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


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BBA
FALL MUSICAL
NOV 1-10









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










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!
"BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"
NOV 1-10. 2019
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

2020 SEASON
AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY
FEB 15 - 23
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.


BOEING BOEING
MARCH 27 - APRIL 5
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

Set in the 1960s, bachelor Bernard couldn't be happier: a flat in Paris and three attractive stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay, and a new, speedier Boeing jet disrupts his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in the city simultaneously, timid Robert forgets which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
MAY 1 -9
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

Written by Tennessee Williams, Streetcar takes place in New Orleans and centers on mentally unstable widow, Blanche DuBois, who moves in with her sister and brother-in-law following the loss of her home to foreclosure. The original Broadway production in 1947 starred Jessica Tandy as Blanche, Marlon Brando as her brother-in-law Stanley (the role that would make Brando a star of the stage and screen), and Kim Hunter as her sister Stella. The work has gone on to become one of Broadway’s most-revived work
CALIFORNIA SUITE
JULY 10- 19
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30



A humorous confection divided into four parts: 
In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer, is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious, but Hannah's well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.
The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband "en flagrante delicto" with a drunken hooker.
Visitors from London Academy Award nominee Diana returns from the ceremony empty-handed to her husband, Sidney, whose homosexuality will be no comfort tonight.
The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.
Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
MUSICAL
JULY 31- AUG 9
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sat Mattinee at 2:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK
MUSIC DIRECTOR T'MAR BUNCH

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

This "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities or, even more simply staged, Disney's Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring your entire community together for family theatre at its best.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
SEPT 11-20
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.




CAMELOT
THE SMALL CAST VERSION MUSICAL

OCT 16-25
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY Cathy Holbrook

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical.
An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table.  His Ideals, however are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

Small Cast Version has been adjusted to suit a smaller ensemble. The definitive score and memorable characters are all there but with a libretto and orchestration adapted for a more intimate production.



CHRISTMAS 9-1-1
written by Greg Beastrom

DEC 4-13
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30

DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK

Although it's the season to be merry, it can also bring in the crazy. Christmas 9-1-1 follows one police precinct's struggle to keep their heads above water during one hectic Christmas Eve. And surviving long enough to enjoy Yuletide festivities won't be as easy as they think. With everyone from drug dealers to common thieves and even Santa Claus himself getting arrested, these cops are going to need a serious case of backup.  This hilarious and unlikely Christmas tale of hope and miracles will bring an extra dose of holiday spirit 


SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED
NOV 6 - 15