Puerto Vallarta Weather Report
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta's liveliest website!
Contact UsSearch
Why Vallarta?Vallarta WeddingsRestaurantsWeatherPhoto GalleriesToday's EventsMaps
Sign up NOW!

Free Newsletter!


ThumbTack Theater Presents 'Toothpaste and Cigars'

October 16, 2019

Four seasoned theater professionals and Vallarta residents have teamed up to bring theater experiences with an indie aesthetic to the Banderas Bay area, & will present their debut production at Nacho Daddy.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - ThumbTack Theater, the newest performance group in Puerto Vallarta, is thrilled to present their debut production, "Toothpaste and Cigars," written by TJ Dawe and Mike Rinaldi, to be performed in the upstairs space at Nacho Daddy, Basilio Badillo 287, running October 21 - November 2, Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, and Saturdays at 9:00 pm.

The play, directed by Kami Desilets, will feature actors AJ Jordan and Melissa "Troppy" Tropp, and technical direction by Craig Szczepanski.

The co-founders of ThumbTack Theater Troppy, AJ, Craig and Kami are veterans of professional theater in Canada, the US, and right here in Vallarta. Troppy and AJ have worked extensively in Chicago's storefront theater scene, while Craig and Kami have a rich background in fringe theater.

After relocating to Puerto Vallarta and meeting each other, they realized that, while there is already so much great live entertainment here in Vallarta, their areas of experience have a lot in common: intimate theater experiences with minimal technical aspects, in favor of a stronger focus on story and process. They weren't seeing that kind of theater represented here, so they set about creating it.


"Toothpaste and Cigars" follows two people who meet at a party and immediately recognize a kindred spirit. Over the course of a year - through witty conversations, holidays, amusing emails, phone calls, and ridiculous gifts - their bond strengthens until, at one last party, it reaches an inevitable turning point.

"Toothpaste and Cigars"
October 21 - November 2
Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Saturdays at 9:00 pm
Tickets $350 pesos at Nacho Daddy

About ThumbTack Theater:

ThumbTack Theater is a new performing arts collective in Puerto Vallarta. Together, our founders have multiple decades of professional experience in all areas of theater. We value stories, characters, connection, and imagination.

Our artistic goal is to connect with our audiences by presenting accessible, affordable, and genuine theatrical experiences. We are a nomadic group with no permanent home, playing wherever we're pinned. We look forward to exploring different venues in Vallarta and even discovering new ones. Keep up with us on Facebook.

Awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence in 2014, Nacho Daddy Mexico is the premier sports bar and restaurant in Puerto Vallarta. Open daily from 11 am to 12 am for lunch, dinner, live music (with no cover charge!) and lots of fun, this popular south side hangout is located at Basilio Badillo #287, only two blocks off the beach in the heart of the Romantic Zone. Credit cards accepted. For more information, visit or become a fan on their Facebook Page for promotions, daily specials and more.

Click HERE to learn more about Nacho Daddy Mexico Restaurant & Sports Bar.