Bayou Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season

Brink- the edge of a cliff or other high area, or the point at which something good or bad will happen. As we forge our future in a world plagued with decreasing faith in establishment and hyper-scrutiny toward marginalized communities, we look to use theatre as a tool to spread awareness of oft-ignored social problems. Our programming for our fourth inaugural season focuses on the importance of overcoming adversity, the fragility of mental health and the danger of repressed emotions.

This season's heroes, burdened with tangible responsibilities and haunted by the dark secrets of the past, are not so noble when tested. With two intimate and innovative pieces, this season will prove dangerous and unforgettable.

The Mountaintop
by Katori Hall Directed By: Roxanne Barnes ?

Friday, July 14th, 2017 - 8 p.m.?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 - 3 p.m.?

Saturday, July 15th, 2017 - 8 p.m.

Chelsea Market Theatre

4617 Montrose Blvd. #100?Houston, Texas 77006

Memphis - April 3, 1968. A storm rages as we see a man shuffle into Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel. This man is the monumental peace activist and famed public speaker DR. Martin Luther King, bone-tired from delivering his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech in support of a labor strike. He is visited by the beautiful and fiery Camae, a hotel maid burdened with a mission far more important than serving coffee and a newspaper. Hall's Olivier-Award winning play charges audiences to see our beloved Dr. King as The Man and not the mystery. Executive Director Trey Morgan Lewis stars as the Civil Rights titan in this hilarious and insightful re-imagining of

Dr. King's last night on Earth.

General Admission: $20?Student Admission (Valid with Student ID): $15

Next to Normal: The Musical

Music & Lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey

Direction & Choreography by Alric Davis

Musical Direction by Mark Williams?

Friday, September 8th, 2017 - 8 p.m.?

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 - 3 p.m.?

Saturday, September 9th, 2017 - 8 p.m.

Chelsea Market Theatre

4617 Montrose Blvd. #100?Houston, Texas 77006

Meet Diana Goodman, a smart and sexy housewife who seems to have it all: a beautiful home, the luxury of money, and an ideal family in the form of her loving husband Dan and their two teenagers, Natalie and Gabe. We soon learn that everything is not what it seems.

Diana suffers from bipolar disorder and the dangerous delusions that threaten to sever the ties between her family. As the Goodman family encounters the ups and downs of Diana's illness, they each strive for their own identity, or normality. Or at least something next to it...

Bayou Theatre Company member LaKeisha Randle (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) returns as Diana in this dynamic Pulitzer-Prize winning musical about love, loss and hope.

General Admission: $20?Student Admission (Valid with Student ID): $15. The Mountaintop and Next to Normal will both be performed at the Chelsea Market Theatre, 4617 Montrose Blvd. #100 Houston, Texas 77006??. For more information, please visit www.bayoutheatrecompany.org

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