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Events on Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25 at 8:00 PM

Dirt Dogs Theater - Life X 3

BY YASMINA REZA, TRANSLATED BY CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
DIRECTED BY TREVOR B. CONE

From the award-winning playwright of Art and God of Carnage comes a witty and acerbic view of how the simplest and most random of events can change the outcomes in life. Henry and Sonia are planning a dinner party for Henry’s influential co-worker Hubert and his wife Inez. When the dinner guests arrive on the wrong night, Henry and Sonia are forced to receive them with no warning, no food, and an unpredictable six-year-old who won’t go to sleep. Henry has just one shot at getting Hubert to recommend his longed-for promotion. Or might he have two; or even three?Read more

Friday, August 25 at 8:00 PM

HMAAC - Say That He Had More Than A Dream

WRITTEN BY LOIS MOSES, DIRECTED BY ZUHAIRAH MCGILL

During the anniversary weekend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic and timeless "I HAVE A DREAM" speech, the Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) presents the Houston premiere of Lois Moses’ “Say That He More Than A Dream.” This gripping multifaceted drama honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the sacrifices he made during the last years of his courageous life. HMAAC brings you the Philadelphia-based First World Theatre Ensemble production of this provocative piece that moves beyond the "mountaintop."

Directed by Zuhairah McGill and choreography by Charles Tyson, Jr, this fact-based drama gives us another lens through which to view the lives of Dr. and Mrs. King. Powerful acting interwined with spoken word, music, song, dance, music, and multimedia unveil untold truths from the Poor People’s Campaign to the Hoover administration’s four-year harassment of Coretta Scott King!!!Read more