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Events on Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

The 4th annual short play and short film festival

La Vida Es Cortos/Life Is Shorts is a unique festival that presents short plays and short films to highlight the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories. Short films and short plays are seldom seen by the general public but even more rare is seeing Latinx arts featured in Houston’s prominent art scene. In its fourth year, the festival will evolve by including an original musical, dance performances, and short dance films to create a Latinx multidisciplinary experience never seen before.Read more

Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

WORLD PREMIERE by Brian Jucha with the Catastrophic ensemble

Using found text, music, stylized physicality, and an abundance of pop culture references They Do Not Move winds its way through an imagined American future in which democracy has been defeated and a disorganized band of vagrants, waifs, and strays are hunted by monarchist forces. Their only defense? An expressionist cavalcade of song and dance. There will be a beauty pageant. There will be a sitcom. There will be conversion therapy. Horror movies, cancel culture, and Texas law feature prominently in this oddly moving, frenetically funny love letter to our city, a devised dance-theatre piece that could only come from the mind of Brian Jucha. Like each of his works, They Do Not Move is sublimely derivative and apropos of everything.

Jucha previously collaborated with IBP and Catastrophic to create Last Rites (1997), We Have Some Planes (2002), and Toast (2019). In its cover story, American Theatre magazine called We Have Some Planes “ darkly hilarious and compelling… like the best of remembered dreams ” and said, “ Jucha and the extraordinary Infernal Bridegroom company have given us a way to open our eyes .”Read more