2015/2016 Season

After their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins wage a vicious and hilarious battle over a spiritually charged heirloom and issues of family, legacy, and faith.

...a witty, thought-provoking regional premiere at Stage West... – Nancy Churnin, Dallas News

Eraste and his wily valet employ intrigues, deceits, and disguises to part a cranky uncle from his money, get the girl, and to achieve the hilariously happy ending any classic comedy deserves. A witty and antic adaptation that blends modern elements with the 17th century original.

boisterous, bawdy and endlessly funny – New York Times

A new take on the Dickens classic. Jacob Marley’s spirit is given one chance to escape his eternal chains – by redeeming Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart is indeed opened, but not before Marley – in this irreverent, funny, and moving story – discovers his own.

The superior writing and acting offered in this piece are matched by brilliant staging...     Punch Shaw, Star-Telegram

Michele Riml’s romantic comedy comes to Stage West fresh from a smashing run at WaterTower. Henry and Alice, married for 25-years, endeavor to spice up their stale marriage with a romantic weekend in a swanky hotel and a lot of help from a sexy title in the “Dummies” how-to series. NOTE: contains some strong language!

“Bob Hess and Wendy Welch are awkward, hilarious, and genuine as Henry and Alice.” – Theatre Jones

In the not-too-distant future, a detective investigates a virtual reality site where taboo acts of secret desires are blurring moral boundaries. She finds herself in a battle of wills with a charismatic suspect and wrestles with the question, is there a crime if bodies are virtual and blood is just bits of computer code? Includes adult subject matter.

Garret Storms’ wily direction of a masterful cast keeps suspense percolating in a drama where everyone has secrets...

Nancy Churnin, Dallas News

A struggling actor in L.A. takes a job working in a megastar’s Malibu basement (which is fitted out as an old-time shopping street). When the Lady herself comes down to play, it feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? An outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Rated PG-13 for language.

Atkins delivers an outstanding performance in this 90-minute, one-act show directed by Stage West executive producer Dana Schultes.

Punch Shaw, Star-Telegram

This classic thriller pits a lone blind woman against a group of ruthless criminals. They’re hell-bent on retrieving a doll (filled with diamonds) which she accidentally has in her apartment. But they’re up against surprisingly resourceful opponent, one who knows that the only way to win is to play by her own rules.
Note: this show contains a bit of strong language, plus some cigarette smoking.

“… this show is a good, old fashioned piece of chill-inducing theatrical entertainment.” – Punch Shaw, Star-Telegram

Robert O’Hara’s wildly imaginative, incendiary satire is a kaleidoscope of sketches that portray growing up gay and African-American. With variety-show vivacity, outrageous humor, and real heart and soul, it tests how we talk about human desire and racial stereotypes at home, in church, and on the corner.

Recommended for 17+ - contains strong language, adult situations, nudity

“Smart, searing, and sensationally funny.” – New York Times

The Trojan War and the modern world collide in this captivating theatrical experience. A lone storyteller – possibly Homer, possibly one of the many bards who followed in his footsteps - relates the tale he is fated to tell throughout history.

“An Iliad is pure theatre, shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.” -Time Out New York


“Explosive, altogether breathtaking… Brilliantly meshes past and present calamity with touches of the most caustic dark humor suddenly shifting into unimaginable pathos.”  -The Chicago Sun-Times