Theatre

Pride & Prejudice Presented By 4th Wall Theatre Company

This holiday season brings the Houston premiere of one of America's most-produced playwrights, the talented Kate Hamill and her raucous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.

This holiday season brings the Houston premiere of one of America's most-produced playwrights, the talented Kate Hamill and her raucous adaptation of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. Hamill penned the Off-Broadway smash adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY that ran for nearly a year at BEDLAM Theatre in NYC to rave reviews. In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, eight actors bring Austen's most famous literary classic to life in a rollicking, festive evening of pure theatricality.

The classic story is that of the outspoken Elizabeth Bennet, who faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth's intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?

4th Wall’s production features a cast and crew full of Houston favorites, including actors Justin Doran, Philip Hayes, Philip Lehl, Leslie Lenert, Rachael Logue, Courtney Lomelo, Jeff McMorrough, and Amy Mire, alongside director Kim Tobin-Lehl, scenic designer Ryan McGettigan, lighting designer Christina Gianneli, sound designer Michael Mullins, costume designer Paige Wilson, properties designer Tina Montgomery, and choreographer Krissy Richmond.

4th Wall Theatre Company’s production of “Pride and Prejudice” is generously sponsored by The Liberty Group. It will run November 29 – December 22, 2018, at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. Shows run at 7:30pm on Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3:00pm on Sundays. Tickets run from $17 to $53, with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Monday, December 17. There will be cast talkbacks following the Sunday matinees on December 9 and December 16. The play contains some adult language and themes.

Tickets are available on 4th Wall’s website, www.4thwalltheatreco.com.

When:
Nov 30, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018
Cost:
$17-$53
Time:
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Monday, December 17 at 7:30pm, $17-$53
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30pm, $17-$53
Friday Time & Price:
7:30pm, $17-$53
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30pm, $17-$53
Sunday Time & Price:
3:00pm, $17-$53
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First Suburb


Five preteens teeter on the brink of adolescence when a
shocking and violent act interrupts their insular world of personal struggles
and triumphs. Catastrophic favorite Chana Porter takes us back to the early
’90s in a suburban planned community, the first of its kind in America, for a
subversive, mischievous, and oh-so-familiar (or is it?) look at
childhood. The world premiere of FIRST SUBURB follows last season’s highly
lauded world premiere of Porter’s LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR.  

When:
Nov 15, 2018 to Dec 9, 2018
13+
Cost:
Pay-what-you-can
Time:
7:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:30pm, pay-what-you-can
Friday Time & Price:
8:00pm, pay-what-you-can
Saturday Time & Price:
8:00pm, pay-what-you-can
Sunday Time & Price:
2:30pm, pay-what-you-can
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God of Vengeance


God of Vengeance
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Staged Reading with Live Music by Lisa Gutkin
Written by Sholem Asch

Staged reading of Isaac Goldberg’s 1918 English translation of Sholem Asch’s controversial Yiddish play, God of Vengeance, whose initial 1923 Broadway run was closed due to charges of obscenity, and whose story inspired the Tony Award winning play, Indecent, by Paula Vogel. Lisa Gutkin, the Grammy winning composer of the Klezmatics and of the music of Indecent (whose story tracks the history of God of Vengeance) will perform her compositions and arrangements along with local musicians, Donald Jacobs and Velizar Shumanov, including additional new scoring composed especially for this event.

$15 Member | $20 Public


For more information, please contact Amy Rahmani at arahmani@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8197.
When:
Nov 10, 2018
Cost:
$15 Member | $20 Public
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$15 Member | $20 Public
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Dear Charlotte


Written by Joy Gregory
Directed by guest artist Christopher Owens

“Jane Eyre,” “Wuthering Heights,” “Agnes Grey”— the novels that mid-19th-century London was mad about. But who were the writers? The book jackets said Acton Bell, Ellis Bell or Currer Bell, but these brilliant writers never showed themselves in London society. Perhaps because they were all pseudonyms of the Brontë sisters: Anne, Emily and Charlotte. While “incognito” could have been the title for their life stories, playwright Joy Gregory brings the brief but vivid time of this famous family to life with glittering theatricality. Their stories have moved generations — come see what moved them.

