Jay Sullivan, Jeffrey Bean and James Black to Lead DRACULA at the Alley Theatre This Fall
Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, the second production in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Featuring iconic costume and set designs by Edward Gorey, the Alley's production is based on the original 1927 adaptation of the classic thriller that marvelously balances the menace of the horror tale with sophisticated satire.
Alley Theatre Resident Company members Jay Sullivan as Dracula, Jeffrey Bean as Dr. Seward and James Black as Van Helsing lead the cast. The cast of Dracula, the Original Vampire Play also includes Resident Company Members Elizabeth Bunch as Lucy, Chris Hutchison as John Harker, Melissa Pritchett as Wells and Todd Waite as Martin. Jeremy Webb (Alley's world premiere of Fool) returns to the Alley Theatre as Renfield.The original scenic and costume designs by Edward Gorey are being recreated with scenic coordination by Hugh Landwehr and costume coordination by Tricia Barsamian. Lighting design is by David Lander with sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen and Choreography by Peter Pucci. The design team also includes Dialect Coach Pamela Prather and Assistant Director Brandon Weinbrenner. Edward Gorey was a prolific American artist and author, illustrating more than one hundred published works including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Curious Sofa, The Doubtful Guest, The Loathsome Couple and The Wuggly Ump. In 1978, he won a Tony Award for his costume design on the Broadway production of Dracula. A Harvard graduate, Gorey's illustrations where featured in a remarkable number of publications such as The New Yorker and The New York Times as well as those of writers including Raymond Chandler, T. S. Eliot, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward Lear, Bram Stoker, John Updike, and Virginia Woolf. His work is also widely known for the introduction to the PBS television series Mystery!, which featured his illustrations. Gorey's work influenced everyone from Nine Inch Nails to Tim Burton. Dracula, the Original Vampire Play, by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane, directed by Gregory Boyd, begins performances Friday, October 3 opens officially Wednesday, October 8, and runs through November 2, 2014 at the University of Houston's Wortham Theatre. Suitable for general audiences. As the Alley Theatre undergoes the first major renovation in its history, all 2014-2015 season performances are at the University of Houston's (UH) main campus. Details about the previously announced renovation can be found at www.alleytheatre.org/renovation. Construction on the Alley Theatre building began in July, 2014 and will continue through the summer of 2015, with the grand opening of the renovated Alley Theatre scheduled for October 2015. For more information about the venue at UH visit www.alleytheatre.org/gettouh.ABOUT THE CASTJeffrey Bean (Dr. Seward) is in his 20th season as an Alley Company Artist and has appeared in over 100 Alley productions since 1989. Recently he has appeared in The Old Friends, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Communicating Doors, the World Premiere of Fool, A Christmas Carol, You Can't Take it With You, The Elephant Man,Clybourne Park, Death of a Salesman and November. Previous Alley highlights include Amadeus, Boeing-Boeing, The Farnsworth Invention, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Scene,Doubt, Subject to Fits, Much Ado About Nothing, The Pillowman, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Gross Indecency, The Foreignerand Stones in His Pockets. Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing and Amadeus. Film & Television credits include Clinger, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU and All My Children. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and a Princess Grace Award winner. www.jeffreybean.com James Black (Van Helsing) is proud to be celebrating his 29th consecutive season at the Alley Theatre where, as an actor and occasional director, he has been involved in over 100 productions. Recent appearances include Communicating Doors, Freud's Last Session, You Can't Take It With You, The Hollow, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Elephant Man, A Few Good Men, Black Coffee, Noises Off, The Seafarer, The Seagull, Dividing the Estate, Pygmalion, Amadeus, August: Osage County,Peter Pan, St. Nicholas, Boeing-Boeing, Harvey, Mrs. Mannerly, and Our Town, among others. He has also directed Good People, Clybourne Park, A Behanding in Spokane,Doubt, Death on the Nile, Glengarry Glen Ross, Deathtrap, Dial "M" for Murder, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Foreigner, Of Mice and Men and As Bees in Honey Drown. His film and television credits include Olympia, The Man with the Perfect Swing, Houston: The Legend of Texas, Fire and Rain, Challenger, Night Game, and Killing in a Small Town. He received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor for Not About Nightingales and a BackStage West Garland Award for his appearance in the Alley's production of A View from the Bridge. Elizabeth Bunch (Lucy) has appeared in more than 40 productions at the Alley Theatre since 2002. Most recently Elizabeth appeared in Good People. Previous Alley performances include the World Premier of Fool by Theresa Rebeck, Other Desert Cities, You