Theatre

The Lady Demands Satisfaction, by Arthur M. Jolly

In 18th century England, 15-year old Trothe learns that her father, an invincible swordsman, has been murdered by a dastardly villain. Unfortunately, to retain her inheritance she must either marry a great blade or become one—in two weeks.

In 18th century England, 15-year old Trothe learns that her father, an invincible swordsman, has been murdered by a dastardly villain. Unfortunately, to retain her inheritance she must either marry a great blade or become one—in two weeks. Complication and mayhem ensue.

When:
May 14, 2018
Cost:
FREE!
Time:
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
Free!
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Burly Q Lounge: Houston Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

The Burly Q Lounge is a vaudevillian Varie-TEASE show, unlike any other.

Burlesque! Standup Comedy! Live Music! Showgirls! The Burly Q Lounge is a vaudevillian Varie-TEASE show, unlike any other. 

Join us as we transform Warehouse Live Houston into the naughty 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! 


Every show is a TOTALLY new line-up, each event a BRAND NEW experience! 

The April 21st show will feature Honey Moonpie (Houston burlesque), Lita Dee (Austin Burlesque), Son Tran (touring standup), Lisa Lyric (touring musician), Cilantro (Houston circus), Nick T. Vegan (Houston circus), KiKi Maroon (touring standup), and the Burly Q Lounge showgirls! 


It's going to be an epic show, so get your tickets now before it's too late! www.BurlyQLounge.com 


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Celebrate your birthday, girls night, or bachelorette party 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 at no additional charge. 


https://burlyqlounge.com/tickets


When:
Apr 21, 2018
Doors at 7 | Show at 8 
Cost:
$25
Time:
7:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Location:
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WordSmyth Theater Presents: TEACH by Donna Hoke

Does gender affect the way we view teacher-student relationships? Playwright Donna Hoke poses this question and many more in TEACH, a gender fluid story of questionable tension-building moments set in a modern-day high school.


Curious minds can join Wordsmyth Theater Company for a reading of the play that promises to unpack issues of gender politics, bullying, favoritism, and student-teacher flirtation. Admission is FREE.


“ Teach is an utterly fascinating and fresh take on teacher-student sexual harassment and power dynamics in the classroom and the world of academia. Hoke kept me on the edge of my seat throughout the play and I found my opinion on the characters and situation shifting again and again. The gender fluid construct of the play is a stroke of genius and something I’m now dying to see on stage. ”

–Stephanie Alison Walker




“ I keep thinking of TEACH as a Rubik’s Cube. Hoke picks up a compelling social issue and examines it from every angle, even taking it apart and showing us what’s inside. Gender-fluid casting compels audience members to determine whether there’s a scenario in which a teacher-student flirtation is more understandable and even acceptable. In the end, everyone is a little bit guilty (some more than others), which is infinitely more interesting and realistic. Hoke never goes for the easy answers, leaving us to our = own uneasy conclusions. ”


–Matthew Weaver


When:
Apr 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
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CounterCurrent18 - Horse Dream Horse by Mateo Tannatt


Mateo Tannatt
Horse Dream Horse
Horse Dream Horse is a new work by Cynthia Woods Mitchell/ School of Art fellow, Mateo Tannatt, situated at the intersections of theater, scripted performance, art, music video, and sculptural installation

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Ticketed performance:
Wed 4/11/18
6pm

2334 Gulf Terminal Road
Houston, TX 77023

NOTES
Horse Dream Horse is located behind The Orange Show. Please enter from Gulf Terminal Road. Please be prepared to stand for the duration of the performance. On-site parking.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Performance / 60 Minutes

Horse Dream Horse is a new work by Cynthia Woods Mitchell/School of Art fellow, Mateo Tannatt, situated at the intersections of theater, scripted performance, art, music video, and sculptural installation.

