CLOSE UP SPACE Comes to Main Street Theater, 5/23-6/16

March 11
5:10 PM 2013


Close Up Space by Molly Smith Metzler will make its regional premiere at Main Street Theater - Rice Village (2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX), directed by Andrew Ruthven. The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist play will run May 23 - June 16, 2013 (Previews: May 18, 19, and 22), Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 3:00pm.

Powerful literary editor Paul Barrow fights a losing battle against the lowering of linguistic standards instead of helping his daughter Harper deal with the death of her mother. But when Harper shows up at her father's office speaking only in Russian and carrying a cooler full of snow and a boom box blasting an ethnically appropriate soundtrack, the rules of engagement CHANGE! A comical and poignant new play about how hard it can be to communicate... in any language. Recommended for audiences 18 and up.

Post-show Discussion Series: June 2 and 16 following the matinee.

Tickets start at $20 (previews $10). Discounts available for students, seniors, and groups, and Advance Rush Tickets (ART Discount - use code ART online or call 713-524-6706, and mention the ART Discount to get 30% off regular performances; valid through May 23, 2013). Advance tickets for ALL Main Street Theater Productions, on sale at the Main Street Theater Box Office: Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX. Information & Charge by Phone: 713.524.6706. Charge Online: (Credit Cards: VISA, MC, AMEX, DISC).

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Pictured: Steve (David Wald) and his boss Paul (Rutherford Cravens). Photo by Kaitlyn Walker.



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