Extended Run Players

“Over 1,000 Years of Experience”

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Let us entertain you!

The Extended Run Players are a group of theatre lovers, ranging from seasoned veterans to stage-struck tyros, all still growing and learning from one another. Founded in 1996, the group:

  • Performs fine productions of worthy plays, poetry and literature in a reader's theatre format
  • Spreads their love of theatre throughout San Antonio and its surrounding communities
  • Nurtures the next generation of theatre artists at UIW

The Cadenza Singers, our musical division, is quite popular with programs designed around various themes such as Big Band Era, Vaudeville, Show Tunes, and much more.

We are convinced that inter-generational experiences help to build a more inclusive community from which all benefit.

In addition to semi-annual productions on the University of the Incarnate Word campus, both groups perform regularly in retirement centers and senior communities.


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Under Milk Wood 

Extended Run Players will be hosting Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas at the UIW Library on the following dates:

  • March 15, 2024 at 6 pm
  • March 16, 2024 at 2 pm
*Suggested donation for event is $15. 

All For a Good Cause

Since 1997, we have donated 100% of the profits from our productions to an Endowed Scholarship for Theatre Arts majors, providing ever-growing scholarship support for talented UIW undergraduates. In turn, UIW's Theatre Arts Department supports us with funding, facilities, and faculty/student staff for our on-campus productions.

Booking a Performance

Booking the Extended Run Players gives your audience a wonderful show, allows senior performers the opportunity to create great theatre, and supports the education of young theatre artists.

Our repertoire of shows includes radio plays, stage classics, short stories, poetry and original remembrances written by company members. Our performance fees are reasonable and the productions will delight your audiences.