Now Playing Onstage in Houston - Week of 1/01/2017
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Main Street Theater
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THE DESIGNATED MOURNER
The Catastrophic Theatre
Through a series of intertwining, confessional monologues, three characters reveal the harrowing details of an unnamed country in the near future in which a popular uprising has deemed the arbiters of high culture to be enemies of the state and targeted them for execution. Following Jack ("a former student of English literature who went downhill from there"), his wife Judy, and her revered yet controversial writer father Howard, the play explores love, sex, morality, the idea of "the self," the struggle between high and low culture, and what it means to designate groups of people as "enemies." In many ways, it's a simple play -- just three people talking to the audience and sometimes to each other -- but it contains almost indescribable beauty, heartache and release. And in light of the present state of the world, it feels more urgent than ever before.
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ROSE AND WALSH
Rose and Walsh follows two great literary figures and the depth and consequence of their enduring love. At a beach house on the tip of Long Island, author Rose Steiner, a now-penniless former Pulitzer-prize winner, is determined to write another masterpiece, but suffers from insurmountable writer's block. At the suggestion of Walsh McLauren, her deceased lover who visits her nightly and is determined to secure her future before going away forever, Rose decides to complete Walsh's unfinished novel after securing the help of a young writer living nearby. Variety calls Rose and Walsh Simon's "most rewarding play in years" as "he finally confronts the afterlife and its effect on loved ones left behind." Written by Neil Simon Directed by Suzanne King Assistant Director Tyler Eckert Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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CIRQUE GOES TO THE MOVIES
CIRQUE GOES TO THE MOVIES features the orchestra alongside Cirque de la Symphonie's world-class aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen, who will perform choreographed routines to epic movie score themes, including selections from Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Titanic and Back to the Future.
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EX NIHILO: OUT OF NOTHING
Apollo Chamber Players
The program features a newly commissioned work based on Australian aboriginal Dream-time poetry by Christopher Walczak, Professor of Composition at Southern Illinois University, and a premiere arrangement of Haydn's Creation for chamber ensemble. Soloists and guest artists include members of Cantara Houston, Houston Chamber Choir and Rice University faculty and alumni.
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