A Case of the Classics - 2019-2020 Drama Season


Panola College's 2019-20 theatre season presents A Case of the Classics.  This year's productions are And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie for the very popular annual dinner theatre;   the KCACTF State Festival will showcase two productions from Panola - The Orestia by Aeschylus, The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam  Fall and Spring semester presentations of Student Directed and Original Work, The Good Person of Setzuan by Bertol Brecht, translation by Tony Kushner, TCCSTA 2020 Playfest production  and The Stinky Cheese Man, by John glore, based upon the book by JonSciezka and Lane Smith, the annual Children's Show, presented free.  For ticket pricing and reservations, call 903-693-2064 or email tickets@panola.edu or click on Reservations - Click Buy Tickets located in the right navigation side bar.

Fall Semester 2019

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie - 

- September 20, 21, & 22, 2019 - Studio Theatre - Dinner Theatre/Dessert Matinee

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Ten Strangers lured to an island, and they begin to die one-by-one, until there are none.  Based upon the world's best selling mystery novel, by the Queen of Crime, Agathat Christie.

Dinner theatre tickets are $40 for Adults; $35 for Senior Citizens, Students, and Panola Family, and $25 for children 12 and under. The dinner features a full course meal with salad, dessert, and coffee, tea, or water.  Dessert matinee tickets are $25.00 for Adults; $20.00 for Senior Citizens, Students, and Panola Family, and $15 for children 12 and under.  The dessert matinee features a choice from a delectable selection of sweets, plus coffee, tea, or water. 

For reservations, call 903-693-2064, email: tickets@panola.edu, or click on Reservations - Click Buy Tickets - a live link for the online reservation system, allowing one to reserve online and pay with a credit card. All tickets for this event MUST BE PRE-PAID in advance as dinners and/or desserts are ordered prior to shows. Those wishing to pay by check or credit card may do so by contacting the drama department at the number or tickets email listed above. Please note a small service charge is added for credit card sales.  This feature is live September 1.  Seating is limited, so reservations are required for this often sold-out event.  And Then There Were None  is produced by special permission from Samuel French, Inc.

The Orestia by Aeschylus November 1 & 2, November 6 - Q.M. Martin AuditoriumThe Orestia Logo

The original tragedy, adapted for the stage by PC Drama.  Greeks ,Murder, Horror - Part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival - State Festival, held at Panola November 6 - 8, featuring productions from Universities across the state of Texas.  Not suited for Children under 8.




The Mystery of Irma Vep- A Penny Dreadful by Charles Ludlam, November 7, 2019 - Elizabeth R. Hedges Studio Theatre @ 10 p.m.

A fast-paced farce with the fastest costume changes in theatre history - a whirlwind of a comedy. Vampires, Werewolves, and Mummy's - this comedy will leave you breathless from laughter and marveling at the ingenuity of the actors and costumers. The Student directed entry into this year's KCACTF State Festival. vep logo


Spring Semester 2020

The Good Person of Setzuan  by Bertol Brecht, translation by Tony Kushner

The TCCSTA 2020 Play Festival Entry - Brecht's Immortal tale about how no good deed goes unpunished with a new modern translation by The Angels in  America playwright - Tony Kushner.  Panola Performances, February 20 & 21 - festival performances at Blinn College.  One of Brecht's best known works, it follows the story of a poor outcast in her village, whose kindness is rewarded by the Gods, but unappreciated by her fellow citizens.brechtlogo


The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Glore, based upon the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

A wonderful children's satire based upon the award-winning children's book.  This is Panola's Annual Children's Play, presented free to the community, all schools, and youth organizations.  School Day performances available. - April 23 & April 24 - School Performances, April 25, Public Performances @ 11:00 a.m.  To reserve space for your organization, please contact the Panola College Drama Department at 903-693-2064 or email tickets@panola.edu.