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Melodrama At The Theater

This year we are pleased to produce as our annual melodrama

Blame It on the Pony Express -Or- The Bride Came C.O.D. written by local Lubbock playwright Whitney Ryan Garrity. 

Performance dates will be June 7,8,14,15, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. 

House opens 30 minutes before the show's start time.

Tickets are $20.00 for adults

Seniors $15.00 (55 and over) 

Students $15.00 (17 and under)

(Children 6 and under are free) 

CATS Playhouse

2257 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411


In this long-awaited prequel to the Calamity Gulch series, we find out the Ma and Pa Culpepper met and how Horace Prickley inspired pretty flower peddler Flossie McDurdle to become the legendary Sahara Hartburn!

Gideon Culpepper opens the Last Chance Inn and the guests pour in immediately!  Dashing Horace Prickley agrees to help poor Flossie become a lady, so she can win her heart's true love, the spineless but wealthy Theodore Vanderthistle. Teddy's scheming mother, Vedalia has other plans though. She sends for Posey Lee Perriwinkle, a beautiful Southern belle who arrives via Pony Express as a mail-order bride. Unfortunately, Posey falls for Gideon instead. Meanwhile Horace finds the he is falling for Flossie and facing the dilemma of helping her and therefore losing her to Teddy.  This clever play weaves together elements of My Fair Lady and Gone with The Wind for one hilarious evening of laughs.  

Blame It on the Pony Express -Or- The Bride Came C.O.D. by Whitney Ryan Garrity is produced by special arrangement with Eldrige Publishing Company.  


@2010 by Whitney Ryan Garrity 



Our marquee, mounted on the roof of our building, was donated to CATS Playhouse early in the history of the organization by Dennis Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher gathered scrap metal and created this sign. Over time, the sign has fallen into disrepair, and one of our goals for this season is to restore the sign. If you would like to help us with this restoration please reach out to us, and keep an eye out for opportunities for support throughout the season and when you visit the theater.

Vocal Workshop with China Young

We're thrilled to welcome China Young to CATS to offer a voice workshop/class. China is a theatre artist who has been involved in performances since she was 4 years old. A performer, creater, director, designer, producer, and teacher, her education includes a variety of traditional techniques, as well as experimental explorations in performance and voice. Her pre-pandemic years were spent working at Arizona Theater Company in Tucson, Arizona. In addition to being an arts administrator, she taught voice, acting, and movement classes during their Summer OnStage youth conservatory program, and served as Assistant Director to Michael John Garcés for their 2019 production of The Royale, by Marco Ramirez. The class will be offered on Saturday, June 29th, from 2:00-5:00, and costs $40, which includes the 3-hour class and print material. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat or towel, and come for an afternoon of learning and fun!

Class is limited to 15 participants. Ages 15 and up. 

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