Theatre

An all-female version of William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Falstaff. Seduction. Cuckolds. Young Love. Schemes. So many schemes...

Cone Man Running Productions in Association with Queensbury Theatre is proud to present a
Boiling Point Players Productions

An all-female version of
William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor

The greedy Falstaff aims to seduce two wealthy married women in the hopes of getting his hands on their fortunes. However, numerous townspeople are quick to interfere by means of lust, jealousy and revenge. With plots abounding, this comedy ventures into the timeless themes of scheming and young love.

When:
Mar 8, 2018
Cost:
$15-20
Time:
8:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$15-20
Friday Time & Price:
$15-20
Saturday Time & Price:
$15-20
Sunday Time & Price:
$15-20
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Love/Sick by John Cariani

Firecracker Productions presents the Houston premiere of Love/Sick


Kelsey McMillan (Belleville, Becky Shaw) returns to Firecracker Productions to direct the Houston premiere of LOVE/SICK starring Darin Montemayor, Nolan LeGault, Samantha Walker, Eddie Edge, Paige Thomas, and Nick Pinelli!



John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK is a collection of nine slightly twisted and short plays. Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, this play explores the pain and the joy that comes with being in love. Full of imperfect lovers and dreamers, LOVE/SICK is an unromantic comedy for the romantic in everyone.



“Entertaining and fun. A satisfyingly dark look at this thing we call love."

—BroadwayWorld.com


LOVE/SICK runs Fridays and Saturdays, March 2-17 from 8-10pm at Obsidian Theatre. Tickets are available at FirecrackerProductions.org


When:
Mar 2, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018
Cost:
$10-20
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
$10-20
Saturday Time & Price:
$10-20
Location:
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The Interchange

Address:
1815 Cleburne St.
77004 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US
Hours:

Hours vary

The Interchange, Houston’s newest space for dance, theater, art, music, flow, and circus art performance. Led by a collective of local Houston performance artists, The Interchange offers a unique opportunity for Houston’s art community to develop a space from the ground up.

Currently The Interchange is an empty 5,000 square foot warehouse in Midtown that is waiting to be developed into a performance space meeting the needs of independent artists and small dance and theater companies. The space is an empty shell that will be built out according to the needs of the collective and the community. It features performance space both indoors and out, which creates a lot of potential for unconventional artists to produce site specific work and use mediums like fire that are difficult to produce within the typical theater setting. There is also available onsite and street parking that is free of charge and easy to access.

Husband and wife team Maggie Lasher and Andy Karavitis are heading up the managerial side of the space, and are supported by the Interchange Collective, a group of multidisciplinary local artists who have a vested interest in developing the warehouse into an accessible and affordable space in which to present work. Maggie has been producing dance and fire performance with her company Holding Space for over a decade, and she is also the dance program coordinator at Houston Community College. Andy has served in theater production for many years, and he has played an important role in the production of fire shows.

Currently the collective has ten members (including Lasher and Karavitis) coming from a variety of artistic backgrounds. The inaugural collective features independent dance artists and teachers Ashley Horn Nott, Heather vonReichbauer, Jhon Stronks, and Lori Yuill, independent multidisciplinary artist Y.E. Torres, musician, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist William vonReichbauer, and circus/performance artists and entertainment producers Pasha Luminus and Anna Vlada of Silver Lynx Arts.

Says Lasher, “As both our city and performing art scene continue to grow and thrive, there is an ever-increasing need for affordable performance spaces in Houston. This need is particularly apparent for individuals and small-to-midsize companies presenting dance, theater, and movement arts. The Interchange is unique in that it is a chance for Houston artists to have a say in how the space develops, and allow the space to become a quality venue that supports the work of independent artists and small theater and dance companies. I also want to see a space that welcomes and supports multidisciplinary acts, and the growing flow and circus arts communities.”

Upcoming Events


Space Information

Joe Wozny: Part of the Rec Room Residency Festival


Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Joe Wozny

There will be two separate nights of programming on Feb 2 & 3

Feb 2 
‘ Songs & Not Songs ‘ 
A night of creative programming in which Joe will play guitar while opening his mouth to sing and sometimes just say stuff. Sit down early at 7:30 for 30 minutes of unique pre-show “the door is open iphone recorded engaging meaningful content.”

