Last Minute Low Budget Productions

Last Minute Low Budget Productions

Catfish returns to stage in "Commedia Robin Hood"

by Martha Ryan Stafford on 05/09/13

A report from Down South: Catfish returns to stage in “Commedia Robin Hood”

By Voni Glaves
South County Bureau of the Alpine Daily Planet

TERLINGUA — Tomorrow night (Thursday, May 9) marks Catfish’s triumphant return to the stage after four years!

He plays the evil Sheriff of Nottingham as well as jolly Friar Tuck in the Last Minute Low Budget production of “Commedia Robin Hood.”

Also starring are Brittany Lowe as the lovely Maid Marion (hubba-hubba) and the greedy rich merchant, and Deena Nolan as Little John, King Richard, the puppet (literally!) Prince John, and (also the puppet, literally but not figuratively) Lady Ludicrous.

Oh, and Deena also plays Little John and Friar Tuck, both in disguise, and the greedy rich merchant. But before Brittany plays the greedy rich merchant, and also a poor person, but then Catfish and Brittany also play poor people, and, well it sounds awfully confusing but we’re pretty sure we'll get it all figured out by opening night.

Did we mention the kazoos?

Public performances: 7 p.m. Thursday on the patio at La Kiva, followed at 9 p.m. at the Starlight Theatre.

There is no admission for the public shows, but volunteers will be passing the hat to support LMLB’s efforts to bring live theater to schoolchildren in southern Brewster County.


by Martha Ryan Stafford on 02/06/13

A comedy by David Mamet will take the stage at the Party Barn! Gala: Feb 15, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m. curtain @ 8:00; Feb. 16th, 22nd & 23rd @ 8:00; & Matinees on Sunday Feb. 17th & 24th @ 2:00. Tickets are $10.00. LMLB HONORS ALL GIFT PASSES.

The annual Cookie Chill Off is Sunday, March 2!

by Martha Ryan Stafford on 02/06/13

Time to start perfecting those no-bake treats! The annual Cookie Chill Off is scheduled for Sunday, March 2!

Thanks Everybody!

by Martha Ryan Stafford on 01/30/13

Last Minute Low Budget Productions extends a standing ovation to all those who made The12th Annual Home Tour a huge success. Many thanks to Larry and Teresa Freeman, Jennifer and Romaldo Pena, Cynta de Narvaez, and Greg and Valynda Henington for opening your homes & rental properties to 82 guests!

Our gratitude goes out to Anita Johnson & Big Bend Library for providing a "reservation center. A big shout out to Jenny Schooler & Far Flung Outdoor Center, John Parker & Big Bend River Tours, & Trevor Hickle & Lajitas Golf Resort & Spa for providing our transportation. Kudos to Pam Priddy, Penni Warren, Bernadette Devine, Sarah Bourbon, Malynda Richardson, and Nancy Faubion for volunteering as step-on guides & keeping everyone on schedule. A hearty thanks to Mimi Webb-Miller & Noami Aviles at Espresso y Poco Mas for turning over your wonderful spot for our receptions & to Elizabeth Thompson, Kara Sweeney, Scott Watkins, and Catfish Callaway for all your hard work & incredible hosting at the registrations & receptions. All proceeds from the Home Tour go to Last Minute Low Budget Productions so that we can continue to bring quality live theater to South Brewster County.

Get down to the Theater Behind the Store for some Summer Shorts

by Martha Ryan Stafford on 09/03/12

By Voni Glaves
South County Bureau Chief of the Alpine Daily Planet

Friday was the gala grand opening of Summer Shorts 2012, a delightful mix of five short playlets at the Theater Behind the Store in Terlingua.

Produced and directed by Martha Stafford, the cast of Last Minute Low Budget Productions worked hard on these shorts, and it shows.

The evening started at 7 p.m. with a wonderful spread of hors d' oeuvres and time to reconnect with community members dressed in their finest. And then the show began.

Though the theater is very rough and was uncomfortably warm, handheld fans reminiscent of a 1950s revival, provided by the Cottonwood Store, cooled the assembled guests.

The players took us on a journey of light-hearted laughs that cooled us all. There was an early intermission so that we could go outside to observe the Blue Moon rising over the Chisos Mountains, and then precisely at 8:36 as predicted, the International Space Station made a dramatic dash across the sky before we returned to the theater for the remainder of the show. Neil Armstrong would have been proud!

You’re in luck: The plays continue Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m.

News from the program: Mercury Update…

Demolition of the old fire station is under way, and the survey and soil samples have been completed. We are well on our way to having the finalized plans for our community’s new performing arts center!

Once they have been submitted and approved, the grant writing and fundraising will be in full swing. A big FUNdraiser is planned for this fall, so watch for announcements.

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The High Sierra @ The El Dorado Hotel donates to the community.  In the photo from left to right - Dr.Doug, Mike Drinkhard, Shannon Carter, Catfish Callaway, Zoey Sexton, Barbara Taylor, Deanna Castillo & Herman Everett.

Dr. Doug, representing the High Sierra Bar & Grill @ The El Dorado Hotel, presented the checks to The Family Crisis Center, Terlingua Green Scene, Last Minute Low Budget Productions and Big Bend Citizens Alliance
Catfish — a one-name man at home on the water and in the theater.  Article by Carlton Leatherwood in the Alpine Daily Planet
Photo by Voni Glaves, South County Bureau Chief.  Shown in the Last Minute Low Budget Productions opening of “Summer Shorts 2012” are Quintin LaFever, Joe Sirotnak, Doug Jones, Denna Nolan, Mary Pickett, Brittany Lowe, Scott Watkins, Jill Jones, Reine Wonite and Kara Sweeney.
Glengarry Glen Ross Rehearsal
The Cast of Glengarry Glen Ross celebrate their opening night performance with Brittany Lowe, center.  Brittany was the recipient of the Glengarry Glen Ross Gala Prize.

Denese Jones of Ghost Town Charities presents a donation of $300 to the LMLB Mercury Theater Fund.