THE PURPLE BOX THEATER
COMMUNITY THEATER

                1309 W. Parkwood          Friendswood, Texas       818 642-4665












     






















































































































COMMUNITY THEATER 
FOR  ADULTS

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 2018









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

NOV 30
7:00
DECEMBER 1
7:00
DECEMBER 2
1:00 & 4:0











"NEIGHBORHOOD NOEL"
A Holiday Comedy
DECEMBER 14,15,16,21,23
FRI at 7:30
SAT at 7:30
SUN at 2:30










2019 SEASON







"THE BAD SEED"
FEB 22-MARCH 3
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun at 2:30
















"NEXT TO NORMAL"
APRIL 5-14
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun (7) at 2:30
Sun (14) at 5:00




















"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

















"BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"
JULY 12-21
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun at 2:30
















"LITTLE MERMAID"
JULY 26-AUG 11
Fri & Sat at 7:00
Sun at 2:30
















"DIXIE SWIM CLUB"
 SEPT 27-OCT 6
Fri & Sat at 7:30
Sun at 2:30
















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

DIRECTED BY JEFF COLETTA
















FALL MUSICAL
NOV 1-10









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










It's Christmastime in the neighborhood and that means decoration contests and bake sales. After all, what brings a neighborhood together more than some healthy competition? 
Brad Fuller wins the decoration contest every year, while his wife, Amanda, takes home the baking prize. But this year, Arnie Farkus and his wife, Tracy, are out to settle the score. Meanwhile, everyone else in town, from Ed the mailman to Charlene the sunshine lady, has their own agenda, all of which erupts into chaos.
It takes the kids of the neighborhood to remind the community what the season is really about.
The show is a psycho-drama about a  young girl who has inherited the instinct to be a serial killer.
Sweet little Rhonda Penmark is loved by her parents, but Christine Penmark can't help feeling uneasy about her daughter. When one of Rhonda's schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs Penmark is alarmed to discover the boy had won the penmanship medal Rhonda felt she deserved, and Rhonda has brought it home.
Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

Next to Normal is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. 
When Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs for Christmas in 2004, she is unable to relax into the prickly, yet loving, embrace of her wealthy California family. Brooke has been in continuous rebellion against her conservative parents -- father Lyman, a former Republican ambassador, and mother Polly, a brittle perfectionist-- for a long time, moving to the East Coast and adopting liberal political beliefs, but she still craves their approval. 
Spanning the international disasters of war, the bitter feuds of American politics, and the intricate and equally bitter dynamics of one family’s love and grief, Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities is a scintillating and sharply observed dark comedy, with themes of depression, addiction, family and memory.
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.