Can't Take it With You, The Elephant Man, Clybourne Park, November,Pygmalion, August Osage County, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Hollow, Peter Pan, Boeing-Boeing, Harvey, 39 Steps, Our Town, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Doubt, Steel Magnolias, Proof, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. New York and Regional Theater include The Water Children with Playwrights Horizons, The Voice of the Turtle and Museum with The Keen Company, The Light Outside with Bat Theater Company, Little Foxes with The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, A Midsummer Night's Dream with The Guthrie Theater and the national tour of Goosebumps. With the Breadloaf Acting Ensemble she appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire,Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Big Love and Arcadia. Television includes Law and Order SVU. Elizabeth is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Chris Hutchison (John Harker) is in his eight season as an Alley Company Artist. This is his 41st Alley Theatre production since first appearing here in Proof in 2004. Other favorite roles include What We're Up Against, The Seafarer, A Behanding in Spokane, Mauritius, The Lieutenant of Inishmore and To Kill a Mockingbird. Off-Broadway credits include Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon and revivals of The Second Man, Museum and The Hasty Heart with Obie award-winning Keen Company. Chris's solo show TRIP was selected for production by HERE Arts Center in SoHo. Regionally he has appeared at The Guthrie Theater, The Pasadena Playhouse, Baltimore's Center Stage, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Hartford TheaterWorks and Capital Repertory Theatre, as well as six summers as a member of the Acting ensemble at Bread Loaf in Vermont, where he most recently appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire. Film and television credits include Kill the Poor, Ed, Chappelle's Show, All My Children, Guiding Light and some Movies of the Week. Melissa Pritchett (Wells) is an Alley Company Artist recently appearing in Good People, Communicating Doors, You Can't Take it With You, The Hollow, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Elephant Man, Death of a Salesman, Noises Off, Amadeus, Boeing-Boeing, Rock 'n' Roll, Eurydice, Hitchcock Blonde and more. Other theatre credits include Beauty and the Beast, Brigadoon at Theatre Under the Stars. As a dancer, she was a principal dancer for Longview Ballet Theatre. She has choreographed several shows for Bayou City Concert Musicals including The Pajama Game, One Touch of Venus, Finnian's Rainbow and Fiorello! She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University.Jay Sullivan (Dracula) is an Alley Company Artist. Alley appearances include The Old Friends, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Freud's Last Session, You Can't Take itWith You, The Hollowl, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Elephant Man, A Few Good Men, Clybourne Park, A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman, Black Coffee, Red, Peter Pan, Our Town and Eurydice. Jay recently made his Broadway debut in Jerusalem. Other theatre credits include Durango at The Public Theater and Long Wharf Theatre; DogSeesGod at Soho Repertory Theater; Orestes: A Tragic Romp at Folger Theatre and Two River Theater Company; Afternight Seating at Abingdon Theatre Company; and The Bilbao Effect at The Center for Architecture, as well as The History Boys and Rock 'n' Roll at The Studio Theatre; Much Ado About Nothingproduced by As Written Productions; and Romeo and Juliet at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Film and television credits include The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU and The Unidentified. He is a graduate of Florida State University. Todd Waite (Martin) is in his 14th season as an Alley Company Artist. Most recently seen in Communicating Doors, The Santaland Diaries, You Can't Take It With You, The Hollow, and Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club. He has appeared in over 60 productions including six Christmas seasons of the one-man show, The Santaland Diaries. Other shows include: Noises Off, Pygmalion, Sherlock Holmes, Rock 'n' Roll, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Arsenic and Old Lace, Hapgood, Deathtrap, Art,Stones in His Pockets, The Devil's Disciple, The Mousetrap and The 39 Steps. Previously, Mr. Waite spent six seasons with the Shaw Festival Theatre, appeared in the Canadian premiere of Les Miserables and guest-starred on all major U.S. and Canadian networks. Awards include the Critic's Choice Award for Intimate Exchanges at Dallas Theater Center and a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the world premiere of The Coronation Voyage. He has directed several Canadian premieres and was the resident director for Cirque du Soleil's 'O' in Las Vegas. A recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship for master actor/teachers, Mr. Waite holds an MFA in Directing, and is an adjunct professor for the University of Houston's Graduate Program in Theatre Education. His private students attend Juilliard, Yale, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Stella Adler School, as well as Stage Door Theater, Interlochen and Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.Jeremy Webb (Renfield) is