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Events on Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Written by and Starring Mary Hooper, Directed by Ted Swindley

World Premiere of an exciting new play by a Legendary Houston Theatre Artist!

The Book of Mary (It Costs a Lot to Be Real) , is an autobiographical one-woman show, written by and starring Houston’s own Mary Hooper , and directed by Ted Swindley , founder of Houston’s STAGES theatre and author of the popular musical, Always…Patsy Cline . It’s a raucous ride: from her Beaumont beginnings as a shy child of deaf parents, her timely escape to the gay neighborhood of Montrose in the 70s and 80s, to her adventures onstage in Houston’s way off Broadway theatre scene. Both funny and poignant, The Book of Mary is a love letter to the diva in us all.

The Book of Mary is made possible by the generosity of Sue Smith.Read more

Sunday, March 26 at 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

a comedy by Jean-Pierre Martinez

Plagio ( Cheaters ) is a rather amoral take on the literary world.

Since the publication of his first novel, Alex, the recipient of a prestigious award, has been basking in his reputation as an author in vogue while collecting his copyright money. He is about to become the recipient of the Cruz de Caballeros de las Artes y las Letras Award bestowed by the Ministry of Culture. His wife Gloria, whose fortune and connections played a big role in enhancing his reputation is helping him get his speech ready for the ceremony. However, this is exactly the moment when Alex receives the unexpected visit of an unknown woman who could put his “success story” in jeopardy.Read more

Sunday, March 26 at 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

accompanied by H.K.Venkatram on the violin and Patri Satishkumar on the mridangam.

Vidwan Saketharaman has always lived his life celebrating music. Hailing from a rich musical heritage of Padmabhushan Lalgudi Jayaraman, Saketharaman had climbed up the ladder of his passion steadily and devotedly. His career in music has been decorated with many prestigious awards including Sangeet Natak Academy Award with performances in the prestigious halls all over the world including Madras Music Academy, Shanmuganandha sabha Mumbai, Thiruvaiyaru Thyagaraja Aradhana, Cleveland Thyagaraja festival, Learnquest conference Boston, Cannada, Theatre De Villa Paris, Sydney, Germany among many others.He is a unique musician with a perfect blend of intellectuality, innovation and tradition. He believes in a fluid approach to music, embracing the magic that unfolds with prolificacy and originality. Often called the “Prince of Pallavis“, his presentations brim with superlative virtuosity, brilliance and aesthetics. His proclivity to explore, clarity of musical expressions, precision of delivery and delectable laya make his performances soul stirring and reverberates in the hearts of his listeners.Read more