Their web site says that the "Acme Theatre Company is an non-profit independent, self-sustaining community theatre group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present plays of high literary quality while providing opportunities for young people to learn various acting and technical skills. Acme Theatre Company is an organization run entirely by the young people themselves under the direction of a small cadre of adult mentors."

Acme is open to all graduated 8th - 12th grade students in the Davis and Yolo County area. There is no cost to participate in the company. Auditions are held prior to each production.

Acme performs in the Veterans Memorial Theatre. Annually over Memorial Day Weekend, a free outdoor performance is given as a gift to the town of Davis for its many years of support. For many years, these performances were held on the Pence Gallery stage, which disappeared with the gallery renovation. Currently, performances are held on the outdoor stage behind the Davis Art Center.

For further information, contact Artistic Director, Emily Henderson at

In addition, the members of Acme are the directors/producers of theatre classes: "Potpurri", "Initial", and "Awkward" run through the City Rec department for young kids in the summer. These classes are lots of fun with small shows performed by the kids as the finale of each class.

Upcoming Productions


By Edmond Rostand

Adventure, comedy, romance. And above all – honor...

In a world bursting with swashbuckling heroism and political intrigue, the soulful poet and dazzling swordsman Cyrano, pines for his beautiful cousin Roxane, yet is too ashamed of his large nose to tell her. Instead, Cyrano pens love letters to her in the name of the man she loves, the handsome, but tongue-tied, Christian.

Performance Dates:

7:00pm Friday, Jan 6 & 13 7:00pm Saturday, Jan 7 & 14 2:00pm Sunday, Jan 9 & 15

Tickets: $8 Students $10 Seniors $12 General Admission


By Jess Borgeson, Adam Long & Daniel Sanger

A rollercoaster romp through Shakespeare…

What does Shakespeare have to do with football, rap, bad Scottish accents and cooking shows? Come find out as we revive this hilarious show that visits each and every one of Shakespeare's plays...with a cast of nine versatile actors and some truly bad wigs.

This free production is fun for the whole family. Bring your own picnic dinner, a blanket or lawn chair, and plenty of layers!

Performance Dates: Memorial Day Weekend Friday, May 25—Monday, May 28

Davis Art Center Outdoor STage 1919 F Street, Davis CA

Tickst: FREE Admission!


Adapted by Charles Morey From the novel by Alexandre Dumas

Betrayal. Obsession. Revenge. Redemption...

Come prepared for adventure as this fast-paced adaptation brings Alexandre Dumas’ sweeping novel to life! Guileless Edmond Dantès is torn from the woman he loves and wrongly imprisoned for fourteen years. After a miraculous escape, Dantes transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo and sets out on a quest for vengeance. Plenty of sword play for all!

Performance Dates: July 27—Sunday, Aug 5

Most Recent Past Performances

* The Secret in the Wings, Summer 2011 * The Servant of Two Masters, May 2011 * Anon(ymous), January 2011


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2006-09-29 16:46:49   I am a proud alumni of Acme Theater Co. (As You Like It, Memorial Day Weekend-1993) and Improv-1991-93 —AdamFlowers

2008-05-23 00:12:32   I'd love to come. When are the performances? I can't find any time information. Thanks —lmc —lmccolm