The Albuquerque Theatre Guild and The Lineberry Foundation

Location: Various venues

Albuquerque Theatre Guild Spring 2017 Play Dates


Good news! The Play Dates program continues this spring with local theater companies offering a diverse schedule of productions. This program is sponsored by the Albuquerque Theatre Guild (ATG) and the Lineberry Foundation. It gives middle and high school students an opportunity to enjoy live stage theater to select productions offered by ATG member theaters free of charge! We also assist with transportation to the event, if needed, and a “Play Date Host”- someone knowledgeable about the show welcomes the students/youth to the show and makes this a memorable experience! To make a reservation for your school group, please contact us at Productions available are:

Solving for X: The Education Project. (World Premiere of a Bilingual Arts Conservatory Project) Working Classroom, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Sunday, February 19 at 2:00pm. . Written and directed by Milta Ortiz, in collaboration with the WC theater ensemble and Tectonic Theater Project, Working Classroom presents this original bilingual play.

Kiss Me, Kate. (Musical) Landmark Musicals, Rodey Theater, Sunday, March 12 at 2:00pm.  Cole Porter’s Broadway hit is a show within a show.  Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” company is opening another show with all the drama that accompanies any theater production.  Toe-tapping production numbers, incredible stage sets, period costumes and a fun show!

Pagliacci. (Crime Thriller Opera) Opera Southwest, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm. The tightly-paced work is set in the deep south of Italy where the passions and jealousies of a troupe of traveling performers align with deadly consequences on their traveling stage. It's followed by live circus acts on the Plaza Mayor. Professional cast with a live orchestra.

The Miracle Worker. (Drama) Albuquerque Little Theater, Sunday, April 23 at 2:00pm. . Winner of the 1960 Tony Award for Best Play. This classic production tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and dear Helen Keller.

The Mikado. (Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta) Adobe Theater, Saturday, Apr. 29 at 7:30pm. .  A Mikado was a Japanese emperor, whileTitipu refers to a fictional Japanese town in which the story takes place. The Mikado focuses upon a humorous romantic triangle that revolves around its three main characters: Ko-Ko: the Lord High Executioner, Nanki-Poo: Ko-Ko's friend and Yum-Yum: Ko-Ko's fiancé, who eventually marries Nanki-Poo.

The Importance of Being Ernest. (A trivial comedy for serious people!)  Vortex Theater, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm .  This Oscar Wilde play is a humorous exposé of British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee.

Educating Rita. (British Comedy) West End Productions, VSA North Fourth Art Center, Sunday, May 14 at 2:00pm Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and to bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. 

Description: The Albuquerque Theatre Guild’s Play-Dates Program brings middle school and high school kids (and some accompanying adults) to free weekend performances by ATG theatre companies. They will be met by their “Play-Date,” a person who is knowledgeable about the show they’ll be seeing, who will talk to them beforehand about what they can expect, discuss the show and answer questions, buy them a snack at intermission, and introduce them to members of the company afterwards. We want to make these truly memorable experiences for young theatregoers. The Play-Dates Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Lineberry Foundation. 

Sponsored by: The Albuquerque Theatre Guild and The Lineberry Foundation

Price: Free for teens and one accompanying adult for every four students. To organize a group of teenagers to come to a Play-Date, please fill out the request form below!

For More Information: (505) 247-1909