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They Do Not Move

The Catastrophic Theatre

They Do Not Move

WORLD PREMIERE by Brian Jucha with the Catastrophic ensemble

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.

Jucha previously collaborated with IBP and Catastrophic to create Last Rites (1997), We Have Some Planes (2002), and Toast (2019). In its cover story, American Theatre magazine called We Have Some Planes “darkly hilarious and compelling… like the best of remembered dreams” and said, “Jucha and the extraordinary Infernal Bridegroom company have given us a way to open our eyes.” Read more

La Vida Es Cortos/Life Is Shorts Festival 2022

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 art scene. In its fourth year, the festival will evolve by including an original musical, dance performances, and short dance films to create a Latinx multidisciplinary experience never seen before.Read more

Uncle Eb

The Octarine Accord

Uncle Eb

Houston premiere! A new holiday story for the world today, written and directed by Andrew Roblyer

Everyone but Peter Pan grows up, even Timothy "Tiny Tim" Cratchit. After his Uncle Ebeneezer’s death, Timothy returns home, an adult but definitely not feeling like it. That’s when things get...strange. A new holiday story for the world today; this isn’t your uncle’s Christmas Carol! (Note: Contains Strong Language)

Written and directed by Andrew Roblyer Produced by Brazos Valley Urgent Care, Cynthia Christner, and 101 other Kickstarter backers

Starring: Corey Barron (Dec 7, 9, 13, 14, 17) and Joshua Page (Dec 8, 10, 15, 16)Read more

Holy One

Kingdom Blue Productions

Holy One

a Classic Christmas Story

A classic Christmas story about Mary and Joseph who live in Nazareth. They are ordinary youthful people full of joy and love. But suddenly they are faced with having to make drastic decisions, experiencing things they haven't experience before... (Their Faith is tested). In this story everybody is looking for Mary. Everybody has an option for their lives. Their friends want answers; a dirty tax collector wants money; and a young girl who knows the truth about everything. Just when Joseph feels all hope is lost, he is reassured by an Angel that the "Holy One" will be born to the world. Experience this beautiful biblical story in modern day language. Read more

Hasaan Olu: One from Many

Electro-soul music combines sounds from a range of genres and unifies them under the singular vibration of this project, while traditional costumes and mesmerizing staging complete the aesthetic delight. The performance is followed by an intercultural panel with leaders in arts, civics, and education, addressing the central question of how our communities progress thanks to cultural exchange.

Hasaan Olu evokes impressions and reflections on the phenomenon of cultural fusion. Providing a space for acceptance and open expression is the aim. Guests are invited to dress the part of an international audience and wear traditional apparel.Read more

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee features a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book and score. 

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! 

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.Read more

A Midsummer Night's Dream

In one of the most famous of literary love quadrangles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander, and Helena; four misguided lovers whose journey into the woods lands them in even more trouble, as members of the fairy kingdom decide to use them as veritable pawns in their own love games. Against the backdrop of the wedding of Duke Theseus and Hippolyta, and the fiery battle of wills between the Fairy King and Queen, Oberon and Titania, the four lovers are challenged by magic and trickery to finally work out what love is all about.Read more