The Catastrophic Theatre Presents the World Premiere of The Tamarie Cooper Show - FIELD TRIP!

Tamarie Cooper is back with another entirely original, full-scale, musical comedy extravaganza!TheproductionopensJune29t?h?andrunsthroughAugust12t?h?.Ticketsareonsalenowandcan be purchased at matchouston.org or by calling the MATCH Box Office at 713-521-4533. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

This summer Tamarie is going on a field trip, but don't expect to board a bus and take in the sights. This is a metaphysical field trip--musical theatre style! Go along for the ride as Tamarie discovers the meaning of life, unpacks personal baggage, voyages to a land of discarded ideas and plays $100,000 pyramid with Friedrich Nietzsche. Throw original songs and tap-dancing into the mix - plus impotent rage, Gwyneth Paltrow, vodka, ennui, leftover seafood nachos, a rocking band, and a cast of crazies! Journey with us through this summer's funniest existential crisis - no permission slip required!

The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!? is the 21st installment of the Tamarie Cooper juggernaut. Tamarie's brand of hilarious, satirical, no holds barred musical theatre have made her original plays among the most wildly popular summer offerings. Filled to the brim with songs, gags and hi-jinx from some of Houston's funniest theatre artists, Tamarie's shows are a phenomenon unique to Houston . Get your tickets fast; this one always sells out in advance.

Conceived, directed, and choreographed by ?Tamarie Cooper?. Book by ?Patrick Reynolds
and Tamarie Cooper.? Original Music by ?Miriam Daly? and ?Joe Folladori?. Lyrics by ?Tamarie Cooper?, ?John Dunn?, ?Joe Folladori, and Patrick Reynolds.

Featuring: ?Shanon Adame?, ?Brittny Bush?, ?John Dunn?, ?Sara Jo Dunstan?, ?Xzavien Hollins, Bryan Kaplun, Jayden Key?, ?AngelaPinina?, ?Rebecca Randall?, ?Alli Villines?, ?Abraham Zeus Zapata?, and ?Walt Zipprian.? And, of course, starring ?Tamarie Cooper?.

Tamarie Cooper ?is associate director of The Catastrophic Theatre, which she co-founded in 2007 with Jason Nodler. Originally trained in dance, she began working in theatre at HSPVA and helped to found Infernal Bridegroom Productions in 1993, where she worked for fourteen years. She is a seasoned actor, director, designer, choreographer and occasional writer, best known for her original musicals, which enjoy highly successful runs and a cult-like following in Houston. Tamarie has been featured in national trade magazine Stage Directions and has received various "Best of Houston" awards from The Houston Press for her performances and original work.

It wouldn't be summer in Houston without a crazy-quilt vaudeville from Tamarie Cooper and those Catastrophic troopers on a sublimely goofy warpath.
- D.L. Groover, Houston Press

PATRICK REYNOLDS? is a graduate of The Second City Training Center Writing Program (Chicago). In Houston, he was a company member at Main Street Youth Theatre and Infernal Bridegroom Productions, as well as touring as a VIP clown with Cirque du Soleil (Dralion) in Mexico City. Patrick wrote the book for ?The University of Tamarie?, ?A Very Tamarie Christmas?, ?Tamarie Cooper's Old As Hell!?, ?Tamarie Cooper's Doomsday Revue?, ?The United States of Tamarie?, ?Journey to the Center of My Brain (in 3D!)? and was a performer and contributing writer in multiple ?Tamalalia ?shows (2000, 6, 7, and 8). You should hire him to write for you....

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ABOUT THE CATASTROPHIC THEATRE

Formed in 2007 by Jason Nodler and Tamarie Cooper, The Catastrophic Theatre is Houston's premier creator and producer of new work for the theatre. The nationally acclaimed organization is dedicated to developing productions that foster a meaningful exchange between artists and audiences. A recipient of two prestigious MAP Fund commissioning grants, the theatre has gained an international reputation for its original pieces, which have attracted audiences from across the United States, Europe, and Australia. Artistic director Jason Nodler is the recipient of a NEA/MacDowell Colony fellowship, a Houston Press Mastermind award, and an unsolicited and unrestricted creative grant from Creative Capital. Awarded Best Season, Best Actor, and Best Artistic Director by the Houston Press Theatre Awards in 2017, The Catastrophic Theatre offers Houston audiences a repertoire of challenging, innovative work that can't be seen anywhere else in the country.

TICKET INFORMATION: ?All performances are held at The Midtown Arts Theatre Center (MATCH). Tickets can be ordered online (catastrophictheatre.com OR matchouston.org) or by phone (713-521-4533). The Catastrophic Theatre is Houston's only Pay-What-You-Can theatre; all tickets for every performance are Pay-What-You-Can.

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