Additional Showtimes
November 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10 at 8 p.m.
November 4, 11 at 2 p.m.

The event will take place at the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre on UH Main Campus.

When:
Nov 2, 2018
Cost:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Time:
8:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Thursday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Friday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Saturday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
Sunday Time & Price:
$10 student/$15 alumni, senior, staff/$20 adult
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Chicago: High School Edition


Showtimes:
October 9, 6:00pm
October 10-13, 7:00pm
October 13, 2:00pm

Location:
Denney Theatre at the Montrose Campus
4001 Stanford Street
Houston, TX  77006

Chicago is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history! In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
When:
Oct 9, 2018
Cost:
$15-$25
Time:
6:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
6:00 PM, $15-$25
Wednesday Time & Price:
7:00 PM, $15-$25
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00 PM, $15-$25
Friday Time & Price:
7:00 PM, $15-$25
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00 PM, 7:00 PM, $15-$25
Location:
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The Spooky Ladies of Burlesque Show

The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls! The Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE show is taking a dark turn for our big Halloween show. Join us as we transform Warehouse Live into the haunted speakeasy your grandparents never told you about! We bring you hours of sexy comedy featuring local and touring burlesque beauties, standup comics, musicians, showgirls, games, circus tricks, and so much more! 


When:
Oct 13, 2018
Doors at 7 | Show at 8 
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Diana of Dobson's by Cicely Hamilton (A Staged Reading)

A little bit of luxury could change your life...

Continuing on its mission to recognize and promote plays by women, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (MU) is teaming up with Classical Theatre Company to produce a staged reading of Cicely Hamilton’s DIANA OF DOBSON’S at Chelsea Market Theater on November 5, 2018. Written in the early twentieth century, the play was largely ignored both for its unashamed confrontation of class conflict and the fact that it was penned by a woman. 

DIANA follows a young working class English woman who unexpectedly comes into a large sum of money and decides to live a life of extreme luxury at a Swiss resort while it lasts. During her escapade to the resort town of Pontresina, Diana hobnobs with the aristocratic set, all of whom are completely unaware of her true economic situation. The play throws into sharp relief the effect money, or at least the perception of it, has on people’s expectations and estimation of others. 

"I am delighted to have the chance to honor Cicely Hamilton's intelligent, warm, and timely script with a reading,” said director Elizabeth A. M. Keel, a recent graduate of University of Houston’s MFA program in Theatre and locally renown playwright. “We have assembled a cast of all-star actors who have been seen in beloved productions by one - or both - companies. Much like the play's heroine Diana, Mildred's Umbrella and Classical Theatre Company are inviting you to treat yourself to this unique, one-night-only production."

DIANA OF DOBSON’S runs for one night only, November 5, 2018, at Chelsea Market Theater, nestled between the Museum District and Montrose. A brief question-and-answer session with the actors and director will follow the reading. Tickets are free and reservations may be made at www.mildredsumbrella.com. Donations are welcome and encouraged. For more information, call 832-463-0409 or e-mail info@mildredsumbrella.com.

When:
Nov 5, 2018
A brief question and answer session will follow the reading. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free, donations encouraged
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Trill Comedy Festival 2018

Houston’s most dynamic and diverse comedy festival.

6th Annual Trill Comedy Festival
October 4-7, 2018
Station Theater – Houston, Texas

Houston’s most dynamic and diverse comedy festival features 10 shows with more than 120 comedians performing improv, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, performance art, variety shows and more.

