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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 BWW News Desk - 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. 

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Presents OH MY GOD By Anat Gov Photo Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Presents OH MY GOD By Anat Gov
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2020

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC presents Oh My God by Anat Gov, a filmed production presented in collaboration with Mildreda??s Umbrella Theatre Company, with the support of the Consulate General to Israel in Houston.

Mildred's Umbrella Theater & Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston Pre Photo Mildred's Umbrella Theater & Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston Present OH MY GOD by Anat Gov
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company kicks off their 2020-2021 season in collaboration with The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, with the production of OH MY GOD, by renowned Israeli playwright, Anat Gov.

MIldred's Umbrella Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo MIldred's Umbrella Announces 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020

Mildred's Umbrella Theater has put a hold on live productions until December 2020, to insure the safety of patrons and artists. 

BWW Review: SOLDIER'S FUGUE Marches into MAIN STREET THEATER Photo BWW Review: SOLDIER'S FUGUE Marches into MAIN STREET THEATER
by Brett Cullum - Feb 10, 2020

Narratively ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE simply combines three soldiers in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.  They represent a grandfather, a father, and a son who all go through similar experiences in the wars of their respective eras.

Main Street Theater Presents ELIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE Powerful Portrait Of A Puerto R Photo Main Street Theater Presents ELIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE Powerful Portrait Of A Puerto Rican Military Family
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

Main Street Theater (MST) is offering Houston audiences the beautifully human and heartbreaking Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue. Elliota?? is the first in a trilogy of plays by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Quiara Alegría Hudes' (In the Heights). Houston theatergoers will have the rare opportunity to follow Hudes' Elliot Trilogy with  Stages' production of Water by the Spoonful, Part II, also running in February. Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company will produce a staged reading of the final installment of the trilogy, The Happiest Song Plays Last, at MST during the first week of March.

THE HARD PROBLEM At MST Extends Through Oct 13 Photo THE HARD PROBLEM At MST Extends Through Oct 13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Main Street Theater (MST) has extended its 44th Season opening production, Tom Stoppard's newest play, The Hard Problem, through October 13. MST and Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden have long been the go-to source for Stoppard's plays for Houston, for Texas, and even the nation (MST's production of The Coast of Utopia trilogy drew audiences from across the U.S.). It's fitting, then, that MST would produce the Regional Premiere of Stoppard's latest work. 

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents THE HARD PROBLEM Photo Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Main Street Theater (MST) opens its 44th Season with Tom Stoppard's newest play, The Hard Problem. MST and Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden have long been the go-to source for Stoppard's plays for Houston, for Texas, and even the nation (MST's production of The Coast of Utopia trilogy drew audiences from across the U.S.). It's fitting, then, that MST would produce the Regional Premiere of Stoppard's latest work. 

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's Umbrella Photo BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's Umbrella
by Brett Cullum - Apr 1, 2019

The script spins out a fast funny farce that reminds me of a politically informed Monty Python skit. Even though the premise sounds like a stuffy costume drama, this is more SOUTH PARK meets 1500s Spain.

BWW Review: A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL lip syncs for its life at Obsidian Theater! Photo BWW Review: A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL lip syncs for its life at Obsidian Theater!
by Brett Cullum - Dec 7, 2018

This is an irreverent retelling with no apologies about what it is doing.  The performers know this, and camp it up to the level of… well… that drag queen who hosts the whole thing.

Obsidian Theater Presents A New Holiday Tradition With A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Obsidian Theater Presents A New Holiday Tradition With A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Obsidian Theater creates a new holiday tradition with the original work, A Drag Christmas Carol. Featuring Miss Gay Texas America 2018, Regina Blake-DuBois, this jukebox musical runs November 29 - December 15, 2018.   

BWW Review: MST Opens Wilting DAISY, but Admirably Tackles Perennial Debate Photo BWW Review: MST Opens Wilting DAISY, but Admirably Tackles Perennial Debate
by Katricia Lang - Apr 6, 2018

DAISY is an interrogation of the current political arena, which is fun to watch, even when a dubious argument is presented.

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents ‚ÄúA Lens into Our Current World‚ÄĚ DAISY Photo Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents ‚ÄúA Lens into Our Current World‚ÄĚ DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with the Regional Premiere of Daisy by Sean Devine.  "Daisy is a story that, through history's irritating tendency to repeat itself, resonates so deeply with our current moment that it should be required viewing for all registered voters." --Seattle Weekly

Main Street Theater Examines Politics And The Corrosive Power Of Ambition in DAISY Photo Main Street Theater Examines Politics And The Corrosive Power Of Ambition in DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with the Regional Premiere of Daisy by Sean Devine.

Exhibition Of Amy Kaslow Photos Accompanies IATI's THREE ON A MATCH Photo Exhibition Of Amy Kaslow Photos Accompanies IATI's THREE ON A MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

San Salvador, 2014: Six-year-old Enri is not allowed to go outside because gang leaders live next door and across the street. His family does not venture beyond their own house after six in the evening. Photo by Amy Kaslow.

IATI Announces World Premiere of THREE ON A MATCH Photo IATI Announces World Premiere of THREE ON A MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

'Three on a Match' by Rhett Martinez is an allegorical drama examining the legacy of state terrorism in Latin America. It will be the 50th Anniversary production of IATI Theater Todo Vanguardia, a performing arts organization located at 64 East 4th Street, which is devoted to contemporary, cutting-edge Latino works. The drama examines, absurdly and gravely, the terrifying plague of 'disappearances' during Argentina's 'Dirty War' of 1974-83 and similar experiences of countries across South America in ensuing decades. Written and performed in English, it will be directed by Eric Parness.

IATI Theater Presents THREE ON A MATCH as its 50th Anniversary Production Photo IATI Theater Presents THREE ON A MATCH as its 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

'Three on a Match' by Rhett Martinez is an allegorical drama examining the legacy of state terrorism in Latin America. It will be the 50th Anniversary production of IATI Theater Todo Vanguardia, a performing arts organization located at 64 East 4th Street, which is devoted to contemporary, cutting-edge Latino works. The drama examines, absurdly and gravely, the terrifying plague of 'disappearances' during Argentina's 'Dirty War' of 1974-83 and similar experiences of countries across South America in ensuing decades. Written and performed in English, it will be directed by Eric Parness.

BWW Preview: IN A WORD Sets the Stage with Woman Power and Wordplay at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company
by Audrey Morabito - Jul 13, 2017

On July 27, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company is set to bring a captivating new play, IN A WORD, written by Lauren Yee, to their stage. Premiered to glowing reviews in Yee's hometown of San Francisco, IN A WORD will continue to gain momentum in the Houston premiere.

BWW Interview: Next Iteration's 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series Shines a Spotlight on Diverse Voices
by Natalie de la Garza - May 8, 2017

What happens two years later, when the media leaves and the milk cartons fade, for the grieving mother of a kidnapped child? What next for a 42-year-old linguist who discovers her unborn baby may never be able to speak? What dream do immigrants actually find in America? Next Iteration Theater Company explores all this and more in the 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series.

2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series Features 3 Plays in 3 Nights by 3 Award-Winning Playwrights at the MATCH.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) presents its 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series featuring three plays over three nights at the MATCH. The event begins on Thursday evening, May 11th with Lauren Yee's comedic drama, In A Word. Chinese American playwright, Yee, has recently received the Francesca Primus Prize for In A Word. The play uses grief and comedy to tell the story of Fiona on the second anniversary after her young son has disappeared. As the character tries to make sense of it all, she delves into the memories of that chaotic day and takes us with her. 

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