Theatre Coppell's 2016 - 2017 Season

Deuce

Deuceby Terrence McNally

August 19 – September 4, 2016

Two retired tennis stars, who once made up a championship doubles team, are guests of honor at the U.S. Open.  The two women find themselves trying to make sense of the professional partnership that brought them to the top of the sports world in their youth.


Daddys Dyin

Daddy's Dyin, Who's Got the Will?, by Del Shores

October 7 – 23, 2016

A Texas family, complete with drawls and their own take on the world outside the Lone Star State, come together to await the death of their patriarch.  Each wants something from the old man’s will, but is there enough to go around?  And will the relatives survive each other?  Buried underneath the uproariously funny situation is a surprise lesson on rebuilding respect, caring, and love.

 


Jacob Marley Christmas Carol

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, by Tom Mula

December 2 - 18, 2016

 

Everybody knows the story of Scrooge and Marley. But this version is told by four imaginative actors who portray all the roles.  What happens to Marley after he passes from this world and eventually threatens old Scrooge with a terrible fate?  This creative approach makes all that old stuff about ghosts and graves take on a fresh perspective: they become real and immediate.

 


Picnic

Picnicby William Inge

February 3 - 19, 2017

 

On Labor Day decades ago, a young man named Hal, full of animal vitality, wanders into the joint backyards of two families.  Although he is self-conscious of his failings and his hard luck, he changes the lives of everyone within the households – mostly for the better.  This Pulitzer Prize winning play made Paul Newman a star, and the movie version featured celebrities like William Holden, Kim Novak, and Rosalind Russell.

 



On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond, by Earnest Thompson

April 7 - 23, 2017

 

 

Norman and Ethel Thayer return to the lake house that has been their vacation home for many years.  Ethel fears Norman is near the end of his life, and this may be their last summer together.  Unexpectedly, their estranged daughter and her new boyfriend Bill arrive for a visit, and they leave behind Bill’s son.  Suddenly, youth and old age clash, but the end result brings the family closer together than ever.  It was a story that Jane Fonda produced on film to star her father, Henry Fonda.

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Curtains

Curtains,  Book by Rupert Holmes, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb and Rupert Holmes

July 14 – 30, 2017

 

In the 1950s, everyone – your maid, your gardener, your corner policeman – secretly wanted to be on stage.  So does Homicide Detective Cioffi.  He is assigned to solve a murder and manages to tap dance his way into a musical show that is hoping to make it on Broadway.  The leading lady – one who can’t sing, dance, or act – has been murdered, and the actors are all ecstatic – and suspects.  Everyone will laugh at the situations, and actors will catch all the show biz jokes.  Curtains is a typical musical comedy with no redeeming message and lots of singing.