thrilled to return to The Alley where he appeared in Gregory Boyd's productions of A Few Good Men and Theresa Rebeck's Fool. Other Houston credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot at Theatre Under The Stars. New York credits include The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center Theater, along with the Original Cast Recording; The Baltimore Waltz at Signature Theatre Company; Tabletop at Working Theater, which won a Drama Desk Award; Photograph 51 at The Ensemble Studio Theatre; BFF at Women's Project Theater and workshops of The Royal Family of Broadway, Dance of the Vampires, Yeast Nation and Kander and Ebb's The Visit on Broadway, The Actor's Fund. Regional credits include The Apple Family Plays at Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, New York Stage and Film, The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Huntington Theatre Company, & The Hangar Theatre. His film and television credits include Love Walked In, Law & Order (Guest), Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (twice), and over 100 episodes as Thomas on The Guiding Light. Radio credits include Next Fall (NPR/ LA Theatreworks). Mr. Webb received his training from The Drama School at The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Upcoming productions include Buyer and Cellar.ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAMEdward Gorey (Original Scenic and Costume Design) was a prolific American artist and author, illustrating more than one hundred published works-of his own as well as those of other writers, including Raymond Chandler, T. S. Eliot, Gilbert & Sullivan, Edward Lear, Bram Stoker, John Updike, and Virginia Woolf. His erudite wit shines in every story and couplet he published. He was a Harvard graduate, a brilliant artist, with scant formal training, a celebrated set and costume designer, his costumes for a Broadway production of Dracula earned him a Tony Award, a lover of animals, particularly cats and the arts, he seldom missed a performance of the New York City Ballet, and an avid deltiologist-an obscure word so Gorey-like you might think he invented it himself. It means "a collector of postcards." His humorously unsettling drawings of vaguely Victorian innocents often meeting unfortunate ends became familiar to a wide audience after appearing in the opening credits of the PBS television series Mystery! With his enigmatic and often darkly humorous tales full of Edwardian eccentrics, Gorey left a unique and enduring stamp on American art and culture.John L. Balderston (Adapted for the Stage) began his career as a journalist in 1912 while still a student at Columbia University. He worked as the New York correspondent for the Philadelphia Record and as European war correspondent during World War I for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate, then was director of information in England and Ireland for the US Committee on Public Information. In the early 1920s he was the editor of Outlook magazine in London and then head of the London bureau for the New York World. Balderston achieved success as a playwright in 1926 with the London production of his play Berkeley Square which he had written with Jack Squire, the editor of The London Mercury. In 1927, he was retained by Horace Liveright to revise Hamilton Deane's stage adaptation of Dracula for its American production. This subsequently formed the basis of the 1931 film version, leading Balderston into a screenwriting career, initially for Universal Pictures horror films: in addition to Dracula, he contributed to Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, and Dracula's Daughter. Balderston spent much of his career adapting novels for the screen, including The Prisoner of Zenda in 1937 and 1944'sGaslight, which earned him his second Academy Award nomination. He was also one of the team of writers who collaborated on the film adaptation of Gone with the Wind as well as The Last of the Mohicans.Hamilton Deane (Adapted for the Stage) entered the theater as a young man, first appearing in 1899 with the Henry Irving Company. Even before he formed his own troupe in the early 1920s, Deane had been thinking about bringing Dracula to the stage. Deane re-imagined Dracula as a more urbane and theatrically acceptable character who could plausibly enter London society. Deane's play premiered at the Grand Theatre, Derby in June 1924. With Raymond Huntley as the Count and Deane as Van Helsing, it was a huge success and toured for years. When the play crossed the Atlantic in 1927, the role of Dracula was taken by the then-unknown Hungarian actor Béla Lugosi. For its US debut, Dracula was rewritten by the American playwright John L. Balderston. The show ran for a year on Broadway and for two more years on tour, breaking all previous records for any show put on tour in the United States.Hugh Landwehr (Scenic Coordination) has designed scenery throughout the U.S. At the Alley he designed scenery for You Can't Take it With You, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, Death of a Salesman, Noises Off, The Seafarer, Peter Pan, Harvey, Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, Rock 'n' Roll, Eurydice, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Cyrano de Bergerac, Arsenic and Old Lace, Doubt, Witness for the Prosecution, Journey's End, Steel Magnolias, Death of a Salesman (1997), The Front Page,Hedda Gabler, Noises