pocket sandwich theatre
A Friendly Neighborhood Theatre, With Friends All Over...Spend a night with us (And we will respect you in the morning)
The Theatre: We say that our place is “the most fun you can have in a Dallas theatre,” and we constantly strive to live up to that claim. Professional quality, locally produced theatrical shows are blended with good food, drink, and a friendly, casual atmosphere. A place where you can relax while enjoying food, fun, friends, and the thrill of a live theatrical performance in an intimate setting where there isn’t a bad seat in the house (okay, okay - maybe a few bad seats). We seat up to 145 at table, bar, and booth seating, which is assigned on an as-you-arrive basis. Special consideration is given to seat larger groups together, and for patrons with special physical needs.
Funkier than fancy, our storefront location is in the downstairs corner of the Mockingbird Central Plaza Shopping Center (same center as Jason’s Deli and Whole Earth Provision Co.). We have adequate free parking, wheelchair accessibility, vegetarian plates and a smoke-free environment. How’s that for political correctness?
The Shows: Comedies, Melodramas, Musicals, and an occasional Drama thrown in just to keep us legitimate. We always try to select shows with a high audience entertainment factor so that you feel better when you leave than you did when you came in. Our madcap, popcorn-throwing melodramas are favorites for audiences with our unique style spoofing your favorite heroes, villains and monsters. Most of our shows are aimed at family audiences, but we’ll be the first to let you know when a show contains anything that might be objectionable for children. Our Late Night shows, on Friday and Saturday, are usually a little raunchier, but - hey - your kids shouldn’t be out that late anyhow.
“Theatre-goers and practitioners alike can take heart in the knowledge that in the history of the world, there is no evidence of a single monument ever erected in memory of a critic.”- Alan Jay Lerner
The Lucy Tradition: Lucy joined the Pocket Sandwich Theatre in 1986, when a whimsical Stage Manager purchased her at a nearby Goodwill Store (where we buy many of our props) for two bits. She was spray painted gold and included in the "treasure trove" for our production of "Phantom Of The Opera."
Since then, she has been included - somewhere - on the set of each of our productions. She has become a tradition - to the extent that our owners, producers, directors, and actors become very antsy about her being on the stage for luck. Once, when she was inadvertently dropped in a trash can, all other activity came to a halt while an intensive search was conducted.
In 1996, one of our long time performers, John Bode, passed away. One of his last requests was that a portion of his ashes be deposited in various locations in and about Dallas - locations which he remembered fondly. The Pocket Sandwich Theatre was one of them. When trying to determine a good location for them - one where John wouldn't be swept out with the popcorn, we decided that Lucy was the perfect answer. That way he would not only be present, but could participate in each of our productions. So - we bored a hole in the base of the Lucy statuette, and in went John
So - next time you're here, you can play our little "Where's Waldo?" ("Where's Lucy?", actually) game, and see if you can figure out where we've put Lucy. (Think about John, too, when you spot her. He'd like that.)
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 E. Mockingbird, #119
Dallas, TX 75206
Box Office Phone: 214.821.1860