Welcome to Our 2021 Season!
Ennis Public Theatre is proud to bring some of the best productions to Ellis County.
Fri. Feb. 5 & Sat. Feb. 6 @ 7:30 pm
Thur. Feb.11, Fri. Feb. 12 & Sat. Feb. 13 @ 7:30 pm
Fri. Feb.19 & Sat. Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm
Sun. Feb. 21 @ 2:30 pm
February 5 - 21
by John Cariani
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the U.S. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist.
One cold, clear night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
Fri. April 16 & Sat. April 17 @ 7:30 pm
Thur. April 22, Fri. April 23 & Sat. April 24 @ 7:30 pm
Fri. April 30 & Sat. May 1 at 7:30 pm
Sun. May 2 @ 2:30 pm
April 16 - May 2
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Adapted for the stage by Todd Kreidler from the Oscar-winning screenplay by William Rose
In this fresh stage adaptation of the iconic film, it’s 1967 and a progressive white couple’s proud liberal sensibilities are tested when their daughter brings her black fiance home to meet them. But they aren’t the only ones with concerns about the match. Soon a multi-family clash of racial and generational differences sweep across the Draytons’ idyllic San Francisco terrace. With humor and insight, this play begins a conversation sure to continue at dinner tables long after the curtain comes down.
Fri. June 4 & Sat. June 5 @ 7:30 pm
Thur. June 10, Fri. June 11 & Sat. June 12 @ 7:30 pm
Fri. June 18 & Sat. June 19 at 7:30 pm
Sun. June 20 @ 2:30 pm
June 4 - 20
Walking Across Egypt
Adapted by Catherine Bush from the novel by Clyde Edgerton
When Mattie discovers a stray dog on her porch she decides she’s too old to keep it and calls the dogcatcher, Lamar. Little does she know that Lamar will open her eyes to a world she never knew existed; one that includes car theft, prison breaks, and Wesley, a delinquent who is as desperate for family as she is.
Armed with only her mouth-watering cornbread and a deep abiding faith, Mattie sets to woo Wesley to the side of God and good Southern manners…if she can manage to stay out of jail herself.
Thur. July 15, Fri. July 16 & Sat. July 17 @ 7:30 pm
Sun. July 18 @ 2:30 pm
Thur. July 22, Fri. July 23 & Sat. July 24 @ 7:30 pm
Sun. July 25 @ 2:30 pm
July 15 - 25
Disney's Frozen JR
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle are brought to life in this story of true love and acceptance between sisters. Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between the two princesses. When faced with danger, they discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
Fri. Aug. 20 & Sat. Aug. 21 @ 7:30 pm
Thur. Aug. 26, Fri. Aug. 27 & Sat. Aug. 28 @ 7:30 pm
Fri. Sept. 3 & Sat. Sept. 4 at 7:30 pm
Sun. Sept. 5 @ 2:30 pm
August 20 - September 5
The Red Velvet Cake War
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
This riotously funny comedy follows three cousins as they attempt to throw a family reunion.
Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible,a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love, and a shocking, high-stakes wager is made on who can bake the best red velvet cake.
As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!
Fri. Oct. 8 & Sat. Oct. 9 @ 7:30 pm
Thur. Oct. 14, Fri. Oct. 15 & Sat. Oct. 16 @ 7:30 pm
Fri. Oct. 22 & Sat. Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm
Sun. Oct. 24 @ 2:30 pm
October 8 - 24
The Sound of Music
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp
This beloved musical tells the tale of young postulant Maria, whose free spirit has trouble fitting into the rules and regulations of the abbey. Commissioned by the Mother Abbess to serve as the governess for seven motherless children, Maria transforms the Von Trapp family home from a place of dour rules and regulations to one filled with joy, laughter and music. In the process, Maria wins the hearts of all seven children – and their widower father, Captain Von Trapp.
Fri. Dec. 3 & Sat. Dec. 4 @ 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec. 5 @ 2:30 pm
Thur. Dec. 9, Fri. Dec. 10 & Sat. Dec. 11 @ 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec. 12 @ 2:30 pm
December 3 - 12
Beasley’s Christmas Party
By C.W. Munger
Based on a story by Booth Tarkington
It’s the early 1900s. A journalist who is new to a certain Midwestern state notices that there’s something funny going on at the charming house next door. Turns out gubernatorial candidate David Beasley lives there with his young ward, an orphan who has a menagerie of imaginary friends. Political intrigue, lost loves and a Christmas celebration full of surprises will make this heartwarming fable a favorite for folks of all ages.