About the Imps

Story of the Imps

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the 1960′s.

A group of Puebloans were bitten by the acting bug and sought healing
through performance. They started out modestly, getting together to
read plays, but soon realized that they wanted more – a stage and an
audience.

Everyone said that their dream was “impossible” but by 1966 they had
space above a store on South Main Street (just a fire escape and alley
away from the Irish Pub – which is another story entirely) and started
it all with a production of “My Three Angels”.

In the past 44 years The Impossible Players have performed on many
stages; starting at our first Main Street theatre, then Dolph and
Ottie Otterstein gave us a home at the Otterstein Showroom on Oneida
until the Spring of 1990. We spent a delightful season at the Sangre
de Cristo Arts Center until our move in the fall of 1991 to Hoag
Theatre at Pueblo Community College and at last, a final move in the
summer of 2003 to our home at 1201 North Main Street-The Impossible
Playhouse!”

OUR PRODUCTIONS THROUGH THE YEARS

206-210 N. MAIN

1966-67 : MY THREE ANGELS,CRITIC’S CHOICE , THE RAINMAKER, 1967-78  CHARLEY’S AUNT, LADIES IN RETIREMENT , KIND SIR , 1968-69 THE ODD COUPLE, A MAJORITY OF ONE, NUDE WITH VIOLIN ,
1969-70 THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL ,BORN YESTERDAY AMPHYTRION 38

THE SHOWROOM

1970-71 DON’T DRINK THE WATER,ANGEL STREET , VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET
1971-72 HARVEY ,THE GLASS MENAGERIE , WAIT UNTIL DARK
1972-73 NIGHT MUST FALL, THE LARK – SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER , ANY WEDNESDAY
1973-74 PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM ,THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS , A THOUSAND CLOWNS
1974-75 LIGHT UP THE SKY, DEATH OF A SALESMAN , DEADWOOD DICK, OR THE GAME OF GOLD
1975-76  DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, I AM A CAMERA , COME BLOW YOUR HORN
1976-77 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE , DIAL M FOR MURDER ; SUNDAY IN NEW YORK
1977-78  YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF,  A SHOT IN THE DARK
1978-79 POOL’S PARADISE,  THE BEST MAN , BLITHE SPIRIT
1979-80 HERE LIES JEREMY TROY ,AFTER MAGRITTE/ THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND , GIGI – SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER
1980-81 CHAPTER TWO , ON GOLDEN POND , INHERIT THE WIND , BEDROOM FARCE
1981-82  BAREFOOT IN THE PARK , THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS ,TOWARDS ZERO ,MY THREE ANGELS
1982-83  6 RMS RIV VU , THE PRICE, DEATHTRAP,YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
1983-84 SEE HOW THEY RUN , A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HOT L BALTIMORE , ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
1984-85 WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION ,THE DINING ROOM,
ROMEO & JULIET (collab. W/ USC Theatre) – SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER
1985 : BUS STOP , THE FRONT PAGE, CABARET THEATRE (fundraiser) ,SEASON’S GREETINGS
1986 : TO GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE WE GO , MARY, MARY ,UNDER THE GASLIGHT ,THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST – THE CHIPS ARE DOWN (fundraiser)- RIGGIOS- 336 N. SANTA FE 1986 : DA
1987 : CRIMES OF THE HEART, THE PLAY’S THE THING, BELL, BOOK & CANDLE , THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
1988 : LAURA , THE FANTASTIKS , THE LION IN WINTER , OUR TOWN
1989 : EVERYTHING IN THE GARDEN , A COMPANY OF WAYWARD SAINTS , AN EVENING ON THE VERANDA WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE PLAYERS – ROSEMONT MUSEUM
1989 THE DRESSER, NUDE WITH VIOLIN –
1990  VERONICA’S ROOM , SOCIAL SECURITY

SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER 

1990 STEEL MAGNOLIAS: AN EVENING ON THE VERANDA WITH THE IMPOSSIBLE PLAYERS  YEAR TWO:
1990 THE TEMPEST , A CHRISTMAS CAROL
1991 : NIGHT OF THE IGAUNA ,EARLY ONE EVENING AT THE RAINBOW BAR & GRILLE , MARK TWAIN (one man show)

HOAG THEATRE-PCC 

1991-1992 : MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS,: SQUABBLES : JOHN BROWN’S BODY (fundraiser) – : LOVER’S LEAP
1992-1993 SANTA FE SUNSHINE : THE WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY, NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH  : THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST
1993-94 THE CEMETERY CLUB  : THE FOREIGNER: SEMPER FI  : I HATE HAMLET
1994-95 NIGHT WATCH : THE NERD,: TO GILLIAN, ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY : RUMORS
1995-96 BREAKING LEGS  : BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS : A TOWN FULL OF HEROES – : A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM – SANGRE DE CRISTO ARTS CENTER
1996-97 LEND ME A TENOR  : GREETINGS, GOD’S FAVORITE –  DANCING AT LUGHNASA, GO WEST, YOUNG MAN (COPAA FUNDRAISER)
1997-1998 : DARK RITUALS , INSPECTING CAROL : PRIVATE LIVES – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST
1998-99 : HARVEY : PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM : MY FRIEND, MISS FLYNT , NOT WAVING
1999-2000 : WAIT UNTIL DARK : 100 LUNCHES : TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON ,THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE)
2000-2001 : ANGEL STREET : THE SUNSHINE BOYS : FAITH COUNTY : BILOXI BLUES
2001-2002 DEARLY DEPARTED: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE : THE STING  : LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
2002-2003 : SMOKE & MIRRORS  EPIC PROPORTIONS , PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE : A FEW GOOD MEN

THE IMPOSSIBLE PLAYHOUSE

DEATH WORE ELEVATOR SHOES
2003 : BULLSHOT CRUMMOND
2004 : THE BOYS NEXT DOOR :SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY: MOON OVER BUFFALO, BLUES IN THE NIGHT (with SCTC) :: YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU  TRADITIONS – A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION (w/SCTC)
2005 : GOODBYE CHARLIE  : BROADWAY BOUND : TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (with SCTC) THE ODD COUPLE
2006 : ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST : I HATE HAMLET : A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
2007 : COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN : TREASURE ISLAND : CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF: THE BUTLER DID IT
2008 : NOISES OFF , PROOF , OF MICE AND MEN , LIES MY MOTHER NEVER TOLD ME , THAT’S IT, FOLKS! , JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL
2009 THE MUSICAL COMEDY MURDERS OF 1940, KIMBERLY AKIMBO ,BARBECUING HAMLET ,AN EMPTY PLATE AT THE CAFE DU GRAND BOEUF ,DOUBT , RICK LUGER: IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT DEADLY
2010 : DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, BOTTOMS UP, 100 LUNCHES: A GOURMET COMEDY, RUMORS, DRACULA, UNEXPECTED GUEST
2011 : ROMAN CONQUEST, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (MOVE SHOWING), EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD, JACK PASSANANTE JR MEMORIAL
2012-2013 : A COMEDY OF HEIRS, NOT WAVING, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (IN COLLABORATION WITH CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC DEPARTMENT), THE HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS, FOOLS
2013-2014 : THE HOUSE OF DRACULA, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, INCORRUPTIBLE, THE RED VELVET CAKE WARS

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