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Mildred's Umbrella Theater Presents FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION Photo Mildred's Umbrella Theater Presents FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2021

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company continues their digital 2021-2022 season with the fourth installment of our reading series, FEMFEST HOUSTON, a series that focuses on new plays by women. FEMFEST HOUSTON:VIRUS EDITION will be streamed one at a time between May 24 and June 24, 2021. Tickets are free, with a donation appreciated. 

FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION to be Presented by Mildred's Umbrella Theater Photo FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION to be Presented by Mildred's Umbrella Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company will continue their digital 2021-2022 season with the fourth installment of our reading series, FEMFEST HOUSTON, a series that focuses on new plays by women. This round will be VIRUS EDITION.. with 3 new plays by women that were inspired by the Pandemic. 

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Presents FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION Photo Mildred's Umbrella Theater Presents FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company continues their digital 2021-2022 season with the fourth installment of our reading series, FEMFEST HOUSTON, a series that focuses on new plays by women.

FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION to be Presented by Mildred's Umbrella Theater Photo FEMFEST HOUSTON: VIRUS EDITION to be Presented by Mildred's Umbrella Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company will continue their digital 2021-2022 season with the fourth installment of our reading series, FEMFEST HOUSTON, a series that focuses on new plays by women. This round will be VIRUS EDITION.. with 3 new plays by women that were inspired by the Pandemic. 

Mildred's Umbrella Presents THE DROWNING GIRLS Photo Mildred's Umbrella Presents THE DROWNING GIRLS
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2021

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company continues their digital 2020-2021 season with the video release of THE DROWNING GIRLS by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic.

BWW Review: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS REIGN AT CATASTROPHIC THEATRE Photo BWW Review: FEFU AND HER FRIENDS REIGN AT CATASTROPHIC THEATRE
by Suzanne Tidwell - Feb 24, 2020

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS passes the Bechdel test with glowing colors a?" there are no men seen, and only mentioned briefly, even though we feel their presence as plot catalysts. As these women make soup, have water fights and practice French, read aloud from magazines and eat bourbon popsicles, cry and laugh and struggle, they mostly talk about what it is like to be women. How to make space for themselves, and hold space for other women. That is a rare thing.

The Catastrophic Theatre Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS By Maria Irene Fornes Photo The Catastrophic Theatre Presents FEFU AND HER FRIENDS By Maria Irene Fornes
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2020

The Catastrophic Theatre is proud to produce Fefu and Her Friends, a signature work of feminist theatre by a giant of the avant-garde, Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Julia Oppenheim Traber. Over the years, The Catastrophic Theatre (and its predecessor Infernal Bridegroom Productions) have produced Fornes's The Danube and MUD, to much critical acclaim. Fefu and Her Friends runs February 14 a?" March 8 at the Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston (MATCH).

BWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN raises a feminist eyebrow at 4TH Wall Theatre Comp Photo BWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN raises a feminist eyebrow at 4TH Wall Theatre Company
by Brett Cullum - Mar 2, 2019

It has a lot to offer audiences, and women will appreciate the portrayal of their struggle to choose which path they should take. There is the traditional one including a family, as well as the ambitious career-centered one that risks not having that. What do women really want? And are they game enough to go for it once they realize what it is.

Photo Flash: First Look at 4th Wall Theatre Company's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Photo Photo Flash: First Look at 4th Wall Theatre Company's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by Julie Musbach - Feb 28, 2019

Hot off the heels of sellout smash "Pride and Prejudice," 4th Wall Theatre Company is starting 2019 with another Houston premiere, "Rapture, Blister, Burn" by Gina Gionfriddo. This 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist is a comedic but unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of fourth-wave feminism.

BWW Review: Fortune favors the bold in Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Photo BWW Review: Fortune favors the bold in Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by Katricia Lang - Dec 28, 2018

What can I say about the 4th Wall production of Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE? I dig it.

Photo Flash: 4th Wall Continues Season of Houston Premieres with Kate Hamill's PRIDE  Photo Photo Flash: 4th Wall Continues Season of Houston Premieres with Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2018

Longtime home for cutting-edge live performances, 4th Wall Theatre Company is thrilled to follow the success of September's 'Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train' with another Houston premiere, 'Pride and Prejudice.' Kate Hamill's new adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen reframes the classic inside a modern lens, creating a playful comedy that feels as timely today as it did in Regency-era England. Hamill's lively work ran Off-Broadway last year to critical acclaim and is now receiving its Houston debut, just in time for the holiday season.

