Updated: Nov 27, 2019
2018-2019 Season Details
Reel Men, the Fitzhugh Brothers, by Ron L. Chapman
August 17 – September 2, 2018
Three grown brothers hope to mend their relationships with each
other and decide the best way is to go on a fishing trip together. The
outcome is both funny and touching. Theatre Coppell audiences will
remember this original show from a limited run last season. Its
popularity has prompted a return as a major part of our season.
Ordinary People, Judith Guest’s book dramatized by Nancy Gilsenan
October 5 – 21, 2018
A young man, Conrad, is still haunted by the traumatic death of his
older brother, and both situations – the death of their popular,
handsome son and the mental wounds of their remaining son – cause
family upheaval and division. Conrad starts to mend, but his parents
may not be so lucky. Audiences will remember the movie version
starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, and Timothy Hutton.
Inspecting Carol, by Daniel Sullivan & The Seattle Repertory Theatre
November 30 – December 16, 2018
A small professional theatre has been doing A Christmas Carol every
Christmas, mainly to raise money. Ticket sales are down, however,
and their regular cast is growing older and less suited for their parts.
Typical of their problems is Tiny Tim, now 17 years old and a bit too
big to be carried on Cratchit’s shoulders. The expected arrival of an
evaluator from the National Endowment of the Arts only complicates
things and everything that can go wrong, does. It’s funny as the
Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesselring
February 1 – 17, 2019
Two sweet little old ladies think they’re doing mercy work when they
poison lonely older men who come to rent a spare room in their
house. They even have a special recipe that requires arsenic and just
a touch of cyanide in their elderberry wine. Meanwhile, their brother
who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt and their nephew who discovers
their charitable hobby must contend with the arrival of another brother,
who just happens to look like Boris Karloff.
The Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum’s story dramatized by Robert Batson
April 5 – 21, 2019
A tornado does more than uproot trees and scatter crops in Kansas. It
brings back to Theatre Coppell one of the most classic stories ever.
Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, the Lion, and the Tinman head down
the yellow brick road to visit the great and powerful Wizard,
encouraged by Glinda the Good Witch and the Munchkins, but
hampered along the way, of course, by the Wicked Witch.
Baby, Book by Sybille Pearson, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
July 12 – 28, 2019
One young couple is having a baby and ponders whether to get married; a second slightly older couple is trying but can’t have a baby; the final couple, still older, is having a “surprise” baby. Great music and an interesting intertwined plot make this musical a rare gem, continuing Theatre Coppell’s string of little-known shows and local community theatre premiers.