• SSDT 2018

    Shakespeare (Abridged)

  • SSDT 2018

    Moon Over Buffalo

  • SSDT 2018


  • SSDT 2017

    'Til Beth Do Us Part

  • SSDT 2017

    Father of the Bride

  • SSDT 2017

    Steel Magnolias

  • Man Dinner

    SSDT 2016

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

  • Nerd

    SSDT 2016

    The Nerd

  • Addams2

    SSDT 2016

    The Addams Family

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre is a summer community-based theatre program presented by the Department of Theatre at Harding University. Over the past thirty-six years, the program has offered the opportunity for community participation and student experience in a unique hybrid environment. Theatre faculty and staff provide leadership and support for the three productions mounted each summer. Buffet meals are catered by Classic Fare catering. The popular summer program continues to sell out each season.


Tickets can be purchased at:  www.hardingtickets.com

Online season ticket sales began May 6 and individual show tickets went on sale May 17.

It’s Season 37 here at Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre, and this summer, we bring you three shows that explore the results of deception: sometimes comic, sometimes deadly...

Join us for our 2019 season: What LIES in Store

All three shows will be performed in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. We plan to provide you with great food, state-of-the-art facilities and high-quality productions. 

You Can't Get There From Here

by Pat Cook

June 6-9,13-15

The Mavis Garner Bed and Breakfast is not the sort of place you'd find on a freeway or even a map – in fact, they get most of their customers from cars disabled when they hit the pothole on Main Street. Scandal-sheet reporter Arthur Lyman decides to do an expose on the pothole "scam" and checks into the bed and breakfast. During his stay he's fined eight times, dragged across town by the local watchdog, and falls in love!

Losing Patients

by A. Duke and Virginia Cate

June 27-30, July 5-6

On the outside, stately Silver Crest Manor sits as a once respected nursing home; on the inside, a the seemingly benign location becomes the setting for a devious plot masterminded by a trio of greedy scoundrels. A violent thunderstorm begins, a drug dealer is on the loose, and the police comb the area for an escaped mental patient - what could possibly go wrong?

Wait Until Dark

by Fredrick Knott

July 18-21, 25-27

As the show opens, we meet Susy Hendrix, a young woman adjusting to life after becoming blind. Her husband unknowingly smuggles drugs into their home after a business trip – a mistake that turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse between Susy and three dangerous criminals. This thriller reminds us that just because we can’t see the danger doesn’t mean it’s not there…

Thank you for your support of the arts in our community!

The Ulrey Performing Arts Center

The Ulrey Performing Arts Center is a 15,200-square-foot facility that houses the Harding University Theatre program and is also the home for Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre. The facility provides space for offices, ticket sales, dressing rooms, costume production and storage, set  and prop production and warehouse space. The center provides numerous options for flexible staging, such as Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre.  


Auditions for all three shows each year are held early May in the Ulrey Performing Arts Center. Specific dates are posted on our facebook page. If you are unable to attend on the announced audition date, but are still interested in auditioning, please email our producer at ssdt@harding.edu.

Check on Harding University's Facebook page or back here for the latest information!


Contact Us

SSDT is part of the Department of Theatre



Ticket Info - Call 501-279-4276 or visit www.hardingtickets.com 

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