4th Wall Continues Season Of Houston Premieres With Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE Photo 4th Wall Continues Season Of Houston Premieres With Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2018

Longtime home for cutting-edge live performances, 4th Wall Theatre Company is thrilled to follow the success of September's "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train" with another Houston premiere, "Pride and Prejudice." Kate Hamill's new adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen reframes the classic inside a modern lens, creating a playful comedy that feels as timely today as it did in Regency-era England. Hamill's lively work ran Off-Broadway last year to critical acclaim and is now receiving its Houston debut, just in time for the holiday season.

BWW Review: Catastrophic's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Is the Most Beautiful Dysfunct Photo BWW Review: Catastrophic's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Is the Most Beautiful Dysfunction You'll Ever See
by Audrey Morabito - Oct 2, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-Winnng Sam Shepard's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS displays the lives of the working-class Tate family as they navigate everything from suffocating debt, to teenage crime, to marital distress and back again. Checking the fridge for food (that is never there) is a regular routine-turned-ritual in this household that is deteriorating from the inside out. Shepard's play explores what it means to be trapped in the cycle of the starving class. He writes about a family cursed by an outside force, a force that leaves the individuals involved no option to dissociate themselves from the identifying feature of the cursed: the familial bloodline.

HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert Performers Announced Photo HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert Performers Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2017

Houston's Queensbury Theatre and Kirkwood Music Services, along with a dedicated team of local theatre practitioners and artists, present Houston Artists for Harvey Relief, a benefit featuring presentations by local performance organizations and groups on September 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Queensbury Theatre in CityCentre, hosted by Ernie Manouse and St John Flynn.

HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert Tonight Photo HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Houston's Queensbury Theatre and Kirkwood Music Services, along with a dedicated team of local theatre practitioners and artists, present 'Houston Artists for Harvey Relief,' a benefit featuring presentations by local performance organizations and groups on September 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Queensbury Theatre in CityCentre, hosted by Ernie Manouse and St John Flynn.

Performers Announced for HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert Photo Performers Announced for HOUSTON ARTISTS FOR HARVEY RELIEF Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Houston's Queensbury Theatre and Kirkwood Music Services, along with a dedicated team of local theatre practitioners and artists, present 'Houston Artists for Harvey Relief,' a benefit featuring presentations by local performance organizations and groups on September 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM at Queensbury Theatre in CityCentre, hosted by Ernie Manouse and St John Flynn.

BWW Interview: Gravity Players' Courtney Lomelo Talks Charlottesville, Harvey, and 'T Photo BWW Interview: Gravity Players' Courtney Lomelo Talks Charlottesville, Harvey, and 'THE LAST DAYS of JUDAS ISCARIOT'
by Katricia Lang - Sep 8, 2017

The Gravity Players present an encore performance of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, where the courtroom is in purgatory, the special witnesses include Mother Teresa and the Devil, and the defendant is Judas Iscariot.

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by Audrey Morabito - Aug 14, 2017

On Friday night The Gravity Players opened a courtroom comedy and exploration of faith, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, to a lively audience. Set in the Court of Purgatory, a place of redemption and a 'waiting list' between Heaven and Hell, the audience was to witness trials regarding sinners' placement in Purgatory, as many desired to appeal their judgment to move on to Heaven. Judge Littlefield, played by Paul Menzel, demands Bailiff (Philip Hays) to call the cases, 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Thorseen the Implacable', 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Benedict Arnold', and finally 'God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot'.

Photo Flash:  Gravity Players Theatre Group presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT Photo Photo Flash: Gravity Players Theatre Group presents THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2017

What has become of Jesus' most notorious follower? In this dark comedy, time and space bend in a provocatively poignant quest to decide Judas' fate. Set in a courtroom in Purgatory, an uproarious cast of characters from Heaven and Hell swarm the stage to determine whether he has any grounds for redemption. 

Gravity Players Theatre Group to Stage THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Gravity Players Theatre Group presents The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (in an Equity MPC Showcase) by Stephen Adly Guirgis, running August 10 through September 3, 2017.

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