On Friday night The Gravity Players opened a courtroom comedy and exploration of faith, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, to a lively audience. Set in the Court of Purgatory, a place of redemption and a 'waiting list' between Heaven and Hell, the audience was to witness trials regarding sinners' placement in Purgatory, as many desired to appeal their judgment to move on to Heaven. Judge Littlefield, played by Paul Menzel, demands Bailiff (Philip Hays) to call the cases, 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Thorseen the Implacable', 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Benedict Arnold', and finally 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot'.BWW Interview: Director Jacey Little Invites All to Uplifting Experience at Horse Head Theatre Company's CHURCH July 25, 2017
Houston's Alley Theatre will open a new musical comedy,FREAKY FRIDAY, on June 2 to will play through July 2.A co-production by La Jolla Playhouse,Cleveland Playhouse, and Alley Theatre, directed by Christopher Ashley, this wild classic has been translated into a contemporary musical comedy based on Mary Rodger's novel of the same name, with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey of Next to Normal and If/Then. I spokewithJennifer Newberry,Houston native and avid performer about her performance past growing up in Houston and the striking similarity she has to her character in FREAKY FRIDAY, Gretchen.BWW Interview: Kim Tobin-Lehl of 4th Wall Theatre Co. Talks LOBBY HERO's Social Relevancy May 1, 2017
4th Wall Theatre Company will open the Houston premiere of LOBBY HERO on May 12, playing through June 3. I spoke with one of the show's co-directors, Kim Tobin-Lehl, the other day, and gained perspective about the thought behind bringing LOBBY HERO to the 4th Wall stage and what it took to develop this production.BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Scott Theatre April 20, 2017
'Sometimes the greatest show on Earth isn't the one you came to see'. Mister Major and the Minor Wife is a dynamic and haunting original one-act play written by senior Theatre TCU student Devin Berg and directed by senior Theatre TCU student Hannah Wright. A tragic tale of stifling imagination, deep repression, isolation, and twisted forms of love, this play will take hold of your heartstrings and refuse to let go even after the curtain falls in close.