The simple stripped-down theatrical performances, featuring local performers and a variety of live forms, offer a range of spoken word materials from short plays, scenes, monologues, poetry, improv, music, dance and live art.

THURSDAY 20th  6.30pm
Meet some of the characters who populate the Pink Nectar Cafe world in advance with this sneak peak of the Main Stage production at the end of the month.
Meet the actors and directors and hear some of the original text by Jim Bishop from which these one act plays have been adapted.





March 19th
April 16th (with Parangello Players)
May 21st
June 18th  (a special show with Canned Sedona).
If you are a performer with an idea for a show please contact Red Earth Theatre at *protected email* or by phone at 938-399-0997.


QUILTERS  May 8-10 at Old Tow Center for the Arts
 Tricia Greer, Andrea Ferraz, Ashlee Threlkeld, Terra Shelman, Vanessa Jackson, Cathy Ransom and Karla Stamps
Directed by Kate Hawkes
Special Guest Music Director/Pianist Mike Van Liew
Violinist: Sonja Whisman


Directed by Kate Hawkes and Amy Waddell, an ensemble of 12 actors play multiple roles throughout the evening, and live music, provided by Leah Bee, underscores the performance. Performers include long time Red Earth favorites Terra Shelman, Joan Westmoreland, Dave Belkiewitz and Mary Gladieux with Michael Cosentino, Zeke Collins and new to Red Earth’s main stage Maxwell Peters, Michael Gallagher, Abby Heydorn and, in his first performance with Red Earth, Buffalo Child as Grey Clouds.


$15 advance, and $18 at the door
Online at
In Cottonwood at Mt Hope Foods and Desert Dancer
In Sedona at The Literate Lizard Bookstore.
For more information about upcoming events, visit

Red Earth Theater presents “Pink Nectar Café” at OTCA 

Friday March 27th 7:30PM, and Saturday March 28thst 3:00PM

‘Pink Nectar Café - A Theatrical Journey Through the Mysteries of the Wilderness, People and Dreams’, at Old Town Center for the Arts in Old Town Cottonwood

In keeping with the theme of mysteries and people, this production has - unlike any other Red Earth has produced - undergone a series of health challenges among the 12 member cast which lead to rescheduling the show from its original February/March dates to March 27th and 28th. We can only assume that Mr. Bishop is celebrating the spirit of creativity and determination of those who bring the arts to our community!

Pink Nectar Café, takes us into the soul of ‘Jim Bishop’ as he digs into his connection to Sedona and surrounds, the wonders and mysteries in our land, history and simply as human beings in this world. We discover that sometimes we cannot know the answers and perhaps need to let the stories speak to us and let the mystery be.

Jim Bishop who passed recently, was a huge influence in the Verde Valley, and became one of Sedona’s extraordinary individuals.  Before retiring to Sedona, James Bishop Jr. was a contributing writer for President Carter’s administration, and a published author of several books.  An author and Sedona resident for 33 years, Jim was a journalist, environmental activist and champion of the arts.  Besides serving on the Board of Sedona Recycles, James served three periods as a Keep Sedona Beautiful Trustee. Typically attired in denim and leather with a bit of turquoise jewelry, Jim was an accomplished guitarist.  Always witty and perceptive, Jim entertained many with his writings and poetry.  Jim often said he came to Sedona to reinvent himself, and that spread to the rest of the community.

‘Pink Nectar Café’ is adapted from Jim Bishop’s collection of short stories of the same name. Combination memoir, northern Arizona mystery guide, and serenade to the mysteries and beauty that surround us here in Northern Arizona, the stories come to life on stage with actors and live music.  The stories include an encounter with the Navajo Chindi, the dying Verde River, the lady who blew the whistle on trustees selling artifacts at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and, of course the mysterious Pink Nectar Cafe itself.  Everett Ruess, who vanished as a young man into the wilderness in Northern AZ, threads his way through the stories.







Comments are closed.