Welcome to the Rose

One of Bastrop's most intriguing historical landmarks, the Rose Theatre was built in 1927 on the Courthouse Square as a venue for the traveling vaudeville shows and silent movies of the era.

Please have a look around our website and be sure to join us as we present our best season ever!

"Whose Wives Are They Anyway?"

Whose Wives Are They Anyway? 
An American Farce by Michael Parker
Samuel French Publishing

Friday and Saturday September 26 & 27 at 7:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 28 at 2:00 P.M. 

This is included in membership.
Call the Visitor Center at 318.281.0911 for reservations and get ticket information.
Additional Tickets: Adults $20 and Students $10

Box Office Opens: September 22nd – 26th from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Cast Members:
JJ Huggins, John Roa, Peyton Churchwell, Lori DiGiulian, Donna Edwards, Emily Boles,
Patricia Kuethe and JoEllen Showers

The Ashley Maureen Cosmetics Company has been sold and two of its vice presidents, David McGrachen and John Baker, have planned a weekend off before the new C.E.O. arrives. With their wives safely off on a shopping spree in New York City, they check in to The Oakfield Golf and Country Club intending to "golf their brains out." They unexpectedly encounter their new boss, Ms. Hutchison, and she insists on meeting the wives, commenting blithely, "no one who went golfing for a weekend without his wife would ever work for me." So....David and John have to produce wives. John persuades Tina, the hotel's sexy receptionist, to play the role of his wife, but the only one who can pretend to be David's wife is...John! Inevitably everything goes wrong as John moves in and out of bedrooms, changing from male to female at a frantic pace. Hilarious chaos ensues when the hotel phone system goes on the blink, Tina has too much champagne and can't keep her clothes on, and YES, the real wives arrive!

Hal Robinson and Scot Baronet are the Co-Directors; Judy Aswell is Set Designer and Derek Holt is the Sound Engineer.

Sponsored by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council and Parish Printers.

2014-2015 Season

“11th Hour”
Gospel Performers
Thursday, September 11, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

As we draw closer to the Lord’s return, 11th Hour is committed to not waste a single minute to reach the lost and encourage the saints. They have already had multiple top 10 Singing News hits, including “Steppin’ Out” and “Room With a View.” Through their songs, some of which are written by group vocalist Amber Eppinette, their first and foremost desire is to tell people about Jesus.

While times marches on for a world in need of Jesus, you can find 11th HOUR using each moment for HIS glory.
The 11th Hour Gospel Group


“The Cavern Beat”  
A Tribute to The Beatles
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 – 7:00 P.M.

The primary mission of The Cavern Beat is to bring to life the miracle of the Beatles, whose music is perhaps the most significant of our time.

The band borrows its name from the now world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Beatles played more shows there than anywhere else during their career.

They promise their audiences a wonderful and exciting evening!
The Cavern Beat

“Attack of the Zombies”

YOUtheatre Play (Non-membership)                                                                     
February 20, 21, 22, 2015
Friday and Saturday – 7:00 P.M.
Sunday – 2:00 P.M. 

If you like classic horror flicks you will love this shriek-and-shudder funfest. Howie, Louise, Gary and Phoebe are in charge of “Zombie Night,” the annual senior class party.  They locate an abandoned farmhouse by an old graveyard.  Actually, the house was once occupied by the creepy, crawly Dr. Thanatos, who tried to re-animate the dead.  Vivian and Anne show up, determined to destroy the party.  (They’re sore losers who wanted a sock hop instead.)  Enter a grim farmer who warns the kids that it’s dangerous to stay.  We soon discover why — zombies!  While the decorations go up, the zombies shuffle from the graveyard.  Cosmic cannibals!  Its zombies versus students!  The spoof races to a spine-chilling and hilarious finale. 

Dinner Theatre:

(Performance will be held at the Visitor Center)                                                                                               

Friday and Saturday, March 27, 28, 2015

The "Dinner Theatre"  is a comedy/murder mystery

The play revolves around a dinner party hosted by Primavera Donna. Much to the annoyance of her guests, which include a social butterfly, a playboy, a dotty chemist, an aristocrat of dubious origin, a nun who has taken a vow of silence and a part-time detective, Primavera is suspiciously missing from her own party and is later found dead. As a storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky special effects, suspicious staff and the arrival of a mysterious visitor, as they attempt to determine “Who dunnit?”

Doors open at 6:00 P.M.  Dinner served at 6:30 P.M.

Tickets for MEMBERSHIP may be reserved beginning March 16.
Tickets sales for membership and the general public will begin March 20.

Call the Visitor Center (281.0911,10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.) to make reservations.
Tables of 8 may be reserved, if paid in advance. Tickets are $40.00.

Menu - TBD

“Divorce Southern Style” 
June 19, 20, 21, 2015 and June 26, 27, 28, 2015

- Friday & Saturday Performances – 7:00 P.M.
- Sunday Performances – 2:00 P.M.

This fast-paced, wildly funny farce centers on the zany schemes of a middle-aged divorcee who decides that the time is ripe to get back together with her ex-husband. Divorced for fifteen years, and running low on cash, Eleanor Bander decides reconciliation with her ex-husband (whose second wife died the year before) is her best hope. To lure him within striking range, she tells him that their daughter is about to be married—hinting that it is a forced situation—when the truth is that the daughter is merely engaged again (for the fifth time) to her long-standing fiancĂ©e. The ex-husband, Walter, not only arrives but brings along his current flame, a former classmate who was Eleanor's competition from high-school days. 

As the plot thickens, which it does with growing hilarity, Eleanor's friends and neighbors become involved in the action, culminating in a surprise birthday party where the truth, at last, comes out. But Walter is prepared to forgive and forget, and falls easily into Eleanor's trap. So easily, in fact, that Eleanor is the one who now has second thoughts—deciding that it is better, after all, to stay single and broke than to resume the bickering that drove her away from Walter in the first place.

Children’s Summer Stars Performance
Date - TBA, 2015