2022-203 Season, Penfold Theatre

Our 15th Season is finally here!
The Season 15 line-up is nothing short of magic. From the return of Penfold in the Park to the next installment of our commission series, we’re confident you’ll be enchanted by these tales of empathy and hope!

A Midsummer Night's Dream  By William Shakespeare Adapted by Rosalind FairesSeptember 29 – October 16, 2022At the Round Rock Amphitheater

As Lysandra and Hermia flee Athens’ oppressive laws into a forest full of meddlesome fairies, will love come out on top? This new spin on the classic story places all 21 characters in the hands of 4 virtuosic performers for a free night of fun for the whole family!

A Christmas Carol Classic Radiocast  Adapted from Dickens by Nathan JerkinsDirected by Carl GonzalesDecember 8-23, 2022At the Old Settler's Hall in Round Rock and the Driskill Hotel in Austin

Enjoy this cherished masterpiece with live foley sound effects and an all-woman company of actors voicing Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Spirits, and dozens of others. This stirring story of an ice-hearted miser's last shot at redemption is sure to enchant young and old!


By Leonard NimoyDirected by Beth BurnsMarch 23 – April 8, 2023At Ground Floor Theatre

Vincent intimately relates the life story of the iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh, from the perspective of his brother Theo. Based on actual letters between the pair, the play goes beyond biography by celebrating the courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us.
Vincent stars Penfold co-founders Ryan Crowder and Nathan Jerkins alternating in the play’s single, extraordinary role and features music by local French jazz artist, Julie Slim.

Box  By Jarrett King

Directed by Simone Alexander

June 23 – July 8, 2023

At Ground Floor Theatre

Experience the harrowing story of Henry Box Brown, the abolitionist lecturer and early magician who escaped slavery by mailing himself to freedom. This world premiere by Jarrett King imagines an unwritten chapter in the story of one of history’s most overlooked folk heroes.

Box is the second world premiere in a five-year series of new play commissions devoted to the theme of “reimagined classics!”

All show art by Corinna Browning of Ghost Next Door Designs