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The Drama Squad

Last spring, Catastrophic dispatched teams to the backyards and driveways of audience members to perform entirely original work in a masked, socially distanced format for no more than 10 audience members at a time. This fall, The Drama Squad will take it to another level in outdoor spaces where we can perform for larger audiences while continuing to implement the same safety measures as before. Audiences will experience a wildly creative variety show consisting of original pieces created by Catastrophic artists, including music, dance, comedy, drama, puppetry, and a really twisted clown!

Creators and performers are: Afsaneh Aayani, Tamarie Cooper, Greg Dean, Joe Folladori, Bryan Kaplún, Scott Lupton, Mara McGhee, Patrick Reynolds, Erin Rodgers, Alli Villines, and Abraham Zeus Zapata. 

Socially distanced outdoor seating, masks required. Read more

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus

When a bus driver takes a break from the route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place – a pigeon! And you’ve never met one like this before! From the Caldecott Honor award-winning book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping with its innovative mix of songs, silliness, and feathers.Read more

2021 Houston Fringe Festival

Houston Fringe Festival

2021 Houston Fringe Festival

Celebrating 14 years of fringe performance art of all forms.....

The Houston Fringe Festival returns live and in-person for the first time in two years! The 2021 festival marks the 14-year anniversary of Houston's very own fringe, featuring dance, music, film, storytelling, drag, and performance art! This year the festival will run for three evenings on October 15-17, and each night will feature a unique roster of fringe artists. Festival passes are available for all three nights. Read more

Into The Woods

The Garden Theatre

Into The Woods

By Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine

Into the Woods follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; Little Red Riding Hood, who wishes to find her grandmother's house; and Jack (of Jack and the Beanstalk fame), who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Read more

The Revolutionists

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson, Directed by Curtis Barber

Four badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, female-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. 

Playwright Olympe de Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, and try to beat back the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world.Read more

The Woman in the Mirror

Blue Squirrel Productions

The Woman in the Mirror

A Caregiver’s Story of Love, Laughter and Wine

Based on Texas Radio Hall of Famer Dayna Steele's book, Surviving Alzheimer’s With Friends, Facebook and a Really Big Glass of Wine, The Woman in the Mirror candidly chronicles her mother, Fran's, journey with Alzheimer’s through her refreshingly honest Facebook posts, laced with biting humor that stands testament to her personal strength and resiliency in the face of extraordinary and unexpected circumstances.

 

The Woman in the Mirror is a living caregiver’s manual for navigating this heartbreaking disease from diagnosis through the inevitable end, and it does so with love, laughter, wit, and a whole lot of wine. Read more

Some Things You Just Can't Fix

Rose Goff has done it again!  Another Production! And her cast has a way of bringing much laughter to the audience in the hilarious Stage Play, Some Things You Just Can’t Fix. When 4 roommates try figuring out if living with one another was really the best choice, it calls for questioning friendship, bad decisions, finances or just plain regret especially when there are convenient maintenance men who does it all to make things better for the roommates living arrangements.Read more

A Steady Rain

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

A Steady Rain

by Keith Huff, Directed by Malinda L. Beckham

The years’-long bond between two Chicago police officers begins to unravel after a routine investigation leads to the death of a young boy. 

Loosely based on an actual incident involving serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, A Steady Rain explores issues of loyalty, betrayal, friendship, and honor, as one of the cops has to take the blame for the boy’s death when the truth of what happened is eventually revealed.

Originally produced as the opening play in its inaugural season, Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. restages the gritty Chicago drama with an updated score composed by self-described “cinematic pop musician and performer," Hescher.Read more

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