Watch for updates on these and other productions (some dates subject to change).
by Thornton Wilder
A two-weekend run. Thornton Wilder’s classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play
set in the early 1900s, in Grover’s Corner, a town of 2642. This is American
at its best and simplest. The minimalist set is a blank slate upon which the
audience draws conclusions about life, love, and eternity.
August 3 – 5 The Day the Music Died
featuring the Rafael Espinoza Band
A one-weekend run. An inspired musical tribute to the musicians that died
when the band attempted to fly through a wild snow storm in a chartered
plane to their next gig. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are portrayed by members of the Rafael Espinoza Band.->
September 1 – 9 The Throwaway Children
by Sara Whitaker
A two-weekend run. The play sheds an intense light on the reality of human
trafficking, the inhumanity, brutality, and degradation, but this same light
illuminates an avenue to freedom, healing, and redemption.
November 1 – 4 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
produced by East Texas Performing Arts
This unique event brings artists from around the world to perform here in
Jefferson, Texas. Fifteen nations were represented in 2017. Seven of our
acts had #1 songs in their own nations. Even now, in its infancy, the event
brought more than 70 international visitors to Jefferson and audience
members from California, Oklahoma, Florida, and Mexico City. Participants
and audience reported spending over $40,000 here in town. This event holds
the potential to become a huge attraction and to make a real difference in the prosperity of our downtown.
December 8 – 16 O Little Town of Bagels, Teacakes and Hamburger Buns
by Jeanette Clift George
A hotel coffee shop/bakery is host to several people, both new and long-time
regulars, on Christmas Eve. With lots of humor, tender romance, and strong characterizations, this thoughtful comedy, part love story, part re-affirmation
of Christmas, explores personal responses to the season. Funny, poignant, and universally relevant.