Monthly Archives: December 2019

Of Mice and Men

Tupelo Community Theatre will present John Steinbeck’s classic Of Mice and Men January 23rd -25th, 2020 at the historic Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo.  The play, first produced in 1937,  looks at loss and longing among migrant workers scratching out a living in Depression-era California.  It is considered one of the principal works of its Nobel Prize-winning author.  Productions are at 7:30 each evening, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on January 25th.  Audiences should be warned that the play contains harsh language, including heavy profanity and offensive racial slurs commonly used by laborers in the 1930’s. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.   For more information contact the TCT box office at 844-1935 Monday through Friday Noon- 4 p.m.

A Christmas Story

TCT will present A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian, based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.  Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”  Evening performances for the holiday classic will December 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 14th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  Call the TCT box office at 662-844-1935 Noon-4 p.m. to reserve.

Moon Over Buffalo Auditions

Moon Over Buffalo

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at 2:00 PM and Monday, December 16, 2019, at 6:00 PM in the rehearsal hall at the Lyric Theatre at 201 N Broadway in Downtown Tupelo. This show is a raucous farce about a dysfunctional theatre troupe at the Erlander Theatre in Buffalo, New York, in 1953. The troupe winds its way through a tangle of confusion to produce a misbegotten mixture of two plays at the same time. The show is filled with laughter and slapstick comedy. The cast is composed of 4 females: 2 – ages 20-30; 1 – age 45-55; and 1 – age 70+ and 4 males: 2 – ages 20-30 and 2 ages 45-55. Some of the male roles involve quite a bit of physicality and staged combat. No advanced preparation is required. Production dates are March 5, 6, and 7, 2020 with rehearsals beginning on January 26, 2020. For more information, call 662-844-1935 or email the director, Bobby Geno, at robertgeno@comcast.net