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
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!
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"
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sundays at 2:30
DIRECTED BY CATHY HOLBROOK
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun (20) at 2:30
Sun (27) at 5:00
DIRECTED BY JEFF COLETTA