Current Mainstage Season


"Hello Goodbye"

Freshman - Transfer Showcase

Featuring award-winning plays from the

Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Ten-Minute Play Contest

Directed  by:  Dr. Theo Ross

September  29 - October 1 at 7:30pm


October 2 at 2:00pm


Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts - Studio Theater

Theatre Northwest Repertory presents

"Defying Gravity"

Written  by:  Jane Anderson

Directed  by:  Andrea Boswell

November 10, 12 & 18  at 7:30pm


November 20 at 2:00pm


Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts - Studio Theater

"A Piece of My Heart"

Written  by:  Shirley Lauro

Directed  by:  Allison Nissley

November 11, 13, 17 & 19

 at 7:30pm


Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts - Studio Theater


Written  by:  Thomas Gibbons

Directed by:  Dr. Joe Kreizinger

February 23-25  at 7:30pm


February 26 at 2:00pm


Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts - Studio Theater

"The Learned Ladies"

Written  by:  Moliere

Adapted by:  Richard Wilbur

Directed by:  Ms. Katheryn Bilbo

April 6-8  at 7:30pm


April 9 at 2:00pm


Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts - Mary Linn Auditorium

Current Lab Series Season

All shows at 7:30pm

An Evening With Ives, September 16-17, 2016 (Black Box Theater)

All shows written by David Ives


 “The Sure Thing”   – Directed by Ashley Reynolds

 “The Philadelphia”   – Directed by Ashley Burns

 “The Universal Language”   – Directed by Samantha Ruiz


Evening of One Acts, February 3-4, 2017 (Black Box Theater)

"Blood on Canvas"  Written by  Richard James – Directed by Kali Coates

 “New York Minute”  Written by Michele Palermo  – Directed by Wendy King

 “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls”  Written by Christopher Durang  – Directed by Nataleigh Brull

Nightfall With Edgar Allen Poe,

                                                             April 21-22, 2017 (Studio Theater)

 Written by Eric Coble – Directed by Rachel Kirby


Call 660-562-1321 for more information


Box Office / House Policies

Theatre Etiquette



  •     The box office opens one hour prior to the start of the production.
  •     Tickets may be purchased with cash, check, or may be charged to Bearcat Cards.  We do not currently accept credit cards.
  •     Reserved tickets must be picked up at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the production.  Any unclaimed reservations will be released for sale at that point.
  •     Patrons must bring a printed copy of their reservation confirmation to pick up tickets reserved online.
  •     Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes prior to the production.
  •     All tickets are for general admission seating.
  •     There is no late seating for shows in the Studio or Black Box theatres.  Late seating for performances in Mary Linn Auditorium is at the discretion of the director and front of house staff.
  •     There is no food or drink allowed in the theatre.
  •     During the performance, the use of cell phones and cameras is prohibited.

We want everyone who attends a live theatre performance to thoroughly enjoy that performance.  Below are a few reminders for attending the theatre that can greatly enhance the experience for all concerned.


Live Theatre: When you go to the theatre, remember that this is not a movie.  The people on the stage can hear and see you.  Your actions and reactions, positive and negative, impact the performers directly.  The actors and artists behind the scenes have literally worked hundreds of hours to create an evening of entertainment for you.  Please show them the respect they deserve.


Coming and Going: Arrive before the performance begins.  For many of our productions, patrons who arrive late cannot be seated.   Arriving early will also allow you to comfortably find a seat, use the restroom, chat with friends, etc. before the production begins.  Please do not enter or leave the auditorium during a performance unless it is a true emergency.


Electronic Devices: Turn off all cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices prior to the performance.  Never speak or text on them during a performance.   Also, remember that in a darkened theatre, the lighted screens on these devices can be extremely distracting to other patrons and performers, so even checking the time on your phone is a “no-no.”


Children in the Theatre: We love toddlers and babies, but crying, fussing, and fidgeting are disturbing to other patrons and actors.  If you would like to bring a child to the theatre, be sure that the language and content is appropriate for your child.  This is often designated on the production poster and advertising.  If you have questions about content, call the theatre.



Food and Drink: No food or drink is allowed in the theatre.


Pictures/Video: Photography or recording of any kind is prohibited during a performance due to safety and copyright requirements.


Noises: Laughing at jokes and applauding the actors is encouraged, but do not repeat the dialogue, explain the plot to your companion, or comment on the action of the play.  You did not pay to listen to your neighbors, so don’t make them listen to you.  Cough drop and candy wrappers, whether unwrapped quickly or slowly, make a lot of noise.   If you suspect you will need these items, have a supply on hand already unwrapped.  Force yourself to wait for a pause or intermission before rifling through a purse, backpack or other bag.


Curtain Call: The performance is over at the conclusion of the curtain call, which is the time at the end of the when the actors come on stage to take their bows.  Don’t leave during the curtain call.  Wait until it is over and the lights come back up.  Then exit with the rest of the audience.


The Golden Rule: Before and during the production, do unto others (this includes your fellow patrons, actors, and all theatre personnel) as you would have them do unto you.  After you leave the theatre, take a moment to think about what you just saw. (Maybe even talk about it with the person you shared this experience with.)

Enjoy your time at the theatre!

Current Season - Mainstage

Current Season - Lab Series