Obsidian Theater Announces 2018 Season
This season Obsidian Theater takes you from the Kit Kat Club in Hitler's Germany to the swamplands of South Carolina to pressure filled NYC and even an abandoned cabin in the woods.
Obsidian Theater's 2018 season opens with the critically acclaimed and groundbreaking "choreopoem" For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf. We then willkommen you to the Kit Kat Club with the award winning musical, Cabaret. Pawley's Island, South Carolina is our next stop as Obsidian presents Wanda, Daisy and the Great Rapture in co-production with Landing Theater Company. The pressures of NYC prove to be too much for a couple that falls in and out of love in The Last Five Years. Ella wrecks a perfectly good suicide pact in the Texas premiere of happiness (and other reasons to die). The season ends in an abandoned cabin in the woods with Evil Dead: The Musical.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf January 25 - February 1 By Ntozake Shange Directed by Dabrina Sandifer
This critically acclaimed and groundbreaking "choreopoem" is a spellbinding collection of vivid prose and free verse narratives about and performed by Black women. For Colored Girls... captures the brutal, tender and dramatic lives of contemporary Black women, and offers a transformative, riveting evening of provocative dance, music and poetry. "A triumphant event, filled with humor. Pure theatre." - New York Daily News
"A poignant, gripping, angry and beautiful work." - Time
Cabaret April 12 - May 5 Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb Directed by Paul Hope
Join us in Berlin at the Kit Kat Club where you forget all their troubles. Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Kander and Ebb's memorable numbers from this dark musical include; "Willkommen," "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "Two Ladies."
Wanda, Daisy and The Great Rapture May 17 - June 9 A co-production with Landing Theatre Company By Alexis Schaetzle
It's a sticky hot summer in the swamplands of Pawley's Island, South Carolina. Step-sisters Wanda and Daisy are used to people disappearing: their mother fled the hospital after a suicide attempt, and their sick father keeps running off to an imaginary town he thinks he's the mayor of. Beneath a crumbling moon, the girls journey through their dark history in order to mend the broken family, and find the light. A magical story about how we hold onto memory, happiness, and ourselves.
The Last Five Years June 21 - July 14 Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown Directed by Kelsey McMillan
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
TEXAS PREMIERE happiness (and other reasons to die) August 16 - September 8 By Bob Bartlett Directed by Tom Stell
Ella wrecks a perfectly good suicide pact by jumping the gun, leaving her three pact-mates to deal with a lifetime of hoarded belongings, Bob Dylan memorabilia, and an immortal dog. An unlikely comedy about living, dying, and trying to find really good reasons for both.
Evil Dead: The Musical September 27 - October 20 Book and lyrics by George Reinblatt Music by Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond, Melissa Morris and George Reinblatt Directed by Kelsey McMillan & Tom Stell
Five college students go to an abandoned cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash an evil force that turns them all into demons. It's all up to Ash (a housewares employee turned demon-killing hero) and his trusty chainsaw to save the day. Blood flies. Limbs are dismembered. Demons tell bad jokes ... and all to music.
Performance Location: Obsidian Theater 3522 White Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77007
Ticket Prices: Season tickets and individual show prices available soon.
About Obsidian Theater Winner of Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Musical and Best Ensemble, Obsidian Theater (formerly Obsidian Art Space) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in March 2010. Since its inception, Obsidian has provided an affordable space for visual and performing artists' creative works. Obsidian seeks to provide an environment in which artists' creativity and imaginations may thrive. In 2016, award-winning Obsidian Theater, known for producing bold, diverse plays, merged with SRO Productions, an award-winning producer of fearless musicals. Named the Best New Arts Venue of 2011 by the Houston Press, Obsidian Theater will continue to serve Houston artists and the historic Heights community with our intimate and versatile black box space.