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Upcoming Events

Talking Horse Productions

The Sinatra Supper Club 2018

Columbia, MO
Now a highly anticipated annual event, the theatre is turned into a New York supper club for a terrific evening of music and dining!  The dinner is catered by Room 38, and the crooning is supplied by Talking Horse’s own ar... read more

2018 Flex Passes

Columbia, MO
Our 2018 Flex Passes contain six punches to use however you would like during the 2018 season. Priced as a real bargain, these passes will allow you a lot of flexibility as you plan to attend the six shows scheduled for th... read more
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Past Events

Improv Comedy - Fundraiser for THP

Improv Comedy - Fundraiser for THP

Columbia, MO
The Off-the-Cuff Improv Troupe specializes in comedy based on the hit show "Whose Line Is It, Anyway"! Come join them at Talking Horse for some holiday fun, as the troupe tackles a variety of different subjects. As with most improv, the comedy tends to be more "adult", so leave the kids at home a...
Fri, Dec 15 2017 7:30 PM Sat, Dec 16 2017 9:00 PM

An Antique Carol

An Antique Carol

Columbia, MO
A comic opera freely adapted from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” written by local maestro Hugo Vianello, founder and former conductor of the Missouri Symphony. Come see Talking Horse tackle opera in a black box theater! Titus Canby is the name of this version of Ebenezer Scrooge, and he is...
Fri, Dec 1 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Dec 10 2017 3:30 PM

The Starting Gate New Play Festival

The Starting Gate New Play Festival

Columbia, MO
This year's festival is our third annual, and we couldn't be more excited about it!  Our playwrights: Angel Kenison-Scott, Ricky Diaz, and Trent Rash, have written some fantastic ten-minute plays based on the prompt "Earth and Sky" (taken from a Monica Hand poem).  What we have as a final product...
Fri, Nov 10 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Nov 12 2017 3:30 PM

The Gin Game

The Gin Game

Columbia, MO
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey discover they both dislike their nursing home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Soon their secrets become weapons used against on...
Fri, Oct 13 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Oct 22 2017 4:00 PM

Memoirs

Memoirs

Columbia, MO
Two American legends, Mark Twain and Ulysses Grant, sit on the front porch and try to make sense out of their lives as Twain urges Grant to write his memoirs to make up for Grant’s lost fortune through bad investments before he succumbs to cancer.  Friendship, the tragedy of war, and the travails...
Fri, Sep 8 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Sep 17 2017 4:00 PM

The Lyons

The Lyons

Columbia, MO
Dark comedy at its finest, by American playwright Nicky Silver!  Directed by Barry Beach. As Ben Lyons lies dying in the hospital, his wife of forty years, Rita, flips through decorating magazines, planning a living room make-over. When they’re joined by their children, Lisa and Curtis, all effo...
Fri, Aug 11 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Aug 20 2017 4:00 PM

2017 Flex Passes - Round Four

2017 Flex Passes - Round Four

Columbia, MO
Our 2017 Flex Passes contain six punches to use however you would like during the 2017 season.  Priced as a real bargain, these passes will still get you into our remaining shows: The Lyons, The Gin Game, and An Antique Carol.  Bring friends in on your pass, or buy one pass and use it with your s...
Sat, Jul 1 2017 1:00 AM Sun, Dec 10 2017 12:00 PM

A Glorious Mess - a cabaret about mental health

A Glorious Mess - a cabaret about mental health

Columbia, MO
Up to 25 percent of the population is affected by mental illness in their lifetime... but we rarely talk about it. So Meg Phillips Crespy is singing about it! Learn more about the science of mental health and the experience of the messy-but-glorious neurodivergent brain, while enjoying an evening...
Saturday, June 24 2017 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Stage Kiss

Stage Kiss

Columbia, MO
Playwright Sarah Ruhl has done it again! When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. It’s a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss – o...
Fri, Jun 9 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Jun 18 2017 4:00 PM

Violet

Violet

Columbia, MO
Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered off-Broadway in 1997, and then on to a Tony nominated Broadway debut in 2014 with a revised version, Violet is a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems ranging from American-roots to folk...
Fri, Apr 21 2017 7:30 PM Sun, May 7 2017 4:30 PM
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