This year at Talking Horse is revolutionary! For the first time ever, our theatre is focused on contemporary drama written by women featuring women's leading roles. #YearOfTheWoman
Your 2020 Flex Pass includes 6 entries to any of our main season shows (listed below) for the price of 5. Purchasers may use their Flex Pass for one ticket to each production, bring 5 friends along with them to a single production or any other combination.
***Please Note: In accordance with Talking Horse Productions' ticket price increase, the current pricing is only available until January 1, 2020.***
The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip by Michelle Tyrene Johnson
February 14-16, 20-23
The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip focuses on five friends who board a train in Kansas City for a trip across the state of Missouri, stopping at the various wineries. When the imaginative librarian Marie steps off the train, she’s mysteriously transported to the 1940s segregated Booneville depot. As she begins to navigate the pre-civil rights landscape of Mid-Missouri, Marie meets the owner of a “colored” brothel, who introduces her to another world that history has hidden from her textbooks. To return home, Marie will need to uncover the truth about her own personal history. Humorous and heart-felt, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip has ties to our home in Mid-Missouri making it perfect to kick off our season in February.
Fun Home by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, Alison Bechdel.
April 17-19, 23-26, 30-May 3
Winner of four Tony awards, including “Best Musical” Fun Home dives into the life of graphic novelist Alison Bechdel as she remembers growing up in her family business, The Bechdel Funeral Home, her college years, and how the discovery of her own sexuality may have uncovered her father’s own hidden desires that lead to his death. Fun Home is a powerful contemporary musical about meeting your parents as they really are. Kathleen Johnson, director of 2018’s captivating Sweeney Todd, returns to the director’s chair to bring her vision for this huge show to life in our unique black-box setting.
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck
June 12-14, 18-21
When four aspiring authors sign-up and pay handsomely for private writing lessons with the outlandish and eccentric literary figure Leonard, they expect to have a breakthrough. What they don’t expect is to be challenged by Leonard’s sharp wit and charisma forcing each of the four writers to question who they are, who they can trust, and who they can write about. Clever wordplay and terrific characters make this biting comedy a crowd pleaser.
e-Baby by Jane Cafarella
August 14-16, 20-23
e-Baby, tells the story of Catherine, a 45-year-old lawyer jet-setting around the world with a fulfilling career and marriage. The only thing that’s missing is a child. After nearly a decade of different treatments in four different countries, Catherine finally comes to Nellie, a mother-of-two, living in Massachusetts, to be a surrogate. When Catherine’s eggs are transferred to Nellie, the two are ecstatic when triplets are conceived. But when one triplet dies in the womb, and another revealed to have a genetic disorder, both women must face hard truths and decisions as they choose between loyalty to one another, their social beliefs, and the price of a healthy child.
Murder Ballad by Julia Jordon and Juliana Nash
October 16-18, 22-25
Timed perfectly for Halloween Murder Ballad is the story of love triangle revolving around Sara as she struggles with settling in to her life with her husband and daughter and the return of an old passionate flame. This cult classic of a show was originally performed in a bar with the audience on all sides making it the perfect fit for our black box. A rocking score of non-stop music, this show will keep you on the edge of your seat, because, with a name like Murder Ballad, someone is going to die.
The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse
December 4-6, 10-13
After receiving a grant to devise a politically correct Thanksgiving play for children featuring a Native American voice, Logan begins work with history teacher Caden, performance artist Jaxton, and a Native American actress from LA. Or so she thinks. Through a collaborative process, the artists attempt to balance the true history of the holiday with their own privileges to deliver the Thanksgiving Play to end all other Thanksgiving Plays- perhaps literally. This clever satirical comedy challenges the values of “woke” culture and the complexities of representation.