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Fefu and Her Friends

Catastrophic Theatre - Fefu and Her Friends

A signature work of feminist theatre by a giant of the avant-garde. Set in the 1930s, a group of eight women gather at the country home of their brilliant and eccentric friend, Fefu. As multiple conflicts unfold between the old friends, the women struggle to define who they are and what it means to be a woman in a patriarchal society. Though written in the 1970s, FEFU AND HER FRIENDS raises questions and anxieties around gender and identity that endure today. The play features an all-female cast of Houston’s most powerful actors. Read more

The Dead Eye Boy

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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

The Dead Eye Boy

BY ANGUS MACLACHLAN, DIRECTED BY BONNIE HEWETT, REGIONAL PREMIERE

Shirley-Diane sees her teenage son, Soren, as a painful reminder of her past. Her ex-con boyfriend, Billy, sees Soren as a reflection of his own childhood. As Billy tries to help the troubled boy, the dysfunction of hard-core addiction and manipulation blur the lines of control and love between the three. The Dead Eye Boy playwright, Angus MacLachlan is the award-winning of screenwriter of the critically acclaimed film Junebug.Read more

The Cat in the Hat

Main Street Theater - The Cat in the Hat

“The sun did not shine.  It was too wet to play.  So we sat in the house.  All that cold, cold, wet day.”  So begins the wildly popular Dr. Seuss classic that generations of children have read.  But never fear, the Cat in the Hat appears, along with Thing One and Thing Two (bringing mayhem and fun!), to take Sally, her brother, and the fish on a madcap adventure!Read more

The Book of Grace

Catastrophic Theatre - The Book of Grace

Grace is a waitress who lives in a small border town in south Texas with her husband Vet, a border patrol agent. She encourages Vet’s troubled son Buddy to return home and reunite with his father in time for a celebration honoring Vet’s service.  What ensues is a battle for power, revenge, and release from past traumas. In THE BOOK OF GRACE, Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks, explodes the American family portrait to expose the borders and fences destroying the American home and by extension, the country. Read more

Here Comes the Sun

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Galo Entertainment

Here Comes the Sun

Written By Ted Johnson, Featuring Niya Davis

Here Comes the Sun tells the story of five military veterans estranged from their respective families and challenged by PTSD residing together in an assistant living home.  We follow their lives through emotional challenges and depression as part of this defacto family relationship.  Ruth, the sister to the owner of the home, takes leave of her job and moves in to help out.  Ruth learns the back story to each of the men, and through love, Ruth encourages them to want to live again.

Directed by Ibi Owolabi, Featuring Niya Davis as Ruth, Danielle Maner as Yolanda, Evan Greene as Ray, Stanley Drinks II as Hank, David Rucker III as Peter and Efrem Whitaker II as Hank Jr. Read more

Farragut North

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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co.

Farragut North

BY BEAU WILLIMON, DIRECTED BY MALINDA L. BECKHAM

Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary for a tight presidential primary race who has built a career that men twice his age would envy. But Stephen’s meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. With the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, Farragut North by House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, is a timely story about the lust for power and the price one will pay to achieve it.Read more

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Main Street Theater - Junie B Essentials

“Hello!  It’s me . . . Junie B. Jones! I have been going to school for over one and a half entire years now. And I have learned a jillion things that will help you survive at that place.” The sequel to, Junie B. Jones the Musical, this is the wisecracking first grader’s newest adventure — writing her own survival guide with tips and tricks on surviving an entire day at school!Read more

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