Schedule of Performances

Impromptu Players is a non-profit organization that produces live plays each year at the Wooten Theater. The Wooten Theater is located at 102 East First Street in downtown DeRidder, Louisiana 70634. Impromptu Players also sponsors The Annual Arts Concert Series jointly with The City Of DeRidder. Phone number is 337-462-2751

Also see “Other” on the previous page for other DeRidder concerts in October.

Wooten Theatre, DeRidder, LA

Impromptu Players Presents:


in this funny comedy for high schools and community theatre, everything goes from bad to awful. John is anxious about turning 50 and having done nothing with his life. His loving wife, Marianne, decides to show him he’s wrong by hosting a surprise funeral instead of a birthday party. Sounds strange, but her intentions are good — she wants him to know how much he’s loved. It’s to be a fantastic surprise party for guests, relatives, the undertaker, and most of all, John. But there’s a mix-up. John catches wind of Marianne’s plans for the funeral and assumes she’s planning to murder him. He purchases a plane ticket to Mexico to escape. When Marianne finds the plane ticket, she thinks John is leaving her! Their teenage daughter and the neighbors all have other even wackier ideas. This delightful mess is amazingly resolved in a hurricane of hilarity.

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Reservations required for dinner shows.

Friday, February 8, 2018, Dinner 7 pm, and SaturdayFeb. 16 , Dinner 7 pm

Saturday Feb. 9, non-dinner Show at 7 pm, Friday Sept. 15th non-Dinner Show at 7 pm

Sunday Feb, 10, Popcorn Matinee at 2 pm

Contact phone number is 337-462-2751. Reservations needed for Dinner nights.

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Previous Performances

HOGWASH! By Pease Weber, Sept. 2018

The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell, May 2018

Villians, Vixens, and Vamps, March 2018

A Tuna Christmas, Dec. 2017

Downtown at Sundown...October 2017

DUEL AT CRATER CITY, by Mario Carillo, Sept 2017

Stealing Home, May 2017

Little Women, March 2017

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Dec 2016

The Crazy Quilt Club, By Pat Cook, August 2016

7 Daddys Diyn' Who's Got The Will, by By Del Shores, May 2016

Fidddler On The Roof, Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein

Delval Divas by Barbara Pease Weber, October 2015

Good Help Is So Hard To Murder, by Pat Cook, May 2015

Seussical The Musical, Music by Steven Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, March 2014

That's The Spirit, by Tim Kelly, October 2014

Beauregards Courtesy Summer Concert 4, August 2014

Murders In The Heir, by Billy St. John May 2014

6th Annual DeRidder Arts Concert Series, 7PM Performances.

Call Misty Clanton for tickets at 337-462-8900 or drop by Curious Cargo or DeRidder City Hall.

Arts Parade, March 20, 2014 is Charlie Miller & the Jazz Masters

Arts Parade, April 24, 2014 is St. Cecilia's Asylum

Arts Parade, May 16, 2014 is The Victory Belles

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, March 2014

When Bullfrogs Sing Opera by Carl L. Williams, October 2013

Born To Be Wild – Childrens Summer Camp July, 2013

All Hands On Deck! - Musical, March, 2013

DHS Jazz Band, December 4, 2012

Beauregard Courtesy “Salute to the USO”, December 14 2012

Insane With Power, by Scott Haan, August 19, 2012

Summer Concert #1, by Beauregard Courtesy Friday, May 25, 2012

Murder- You Must Be Kidding!, by Pat Cook May 2012

Perfect Pairs & Odd Couples, March 2012

USO Christmas Musical by Beauregard Courtesy, December 16 and 17th, 2011

Christmas Concert by the DHS JAZZ BAND, December 6th, 2011

Molly Markwick as visionary Carolyne Dormon

Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011

Death and Taxes” A Comedy By Pat Cook.

October 14 and 22 2011 is dinner night

October 15, 16 and 21, 2011 is show only

Night at the Wax Museum” Two Summer Camps 2011

Murder on the Rerun”, by Fred Carmichae, May 2011

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown”, by Clark Gesner, March 2011

All performances are open to the general public. Annual memberships are available.

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