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October 9-25, 2015


book by Hugh Wheeler, music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond

directed by Nora Thomas


Attend this dark and witty tale of love, London, murder and revenge. Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded 8 TONY's, one of them for Best Musical, for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler crafted a tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat with Sweeney Todd that has simultaneously shocked, awed, and delighted audiences across the world.


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October 11 at 2:30 pm

As part of the OYE celebration in Downtown Las Cruces during the weekend of October 10-11, the Black Box Theater will present readings of two one act plays on October 11 at 2:30 p.m. The plays are "Shady Meadows" by Lisa Dillman, and "Men Are Built Cheap" by Joan Burkhardt, both directed by Rorie Measure. Readers are Mike Cook, Monica Mojica, Autumn Gieb, and Bobby Senecal.

There will be poetry readings by Caitlin Ferguson, Michael Mandel, Catherine McGeehan, Katie McLane, LeeAnn Meadows, Joe Somoza, Dick Thomas, Joanne Townsend, and Frank Varela as well as art in thetheatregallery, all based on the environment.

Admission is free. For information call (575) 523-1223.
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Nov. 20-Dec. 6, 2015


by Ernest Thompson

directed by larrychandler


Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off then on Broadway, this touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years introduced a significant playwright to our theatre. "…a rare and memorable theatrical experience…" —Variety.




January 15-31, 2016


by Steven Dietz

directed by Ceil Herman


"We humans love stories. And every once in a while, if you're lucky, you see a story that stands out from all the others. Steven Dietz's Shooting Star is one of those stories. There are plenty of laughs in Dietz's humorous tale, but at every important moment, every emotional high, every startling revelation, the theatre grows utterly silent. Stories told this well don't come around very often." —Austin Chronicle.




March 4-20, 2016


by Harold Pinter

directed by Karen Caroe


"Fascinating capacity to be menacing, ominous and evocative of some dark and threatening doom." - The New York Post

"The most interesting play to be seen on Broadway." - The New York Times





May 6-22, 2016


by Nell Benjamin

directed by Algernon D'Ammassa


"You don't have to be British to lose your composure and howl with laughter at The Explorers Club ,  a witty spoof of all those bold Victorian adventurers who ravaged foreign lands and annihilated indigenous cultures in the name of science." —Variety. "




June 17-July 3, 2016


by Tom Stoppard

directed by Ceil Herman


Winner! Tony Award for Best Play - 1984 and Winner! 2000 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play

"So packed with wit, ideas and feelings ... Stoppard's most moving play and the most bracing play anyone has written about love and marriage in years." - The New York Times.

"Shimmering, dazzling theatre, a play of uncommon wit and intelligence which not only thoroughly delights but challenges and illuminates our lives." - WCBS




To October 9

A photographic recap of the 2014-2015 season

Production Photos by

Peter Herman



From October 9



Art Show in thetheatregallery in conjunction with the OYE! Festival and NSTC's presentation of "Sweeney Todd"

Invited Artists include:

Meredith Loring
Mel Stone
Leslie Zerr
David Kwiecinski
Margaret Bernstein
Las Cruces Photography Club

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