Main Street Theater Opens New Offbeat Comedy

Main Street Theater Opens New Offbeat Comedy

Main Street Theater kicks off 2019 with the unconventional new comedy The Secretary by Kyle John Schmidt. MST's marks the Second Production of the play which tells the offbeat story of a small town, its wacky residents, and guns with a mind of their own!

The production opens Saturday night, January 19 at 7:30pm and runs through February 10 at MST - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $36 - $48, depending on date, section, and availability. All tickets are on sale via phone at 713.524.6706 or online at

The playwright, who now resides in Austin, will join audiences Sunday, January 27 for a post-show discussion.

Ruby runs a small-town gun company, manufacturing products like "The Bridesmaid," "The Babysitter," and "The Mallwalker," But what happens when guns start going off all over town--and no one's pulling the trigger?!! The Secretary is a comedy for a world that's up in arms!

The Secretary had its world premiere in Austin last season. Main Street's production is the second production of the play to date. The cast includes Elizabeth Marshall Black, Alice Gatling, Briana Resa, Celeste Roberts, Skyler Sinclair, and Bree Welch.

Julia Traber, who previously directed RFK for Main Street, returns as director of The Secretary. Alice Gatling (Woof!, Intimate Apparel, Caroline, or Change) plays Ruby. Bree Welch (recently Marie Antoinette in MST's The Revolutionists) is Lorrie. Celeste Roberts (Men On Boats, Copenhagen, Master Class, among many others) is the school secretary, Shirley. Elizabeth Marshall Black (The Book of Will, Silent Sky, among others) is Ruby's office manager, Janelle. Skyler Sinclair (Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley) plays Janelle's half-sister, April. Briana Resa (Native Gardens) is Lorrie's cousin, Brandy. A motley crew, without a doubt!

The production design team includes Ryan McGettigan (Set Design), J. Mitchell Cronin (Lighting Design), Macy Lyne (Costume Design), Yezminne Zepeda (Sound Design), and Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design). Julie Marie Paré is the production stage manager.

Main Street Theater provides theater experiences for all ages. Founded in 1975, our MainStage produces professional, intimate, literary plays for adults and operates under an Actors' Equity Association union contract; our Theater for Youth produces professional, engaging productions based on children's literature for families and school groups, both in-house and on tour around Texas; and we offer Education and Outreach programs on-site and at satellite locations around the Greater Houston area for youth aged 4 - high school. We work out of 2 facilities: our Rice Village home on Times. Blvd., and as part of the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street.

Main Street Theater is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters, of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (formerly ASSITEJ), the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people, and a founding member of Houston Arts Partners. Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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