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Events on Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday, March 31, 2023

Friday, March 31 at 7:30 PM

7:30 PM

by Lizzette Díaz

Basta de sentirte triste, poco atractiva porque tus curvas ya no son las mismas de cuando tenías 20 años. Llegó el momento de entregarte a tus años y abrazarlos completamente para sentirte perfecta tal y como eres: una mujer hermosa, valiente, inteligente, guerrera, llena de virtudes y por supuesto de defectos, como cualquier terrenal, con la diferencia, de que ahora estás consciente de ellos, los trabajas e intentas ser un mejor ser humano todos los días.Y es que cuando las “tonas” nos entonamos, sabemos que todo es posible, solo que a veces nos hace falta ese empujoncito que nos lleva a reconciliarnos con nosotras mismas para entender que si nos equivocamos o no, estamos en el momento justo, en el tiempo perfecto, para rectificar y volver a intentarlo. “FelizmenteTonas”, el monólogo presentado por la periodista y empresaria colombiana, Lizzette Díaz, autora del libro “Felizmente 40tona”, quien después de cinco años de este lanzamiento, decidió enfrentar un nuevo reto, esta vez sobre las tablas, con este monólogo introspectivo, reflexivo, pero sobre todo, profundamente divertido.Read more

Friday, March 31 at 8:00 PM

8:00 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

Friday, March 31 at 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

By Sarah Kane, Regional Premiere

“ Love me or kill me. ”

Sarah Kane’s brief, boundary breaking career prompted the terms “a theatre of extremes” and “an ethics of catastrophe.” In a former university, society’s “undesirables” are imprisoned and subjected to a series of tortures designed to test the limits of human love on the battlefield of the human body. Explosively aching, hauntingly poetic, and disarmingly tender, Cleansed is a fever-dream fable of unimaginable brutality and miraculous beauty. This whiplash for the soul comes soaked through with hope. Cleansed is undeniably a love story. Given this country’s immediate threat to the bodies and lives of those that look, live, or love in ways that deviate from the most conservative societal ‘norms’, 25 years after it was written, Cleansed feels nightmarishly prescient.

The regional premiere of Cleansed is co-directed by Jason Nodler and T Lavois Thiebaud with production design by Afsaneh Aayani and James Templeton, reuniting the team that created last season’s production of Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis , which The Houston Press called “an imaginative bulldozer of a production” and “a testament to the collaborative work that happens when two theater artists [Thiebaud and Nodler] are performing at the top of their game.”Read more