Rec Room Arts to Continue its Fourth Season with APPROPRIATE
March 12, 2020
Rec Room Arts continues its fourth season with the Obie-Award winning play, Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Julia Oppenheim Traber. This riveting Houston premiere begins previews March 26, with an official press opening on Saturday, March 28, followed by an opening reception at Rec Room's Bar. Performances will run through April 18. (more...)
Rec Room Announces 2019-2020 Theatrical Season
August 16, 2019
Rec Room Arts has announced an exhilarating 2019/20 season under the leadership of Artistic Director Matt Hune. Rec Room's fourth year further establishes the company as an influential artistic hub presenting first-class works of theatre from a wide array of voices. The season includes an eclectic lineup of four Houston premiere productions as well as readings of two new plays as part of the Rec Room Residency program. (more...)
Appropriate tells the story of the estranged members of the Lafayette family, who return to their crumbling Arkansas plantation home to settle the accounts of their recently deceased patriarch. The unearthing of a shocking object sends the family spiraling into the dark history of their own repressed memories and careening into the tainted past of the American South. Jacobs-Jenkins brilliantly repurposes the usual tropes of classics such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and-more recently-August Osage County, to depict American familial dysfunction triggered by both our collective personal legacies as well as our national history.