Off!, A View from the Bridge and Hay Fever. His work on Broadway has included productions of Frozen, Bus Stop, All My Sons, and A View from the Bridge. Off Broadway, he has designed Last Easter, Scattergood, Filumena, The Baby Dance, The Entertainer and Candide, among others. He has had long and productive relationships with many regional theatres including Center Stage in Baltimore, Denver Center Theatre Co., The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington D.C., Kansas City Rep., South Coast Rep., Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Guthrie Theater, Seattle Repertory, and A.C.T. in Seattle. During summers he has designed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Westport Country Playhouse. He is presently a member of the faculty of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and has taught at University of Wisconsin (Madison), The North Carolina School of the Arts and Williams College. He has twice been the recipient of NEA grants as an Associate Artist. Other awards include Murphy Award in Design, administered by Long Wharf Theatre, and the 2003 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Set Design. He was educated at Yale College.Tricia Barsamian (Costume Coordination). Off-Broadway credits include Yank! A WWII Love Story with York Theatre Company and Sistas: The Musical with St. Luke's Theatre. Other credits include Venus in Fur, The Hollow, Black Coffee and The Mousetrap at the Alley Theatre, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Hartford Stage, Other Desert Cities, The Sunshine Boys, Little Shop of Horrors and Fiddler on the Roof at John W. Engeman Theater, With Glee at Prospect Theatre Company and Just in Time at Lucille Lortel Theater. Associate/assistant costume design credits include The Queen of the Night at The Diamond Horseshoe, Annie on Broadway, Hands on a Hardbody on Broadway), Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour, Wonderland on Broadway, Sondheim on Sondheim on Broadway) and The Marriage of Bette and Boo at Roundabout Theatre Company and the National Tour of Wicked. Tricia holds an MFA from NYU and a BFA in design from North Carolina School of the Arts.David Lander (Lighting Design) Alley Theatre credits include A Few Good Men in 2013, Ether Dome in 2011and Othello in 2008. Broadway credits include The Winslow Boywith Roger Rees, The Heiress with Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens, The Lyons with Linda Lavin, Master Class with Tyne Daly, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams which won a Drama Desk Award and Tony and Outer Critics Nominations for Best Lighting Design, 33 Variations with Jane Fonda which received Tony and Outer Critics nominations, I Am My Own Wife which received Drama Desk and Outer Critics nominations, A Man for All Seasons, Dirty Blond, Golden Child. Off- Broadway credits include MTC, NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre, Signature Theatre, and The Vineyard Theatre among others. Regional credits include Ahmanson Theatre, Arena Stage, Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum and the Old Globe among others. International credits include London, Dublin, Caracas, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney and Melbourne among others.Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound Design) Broadway credits include music composition and sound for No Man's Land & Waiting for Godot, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Miracle Worker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Speed of Darkness; music for My Thing of Love; and sound for This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Superior Donuts, reasons to be pretty, A Year with Frog and Toad, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Hollywood Arms, King Hedley II, Buried Child, The Song of Jacob Zulu and The Grapes of Wrath. Off Broadway credits include music and sound for Checkers, Inked Baby, After Ashley, Boy Gets Girl, Red, Space, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Marvin's Room; sound for Tales of Red Vienna, Brundibar, The Pain and the Itch and Jitney; and music direction and sound for Eyes for Consuela and Ruined. Recent original music and sound credits at Houston's Alley Theatre include Good People, Fool, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Seagull, Peter Pan or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up , Cyrano de Bergerac, Hamlet and The Invention of Love and sound design for You Can't Take It With You and Rock'n'Roll. They have created music and sound at many of America's resident theatres, often with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, the Comedy Theatre in London's West End, The Barbican Center, the National Theatre of Great Britain, the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv, the Subaru Acting Company in Japan and festivals in Toronto, Dublin, Galway, Perth and Sydney. Please visit www.milbomusic.comPeter Pucci (Choreography) Off-Broadway credits include The Old Friends, Orphans Home Cycle, Queens Boulevard the musical, Paradise Park, People Be Heard, After Ashley, The Late Henry Moss and True Love, Regional credits include Paper Mill Playhouse's Carnival!; Yale Rep's The Cherry Orchard, Miss Julie and The Black Monk; The Magic Theatre's The Late Henry Moss; Great Lakes Theater Festival's Romeo and Juliet; Westport Country Playhouse's A Marriage