Welcome to Our 2020 Season!
Ennis Public Theatre is proud to bring some of the best productions to Ellis County.
January 24 - February 9
I Hate Hamlet
by Paul Rudnick
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect NY apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. As Andrew’s life starts to fall apart, the drunk and egoic ghost of John Barrymore (the most famous actor ever to play Hamlet) shows up to advise him. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and Hamlet.
March 20 - April 5
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde
A trivial comedy for serious people. This masterpiece is probably the most famous of all comedies.
It revolves wittily around the most ingenious case of “manufactured” mistaken identity ever put into a play.
May 15 - 31
The Red Velvet Cake War
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
In the riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion.
As this fast-paced romp barrels toward its uproarious climax, you’ll wish your own family reunions were this much fun.
June 25 - July 5
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
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two 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!
August 21 - September 6
Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
Obie Award recipient for Best American Play in 2009, this comedic drama is about five adults participating in acting classes at a community center in a small town in Vermont.
Through seemingly frivolous drama exercises, they discover each other and themselves.
October 16 - November 1
The Sound of 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
The final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain.
December 3 - 13
A Christmas Carol
by Christopher Schario
Adapted from the book by Charles Dickens
Focusing on Dicken’s powerful language, humor and warmth, this charming version of A Christmas Carol simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of the human soul.