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Fade to Black Reading Series 2024

Date TIme Note
Thursday, Jan. 4 8:00 PM PWYC Preview
Friday, Jan. 5 8:00 PM Opening Night
Saturday, Jan. 6 8:00 PM Artist Q&A
Sunday, Jan. 7 3:00 PM

Shabach Enterprise's Fade To Black Reading Series returns for its seventh year. A Sunday matinee has been added.

Fade To Black is Houston's first and only short play festival to showcase the new works of Black playwrights. Each year, as we bring more programs to life, the Fade To Black movement grows! We have already produced the plays of over 250 amazing playwrights and utilized the talents of our culturally diverse theatre community of local actors and directors.

Act I:

Wash and Go by Nana Konadu Cann (Princeton, NJ)
Rosemary and Timon by Gregory S. Carr (St. Louis, MO)
Pocketbook by Chris Eli Blak (Houston, TX)
Double Standard by Kimberly Ridgeway (Hayward, CA) 


Act II:

Match Point by Krystle Dellihue (Detroit, MI)
Voting While Negro by Toma Lynn Smith (Chicago, IL))
I’m Here to Pick Up Monica by Carlton Molette (Atlanta, GA)
The (W)Hole Inside by Velvia Keithley (Huntsville, TX) 

Thursday, January 4 at 8:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Can Invited Dress Rehearsal

Friday, January 5 at 8:00 PM
Opening Night

Saturday, January 6 at 8 PM
Artist Q&A immediately following the show

Sunday, January 7 at 3:00 PM

2 hours with 1 intermission

General Admission Seating
$30 in advance
$40 at the door

Please note that each ticket is subject to a $3 fee at checkout.

Groups of 10+ recieve a 10% discount when using code F2BGROUP10 at checkout.


*Online sales will end 30 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time. At this time tickets may be purchased in-person at the box office.

The box office opens 2 hours prior to the performance time for WILL CALL and walkup sales.

We currently do not accept American Express at the box office.

No refunds or cancellations available after purchase.

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