May 21

"The Light Fantastic Or In the Wood"

Heller Theatre Company presents the world premiere of "The Light Fantastic Or In the Wood," an original play by Playwright-in-Residence David Blakely. This immersive theater experience also offers sandwiches and cake, along with a bar, so you can enjoy the same treats as the characters.

"The Light Fantastic Or In the Wood" shows us seven denizens of the West End Taproom, each with their sorrows, each with their dreams, with nowhere to go. One of the regulars has stopped showing up and has left instructions what to do. But three strangers, and a priest, walk into the bar and the rest of the evening could be one big joke. Or not.

Performances are May 18, 19, 20 @ 7:30PM and May 21 @ 2:00PM
Nightingale Theatre, 1416 E 4th St.

Tickets are on sale now. Reserve yours today!

10:00 am10:00

Easter Benefit Brunch

Join us for this delicious brunch benefiting VFW Post 577 and Heller Theatre Company Sunday, April 16 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

The fantastic menu, created by Chef Debbie Higgs, includes:

Smoked Salmon
Carved Easter Ham
Fried Chicken Tenders
Spaghetti w/Meatballs
Salad bar - featuring Tabouli, Tossed Greens, Hummus
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Tray
Sausage and Egg Scramble w/ Peppers & Onions
Freshly Baked Breads, Fry Bread & Biscuits
& more....

$20 per person
$5 children 10 and under
No reservation necessary.

Apr 30

"Heller Shorts 2017" Submissions

Submission Guidelines for "Heller Shorts 2017 – The Dog 8 My Shorts!"

NOTE – new this year:

  • Plays will be accepted from throughout Oklahoma. 
  • This year’s extra incentive is that the playwright whose script is selected as “Shorts Idol” by a combination of audience and judge voting, will be commissioned to write a 30 minute play. This play will be produced in spring of 2018 alongside a script by HTC Playwright-In-Residence, David Blakely.


  1. The theme of the production is improbable excuses. Plays may be comic, dramatic or musical, but an outlandish excuse must be highlighted in the script.
  2. Scripts should not exceed 8 minutes in running time (approximately 6-10 pages, depending on the denseness of the language.)
  3. There should be no more than 5 characters in a script.
  4. Minimal sets, props and sound are preferred. Expect lights up/lights down.
  5. Scripts should be submitted in a standardized playwriting format, with numbered pages.
  6. Although the title of this year’s production is The Dog 8 My Shorts, please, NO live animals on stage.
  7. We love creativity, but please do not use the line “the dog ate my shorts” anywhere in your script!
  8. You may submit two scripts. Scripts should have the name of the play on every page, but NO author’s name anywhere on the script. A cover sheet listing script length, characters, setting, etc. is helpful.
  9. Playwrights will receive compensation for the use of their scripts. ($12 per performance for a total of $36. There will be a “pay-what-you-wish” night for which playwrights will receive additional payment depending on monies received. )

Submissions open March 1, 2017, and scripts in WORD or .pdf format will be accepted until midnight, April 30, 2017 (postmark date) at:
Heller Theatre Company – SHORTS
1956 Utica Square, #108
Tulsa, OK 74114

Notification of script selection will be made by approximately May 31, 2017.

Production dates are September 8, 9 & 10 at Nightingale Theater, with a “pay-what-you-wish” night on Sept. 7.