Sam Bass Theatre 2020-2021 Season

(One-act by Susan Glaspell)
Directed by Ashley Zeh-Perez

Trifles was first performed by the Provincetown Players at the Wharf Theatre in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on August 8, 1916. In the original performance, Glaspell played the role of Mrs. Hale. The play is frequently anthologized in American literature textbooks. Written at the same time as the first wave of feminism, the play contrasts how women act in public and in private as well as how they perform in front of other women versus how they perform in front of men.

Special Thanks to Xolotl Designs for the  graphic

A Christmas Carol
(by Charles Dickens)
Directed by Deborah Hanna



It is a play about a cold-hearted miser, Ebeneezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley. During the night, three future spirits also appear to Scrooge, each holding a mirror to his behavior and highlighting the unhappiness resulting from his actions.

Sophocles' Antigone

Creon is now king of Thebes. He decrees that the dead body of Polynices, who fought against his native city, will not be given burial rites but will be left to rot, as a warning to traitors. Creon further decrees that anyone who does try to bury Polynices will be punished with death.  Antigone is grieving for the loss of her two brothers. She declares that the burial traditions are the unwritten laws of the gods, and are more important than the decrees of one man. She vows to give Polynices the proper burial rites. 

Special Thanks to Xolotl Designs for the  graphic

Youth Guild Show
Directed by Melanie Lewis

The prince has the shoe. He's ready to wed. But who's the woman behind the foot? Two investigative reporters—Deb Jabber from Action News Day Now and Sonny Glamour from Glitter Kingdom Today—compete for the scoop of the century, interviewing everybody from a fairy godmother in desperate need of a day-planner to mice in the witness protection program. Look for cameos from Pinocchio, Jack and his cow and other celebrities in this no-holds-barred exposé of the timeless love story and what it means to find—and TELL—the truth.

These projects are funded in part by the City of Round Rock