2018 Headliner
Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast
Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna are better known as the musical sketch duo The Zach and The Jess. They’ve written musical sketches for Party Over Here, Buzzfeed, FunnyOrDie, Nickelodeon, and they created and starred in “Serious Music,” a digital series for ABC. Their weekly improvised musical podcast called, “Off Book” on Earwolf has been praised by various online publications including Indie Wire, USA Today, Parade, AV Club and Splitsider. Between their podcast and UCB performances Jess and Zach sometimes improvise four musicals a week. It’s almost like it’s no big deal to write a musical. Boom! Rodgers and Hammerstein ya been roasted!

Trill for KIDS! 
Let’s Make a Play Together! – A Musical Improv Show 
In partnership with Express Children’s Theatre
Saturday, October 6 – 11am

Andy Huggins – As Seen on America’s Got Talent!
Sunday, October 7 – 5:00pm

Trill Improv Workshop
Sneak Peek into Station’s Improv Classes for First-Timers 
Sunday, October 7 – 2pm

4 Days | 10 Shows | 15+ Hours of Comedy | 100+ Performers
When:
Oct 4, 2018 to Oct 7, 2018
Cost:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-trill-comedy-festival-tickets-50339259079?ref=ebtnebtckt
Time:
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00, 8:30pm, $12
Friday Time & Price:
7:00, 8:30, 10:00pm, $12
Saturday Time & Price:
7:00, 8:30, 10:00pm, $12
Sunday Time & Price:
5:00, 6:30pm, $12
Location:
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Up Close Cocktails Fundraising Event Presented by 4th Wall Theatre Company

Up Close Cocktails Benefit and silent auction, October 26, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101. Valet Parking will be provided as well as music, drinks and hor d'oeuvres.

4th Wall Theatre Company - Philip Lehl and
Kim Tobin-Lehl, Artistic Directors, and Tim Richey, Managing Director - are excited
to announce the date for our next Up Close Cocktails event. It will be a great
opportunity to hang out with fellow theatre lovers and to meet some of the
amazing theatre artists that are part of Houston’s marvelous theatre
scene.  There will be live Latin/Jazz
music provided by Mark Towns,  beer from
Saint Arnold, wine and food, plus dessert bites from Rose + Bear.

 

On October 26, 2018, we will again present our annual
fundraising event, Up Close Cocktails.  We
are pleased to announce that this year’s hosts will be 4th Wall
super-patrons, Ken Bohan and Dean O’Kelley. 
4th Wall Theatre Company’s Mission is to develop and support theatrical artists by providing competitive
pay. To develop and promote an aesthetic of acting that is truthful by
producing exciting, cutting-edge, live theatre. 
In line with that mission we are gathering at Studio 101 with a Host
Committee dedicated to this vision.  


New this year will be a silent auction featuring
beautiful and one-of-a-kind art pieces from our neighbors throughout the Sawyer
Yard arts collective in addition to other special items and experiences.  Some of the artists you might recognize who
will be donating to the collection up for bidding are: Syd Moen, Page Piland,
Gary Watson, Cheri Randolph, and Tod Bailey.

 

Individual tickets are just $50 and are
available on our website.  There are a
limited number of tickets available so don’t wait to purchase until the last minute. 


When:
Oct 26, 2018
Cost:
$50.00
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
6:30 $50.00
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2018 Mitchell Artist Lecture with Suzan-Lori Parks


On Tuesday, October 30, visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner, Suzan-Lori Parks, will be the featured speaker of this year’s Mitchell Artist Lecture. Parks is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulit­zer Prize in Drama for the Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave.” In addition to her extensive playwriting bibliography, including many experimental works, Parks has written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, including Girl 6 written for Spike Lee, and adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s clas­sic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The great writer, James Baldwin, declared Parks “an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time.”

The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, a leading artist discusses the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to a combined audience of university community and the greater public. Past speakers include Tania BrugueraJason and Alicia Hall MoranLaurie AndersonBill T. Jones, and The Yes Men. The Mitchell Artist Lecture is presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, which is part of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.


The event will be held at Moores Opera House at the University of Houston main campus.
When:
Oct 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free, but RSVP is required


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