Horse Dream Horse takes as its point of departure the 1965 film Horse, directed by Andy Warhol and written by Ronald Travel. A physical theatrical translation and exegesis of the film, Horse Dream Horse excavates important themes including artist labor, masculinity, identity, and popular culture.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ORANGE SHOW CENTER FOR VISIONARY ART

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mateo Tannatt is the 2017-18 Cynthia Woods Mitchell fellow in the UH School of Art. Tannatt holds a MFA from UCLA and BFA from Cooper Union. His past exhibitions include All of This and Nothing at the Hammer Museum (LA), When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes at the Wattis Institute (San Francisco), and First Among Equals at the ICA (Philadelphia). Most recently, he was included in an exhibition at Hotel Carlota (Mexico City) entitled Strangeland/Tierra Rara. Tannatt has presented solo presentations for Frieze Fair (NY) and Art Parcours/ArtBasel (Switzerland) and Performa 11 (NY). He was awarded the Illy Prize in 2008 for his work in Present/Future for Artissima (Turin). In 2018, Tannatt will debut a solo exhibition in LA. Tannatt also directs and maintains the curatorial exhibition project entitled Rainbow in Spanish.

Tannatt works in the genre sculpture along with video, writing, performance, painting, photography, music, and drawing. Tannatt's work makes use language as a tool of narrative and of absurd abstraction, shifting in scale and exchanging mediums in an attempt find a means of performative production. Like varied scenes and characters found in a film or literature, Tannatt seeks to present his works within a context of a new proposal for imagined reality.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 11, 2018
Horse Dream Horse is a new work by Cynthia Woods Mitchell/ School of Art fellow, Mateo Tannatt, situated at the intersections of theater, scripted performance, art, music video, and sculptural installation
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
6pm
Location:

3rd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series

Next Iteration Theater celebrate Houston's diversity with 3 plays over 3 nights at the MATCH once again and experience a variety of works from a variety of cultural experiences.

We are so proud to be offering works from Danai Guerira & Nikkole Salter, Aditi Kapil and introducing Augusto Amador! 
April 5, 8p
Atacama
by Augusto Amador
Thirty years after the dirty war waged by General Pinochet in Chile, two strangers search the Atacama Desert for their buried loved ones and discover more than they bargained for under the hard sands of the Atacama. AUGUSTO AMADOR has recently been awarded the Lincoln City Fellowship from Speranza Foundation for playwriting. His play, Atacama placed in 50 Playwright Project’s 2017 list of best unproduced Latino plays.
April 6, 8p
Shiv
by Aditi Kapil
Exploring the psychological residue of post-colonialism, "Shiv" is a fantastical journey to liberation from one's past, from one's present, and of the destruction that makes rebirth possible. ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL is a writer, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent, who was raised in Sweden. Her work is produced internationally.
April 7, 8p
In the continuum
by Danai Gurira & Nikkole Salter
Through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women—one in South Central Los Angeles and the other in Harare, Zimbabwe, we experience a kaleidoscope of life changing revelations in this surprisingly comic story of parallel denials and self-discoveries. DANAI GURIRA & NIKKOLE SALTER, together wrote this OBIE award-winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated drama in monologue. Together they put a human face on the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa and America.
When:
Apr 5, 2018 to Apr 7, 2018
Cost:
Pay What You Can tickets
Time:
8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
8op pay what you can tickets
Friday Time & Price:
8op pay what you can tickets
Saturday Time & Price:
8op pay what you can tickets
General Categories: 

3rd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series

Next Iteration Theater celebrate Houston's diversity with 3 plays over 3 nights at the MATCH once again and experience a variety of works from a variety of cultural experiences.

