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Talking Horse Productions

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 Ca... read more

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 intimat... read more

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... read more
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Past Events

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

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

2017 Flex Passes - Round Three

2017 Flex Passes - Round Three

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 four remaining shows: Stage Kiss, The Lyons, The Gin Game, and An Antique Carol.  Bring friends in on your pass, or buy one pass and u...
Mon, May 1 2017 12:00 AM Fri, Jun 30 2017 10:00 PM

Broadway Fools! at THP

Broadway Fools! at THP

Columbia, MO
It's a wonderful evening of fabulous food and terrific entertainment as some of the finest performers in mid-Missouri come together to support Talking Horse!  THP's official caterer, Room 38, will be preparing delicous appetizers, and a cash bar for beer and wine will be available.  Our entertain...
Saturday, April 1 2017 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

The Red Box

The Red Box

Columbia, MO
Talking Horse and Maplewood Barn Community Theatre collaborate to bring this new play to Columbia in March!  Nero Wolfe will do anything to acquire more orchids, even agreeing to put his eccentric genius to work solving a murder that baffles police.  The secret is "in the red box", a dying man ga...
Fri, Mar 10 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Mar 19 2017 4:00 PM

2017 Flex Passes Round Two

2017 Flex Passes Round Two

Columbia, MO
An opportunity to again purchase flex passes, good for six admissions to any of our remaining 2017 season offerings: VIOLET, STAGE KISS, THE LYONS, THE GIN GAME, and AN ANTIQUE CAROL.  You can use the passes to bring friends, see a show twice - the possibilities are endless!  These passes will be...
Thu, Mar 2 2017 5:00 PM Sun, Apr 30 2017 10:00 PM

Rasheeda Speaking

Rasheeda Speaking

Columbia, MO
Talking Horse Productions kicks off its sixth season with Joel Drake Johnson's powerful story about racial tension in the workplace.  Mr. Johnson, who spend some time teaching at Central Methodist University in Fayette, MO, is planning a trip to Columbia from his home in Chicago to be with us. T...
Fri, Feb 10 2017 7:30 PM Sun, Feb 19 2017 4:00 PM
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