Feb 3 
‘ Solo & Not Solo Guitar ‘ 
Joe will play a short solo guitar set, followed by an improvised string ensemble set featuring: Ryan Edwards, Thomas Helton, Ronnie Yates, and TBA.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14326

Festival passes are available so you can see all six residents through mid-march at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/14332

All shows start at 8pm (Sharp, 8 meaning 8, and not 8:30 or 9, but 8) 
Doors open at 7:30. 
There is no late seating. 
Joe is the first of six residency performances occurring throughout February and March. For more info visit https://www.recroomarts.org/residency-program.

Joe Wozny plays guitar in multiple genres and idioms, sings songs, composes music for people, says words in front of people, does alt-theater, and writes for various publications. He is the co-curator and co-producer of Lean, Bleak, an ongoing experimental music concert series organized by Spencer Dobbs and Joe Wozny conceived as a space for artists to present work across various practices. He lives in Houston.

Rec Room's Artist Residency Program is funded in part by the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

When:
Feb 2, 2018 to Feb 3, 2018
Cost:
$15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Time:
7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $15 per show, $50 for festival pass
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, $15 per show, $50 for festival pass
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WOMEN ROCK! A Benefit Concert for Mildred's Umbrella

A celebration of women in art, music and culture.

Kicking off 2018 with a bang, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is teaming up with Rudyard’s British Pub and several local female-fronted bands for 'Women Rock,’ a fundraiser benefitting the theater company’s 2018-19 season. The inaugural concert will celebrate leading contributions of women artists and musicians in Houston.  
“We’re embarking on a challenging new phase for Mildred’s Umbrella in trying to align our mission with the efforts of women in our artistic community who have paved a path to continue to lift them up, celebrate them and hear their stories,” said Managing Director Rebecca Ayres. “This concert will join together some fabulous female-led music groups with women service organizations to highlight another aspect of how women influence culture; plus with our lineup, it’ll be pretty rockin’.”

Associate Artistic Director and Concert Coordinator Miranda Morris added, “In 2018, we plan to expand the scope of our work beyond the stage, and utilize the power of the arts to inspire and support women through a new, dynamic outreach program. To fund this new endeavor, it seemed only natural to partner with other great female artists and performers. ‘Women Rock’ will be an outstanding night of girl power (and great music!). We look forward to kicking off our 2018-19 season with such a large group of remarkable women.” 

Mydolls, one of Houston’s earliest female-led punk bands (1978-present), and Miears will headline the show, with performances by Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita and Quinn the Brain. The benefit will also feature a silent auction with packages from local vendors and Houston-based female artists.

The funds raised from the evening will support MU’s theatrical productions, which promote both emerging and recognized women playwrights and directors, as well as a new reading series and outreach programs that the company will launch this season. 
 
The “Women Rock” concert will be held at Rudyard’s British Pub on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Doors open at 7:30 pm and concert will start with a pre-show set at 8:30 pm. Tickets are “pay-what-you-can” with a minimum of $10 per person. Presale tickets are available online at www.mildredsumbrella.com. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or email info@mildredsumbrella.com.

WOMEN ROCK BENEFIT CONCERT FOR MILDRED’S UMBRELLA
Musical Performances: Mydolls, Miears, Pretty Vacant, Lazer Kittenz, Pretty Vacant, Benita, Quinn the Brain 
Where: Rudyard’s British Pub – 2010 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006
When: February 10, 2018, Doors at 7:30 pm, pre-show at 8:30, Show begins at 9 pm
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person (additional donations are greatly appreciated)

When:
Feb 10, 2018
Lineup 7:30pm doors open 8:30pm Lazer Kittenz  9:00pm Pretty Vacant 10:00pm Mydolls 11:00pm Quinn the Brain 12:00am Miears
Cost:
Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can, minimum $10 per person

Open Carry: It's Loaded Staged Reading

Staged Reading of Next Iteration Theater's new devised work

Open Carry: It's loaded 
(working title)

is a brand new, early
draft script of a devised work that Next Iteration Core Ensemble began a year
ago. With director, dianne k. webb, NICE worked intensively over the summer at
the MATCH, then put the newly devised material into the hands of our writer,
Rhett Martinez, and our composer, Garrick Gonzales. They spun their magic
before it came back to the core company to further evolve until now.  

We are ready to bring it
to a live audience as a staged reading so you, too, can engage with us
as we further develop the spectacle. 

