - May 17, 2015


By William Missouri Downs

Directed by Ceil Herman


A new comedy by the author of Cockeyed about two Dada performance artists who have built a theatre in their living room. Tonight their home/theatre is hosting a dinner party. Things go quickly awry when they discover the other couple wasn't told about the live audience and go bad to worse when they discover an asteroid is heading their way. They and the audience are forced to answer existential questions: Can humans be good if no one is watching? What is the meaning of life? What the hell is performance art?


June 5 - June 21, 2015


By Dominic Cooke

Directed by Karen Caroe


A simple and delightfully inventive re-telling of the stories from the Arabian Nights.

"...superb... weaves a potent spell of enchantment as it moves from cruelty to happiness and from the blissfully ribald to the deeply affecting"-Daily Telegraph

"...a masterful piece of storytelling... a truly magical piece of theatre that delights all the senses"








thetheatregallery, located in the Lobby of the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, will highlight Gourd Artwork by Karen Currier. There will be a wine and cheese reception for the artist on Friday, December 5 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Downtown Ramble. thetheatregallery is open an hour before performances and by appointment by calling (575) 523-1223.



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