by David Auburn

Proof is a compelling and witty study of a gifted young woman coping with the fragility of intellectual brilliance. In this Pulitzer Prize winning play, Catherine must adjust to the death of her father, a brilliant professor of mathematics who had crossed the thin line from genius to insanity. Having been his caregiver, at the cost of interrupting her own formal mathematics career, Catherine now must step out of her father’s shadow and into her own life. A mystery about the authorship of an important math proof found among the papers in their home explores the human instinct toward love and trust as it ponders how the gifts and burdens of genius are passed on.

October 18-21 and 25-28
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.


It's a Wonderful Life
Radio Play/Dinner Theatre

Adapted by Joe Landry

Holiday spirit abounds as we transport back to the 1940s where radio actors appear before a live studio audience to tell the classic story of George Bailey, who wishes he had never been born, and his guardian angel, Clarence, who shows him, what life would have been like in Bedford Falls without him. Swift and entertaining, funny and sentimental, It’s a Wonderful Life is all about the values of basic goodness and sacrifice, the pitfalls of greed and commercialism, and the gifts of friendship, love, and belonging that help us feel truly connected in a society. Experience a dynamic fun-filled radio show of yesteryear with Foley sound effects, musical accompaniment and authentic 1940s commercial spots – a genuine seasonal treat! Join us for this family holiday tradition at Taos Mesa Brewing.

Tuesday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 19
Buffet Dinner 6:00 p.m., Curtain 7:00 p.m.


Mrs. California

by Doris Baizley

This charming, emotionally affecting play weaves a subtle thread of nascent feminism through its storyline about Dot, a Los Angeles housewife whose friend and neighbor has entered her in a mid-1950s televised “homemaking contest.” Although Dot had spent WWII directing Navy convoys by radio, she turned, as was expected, to domesticity once the war was over. Poking wicked good fun at the pretentious hokum of a hotly contested pageant where things go comically wrong, Mrs. California gives us glimpses of the complex personalities that lie beneath the judge-charming caricatures the contestants have created for themselves. A commentary on the way advertising and media made women question their intelligence and worth, Mrs. California explores the consequences of striving to be the ideal woman. 

Feb 14-18 and 21-24
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.


If a Door Opens: A Journey with Frances Perkins

 Written and performed by Charlotte Keefe

This insightful play focuses on one of the most influential — but little-known — women in our country's history. Frances Perkins was an American sociologist and workers-rights advocate who served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945. She was the first woman to hold a cabinet position and was the architect of much of the New Deal legislation. Perkins tirelessly worked throughout her career to improve the quality of life for all. Charlotte Keefe's one-woman performance is not just a history lesson. It is a journey of a remarkable woman who did not seek fame or glory. Keefe brings Perkins' story to life as a fast-moving narrative — with touches of humor as the embattled secretary crosses verbal swords with the good old boys of the congressional establishment.

March 28-31
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.


Men on Boats

by Jaclyn Backhaus

Spinning historical, theatrical and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above. Men on Boats, by Jaclyn Backhaus, is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. The twist? This play is performed with an all-female cast. Based on the journals of John Wesley Powell, who led a geological expedition down the Green and Colorado Rivers into the (then) great unknown called the Grand Canyon, Men on Boats makes canny use of the obvious distance between performers and their roles to help bridge the distance between then and now. The tone is comic, but never cute or camp. Ultimately, you feel that the play respects its bold if fallible pioneers in all their natural bravery and fearfulness. Directed by Chelsea Reidy and featuring local actors Jazzmine Freedom, Gina Gargone, Susan Nuss, Rita O'Connell, Katy Palmier, Jennifer Peterson, Judith Rane, Elena Trujillo, Mary Walker, and Roe Ziccarello.

April 25-28 and May 2-5
Thursday-Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.


Safe Landing

Devised by Irene Loy and Mikala Martinez

Fasten your seat belt and get ready to take off on a flight of fancy. Safe Landing is a new comedy about life, love, and safety at 35,000 feet. Devised by Taos Onstage veteran actors Irene Loy and Mikala Martinez, the one-woman show is performed by Loy and directed by Martinez. Why does someone who's obsessed with safety and security become a flight attendant? Because flying is one of the safest things you can do. Let her tell you about it in this funny, touching and insightful treatise on finding your own way. Inspired by extensive travel and countless plane flights, this relatable dark comedy explores all the ups and downs of being a flight attendant -- both on the plane and off. There are only three performances of this limited engagement production.

 May 17-19
Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m.

Past Seasons
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