Staged readings have
always been a critical part of the evolution of new theatre, giving the
writers, actors, and director critical insight from you, our audience. 

We are thrilled to be
bringing you our first devised work. 

Join us for this quirky,
absurdist romp into the world of OPEN CARRY: It's Loaded.

www.nextiterationtheater.com


When:
Feb 9, 2018 to Feb 10, 2018
Cost:
Pay What You Can tickets
Time:
8:00 pm
Location:
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Tooth and Tail: A Staged Reading and Playwright Discussion

Part fairy-tale, part rescue mission, part love story, and all adventure!

Adding to an already exciting season, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is excited to share a new fantasy from local playwright and University of Houston student Elizabeth A.M. Keel. Keel is an emerging female playwright whose work has been performed at METDance, Bootown, The Landing Theatre, Nova Arts, and Cone Man Running in addition to MU in Houston, as well as Squeaky Bicycle, and Fresh Produce’d in New York. 

TOOTH & TAIL follows in the footsteps of Keel’s previous works with a keen eye to embracing the slightly impossible. “I am a longtime fan of both magical realism and stageworks which challenge the audience's imagination and requires them to be more than passive participants,” says Keel, who is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Houston. Jam-packed with princesses, dragons, pirates and more, TOOTH & TAIL is part fairy-tale, part rescue mission, part love story, and all adventure. 

TOOTH & TAIL was developed and workshopped through the support of Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company, and their ongoing commitment to the empowerment of female theatre artists and their stories. The audience is encouraged to stay after the performance for a discussion with the playwright, director, and cast. 

TOOTH & TAIL plays for one night only, Monday, January 8, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District. Entry is by donation and will support MU’s efforts to promote the works of women in the performing arts. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or e-mail info@mildredsumbrella.com.

TOOTH & TAIL BY ELIZABETH A.M. KEEL 
Directed by: Rob Kimbro
Featuring: Sara Becker, Shelby Blocker, Brittny Bush, Jason Duga, Patricia Duran, Heidi Hinkel, Eleanor Kimbro, Gabriel Regojo, and Skyler Sinclair
Where: STUDIO 101 – 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
When: January 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, donations encouraged. All donations support Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company. 

When:
Jan 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Free, donations encouraged. All donations support Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company.
Location:
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Well by Lisa Kron

What makes us well?

Step into the mind of Tony-award-winning playwright Lisa Kron with this thoughtful and funny examination of how our relationships with our community, family, and friends are reflected in our health. 

Told as a memory play by Lisa, the onstage playwright, about her mother Ann, the play combines ideas of social activism, mind over body, and experiments in theatrical form. As Lisa recounts her childhood in Lansing, Michigan, and beyond to answer the question “What makes us WELL?” her planned “multicharacter theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community” spins hilariously out of control.

Emerging director Bree Bridger is excited to take on the piece, "Finding wellness in our lives and our community is more complicated than a self-help book, an online op-ed, or an inspirational hashtag can cover,” she said. “This is no ‘well-made play’; like life, it loses its place, comes together only to fall apart again, and has a broad scope. As the carefully crafted narrative unravels, we find what it takes to get a group of different people in any setting to improve their mutual wellbeing. We look forward to transforming Studio 101 into the lovely Kron home, and sweeping our cast and audience into the play's dysfunction all around them."

WELL was developed by commission at Dixon Place and co-presented with the Public Theater in New York. The workshop production received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Lucille Lortel Foundation as part of New York Now, the Public’s annual play reading festival. 
 
WELL runs January 18 through February 3, 2018, in Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District. Tickets are on sale now at www.mildredsumbrella.com. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or e-mail info@mildredsumbrella.com.

WELL BY LISA KRON (JANUARY 18-FEBRUARY 4, 2018)
Directed by: Bree Bridger
Where: STUDIO 101 – 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007
When: January 18-20, January 25-27, and February 1-3 at 8 pm
Matinee on January 28 at 3 p.m. 
Pay-What-You-Can night on January 29 at 8 p.m.
Cost: Regular admission: $25; Students, Seniors & Arts Industry: $15; Group rate: $15/ticket

When:
Jan 18, 2018 to Feb 4, 2018
Cost:
Regular admission: $25; Students, Seniors & Arts Industry: $15; Group rate: $15/ticket
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
January 29 at 8 p.m., Pay-What-You-Can
Thursday Time & Price:
January 18-February 3 at 8 p.m., $15-$25
Friday Time & Price:
January 18-February 3 at 8 p.m., $15-$25
Saturday Time & Price:
January 18-February 3 at 8 p.m., $15-$25
Sunday Time & Price:
Matinee on January 28 at 3 p.m.
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Traci and Tony's Unusual New Year's Eve

You’re invited to a New Year’s Eve party for anyone who’s ever been disappointed by New Year’s Eve.

