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
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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
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
The final work by the inimitable Sarah Kane, 4.48 Psychosis is an abstract, experiential, highly poetic exploration of identity, dysphoria, depression, the body/soul dilemma, and the suicidal mind. More performance than play, 4.48 Psychosis encourages boundless interpretations, making it a quintessential Catastrophic production. It is also among the most challenging the company has produced.
4.48 Psychosis features renowned poet and performance artist T. Lavois Thiebaud and is directed by Catastrophic founding artistic director Jason Nodler, who previously directed acclaimed productions of Kane’s Phaedra’s Love and Crave. Catastrophic favorite Amy Bruce completes the cast.Read more
La Vida Es Cortos/Life Is Shorts is a unique festival that presents short plays and short films to highlight the Latinx community, its artists, and its stories. Short films and short plays are seldom seen by the general public but even more rare is seeing Latinx arts featured in Houston’s prominent arts scene. In its third year, the festival will evolve by including dance performances and short dance films to create a Latinx multidisciplinary experience never seen before.Read more
The Sweet Sky by Donna Holloway was written and developed for New Era Theatre Company. This is the story of Jackie James, a woman who has dreams of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Jackie is a modest woman who struggles with the decisions between marriage, and giving her full life to her dream of becoming the greatest songwriter ever to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. The Sweet Sky directed by John-Michael Manley. Read more