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Review: In THE BOOK OF GRACE from Rapid Lemon, a Penchant for Grand Themes and Intoxicating Characters, Outstanding Cast

Playwright Suzan Lori-Parks evidently likes to swing for the fences. In The Book of Grace, now being presented by Rapid Lemon, he is fearless in presenting an extravagantly exaggerated and often violent version of the realities she sees in our country today. Despair seems the only reasonable response – and yet optimism, however irrational, cannot be absolutely extinguished. Parks exhibits an extravagant talent and a penchant for grand themes – and a pervasive if not totally dominant skepticism.

Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW messes with the truth at CATASTROPHIC THEATRE

But one thing I promise you, you have never seen it done like this before. And you probably won’t ever get another chance to see something quite this inventive in any given year of Houston theater. This is a thrill to witness, and unlike anything out there. It manages to be THE BLAIR WITCH of stage stories, something you almost can’t explain fully.

Review: Lots To Like In ChesShakes Production of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company ensemble performers are quick on their feet, perfect in their enunciation, energetic and expressive as they deliver Shakespearean favorite plot elements of upper class people in forests, merriment, witty banter, love triangles, and everyone getting married. The action is fast-paced, the set stunning and immersive.


It's officially summer which means it's Tamarie Time! The Tamarie Cooper Show has, for years, been a cult hit and can't-miss Houston summer tradition.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's Black Classical Acting Ensemble Returns With MACBETH

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) Black Classical Acting Ensemble (BCAE) will present Macbeth this summer in the historic ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute. A riveting tale of ambition and murder, Macbeth runs June 16 - July 23, with previews June 14-15. Press night is on June 16. 

The World Premiere of A MAROON'S GUIDE TO TIME & SPACE Comes to Houston in May

The latest new work from Houston writer, actor, and director Candice D’Meza is a multidisciplinary, immersive theatre piece that blends live performance, music, video, and omniscient cosmic forces to travel the future-telling visions and seizure-fever dreams of heroic abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman.


What did our critic think of PLAY IS THE THING FOR GUESTS OF CSC’S CAPULET COSTUME BALL, HONORING THEATER COMPANY’S 20TH at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company?

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents A New Baltimore-Inspired Adaptation Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) continues its 20th anniversary season with a brand-new adaptation of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents THEY DO NOT MOVE By Brian Jucha With The Catastrophic Ensemble

The Catastrophic Theatre has announced the second production of our  2022-23 season, celebrating 30 years of making avant-garde theatre in Houston. 

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Announces 20th Anniversary Gala: A Capulet Costume Ball

Baltimore's CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY has announced its upcoming Gala --  its first-ever Capulet Costume Ball, according to Lesley Malin, CSC's Producing Executive Director.   

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season

In 2002, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC) established itself with a single production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at a small black box theatre in Ellicott City, MD. Twenty seasons later, the company kicks off a year-long anniversary celebration by revisiting its inaugural presentation in their permanent home in downtown Baltimore, with the original director, Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar, at the helm.

Tamarie Cooper's LIVE IN-PERSON Sticky Sweet Summer Show! Comes to Midtown Arts & Theatre Center Houston

Tamarie and her gang of merry misfits are returning to the stage—an actual stage—for a hilarious, irreverent, all-new musical extravaganza featuring an original score played by a live band and performances from some of Houston's funniest, wildest, quirkiest, sometimes raunchiest actors.

Veterans To Perform Shakespeare At Baltimore's CSC Theater

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's military veterans' ensemble will present “To Be a Soldier,” a collection of Shakespeare scenes on military experience, at 8 p.m. March 25 and 26 at the theater at 7 S. Calvert St. in Baltimore. Tickets are free for veterans and active-duty military.

DRAGONS LOVE TACOS Announced For Spring Break At MST!

Who doesn't love tacos?! Main Street Theater brings the fun of the hit book, Dragons Love Tacos, to the stage during Spring Break. Performances will be held at MST's MATCH location, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX  77002, Tuesday - Friday, March 15 – 18 at 1:30pm and Saturday, March 19 at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Comes to the 4th Wall Theatre

4th Wall Theatre Company will present the Houston Premiere production of the recent Broadway smash hit, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell.


Kwame Alexander's 2010 picture book for the age 5-8 set, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band, secretly serves as Jazz 101 for children the way Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and Britten's Young People's Guide to the Orchestra introduce them to musical instruments. Alexander's book, with characters such as Mules Davis and Duck Ellington, not only brims with puns, it explicates jazz and packs its own gem of a glossary. His 2011 title, Indigo Blume and the Garden City, introduces his spunky 9 year old heroine who teaches an urban neighborhood to go green and make our garden grow. In 2020, Alexander blended some of the characters from both books to help children realize that the show must go on even when you're a little scared of getting up in front of groups and also that your parents love you. No. Matter. What The books are joys, but Alexander's and Mary Rand Hess' 2021 mashup of them into this 70 minute musical production, in the Family Theater of the Kennedy Center through November 28, has flaws. Let's get them over with so that the good news can follow.

Kwame Alexander's ACOUSTIC ROOSTER Hits The Stage At The Kennedy Center This Month

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full cast and creative team for Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume, a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere that inspired the recent book of the same title.

Tama Gucci Shares New Track 'Challenge' From Upcoming EP

Musician, vocalist, and electronic composer Tama Gucci has announced details of his third EP, Almost Blue, due November 9th. Listen to the EP's lead single, 'Challenge', now!

Gulfshore Opera Presents WORLD OF LLOYD WEBBER

Gulfshore Opera has announced World of Lloyd Webber, a concert where opera meets Broadway. Performances run January 29-February 4.

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