Plays

In our full season of main stage plays, staged readings, National Theatre Live screenings and other programming, you’ll leap into a unique adventure every time you walk through our doors. Read on to discover all of the exciting things we have in store for you.

“Word is out that Amphibian always delivers.” – Mark Lowry, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

2017 Season

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Click here for an overview of our 2017 season.

Our 2017 season is made possible by Paul Dorman.

Main Stage
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017

2017 Season Phib Extra

Written by award-winning Iranian playwright, Nassim Soleimanpour, it has been called a play, but it’s a lively, global sensation that no one is allowed to talk about. The actor—a different performer each night—has never seen the play and is told not to look up anything about the play. This ‘theater entertainment meets social experiment’ is unlike anything, and it will make you question everything.

“Mr. Soleimanpour’s elliptical play keeps taking odd, unexpected turns that often lead us back to the relief of laughter.”  — The New York Times

Featuring Hollywood actors Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead) and Sarah Clarke (24Twilight). Also featured are Fort Worth celebrities Christopher Blay (artist/curator), Cameron Smith (musician/producer), and Christie Vela (director/actor).

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Main Stage
Friday, April 28, 2017 to Sunday, May 21, 2017

Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM

A WORLD PREMIERE

In the hilarious new comedy by the author of Crossing the Line, Tom and Clem find themselves knee-deep in financial struggles. The only solution is to clean out the safe at Tom's work, a payday loan company called The Debt Duck. When his gambling-addicted boss arrives with the same idea, they end up in a wacky scenario involving a gang of Estonians, a selfish supervisor with a huge mortgage, and an overly vigilant alarm system. 

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to Saturday, June 3, 2017

May 31, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | June 3, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

The running time is approx. 2 hours & 45 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 to Saturday, June 24, 2017

June 21, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | June 24, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

The running time is approx. 3 hours & 15 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

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Main Stage
Friday, July 7, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor

Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM

Back by popular demand, The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) returns to the Amphibian Stage for a second run. An irreverent roller coaster ride through the Good Book, from fig leaves to final judgment, three cultural guerrillas tackle the great theological questions. No one is safe, especially the first row, and everything you thought you knew about the most widely read book in history will be turned upside down. 

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 19, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | July 22, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

July 26, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | July 29, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is a live performance that is filmed and screened at a later date; this is not a live performance.

All children, excepent one, grow up... When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

The running time is approx. 2-3 hours. (Exact time will be posted after the live performance.)

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 16, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | August 19, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is a live performance that is filmed and screened at a later date; this is not a live performance.

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

The running time is approx. 2-3 hours. (Exact time will be posted after the live performance.)

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Comedy Series
Monday, September 4, 2017 to Sunday, September 10, 2017

Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top comedians to watch. She has appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and Last Call with Carson Daly; Comedy Central’s Broad CityThe Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, and @midnight with Chris Hardwick; as well as TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September 6, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

The running time is approx. 3 hours.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017

Septemnber 27, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | September 30, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Saturday, October 7, 2017

October 4, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | October 7, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours.

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Main Stage
Friday, October 13, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM

A WORLD PREMIERE*

After suffering a major artistic disappointment in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci renounces art and accepts an appointment to work as a military engineer for the ruthless leader of the Papal armies (and illegitimate son of the Pope) Cesare Borgia. After a brief time with Borgia, he realizes the job is not what he expected, and he returns to art to create his masterpiece, the Mona Lisa. 

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New Play Festival
Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, 2 PM | Sunday, 7 PM

Based on the eighty-year correspondence between the infamous Mitford sisters, a sort of intellectual Kardashians of their day, this new play by Allison Gregory is funny, odd, touching, and politically timely.

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New Play Festival
Saturday, October 28, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, 2 PM | Sunday, 7 PM

For the first time, the people who call the street home are the storytellers in the new documentary theater piece, Off Your Feet. Built from the author's personal interviews with the members of society most often overlooked--the play shifts between humor and the bleak reality of being homeless. Off Your Feet is an illuminating exploration of humanity when we face the mercy of the elements and the kindness or cruelty of strangers.

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New Play Festival
Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sunday, 2 PM | Monday, 7 PM

It’s the Friday before Homecoming in a suburban high school and a scandal emerges...Crystal Andersen has committed an unspeakable act with the Texas flag. In a culture where legacy and tradition often go unquestioned, one student changes the consciousness of her community.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017

November 15, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | November 18, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours, with no intermission.

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 to Saturday, December 2, 2017

November 29, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | December 2, 1:00 PM

National Theatre Live screenings* take place in the auditorium of
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, TX 76107

*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage.  As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds. 

The running time is approx. 3 hours.

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