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They Do Not Move

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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. Read more

Almost, Maine

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts are mended--almost--in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

This fully-staged play, starring some of Houston's best known and loved actors, arrives just in time to warm your heart for Valentine's Day!Read more

Eddie Goes to Poetry City

You’re a mirror, Eddie.”

Eddie dreams of escape—from the office where he suffers at the hands of his co-workers, from a doctor whose treatments seem far worse than any possible disease, perhaps from even the play itself! He dreams of escaping to Poetry City, a place he imagines to be Paradise. When he arrives, however, he finds that Poetry City melts language,” and totally disrupts the normal laws of cause-and-effect. Entirely disoriented, Eddie attempts to navigate this new and bewildering reality, and slowly comes to consider that his confusion, struggles, and failures may comprise a sort of poetry in themselves and may provide access to Paradise after all. Not in Poetry City, but right here and now, hidden in between moments, but accessible to those who know where to look.

Foreman’s plays, particularly under the direction of Catastrophic core artist Greg Dean, are imagination machines. They provoke laughter or even tears from places so deep within, you didn’t know they were there. They poke and yank at the nerves and thrust you, id-first, into waking dreams. When you wander back into the world, you’ll find yourself awake in ways you hadn’t realized possible and you might find yourself in a new world, one vibrating with new possibilities.Read more

Synapse the Play

You are cordially invited to an immersive sensorial reading of a new work by local Houston area Actor/Playwright Shanae'a Moore. Synapse the Play is a celebration of all things neurodivergent, and follows the journey of Lyra as she discovers that she has more power than she ever imagined possible. Can Lyra adjust to the new powers and save her newfound friends/family before it is too late? Read more

Misery

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

Misery

By William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King, Directed by Curtis Barber

On a dark and desolate snowy night, successful romance novelist, Paul, crashes his car into a snowbank and is rescued by his “number one fan,” Annie, who brings the unconscious Paul back to her isolated home. While Paul recovers, Annie reads an unpublished manuscript of his latest novel and becomes distraught when she learns that the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Holding him hostage, Annie forces Paul to write a new novel where Misery survives, and he wonders if Annie has any intention of ever letting him go. When loneliness confuses fictional characters for beloved friends, and passion leads to distortion, can either of them survive the misery? Read more

Miss Nelson is Missing

The kids in Room 207 were misbehaving again. Spitballs stuck to the ceiling. Paper planes whizzing through the air. They were the worst-behaved class in the whole school.” But when Miss Nelson disappears and the mean-looking substitute Miss Viola Swamp takes her place, the children are so desperate they hire a detective to find Miss Nelson in this wacky whodunit hit!Read more

Now That You've Seen Me Naked - relationships uncovered!

Be part of the experiment as our clueless, but well-meaning, scientists try to discover the perfect formula for love. With their not so helpful interns, and with the need for a grant looming, they explore such deep questions as: Are we all "mad scientists" in the laboratory of love? Can couples exist in the same bathroom? What do Prince Charming and Show White talk about after that kiss? Do you know what's in your partner's nightstand? Is love just Performance Art? Whether you're in or out of love, this is the most fun you can have with your clothes on!Read more

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