NOW PLAYING: THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, adapted from the best-selling book, brings equal parts mayhem and merriment to stage in this new holiday classic featuring the “worst kids in the history of the world.”

“ONE FIREMAN EVEN COLLARED CLAUDE HERDMAN AND SAID, ‘DID YOU KIDS START THIS FIRE, SMOKING CIGARS?’”

DEC 01 - DEC 23

NOW PLAYING: ROCK NATIVITY

Experience the mystery of the manger, the madness of King Herod, the magic of the magi and the birth of the Messiah in this Christmas musical celebration.

DEC 06 - DEC 23

UPCOMING SHOW

BEST OF ENEMIES

JAN 12 - FEB 04

Two natural enemies – a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist – become unlikely friends in this true story of racial reconciliation set in Durham, North Carolina in 1971.

WHAT WE'RE UP TO


With a full season of Mainstage and Children's shows, touring productions, plus our year-round Theatre Arts Academy, workshops and camps, A. D. Players offers something for everyone.

2017-2018

  • MAINSTAGE
  • CHILDREN'S THEATER
  • SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

MAINSTAGE

OR CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PERFORMANCES

With a variety of ticket options, you can put together the perfect slate of plays tailored to your liking. 

  • HARVEY
    SEPT 15 - OCT 01

    Harvey, based on the 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase, follows the comedy and confusion surrounding the alleged appearance of a 6’ 3” imaginary rabbit.

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  • THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
    DEC 01 - DEC 23

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, adapted from the best-selling book, brings equal parts mayhem and merriment to stage in this new holiday classic featuring the “worst kids in the history of the world.”

    “ONE FIREMAN EVEN COLLARED CLAUDE HERDMAN AND SAID, ‘DID YOU KIDS START THIS FIRE, SMOKING CIGARS?’”

    Show Details

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  • BEST OF ENEMIES
    JAN 12 - FEB 04

    Two natural enemies – a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist – become unlikely friends in this true story of racial reconciliation set in Durham, North Carolina in 1971.

    Show Details

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  • LILIES OF THE FIELD
    APR 20 - MAY 13

    A traveling Army veteran and handyman finds work and a faith-rich community when he reluctantly builds a chapel for a small band of immigrant nuns.

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  • GOD’S FAVORITE
    JUL 13 - AUG 05

    The jokes and tests of faith fly fast and furious in Neil Simon’s contemporary morality tale of Joe Benjamin – a modern-day “Job” with troubles aplenty.

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CHILDREN'S THEATER

JOYS OF IMAGINATION

Children’s shows slated for 2017-2018 feature young audience classics and tales that promote learning and creativity in a positive and entertaining way.

  • BALLOONACY
    OCT 21 - NOV 04

    A single, red balloon makes all the difference in a lonely man’s life in this sweet, inventive comedy that celebrates acceptance, imagination and friendship.

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  • ROCK NATIVITY
    DEC 06 - DEC 23

    Experience the mystery of the manger, the madness of King Herod, the magic of the magi and the birth of the Messiah in this Christmas musical celebration.

    Show Details

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  • DAVID, THE BEST SLINGER IN THE WEST
    JUN 06 - JUN 23

    Travel back in time – but not too far – as David and a giant named Goliath meet in a classic showdown, re-cast wild-west style.

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SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT

TRAVELING SHOWS

A.D. Players is proud to host touring theatre productions at the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater. 

  • MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL
    OCT 19 - OCT 29

    Lucifer, Freud, Hitler, Pope Frances and Martin Luther King, Jr. appear in this courtroom drama celebrating German religious reformer Martin Luther on the 500th anniversary of his protest.

    Show Details

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OR CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE PERFORMANCES

With a variety of ticket options, you can put together the perfect slate of plays tailored to your liking. 

  • HARVEY
    SEPT 15 - OCT 01

    Harvey, based on the 1944 Pulitzer Prize winning play by Mary Chase, follows the comedy and confusion surrounding the alleged appearance of a 6’ 3” imaginary rabbit.

    Show Details

    BUY TICKETS

  • THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
    DEC 01 - DEC 23

    The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, adapted from the best-selling book, brings equal parts mayhem and merriment to stage in this new holiday classic featuring the “worst kids in the history of the world.”

    “ONE FIREMAN EVEN COLLARED CLAUDE HERDMAN AND SAID, ‘DID YOU KIDS START THIS FIRE, SMOKING CIGARS?’”

    Show Details

    BUY TICKETS

  • BEST OF ENEMIES
    JAN 12 - FEB 04

    Two natural enemies – a Ku Klux Klan member and a civil rights activist – become unlikely friends in this true story of racial reconciliation set in Durham, North Carolina in 1971.

    Show Details

    BUY TICKETS

  • LILIES OF THE FIELD
    APR 20 - MAY 13

    A traveling Army veteran and handyman finds work and a faith-rich community when he reluctantly builds a chapel for a small band of immigrant nuns.

    Show Details

    BUY TICKETS

  • GOD’S FAVORITE
    JUL 13 - AUG 05

    The jokes and tests of faith fly fast and furious in Neil Simon’s contemporary morality tale of Joe Benjamin – a modern-day “Job” with troubles aplenty.

    Show Details

    BUY TICKETS

DRAMA DELIVERED

SINCE 1975 OUR TOURING COMPANY HAS TRAVELED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PERFORMING PLAYS AND PROGRAMS THAT UPHOLD HUMAN VALUE, CELEBRATE CREATIVITY, AND PROMOTE LITERACY AND EDUCATION.

OUR 2017-2018 EDUCATIONAL SERIES
These performances are designed for school-aged children, and are booked exclusively through Young Audiences of Houston for a fee of $600 that is supplemented by educational grants.

  • PERFORMANCE 1
    THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
    RUN TIME: 45 MINUTES; OPTIONAL
    10-MINUTE DISCUSSION

    An adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s classic tale of Narnia – home of Aslan the great lion – and the age-old conflict between good and evil.

  • PERFORMANCE 2
    THE BULLY SHOW
    RUN TIME: 50 MINUTES

    Young audiences can identify bullies and bullying behavior in the game show style performance.


OUR 2017-2018 FAITH AND FAMILY SERIES
This series of performances are designed for church and community groups, and are booked directly through A. D. Players for a $1,500 fee, plus mileage. For more information, email us at touring@adplayers.org

  • PERFORMANCE 1
    HARK THE HAROLD
    RUN TIME: 40 MINUTES

    Harold, an inexperienced apprentice angel, is mentored by Gabriel for a very big assignment.

  • PERFORMANCE 2
    THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
    RUN TIME: 45 MINUTES; OPTIONAL
    10-MINUTE DISCUSSION

    An adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s classic tale of Narnia – home of Aslan the great lion – and the age-old conflict between good and evil.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

December 2017