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Events on Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sunday, December 15 at 1:30 PM

Revels Houtson - A Christmas Revels 2019

A Victorian English Celebration of the Winter Solstice

London, England, Christmastime, 1883...

When the holiday extravaganza planned for the city's fabled Crystal Palace is suddenly cancelled, friends of the hall's manager rally to save the day. Composer Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert-and-Sullivan operetta fame, volunteers to assemble an orchestra, and four out-of-work street entertainers offer to stage a holiday "panto" version of the beloved fairy tale, "Cinderella."

Combine those elements with popular Victorian-Era Christmas carols and ballroom dances, parlour and music-hall songs, children's singing games and a Winter Solstice Mummers' Play, and you have Revels Houston's 2019 celebration of The Christmas Revels.

Come join us for this delightful Yuletide treat for the entire family!Read more

Sunday, December 15 at 2:30 PM

Catastrophic Theatre - Baby Screams Miracle

by Clare Barron

With BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE , The Catastrophic Theatre introduces Houston audiences to one of the most exciting young playwrights in American theatre, Clare Barron. A catastrophic storm engulfs the home of a small, religious family. An estranged daughter blows in with the storm and between falling trees and flying trampolines, the family clings to prayer and forgiveness. Called “a genuinely fragile, complex piece of work,” (Time Out New York) BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE is a funny, moving tale of faith and survival.Read more

Sunday, December 15 at 5:00 PM

Luciole International Theatre Co - Tea Stories

Tea Stories explores the universal language of tea through diverse cultural traditions, social backgrounds, and fictional art works. From Chinese and Pakistan Chai tea ceremonies to British afternoon tea, from Lewis Carroll Alice's tea time in Wonderland to James Joyce and Marcel Proust. Tea is not only a ritual, it is also, among others, a medicine, a comfort to the soul, a spiritual communion and healing, a celebration of life, and a social happening. Mostly, the exquisite experience of a hot cup of tea in a winter day may, many years after, bring together the immaterial beauty and remembrance of things past.Read more

Sunday, December 15 at 5:30 PM

Revels Houtson - A Christmas Revels 2019

A Victorian English Celebration of the Winter Solstice

London, England, Christmastime, 1883...

When the holiday extravaganza planned for the city's fabled Crystal Palace is suddenly cancelled, friends of the hall's manager rally to save the day. Composer Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert-and-Sullivan operetta fame, volunteers to assemble an orchestra, and four out-of-work street entertainers offer to stage a holiday "panto" version of the beloved fairy tale, "Cinderella."

Combine those elements with popular Victorian-Era Christmas carols and ballroom dances, parlour and music-hall songs, children's singing games and a Winter Solstice Mummers' Play, and you have Revels Houston's 2019 celebration of The Christmas Revels.

Come join us for this delightful Yuletide treat for the entire family!Read more