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Native Gardens

Pablo, a high-powered lawyer, and doctoral candidate Tania, his very pregnant wife, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But a disagreement over a longstanding fence line soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, privilege, and entitlement. The hilarious results guarantee no one comes out smelling like a rose. 

Directed by Anne Beck

Thursday, February 29, 2024   7:00 PM
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Friday, March 1, 2024   7:00 PM
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Saturday, March 2, 2024   7:00 PM
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Sunday, March 3, 2024   2:00 PM
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Dearly Departed

In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for their father’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion: Firstborn Ray-Bud drinks himself silly as the funeral bills mount; Junior, the younger son, is juggling financial ruin, a pack of no-neck monster kids, and a wife who suspects him of infidelity in the family car; their spinster sister, Delightful, copes with death as she does life, by devouring junk food; and all the neighbors add more than two cents. As the situation becomes fraught with mishap, Ray-Bud says to his long-suffering wife, “When I die, don’t tell nobody. Just bury me in the backyard and tell everybody I left you.” Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need, and finally, the funeral.

Directed by Leonard Madrid

Thursday, April 18, 2024   7:00 PM
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Friday, April 19, 2024   7:00 PM
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Saturday, April 20, 2024   7:00 PM
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Sunday, April 21, 2024   2:00 PM
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Season Passes are here! 

We are excited to bring you the opportunity to purchase season tickets to our shows. Become a 2023-24 season ticket holder for $28. A savings of $12 over individual tickets and guaranteed seats to your selected show dates. Seating in our main theatre is reserved while seating in our studio theatre remains general admission. Our 23-24 season was designed for family friendly entertainment though some shows may not be suitable for all ages. 

Season passes are available from June 1st until September 22, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact us 575.562.2711 or by email at shirlene.peters@enmu.edu. 

Please click on the Pass link above to purchase. Thank you for your support of live theatre here in Portales, NM. 

 

The Department of Theatre and Digital Filmmaking is raising funds to establish and maintain a conference travel fund to help our students attend and participate in conferences related to their field of study. We want our students to be successful and these conferences are a great place to meet industry experts, seek out graduate programs, and meet potential employers. 

If you would like to donate, you may add it onto your ticket purchase or click on the Donate link above to be taken to our donation page for this event. More information about the conference and its impact on our student attendees is available on the Donate page. Thank you for your dedicated support to our student's success. 

 

About ENMU Theatre
University Theatre Center, ENMU Portales Campus, Portales, NM
(575) 562-2711