About Airport Encounters

You never know who you might run into in an airport waiting area . . . or what might happen!  

LITERALLY----“FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS” for the Rio Rancho Players Community Theater production of
Scott Mullen’s highly entertaining play, “AIRPORT ENCOUNTERS”, directed once again by the Players’
Founder / Director / Producer, Mel Sussman. A hilarious romp, and sometimes touching peek at an
“Anytown Airport” gate waiting area, as passengers interact before boarding their flights.
From a stowaway live lizard accidentally escaping a take-out food container, to a roving human “therapy
dog” unleashed to calm the boarding passengers, to a heart-wrenching family crossroads life decision, to
dealing with unwanted excess baggage---that we ALL must inevitably unload in life---and many more
stories---“Airport Encounters” has something for everyone in these concise, laughter-filled, thought-
provoking vignettes.


St. Francis Episcopal Church
2903 Cabezon Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM
Dessert Theatre Performances
Opening Night Special Event: 7:30 PM April 14

7:30 PM April 15, 22, 29
2:00 PM April 16, 23, 29, 30
Tickets: Opening night - $35
All other Performances: Adults - $18,
Students & Seniors - $15
Group Rate (6 or more) - $12 each

Theater Box Office Open Daily starting April 3

Pet Food Gone Wild, 2415 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho

Doggie Day Care, 4035 Peggy Rd., Rio Rancho

Beyond Mail and Print - Enchanted Hills  4405 Jager Dr NE Ste C4, Rio Rancho, NM 

Online at www.rr-cc.org/buy-tickets

Or at St. Francis Episcopal Church
One hour before each performance

Produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC

Rio Rancho Players Community Theatre

Now in our second season, (undaunted, in spite of the pandemic!), Airport Encounters is the Players 4th production.   
We will continue to bring LIVE THEATER and delight Rio Rancho audiences, this time in a new DESSERT
THEATER format!  Patrons will “lower their tray tables” and enjoy a scrumptious dessert plate and
beverages, while comfortably seated to meet old and new friends, aboard for take-off! Then all will
enjoy this delightful two-act presentation that will leave everyone, once again, wanting more from the
Rio Rancho Players!

In addition, our Theater Opening Night on Friday, April 14th, prior to the show, will be a Red Carpet Gala
affair to “Meet and Greet the Stars”, along with the Director, Mel Sussman, and our own Rio Rancho
Mayor Gregg Hull! The special reserved ticket price for this particular night will include additional pre-
show gourmet refreshments, along with the delectable dessert offerings. And if it rains---Use your seat
cushions for flotation, and come on out anyway!! Spectacular Players’ fundraising raffle items will also
be on display throughout all the performances.

Rio Rancho Players Community Theatre is a program of Rio Rancho Creative Crossroads, a federally recognized 501(c)(3), registered in the State of NM, licensed in the City of Rio Rancho.