Writer/performer Traci Lavois Thiebaud and composer Anthony Barilla have teamed up with a band of seasoned musicians to create a miniature rock opera based on Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 performance at the MTV New Year’s Eve Ball. Traci and Tony’s Unusual New Year’s Eve is equal parts rock concert, theatrical happening, and New Year’s Eve Party. Seven nights only at Rec Room: dancing shoes recommended.

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE:
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/13894

Thursday, December 21 - Saturday, December 23
Doors at 9:00
Show at 9:15

Thursday, December 28- Saturday, December 30
Doors at 9:00
Show at 9:15

NYE Sunday, December 31 (two shows!)
Doors: 9:00
Show: 9:15
Doors: 11:00
Show: 11:15

ABOUT THE SOURCE MATERIAL
Thirty-five years ago, Cyndi Lauper was in the middle of a tour supporting her breakout album “She’s So Unusual” when she took the stage at the Ritz in New York City for the MTV New Year’s Eve Ball. MTV was only two years old, and its veejays stumbled through awkward commercial breaks and forced banter. Guest appearances included Bette Midler and Pee-wee Herman. 

You can watch the whole set here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZNnzuz-jUM

Thiebaud scripted the text of Traci and Tony's Unusual New Year's Eve drawing directly from the transcript of this televised special, and together Barilla and Thiebaud breath new, unusual life into the characters and songs of MTV's 1983.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Anthony Barilla has been creating music for Houston theater for nearly two decades. His past experience with rock operas includes musical direction for the world premieres of Daniel Johnston’s Speeding Motorcycle (Infernal Bridegroom Productions) and Bluefinger (Catastrophic Theatre.) 

Traci Lavois Thiebaud is a multi-media artist, performer, and writer. Earlier this year she co-created Red House, an immersive theater, dance and music experience. She currently pilots a solo noise poetry act, produces creative content with Dinolion and teaches improv comedy at BETA Theater. 

They will be joined this New Year’s Eve by actors Charlie Scott and Walt Zipprian, Suchu Dance’s Jennifer Wood, and band members Cathy Power, Chris Bakos, Kevin Blessington, and Erin Rodgers.

When:
Dec 21, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Cost:
$20 general, $15 student
Time:
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
9 pm, $20 general, $15 student
Friday Time & Price:
9 pm, $20 general, $15 student
Saturday Time & Price:
9 pm, $20 general, $15 student
Sunday Time & Price:
9 pm. 11 pm,9 pm, $20 general, $15 student (NYE only)
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KiKi Maroon’s HO HO HO-liday Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Showgirls! Live Music!

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Showgirls! Live Music! Looking for a new way to celebrate the season? KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge is back with a very special HO HO HO-liday Varie-TEASE show! Classy and sexy, dirty and funny; this prohibition era, vaudevillian variety show will transport you to the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! Tickets for this sizzling show are only $25. Shows often sell out, so purchase yours early or risk missing out! December’s show will feature reindeer showgirls, naughty Christmas carols, Krampus cuties, standup comedy, body paint by RCC Creations, pictures with Santa, and so much more!

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Celebrate your birthday, anniversary, girls night out, or bachelorette party night at The Burly Q Lounge! We'll set up feather boas, confetti, and candy so everyone know's that it's your special day. Just get your tickets and fill out this form to have a special section reserved just for your party! 


http://www.kikimaroon.com/burly-q-lounge-reservations.html


When:
Dec 9, 2017
Doors at 7 | Show at 8 Seating is first come, first serve. If you are celebrating an event or bringing a large party, fill out the form linked below. For no additional cost, we will reserve a seats for your party, complete with feather boas, confetti, candy, and more! We just love celebrating with you!  http://www.kikimaroon.com/burly-q-lounge-reservations.html
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:30 pm
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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