We are so proud to be offering works from Danai Guerira & Nikkole Salter, Aditi Kapil and introducing Augusto Amador! 
April 5, 8p
Atacama
by Augusto Amador
Thirty years after the dirty war waged by General Pinochet in Chile, two strangers search the Atacama Desert for their buried loved ones and discover more than they bargained for under the hard sands of the Atacama. AUGUSTO AMADOR has recently been awarded the Lincoln City Fellowship from Speranza Foundation for playwriting. His play, Atacama placed in 50 Playwright Project’s 2017 list of best unproduced Latino plays.
April 6, 8p
Shiv
by Aditi Kapil
Exploring the psychological residue of post-colonialism, "Shiv" is a fantastical journey to liberation from one's past, from one's present, and of the destruction that makes rebirth possible. ADITI BRENNAN KAPIL is a writer, actress, and director, of Bulgarian and Indian descent, who was raised in Sweden. Her work is produced internationally.
April 7, 8p
In the continuum
by Danai Gurira & Nikkole Salter
Through the lives of two unforgettably courageous women—one in South Central Los Angeles and the other in Harare, Zimbabwe, we experience a kaleidoscope of life changing revelations in this surprisingly comic story of parallel denials and self-discoveries. DANAI GURIRA & NIKKOLE SALTER, together wrote this OBIE award-winning and Pulitzer Prize nominated drama in monologue. Together they put a human face on the devastating impact of AIDS in Africa and America.
When:
Apr 5, 2018 to Apr 7, 2018
Cost:
Pay What You Can tickets
Time:
8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
8op pay what you can tickets
Friday Time & Price:
8op pay what you can tickets
Saturday Time & Price:
8op pay what you can tickets
General Categories: 

Rec Room Residency Festival Presents, The Afterglow Collective

A multi-disciplinary festival of innovative, live performance

Rec Room Arts presents as part of the 2018 residency festival: Camron Ross Alexander!

Camron created The Afterglow Collective in winter of 2017. Made up of young Houston-based actors, designers and artists, the collective aims to create work that, much like their namesake, leaves audiences glowing with a new perspective on traditional texts.

Propelled by his desire to shake up the Houston theatre scene, Camron says "rather than conceptualizing a text, we are proving its timelessness. Whether this means gender-bending characters, resetting them to the present, staging them with bold new design choices ( or anything beyond)- We’re down for the challenge." 
The first project for our group: a coked-out, modern-day, gender-bent, pop-music-fueled, adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Add to the mix that seven talented Houston actors will portray seventeen characters and you have a recipe for a Dream unlike any you've had before. In his year-long residency, Camron plans to expand the collective and continue shaking up the theatre scene with new takes on works by theatrical greats such as Ibsen and Chekhov. 

For the latest on this project and future plans for The Afterglow Collective follow us on Facebook and Instagram @theafterglowcollective

When:
Mar 10, 2018 to Mar 11, 2018
Cost:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Time:
8:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm, $15 General Admission, $10 Student
Location:
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Dark Matter: A Collection of Shorts by Don Nigro

Eight gothic tales of murder, romance, mystery, quantum physics, and more.

Closing out a six-year tenure in Spring Street Studios, Mildred’s Umbrella (MU) is reviving a fan favorite from its days at Midtown Arts Center with DARK MATTER, a collection of gothic shorts by Don Nigro. These short pieces, speak to MU’s unique aesthetic of dark and quirky comedy and feature a stellar cast of local talent. 

Originally conceived and produced in 2007 by Artistic Director Jennifer Decker, DARK MATTER combined a selection of five short plays from Nigro’s Tales from the Red Rose Inn in a festival-like atmosphere with spare sets that underscored the strength of the scripts, acting, and direction. For the reboot, Decker has partnered with Associate Artistic Director Miranda Herbert Morris to bring to life ten of the shorts featuring both familiar faces and some newer additions to Houston theatre. This time they've added to the lineup with eight fairy tales, including: This darkly humorous anthology of plays focused on female protagonists by Don Nigro includes Tales from the Red Rose Inn, Lucy and the Mystery of the Vine-Encrusted Mansion, Higgs Field, The Malefactor’s Bloody Register, Darkness Like a Dream, Wharburton’s Cook, Things that go Bump in the Night, and Uncle Clete’s Toad.

When:
Mar 29, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018
Tickets available online and at the door.  Box office opens one hour prior to the show.  All seats are general admission, no late seating.
Cost:
$25 Regular admission, $15 Students/Seniors/Industry
Time:
8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
April 9, 2018; Pay What You Can; 8 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
8 pm; $25 Regular admission, $15 Students/Seniors/Industry
Friday Time & Price:
8 pm; $25 Regular admission, $15 Students/Seniors/Industry
Saturday Time & Price:
8 pm; $25 Regular admission, $15 Students/Seniors/Industry
Sunday Time & Price:
April 8, 2018; 3 pm; $25 Regular admission, $15 Students/Seniors/Industry
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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:
General Categories: 


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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