October 10 - 26, 2014, 2014
By Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Shaun Hadfield
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. So what's an all-powerful movie mogul to do? He locks screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming in his office, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
"Frankly, my dear, this is one funny play…a rip-roaring farce…[with] witty, pointed dialogue and hilarious situations…" —NY Daily News
No Strings Theatre Company presents "Moonlight and Magnolias" by Ron Hutchinson, directed by Shaun Hadfield. "Moonlight and Magnolias" opens October 10 and runs through October 26 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. The play is a hilarious comedy which deals with writing the screenplay for "Gone With The Wind." The cast list is: Bobby Senecal as David O Selznick, Sam Damon as Victor Fleming, Steve Rosse as Ben Hecht and Linda Wray as Miss Poppenghul. Set and Lighting Design is by Peter Herman, Costume design by Autumn Gieb, Sound Design by Rafael Medina, with Properties Design and Set Dressing by Steve Rosse. McKensi Karne is stage manager.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday Matinees on October 19 and October 26 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 regular admission, $10.00 for students and seniors over 65, and all seats on Thursdays are $8.00. For reservations, call (575) 523-1223.
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November 21 - December 7, 2014
By Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears
Directed by Ceil Herman
It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, played by Algernon D'Ammassa and David Reyes, report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons.
"A hoot!" - The New York Times
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"-Whatsonstage.com
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