The Season

2018-2019 SEASON
Autumn 2018 

TTU English Department presents the Tech Players’ Sixty-fourth season in the Backdoor Playhouse.
Autumn 2018
Playing With Fire (after FRANKENSTEIN) By Barbara Field                                                    Directed by Mark Harry Creter                                                                  November 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m
November 8, 2018 at 10:00 p.m. 
November 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.         

The Story: The exchange between Frankenstein and the Creature becomes a confrontation between parent and child, scientist and experiment, rejection and love, and even good and evil-culminating in the Creature’s agonizing question, “why did you make me?”

“Playwright Field has written a morality play that speaks to some of the most basic concerns of our time.” -Minnesota Public Radio

Produced in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc.


Winter 2019
Pluto by Steve Yockey

Directed by Joseph Clark

February 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
February 14, 2019 at 10:00 p.m.
February 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   

The Story: In the wake of a local tragedy involving gun violence at a community college, single mother

Elizabeth Miller and her withdrawn son, Bailey, try to jump-start their relationship across a breakfast table. But with berserker appliances, shifting astronomy, and the talkative new family dog’s interruptions, Elizabeth might not be able to “see” the person she needs to see most.

"Pluto’s style attacks the audience with a fierce combination of kitchen realism and Cocteau’s off-the-wall conflation of dream and daily life. The results are funny, bizarre, emotionally raw, and intellectually provocative."

– Maryland Theatre Guide

Produced in cooperation with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Spring 2019 
The 29th Annual Dorothy Printz Pennebaker Memorial Spring Production. 
The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Directed by Mark Harry Creter 

April 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
April 11, 2019 at 10:00 p.m.
April 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 

THE STORY: The Rivals concerns the romantic difficulties of Lydia Languish, who is determined to marry for love and into poverty. Realizing this, the aristocratic Captain Jack Absolute woos her while claiming to be Ensign Beverley. But her aunt, Mrs. Malaprop, will not permit her to wed a mere ensign, and Lydia will lose half her fortune if she marries without her aunt’s permission. Among the play’s many plot complications is the appearance of Sir Anthony (Jack’s father).

“As uproariously funny today as it was in 1775!”.-The Telegraph


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