Minuet; Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Fall; The Shakespeare Theatre's Ion, Beaux Stratagem, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night; McCarter Theatre Center's Hamlet, Fool for Love, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Learned Ladies; Hartford Stage's Orphans Home Cycle, Midsummer Night's Dream, Summer and Smoke, Eight by Tenn, MacBeth and Camino Real. National Tours include Big Apple Circus, The Civil War; TheatreWorks USA's Romeo and Juliet; Baltimore Opera's Samson and Delilah; Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Renard Dance Commissions; Ballet Hispanico; Joffrey Ballet; Colorado Ballet; Dance Theater of Harlem, Pittsburgh Ballet; Pilobolus Dance Theatre. He won a Lucille Lortel Award winner for Outstanding Choreographer for Queens Boulevard, a Drama Desk Award Nominaton for Outstanding Choreographer and a Special Drama Desk Award for Orphans Home Cycle. He is a Guest Artist at the Juilliard School of Drama and an Artist in Residence at Manhattanville College. Pamela Prather (Dialect Coach) is delighted to be coaching her 12th play for director Gregory Boyd. Productions at the Alley Theatre include Good People, Communicating Doors, Venus in Fur, You Can't Take It With You, The Hollow, The Elephant Man, Death of A Salesman, Black Coffee, Noises Off, Boeing-Boeing, The Gershwins' An American in Paris, Othello and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. She has also coached productions for: Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Primary Stages in NYC, Bay Street Theatre in NY, Underwood Theatre in NYC, The Play Company in NYC, The Edge Theatre Company in NYC, New York Classical Theatre, St. Ann's Warehouse, Dance Theatre Workshop in NYC and Hampton's Shakespeare Festival. Pamela has been on faculty at Yale School of Drama, NYU and UCLA and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at SUNY Purchase College. She received her MFA in Acting from UCLA and is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Laughter Yoga and Prana Yoga. www.pamelaprather.comBrandon Weinbrenner (Assistant Director) is pleased to be working on his tenth show at the Alley as Assistant Director, having previously worked on Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Communicating Doors, Fool, Other Desert Cities, You Can't Take It With You, The Hollow, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, The Elephant Man, and A Few Good Men. Brandon made his Alley Theatre directing debut with David Ives' Venus in Fur last season. Past theatrical credits include serving as the Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow at Berkeley Rep, producing the 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, and acting in productions at the Guthrie Theater, The Children's Theatre Co., Illusion Theater, WaterTower Theatre, and Undermain Theatre. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Acting Training Program. ABOUT THE ALLEY THEATRE - With its 177 employees, the Alley Theatre produces 393 performances annually, more than all other performing arts organizations in the Theater District combined. The Alley has attracted over 8 million people to Houston's Theater District since 1968 and has a $34.5 million annual economic impact on the City of Houston ("Arts & Economic Prosperity III: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations and their Audiences in the City of Houston," Americans for the Arts, 2005.) The Alley Theatre, one of America's leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company focused on collaborating with resident actors, visiting artists, directors, designers and authors to cultivate the new voices, new work, and new artists of the American theatre. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gregory Boyd and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden, the Alley has also brought its productions to 40 American cities, and to Berlin, Paris, St. Petersburg and New York's Lincoln Center, as well as to major European festivals (including two in one season at the Venice Biennale) and Broadway. As a recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres, as well as new works that will become classics for the future developed through the Alley's New Play Initiative. During the 2014 - 2015 season the Alley Theatre will be performing at the University of Houston's Wortham Theatre as the Alley's downtown home is being renovated. Tickets to Dracula, the Original Vampire Play start at $26. All tickets are available for purchase at alleytheatre.org, at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Avenue, or by calling 713.220.5700. Groups of 10 or more can receive special concierge services and select discounts by calling 713.220.5700 and asking for the group sales department. ALLEY THEATRE @ UH - The Wortham Theatre is located just off Cullen Boulevard on UH's main campus inside the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts building (also called building 507 on a UH campus map), which also houses the UH School of Theatre & Dance. Free designated parking for Alley patrons will be actively monitored and patrolled by campus security for all performances and is located at campus entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard, just across the street from the theatre building. The best address to use for online maps and directions to the UH theatre is 4116 Elgin, Houston TX 77004.