THE PURPLE BOX THEATER
COMMUNITY THEATER FOR ADULTS

                1309 W. Parkwood          Friendswood, Texas       818 642-4665


Our mission is to create intimate theater that ignites the imagination, lifts the spirit and engages our audience by providing an outlet for community involvement while seeking to produce excellence in live theater.
Original works and published plays make up our selections.
Thanks to each of you in our wonderful community for continuing to support us in so many ways.








If you would like to Submit your play for consideration of being Produced on our stage please email to Cathy at CRH22007@AOL.COM
PURPLE BOX PLAYERS

SEASON 2019
















PRINCESS THEATER SHOW
Come dressed in your favorite Disney Princess 
Costume, hear our Princesses Sing, Sing a Long 
to your favorite Songs have a Dance Party and Meet the Princesses 
on Stage.

JUNE 28, 29, 30
FRI AT 7:00
SAT AT 3:00
SUN AT 1:00 & 4:00















"OTHER DESERT CITIES"
APRIL 26-MAY 5
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun (28) at 2:30
Sun (May 5) at 5:00

DIRECTED BY CHRISTINE JONES


































"LITTLE MERMAID"
AUG 2-AUG 11
Fri & Sat at 7:00
Matinee Sat at 2:00 (Aug 3)
Sundays  at 2:30
















"DIXIE SWIM CLUB"
 SEPT 20-29
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

















"DEATH TRAP"
OCTOBER 18-27
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun (20) at 2:30
Sun (27) at 5:00

DIRECTED BY JEFF COLETTA















BBA
FALL MUSICAL
NOV 1-10









"CHRISTMAS 9-1-1"
DECEMBER 6-15











"Telling the Truth is a very Expensive Hobby"
In Other Desert Cities, following a long absence, a breakdown, and a break-up, write Brooke Wyeth returns to her parent's Palm Springs enclave for the holidays. But the warmth desert air turns chilly when news of Brooke's upcoming memoir threatens to revive the most painful chapter of the family's history.
Memory and fact wrestle with love and mercy as family wounds are reopened, childhood memories are tested and the Wyeth clan discovers that some secrets can't stay buried.
A Pulitzer finalist and five-time Tony nominee, Other Desert Cities playwright, Jon Robin Baitz, fills this family drama of dysfunction with wit, tenderness and surprise, culminating in a rich and deeply enjoyable experience.

CAST
Deborah Winters Chaney, David Schultz, Katie Reed, Edward Waddell and Kyla Mora
Directed by Christine Jones

Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy focusing on a pair of newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny, 5th-floor walkup apartment in a Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney; Corie has a far more spontaneous, free spirit. As the young couple contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie's well-meaning mother, they must also reconcile their own personal differences in how they approach life's challenges. Adjusting to married life isn't so easy!
Mermaid princess Ariel is fascinated by the world and lives of people on dry land, and longs to someday join them, though her father, King Triton forbids contact. When she falls in love with human Prince Eric from afar, she makes a deal with her father’s sister and enemy Ursula: she is temporarily transformed into a human and may remain so if she wins the kiss of true love from her prince within three days. The dangerous mission leads to a showdown between good and evil forces which only love can remedy.

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.  Is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…
Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play.
One of the great popular successes of recent Broadway history, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skillful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients: gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Dealing with the devious machinations of a writer of thrillers whose recent offerings have been flops, and who is prepared to go to any lengths to improve his fortunes, DEATHTRAP provides twists and turns and sudden shocks in such abundance that audiences will be held spellbound until the very last moment. "It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own. 
"BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"
NOV 8-17
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK
"THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS"
JULY 12-21
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun at 2:30

Directed by Rhonda Bailes

Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, the abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. Carlene's given up on romance, having buried three husbands. Nita's a nervous wreck from running interference between her problematic son and his probation officer. Mavis' marriage is so stagnant she's wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of it. And sweet, simple Crystal entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own hilarious lyrics. The comic tension mounts when a sexy ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee's archrival vows she'll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you've got a side-splitting, joyful comedy that will make you laugh out loud and shout "Hallelujah!"