SHOWS

In our full season of main stage plays, development workshops, 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

National Theatre Live
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 to Saturday, January 27, 2018

January 24, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | January 27, 1:00 PM

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Directed by Dominic Cooke, this legendary musical features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, staged for the first time at the National Theatre.

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Main Stage
Friday, February 9, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018

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

Who wins the battle of beauty versus brains? Cyrano is a swordsman, philosopher, poet, and raconteur—everything that the love of his life, Roxane, would want. There’s just one problem: his nose is colossal, which makes him unworthy of her affection (or so he believes). Enter Christian, a tongue-tied, yet handsome, young cadet. Surely together they can win Roxane's heart. Off-Broadway sensation Kate Hamill (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Vanity Fair) leads a cast of five in this imaginative version of the classic tale. 

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018

March 7, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | March 10, 1:00 PM

This new comedy, starring Rory Kinnear, is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. It’s 1850, and Karl Heinrich Marx, Europe’s most feared socialist, is hiding in Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

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New Play Festival
Friday, March 23, 2018 to Saturday, March 24, 2018

8pm

For ten years, artist Laura Anderson Barbata dedicated her life to the repatriation of the remains of Julia Pastrana, once billed as "The Ugliest Woman in the World." Part theatre, part lecture, part performance art, this is the story of Barbata's battle against all odds to give Julia the resting place she deserves. 

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 28, 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM | March 31, 1:00 PM

Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s SherlockThe Imitation GameFrankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. 

The running time is approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. 

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

April 18, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | April 21, 1:00 PM

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome, and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital. Directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw (The Lobster), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), David Calder (The Lost City of Z), and David Morrissey (The Walking Dead).

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National Theatre Live
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to Saturday, May 5, 2018

May 2, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM | May 5, 1:00 PM 

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gathers at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is the real one? Directed by Benedict Andrews, this twentieth century masterpiece is a ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) starring Sienna Miller, Jack O’Connell, and Colm Meaney.

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Main Stage
Saturday, May 5, 2018

8pm

It's time to get real and sing along about the one thing we all have in common: we're gonna die. This existential cabaret boldly explores the rough moments of life with humor, insight, and pop music. Jake Nice's production featuring Sammy Rat Rios sold out venues across DFW in 2017 and we'll be bringing the excitement back to Fort Worth. 

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Main Stage
Friday, May 11, 2018 to Sunday, May 27, 2018

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

A one-person play written and performed by U.S. Army veteran Stephan Wolfert, who leads you on an interactive journey to meet Shakespeare's veterans using his own military experiences. This play shows us that the military men and women of Shakespeare's time wrestled with the same hopes and worries that occupy our modern lives.

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Comedy Series
Monday, June 4, 2018 to Saturday, June 9, 2018
Main Stage
Friday, July 13, 2018 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

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

Sports agent Liz Rico is at the top of her game, but a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay there. She takes on client Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past in the ultimate bet: will this be the biggest win of her career or will she lose it all? Award-winning playwright Fernanda Coppel's story of gender, race, and class is high energy and full of heart. 

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Main Stage
Friday, October 5, 2018 to Sunday, October 28, 2018

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

An artist is murdered, leaving his two friends suspecting each other. There is one thing that unites them all: their infatuation with Sophie. Before she tragically went blind, she fell in love with one of them after viewing his picture in a gallery, but there seems to be confusion about whose picture she saw. As in any Stoppard play, reality is never quite what it seems.

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