Biloxi Little Theatre

220 Lee Street

Biloxi, MS 39531

Phone: (228) 432-8543

The Biloxi Little Theatre, founded in 1946, is an all-volunteer community theatre offering high quality entertainment. The playhouse is located in an historic building in of "Ole" Biloxi, and prides itself the "Best Live Theatre.” Call for performance times.

  • Biloxi Little Theatre

  • Oct 21, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016

Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and brother, Jem, are being raised by their widower father, Atticus, and by their strong-minded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life here. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues of this time period as the black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout's father. In her youthful innocence, Scout does not know why. A few of her white friends are inexplicably hostile, and Scout doesn't understand this either. Unpleasant things are shouted, and the bewildered girl turns to her father. Atticus, a lawyer, explains that he is defending a young negro wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Since this is causing such an upset, Scout wants to know why he is doing it. "Because if I didn't," her father replies, "I couldn't hold my head up." When she asks why Atticus would take on such a hopeless fight, he replies, "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason not to try." He goes on to prepare Scout for the trouble to come. "We're fighting our friends. But remember this—no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends." Things do get bitter, leading up to drastic measures as Atticus props himself in a chair against the cell door of the man he's defending to confront an angry mob. Horrified, Scout projects herself into this confrontation, and her inconvenient presence helps bring back a little sanity. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. As Atticus comes out of the courthouse, the deeply moved town minister tells Scout, "Stand up. Your father's passing!" This dramatization of the touching classic tale is a meaningful work of art.

Directed by: Ronny Broussard

Dramatized by Christopher Sergel. From the book by Harper Lee.

  • Biloxi Little Theatre

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until February 4, 2017

Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son, Travis, and matriarch, Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust, and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
"Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre." - Newsweek
"A milestone in the American Theatre." - Ebony

Directed by: Melissa Reinike 

By: Lorraine Hansberry

2014 - Drama Desk Award Nominated Revival! - Best Actor & Best Supporting Actress
2014 - Outer Critics Circle Nominated Revival! - Best Supporting Actress (2)
Winner! New York Drama Critic's Award for Best Play of the Year, From Broadway

  • Biloxi Little Theatre

  • Mar 17, 2017 - Mar 25, 2017

This Broadway hit about the trial of two Marines for complicity in the death of a fellow Marine at Guantanamo Bay sizzles on stage. The Navy lawyer, a callow young man more interested in softball games than the case, expects a plea bargain and a coverup of what really happened. Prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually makes a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in so doing, puts the military mentality and the Marine code of honor on trial.

"Enormously entertaining." - New York Daily News
"Plenty of wisecracking humor and suspense." - Time Magazine
"Fresh and adroitly updated and conditioned to our time and socio-political climate." - NY Post

Directed by: Judy Madden

By: Aaron Sorkin

  • Biloxi Little Theatre

  • May 5, 2017 - May 13, 2017

In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri's envious grasp: Genius.

"A total iridescent triumph ... of complexity, of thought, emotion, and dramatic power." - New York Post
"Mozart blazes." - New York Times
"Inspired." - Toronto Star
"A theatrical wonder." - WCBS TV
"Back in town and very welcome... highly theatrical, it contains technical skill with a genuine sense of rage." - London Guardian

Directed by: Cliff Thompson 
By: Peter Shaffer
Winner! Tony Award for Best Play
Winner! Academy Award for Best Film