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It is Magic

The Catastrophic Theatre

It is Magic

by Mickle Maher; directed by Jeff Miller

Deb and Sandy are auditioning Tim for the role of the Wolf in a production of The Three Little Pigs, but there’s a mysterious haze in the basement of the Mortier Civic Playhouse and that, in addition to interruptions from the director of ‘the Scottish play’ that’s having its opening night upstairs, is making things difficult. Then, the mysterious Liz shows up throwing the room into utter chaos, revealing the deep, ancient evil at the heart of the community theater audition process.

It Is Magic is the latest play by Mickle Maher, writer of such Catastrophic favorites as There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, The Hunchback Variations, Song About Himself, the world premiere of Small Ball, co-produced by former Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, and others.

Directed by core artist Jeff Miller, whose past directing credits include Catastrophic hits Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, Baby Screams Miracle, and The Book of Grace.Read more

The Pillowman

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

The Pillowman

Written by Martin McDonagh, Directed by Malinda L. Beckham

In a dark and dingy interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian state, Katurian is questioned when the gruesome content of his short stories begins to resemble a series of bizarre murders occurring in his town. When the police also take his mentally impaired brother into custody, Katurian must decide how best to protect himself, his brother, and his stories. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, this dark and provocative tale explores the very nature of nurture. Read more

ONCE UPON A TIME: A NIGHT OF MUSIC WITH THE PILLOWMAN

A night of live music celebrating The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, presented by Texas artist and musician Hescher in collaboration with Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

Featuring performances from the artist behind the music of The PillowmanHescher, as well as Palestinian-American artist and activist Taleen, Texas songwriter and permaculturist Tyagaraja, and Houston-born “Rock/Folk/Whatever” duo The Manichean, performing together for the first time in over ten years.

One night only, limited seating, live music meets theatre…Read more

The Divas Ball

Vincent Victoria Presents

The Divas Ball

Written by Vincent Victoria and Taylor Getwood

A celebration of historical African American Divas from the past and present! Highlighting such divas as Ella Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, David Ruffin, Bessie Smith and many others. The Divas Ball aims to accurately recreate many of the penultimate performances of each celebrated diva from sports, politics and entertainment.Read more

My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein

After sold out houses in January, Houston Musical Theater Company is excited present an encore performance of their hit musical revue My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein, March 21st @ 7:30pm.

Showcasing the vocal talents of Robby Black, Erin Clark, Jasia Correa, Daniel Lopez, Kyle Stephens, Sarah Watson and Natasha Wroblewski with musical direction by Tim Shale, My Favorite Things will feature the most beloved songs from the classic Broadway musicals Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, State Fair, The King & I, The Sound of Music, Flower Drum Song and Cinderella.Read more

The Outsider

In the midst of a political scandal, Ned Newley is unexpectedly thrust into the position of Governor. A complete unknown, with no political instincts, Ned seems destined to fail. But his political consultants see things a little differently: Ned might be the worst candidate to ever run for office—unless that is exactly what the public is looking for! At once a razor-sharp satire and an inspirational tribute to democracy, The Outsider is a timely and hilarious send-up of modern American politics.Read more

El Corazón del Incauto

Teatro Loft

El Corazón del Incauto

Escrita por las argentinas Patricia Suárez y Sandra Franzen

La obra transcurre en la década del '20 del siglo pasado, en la vastedad del campo argentino. María y Honorio, son un matrimonio de inmigrantes italianos y Justo, un humilde peón contratado para la cosecha.

El diálogo fragmentado entre estos tres personajes sobre lo cotidiano elude, una y otra vez, los deseos insatisfechos de unos seres desamparados y atormentados. Sin embargo, al sentirse protegido por la intimidad del hogar, el matrimonio puede concretar una fantasía que resulta intolerable para la mirada del rígido exterior. Este acuerdo entre María y Honorio se ve abruptamente interrumpido por Justo quien altera la cotidianidad marcando nuevos destinos a sus vidas.

Es un “melodrama campero” que respeta el modelo de la tragedia clásica, en tanto adquiere dimensiones míticas que la rescatan del localismo y la proyectan a lo universal. Lo que está en juego es la dignidad de esa criatura contradictoria e inconstante que es el hombre, su identidad y su eventual redención en un desenlace fatal.Read more

The Struggle, Stage Play

Rose Goff Productions

The Struggle, Stage Play

Rose Goff Productions 10th Anniversary

Rose will captivate the audience for the first time in 10 years, taking on a full role and giving her all on stage.

Good men do exist!!

Housewife Monica thinks her looks can get her everything she wants, even if she's not deserving. But Wait ! Everyone has struggles in life and no one is exempt!!! Will Monica's struggles lead her down a path of no return because of selfish ways? Sometimes a shift in the atmosphere can cause all good things to take a turn in another direction.Read more

Cleansed

The Catastrophic Theatre

Cleansed

by Sarah Kane, Directed by Jason Nodler & T Lavois Thiebaud

"LOVE ME OR KILL ME"

In her brief, boundary breaking career Sarah Kane’s work prompted the term “a theatre of extremes,” yet CLEANSED comes soaked through with hope. Explosively aching, hauntingly poetic, and disarmingly tender, Kane delivers a fever-dream fable of unimaginable brutality and miraculous beauty.

Given our country’s immediate threat to the bodies and lives of those of us who look, live, or love beyond the confines of conservative ‘norms,’ 26 years after it was written, CLEANSED feels nightmarishly prescient. More than a play, in 2024’s America, CLEANSED feels like a cause.

"Once you have perceived that life is very cruel, the only response is to live with as much humanity, humor and freedom as you can.” -Sarah KaneRead more

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