Margie was raised to be a good girl, but Margie has a secret: she wants to be a lion. LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR traces one woman’s highly theatrical, time-hopping search for adventure, for love, and for her true self. Packed with wildly eccentric family members and unpredictable lovers, Margie’s journey is at turns uproariously funny and probingly melancholic. Two time Obie Award-winning playwright and director Craig Lucas says of LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR: “No one else is doing what Chana Porter is doing—unhinging logic and time from their outward solidity, revealing enduring landscapes within the scenes resembling life but doing it one better each time.”Read more
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle understands children in a way no one else does. That's why parents all over town come to her for help teaching their children how to behave! With her imaginative ideas and crazy cures, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle saves the day in this delightful musical.Read more
At 16, Vance Webster witnessed a shooting. When he refused to “snitch,” he was caught between the crosshairs of a jilted girlfriend, a biased criminal system and misplaced loyalty to friends. The end result? Life in prison.Read more
Culled from interviews, letters, transcripts, case files, and public record, The Exonerated is based on the true stories of six criminally convicted survivors of death row. Moving between first-person narrative and scenes set in courtrooms, bars, and prisons, these six interwoven stories reflect upon the American criminal justice system and the inspiration that helped them survive and eventually escape death row.
Come hear these stories of creativity, inventiveness, spirituality, internal strength, meditation, connectivity, and other innermost qualities the survivors cultivated to not only survive death row but then recover in the outside world.Read more
Something terrible happened to Junie B. at school today. Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when she finds a wonderful pen, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook...or is she? Join in on the fun with America’s favorite kindergartener!Read more
Draft Dodger. Movie star romancer. Hilton bartender.
The Little Edelweiss; or, An Immigrant's Fairytale chronicles Manfred, playwright Josh Inocéncio's bisexual Great-Uncle, from his upbringing in war-torn Austria to his mercurical life in the United States, and the imprint he left on the gay nephew he never met. True to the fairy tale form, this Eugene O'Neil semi-finalist captures both men in their pursuits of unapologetic pleasure, punctuated by a pantheon of ancestors as Fairies, immigration officials as Trolls, and FBI agents as Giants.
The play, which takes place inside a cuckoo clock over the course of thirteen strikes, confronts what we choose to remember and how secret memories no one ever shared with us continue to survive in our bodies. Read more
In this tragi-comic, farcical mystery, playwright Florian Zeller and translator Christopher Hampton offer a poignant, darkly humorous and emotionally intense glance at the world of a contemporary family through the eyes of a man with dementia. This event is part of the French Cultures Festival 2018 coordinated by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in Houston.Read more
SMALL BALL is a new musical commissioned by Houston Rockets' General Manager, Daryl Morey. SMALL BALL tells the story of a melancholy journeyman basketball player who has recently become the star player for the Lilliput Existers—yes, Lilliput, the same one from Gulliver’s Travels—so his teammates are each six inches tall. It’s tough to pass a regulation size ball to a six-inch player, so the team hasn’t been doing too well, and the post-loss press conferences are getting rough. This surreal, magical musical features a book and lyrics by Catastrophic Theatre favorite Mickle Maher and original music by Merel Van Dijk and Anthony Barilla.Read more
Wayside School is sideways. That's how the builder built it. Instead of making thirty classrooms side by side, he built them one on top of the other – which explains why all kinds of crazy things happen there. Join us for high adventure at this wonderful, wacky, mixed-up school!Read more
- October 2017: Next to Normal
- October 2017: Querido San Antonio (Dear Saint Anthony)
- October 2017: Evening at The Talk House
- September 2017: ¡Celebración! MECA 40th Anniversary Concert
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- September 2017: Anything Goes
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- September 2017: Unforgotten; Becoming; Adura
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