Ticket sales cover only about 50% of annual expenses, therefore funds from generous donors are needed in order to continue the types of programs and productions that Garland Civic Theatre has been offering for nearly 50 years.

​Garland Civic Theatre Presents


A Thrilling Masterpiece of Suspense!

On Stage January 12 - February 4, 2017

By Ian Cullen and Catherine Arley
Directed by Josh Hensley

​​On Stage January 12 - February 4, 2017

By Ian Cullen and Catherine Arley
Directed by Josh Hensley

Garland Civic Theatre is proud to present “Tantalus” by Ian Cullen and Catherine Arley.  This captivating masterpiece of suspense is filled with twists and turns of plot as it unfolds its tale of intrigue and murder!  Anton Korff, an aide to a mysterious millionaire aging recluse, interviews the young Hilde for a position as nurse.  Hilde is completely unattached and would do anything for money, so Korff adds that he will legally adopt Hilde as his daughter and maneuver his employer into proposing marriage to her.  Hilde accepts his terms, and then the play moves darkly and deviously to its menacing conclusion....

The talented cast features Vesta Schneider as Hilde, Jerry Fitzgerald as Edwards, Michael Baker as Korff, Doug Latham as Richmond, and Alex Barbosa as Lomer. The production is directed and designed by Josh Hensley. The stage manager is Kitty Fincher.

Performances are Thursday, Jan. 12, through Saturday, Feb. 7, in the small theatre at the Granville Arts Center at 300 North Fifth Street in Garland. Performances include a Thursday night preview performance Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Jan. 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available now! Order online at www.garlandartsboxoffice.com or call the Granville Arts Center box office at 972-205-2790. Ticket prices range from $12 - $22. Discounts are available for KERA members and groups of 10 or more. Garland Civic Theatre 2016 – 2017 season sponsors include the Garland Cultural Arts Commission. Please visit www.garlandcivictheatre.org or call 972-485-8884 for additional information.

​Set Design - Josh Hensley
Costume Design - Kitty Fincher
Light Design - Josh Hensley
Sound Board Operator - Dillon Tiller
Properties - Kitty Fincher
Master Carpenter - Josh Hensley
Publicity, Social Media and Photography - Jodi Kopaniky