Current Production 

Jeff Swearingen's The Ultimate Holiday Experience

 

Our most popular show ever and the holidays' most hilarious cult classic is back. It has been 4 years since we told the tale of the night Dan Quayle saved Christmas and many of the original cast members reprise their roles, along with new Fun House favorites, to take you back in time to the 1980’s and one incredibly crazy yuletide. In the show that Fun House fans have never stopped clamoring for, we do what we do best in creating an original story that appeals to adults and children alike.  Outrageous characters, situations and comedic action make this show perfect for young audience members while historical figures, political satire and pop culture icons of a decade gone by will have adults waxing nostalgic. Laughter abounds as a timeless message of good will emerges in a way only playwright and director Jeff Swearingen could reveal: no matter who you are, for at least one day a year, we can all get along…and that’s a start. 

 

Santa is lost. He fell out of the sleigh and his reindeer are trying to find him but their attempts to recover him are setting off radars on both sides of the world, heating up the cold war at the Pentagon and the Kremlin. In Moscow a group of orphans get more than they bargained for just trying to watch their favorite holiday special while in the U.S. a single mom trying to deal with the holiday madness gets caught up in more bustle than she could have possibly imagined. As the insanity unfolds, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Robocop, Rocky IV’s Drago and more nuts than any fruitcake get thrown into the mix and one man, Dan Quayle, is thrust into the position of having the safety of the free world riding on his shoulders



 

On this very special Industry Night, all proceeds from tickets sales, concessions sales and whatever craziness we dream up will go to Gideon’s Feet. Tickets are $5.00 at the door only (no web sales). To make a reservation email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gideon’s Feet is a small but mighty aid organization founded in Dallas/Ft. Worth and serving multiple arts communities across the country. It provides support to those in the theatrical community during times of crisis and offers opportunities for artists to use their gifts to help those in need.


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Features

 

A great piece about how we do what we do from Shelby Allison Hibbs in the national web publication Howlround.com


 

 

Check out our D Magazine write-up from Liz Johnstone
Training the next best actors in Dallas...
Photo credit Elizabeth Lavin


 


Check out our Best of Dallas write-up from Elaine Liner in The Dallas Observer
About our biz from one of the best in the biz, Elaine Liner
Photo credit Stanton Stephens

 

 

Check Us Out in This Feature by Mark Lowry on Theaterjones.com

Learn a little about what we do, why we do it, and how from the editor-in-chief of TheaterJones, Mark Lowry.  
Featuring some of our talented young actors, its a great read.

Photo credit: Robert Hart





 

Coming Soon

Jeff Swearingen’s 

Ultimate Holiday Experience

12.2-12.10

Awards

 

Special Citation 2015-John Garcia’s The Column Awards

Best New Play of 2014: "Stiff" - DFW Critic's Forum
Dallas Observer 2014 Best Director: Jeff Swearingen 

2013 Mastermind Award - 
The Dallas Observer

Best Theatre Company 2013 -
The Dallas Observer

Best Play of 2013 - DFW Critic's Forum

Best Director of 2013 - DFW Critic's Forum

Special Citation 2013 - DFW Critics's Forum

Steve Lovett Outstanding New Work by a Local Playwright- Column Awards 2014

Best Children's Theatre 2012 -
The Dallas Observer

 

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Actor's Exploration Series

The Actor’s Exploration Series is aimed at challenging our young actors while pushing the boundaries of what audiences expect to see from “children’s theater”. Going beyond the traditional models of youth productions, our Actor’s Exploration Series centers on giving young actors the opportunity to explore complex material and for audiences to be exposed to playwrights, dramatic formats and subject matter not thought of as children’s fare. It is an unparalleled educational opportunity for the next generation of actors and an entertainment option for the theatrically savvy as well as those just being introduced to the art of theatre.

 

Next up in the series, Sam Shepherd's True West