Category Archives: Off Broadway

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike

Tupelo Community Theatre will present the comedy Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, by Christopher Durang, on May 19th, 20th and 21st at 7:30 PM at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street.
 
The story revolves around the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings, two of whom live together, and takes place during a visit by the third, Masha, who supports them. And Masha brings along a much younger guest Spike!
 
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. The play contains adult language and situations.
 
For more info or to reserve tickets call the the TCT office at 662-844-1935. 

Additional Auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold an additional audition for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang  March 31st at 7 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin. 

This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play deals with middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who  share their deceased parents’ home in Bucks County, PA.  The two bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives when their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness worries the imperious Masha.  The siblings (1 man and 2 women) should be able to play characters between 40 and 65 years of age.  Cassandra can be any age.  Spike’s character is in his 20’s or 30’s and must feel comfortable on stage in a speedo swim suit.  Nina’s character is in her 20’s or 30’s as well. 

Lynn Nelson will direct and production dates are May 19-21, 2022 at Off Broadway. For more information contact the director at lynn_nelson@hotmail.com or contact the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

 

One Night Only The Seafarer

TCT will present a preview performance of The Seafarer by Conor McPherson on Friday, March 4th at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street. 

TCT recently showcased the production at the Riley Center in Meridian for the Mississippi Theatre Association and will compete with other states at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Memphis on March 11th.  

The Seafarer is a 2006 play by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. It is set on Christmas Eve in Baldoyle, a coastal suburb north of Dublin city. The play centers on Sharky who has recently returned to live with his blind, aging brother, Richard. As Sharky attempts to stay off the bottle during the holidays, he contends with the hard-drinking, irascible Richard and his own haunted conscience. It was nominated for multiple Tony Awards as well as the Olivier Award and Evening Standard Award for Best Play. 

The evening will include a staged reading of Act 1, the competition performance of Act 2, along with Irish beer and drink. Tickets for evening are $25, which will include the first beverage, and only 100 tickets will be sold. For more information or to reserve you seats call the TCT office at 662-844-1935. 

 

 

 

Becky’s New Car at TOB

Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of Becky’s New Car is preparing for its shows coming up November 11-13, 2021 at TCT Off Broadway, 213 East Franklin Street.  

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage–nothing is quite wrong, but nothing is quite right either. Then one night a grief-struck millionaire stumbles into her office and Becky is offered nothing short of a new life. The audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun on the hilarious and touching journey down the road not taken. 

 Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and younger.  Order tickets by calling the TCT box office at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Becky’s New Car at TCT Off Broadway

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Becky’s New Car, by Steven Dietz, on Monday, August 2nd and Tuesday, August 3rd at 6 pm at TCT Off Broadway. 213 East Franklin Street.  No advance preparation is needed. 

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and a middling marriage–nothing is quite wrong, but nothing is quite right either. Then one night a grief-struck millionaire stumbles into her office and Becky is offered nothing short of a new life. The audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun on the hilarious and touching journey down the road not taken. 

The cast is made up of 4 men and 3 women ages  21 and up.  Production dates are September 30, October 1 and 2 and.  Becky Shaffer will direct. 

For  more information email becky@shaffer7.com or call the TCT at 662-844-1935.

Auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang as soon as possible. This winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play deals with middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia, who  share their deceased parents’ home in Bucks County, PA.  The two bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives when their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness worries the imperious Masha.  The siblings (1 man and 2 women) should be able to play characters between 40 and 65 years of age.  Cassandra can be any age.  Spike’s character is in his 20’s or 30’s and must feel comfortable on stage in a speedo swim suit.  Nina’s character is in her 20’s or 30’s as well.  Lynn Nelson will direct. For more information contact the director at lynn_nelson@hotmail.com or contact the TCT office at 662-844-1935.

Puffs at TCT Off Broadway

Tupelo Community Theatre will present  Puffs by Matt Cox February 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. at TCT Off Broadway 213 East Franklin Street in downtown Tupelo.  For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.  This clever and inventive play never goes more than a minute without a laugh giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.  The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A FAST-PACED ROMP through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’

The play is contains language some patrons may find offensive and is recommended for age 14 and older.   Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students or younger and may be reserved by calling the TCT office at 662-844-1935