Lamp-Lite Theatre

Nacogdoches, Texas

The Teahouse of the August MoonOpening night is Friday, February 8, 2019


February begins the Award-winning Broadway hit from the 1950s, The Teahouse of the August Moon. Marlon Brando starred in the film based on the Broadway play. Lamp-Lite presented the show in 1982 and brings it back to usher in the new year.


Take a trip with us into the past — the story takes place in a remote town in Okinawa just after World War Two — with our star-studded cast that features Jon Gauntt, Kevin Helmer, Trey Norman, Ken Untiedt, Kearsten Clark and David Norton, along with a host of Lamp-Lite regulars of different ages.


PERFORMANCE DATES:
Feb. 8 & 9, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
Feb. 15 & 16, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at 7:30pm


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2018-2019 Season


This year at Lamp-Lite Theatre marks our 48th season of bringing live theatre to Nacogdoches and the rest of East Texas. Our theme is "Something Old, Something New" and we will be producing six plays this season, in addition to our annual Summer Musical and a special August Surprise.

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Yes, We DeliverOpening night is Friday, November 2, 2018

An original play written by Lamp-Lite actor and SFASU professor Ken Untiedt, this is a story about a young man (played by newcomer Kevin Helmer) who sets out to find his true path in life. Now a college graduate in his late twenties, he is determined NOT to follow in his father's  footsteps, who got rich practicing law for shady clients.


The son is a delivery boy for a pizza parlor working with a diverse and mysterious group of people. The customers he delivers to are even stranger. Each scene contains a new surprise as the plot unfolds.


The cast also includes Katerina Ireland, Lisa Lalumandier, Scott Parrish, David Norton, Lisa Norman and Rick Jones.


PERFORMANCE DATES:
Nov. 2 & 3, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 at 2:00pm
Nov. 9 & 10, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at 7:30pm


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Talking Pictures — Opening night is Friday, May 10, 2019

Native son Horton Foote’s drama, Talking Pictures, will close out the season.


The story takes place in 1929 and tells the story of Myra, a piano player for the silent movies, who is about to lose her job as "talking pictures" take the country by story. How will she support herself and a young boy? Will she take another chance on love? What will her landlords, the Jacksons, do as they are being forced to move by the railroad system? "The times, they are a changin'!"


The outstanding cast for this production includes Wanda Schenk, Lisa Norman, Trey Norman and Joe Ballenger.


PERFORMANCE DATES:
May 10 & 11, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm
May 17 & 18, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

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The Curious Savage — Opening night is Friday, September 21, 2018


Pat Harris leads the parade to open the 2018-19 Lamp-Lite Season with The Curious Savage.

Pat plays Ethel Savage, a woman who "remembers all the foolish things she wanted to do" and now does them: from dying her hair blue to acting onstage. She has just inherited ten million dollars and she's giving most of it away, much to the dismay of her three "evil step-children" who have just checked her into an expensive sanatorium called "The Cloisters," hoping to “bring her to her senses.”


The all-star cast also includes Bill Small, Tina Oswald, Keith Aavolasiti, Katherine Whitbeck, Tim Hogle, Steve Josephsen, Les Balty, Missy Devine and Kelly Daniel.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Sept. 21 & 22, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 at 2:00pm
Sept. 28 & 29, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 7:30pm


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The Little FoxesOpening night is Friday, April 5, 2019

The Little Foxes is a 1939 "sizzler" by Lillian Hellman that played as a hit last year on Broadway with Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney in the lead roles. Set in Alabama in 1900, the suspenseful plot revolves around the family's ruthless struggle for money and power ... and has a surprise ending.


Heading up the cast are Carla Redfield, Kevin Helmer, Amy Maurer, Jon Gauntt and Ty Norman.


Regina Hubbard Giddens and her scheming brothers, Oscar and Ben, plan to get rich from a cotton mill, but first they must tap into the wealth of Regina's sickly husband, Horace Giddens. The trio attempts to marry Regina's daughter Alexandra to Oscar's son, Leo. When that plan fails, their schemes devolve into theft and blackmail, driving an irreparable wedge between family members.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Apr. 5 & 6, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 at 2:00pm
Apr. 12 & 13, 2019 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 at 7:30pm

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A Doublewide, Texas ChristmasOpening night is Friday, December 7, 2018


Celebrate the holidays with A Doublewide, Texas Christmas, which will be presented the first two weekends in December. In this outrageously funny comedy by authors Jones, Hope and Wooten, it's Christmastime in the newest — and tiniest — town in Texas. And it's beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide.


Not only are the trailer park residents dealing with the stress of the holiday season, they've just discovered that Doublewide is being double-crossed by the County. With their official incorporation papers in jeopardy, this band of eccentric Texans throw themselves into taking on "the big guys."


The star-studded cast includes Lisa Lalumandier, Tiffany Gauntt, Jon Gauntt, Bill Small, Lee Broadwater, Katrina Hawkins and Jody Ryan.


PERFORMANCE DATES:
Dec. 7 & 8, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at 2:00pm
Dec. 14 & 15, 2018 at 7:30pm | Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at 2:00pm
AUDIENCE DRESS REHEARSAL: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 7:30pm


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