THE CLASSICS THEATRE PROJECT

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW for four classic productions making up a dynamic range of offerings, each with the timeless thread of examining the human condition through relationships, and each taking on added relevance when looked at through the lens of today. Experience live theatre this
March-November with: John Osborne’s LOOK BACK IN ANGER, Anton Chekhov’s untitled tragi-comedy, Tennessee Williams’
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and Amiri Baraka’s DUTCHMAN
.

OUR MISSION

The Classics Theatre Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing arts
organization with a mission to produce relevant classics
to enrich the culture of North Texas.

NOW PLAYING

Sex, Guns, and Vodka: The Untitled First Play by Anton Chekhov opens May 20th! Get your tickets now!

2022 Season

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

by John Osborne
Directed by Jackie Kemp
Performing at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park
March 18 – April 9 at 8 pm

John Osborne’s 1956 realist cornerstone profiles the sorrows, despondency, and anger of the working class, post WWII.  Encapsulating an entire generation of 20-30-year-olds who viewed revered and established institutions with disdain, and coining their popular description as “angry young men”, it holds a place on many lists of the best plays of the 20th century. This no -holds -barred production of an intense kitchen sink drama stars Joey Folsom as disillusioned protagonist Jimmy Porter, as Jimmy’s relationships to those around him are used to examine the tinderbox of a life that is created by a sense of hopelessness for what the future holds.

SEX, GUNS, AND VODKA

Anton Chekhov’s Untitled Play
Adapted and Directed by Joey Folsom
Performing at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park

May 20 – June 11 at 8 pm

In a work that remained untitled and went undiscovered until 1923, two decades after his death, Anton Chekhov turns a farcical eye to a Russian retelling of the story of Don Juan. Although written while he was still a medical student, the Chekhovian markings of wit, rich characterizations and his thematic staples are present in this tale of a new to town married schoolmaster and the bored provincial women who vie for his affection. It wouldn’t be Chekhov without parties, suicide attempts, and affairs, blended together in a tragi-comedy, and this new adaptation has them all, as it comically skewers the hypocrisy and frivolity of provincial life while exposing the passions and frailties of human nature.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

by Tennessee Williams
Starring Terry Martin
Directed by Susan Sargeant
Performing at the Addison Theatre Center

August 26-September 11 at 8 pm

A benchmark of the modern American canon, the Pulitzer Prize winner for drama in 1955, and the play the legendary Tennessee Williams’ considered his favorite of his works. This southern telling of a family in crisis brings to the stage some of the most iconic characters in American theatre while the work, rich in symbolism, is a study in mendacity, examining the themes of truth, lies, sexual desire, repression, and decay against a backdrop of familial relationships, social mores and mortality. Terry Martin, a patriarch of D-FW theatre, stars as the ailing patriarch of the Pollitt family, Big Daddy.

DUTCHMAN

by Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones)
Directed by Dennis Raveneau
Performing at the Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park

November 11-November 26 at 8 pm

This 1964 Obie Award Winner for Best Off-Broadway Play, is an explosive, allegorical, one act drama written by poet Amiri Baraka (who was then writing under his birth name, LeRoi Jones). It uses the device of a single, highly stylized and symbolic encounter, on a New York City subway car, to demonstrate the tensions present between Black and white Americans during the tumultuous 1960s and to illustrate the political, societal, and psychological conflicts facing black men in America.