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Booger Red

Houston Fringe Festival - Jim Loucks - Booger Red

Houston Fringe Festival

Booger Red

Written and Performed by Jim Loucks, Directed and Developed by Lisa Chess, Produced by Deb Loucks, Set Design by Sibyl Wickersheimer, Sound Design by John Nobori

Booger Red survives a rough childhood to become a renowned Hellfire and Brimstone Southern Baptist preacher. Can Preacher's Kid Jimmy find a way out from under Booger Red's larger-than-life shadow as he grows up and finds his own voice? If you've ever had a dream or a daddy, Loucks' gritty and passionate solo performance is for you.

Loosely based on stories from Loucks’ childhood, Booger Red is the story of someone finding their own unique voice, resisting the pressures of society’s ideas of who they should be, and forging their own way.Read more

I'm Just Kidneying Around

Houston Fringe Festival - Amanda Nicastro

Houston Fringe Festival

I'm Just Kidneying Around

Written & Performed by Amanda Nicastro, Directed by Geoff Grimwood, Developed by Frankie Johnson

Amanda donated a kidney for her sister, Brenna—even though she wasn't a match. Wait what?! Yep. Amanda gave up ONE kidney.  But helped TWO people. Sounds like a pretty heroic sacrifice, right? Well, even though Amanda loves attention, she thinks the term "hero" is a step too far. 

From carrying her urine on the NYC subway to enduring needle-happy nurses to passing resounding farts this award winning comedy challenges what we think of as "hero" material. Read more

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Main Street Theater - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable.  They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars.  When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried.  But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed!Read more

La Vida Es Cortos/Life is Shorts Festival 2019

TEATRX - La Vida es Cortos Festival 2019

TEATRX is bringing back La Vida Es Cortos / Life Is Shorts Festival for the second year! The festival will once again bring Latinx stories to the stage and screen in new and exciting ways. This year’s lineup includes a 14-minute musical, 21 Chump Street: The Musical, by Hamilton star Lin Manuel Miranda, and a short film by native Houstonian Vannessa Vasquez of Hulu’s East Los High. Along with 21 Chump Street: The Musical, TEATRX will produce two plays chosen after a nationwide call for short plays. On behalf of TEATRX, Laura Moreno will direct, The Party Favor, by Julián Mesri. The second play, A Volunteer by Marian Licha will be directed and acted by members of Teatro Indigo. This year’s festival will also feature the Spanish language play, El Espejo by Emilio Carballido directed by RS Producciones, and a dance theatre piece written and choreographed by Adam Castaneda of Pilot Dance Project.Read more

Baby Screams Miracle

Catastrophic Theatre - Baby Screams Miracle

With BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE, The Catastrophic Theatre introduces Houston audiences to one of the most exciting young playwrights in American theatre, Clare Barron. A catastrophic storm engulfs the home of a small, religious family. An estranged daughter blows in with the storm and between falling trees and flying trampolines, the family clings to prayer and forgiveness. Called “a genuinely fragile, complex piece of work,” (Time Out New York) BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE is a funny, moving tale of faith and survival. Read more

Mr. Elysian

Living Way Productions - Mr Elysian

Living Way Productions

Mr. Elysian

Written by Brandon Brooks & Gail Pointer, Produced by Brandon Brooks

“Mr. Elysian” is a story of love, compassion, and patience.  Whether you're 18 or 81, you are sure to experience empathy, understanding, and joy all while having your heart strings tugged. You will experience the highs and lows that come with the affects of Alzheimer’s through the eyes of Mr. Elysian and his companions.  You will leave believing, it’s never too late for redemption, forgiveness, and a second chance.Read more

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

Dirt Dogs Theatre - The Dead Eye Boy

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 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

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