In 2007, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival commissioned a play about the place and its remarkable residents that became Gees Bend. Written by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder and set to rousing gospel music, the play features richly drawn characters at the center of the tale is Sadie, a girl who marries at 15, has children and is loved too hard by her husband. The quilts are a large part of the story, as they become symbols of the enduring strength and resilience of the Bends women. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through February 27. The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main. For information, call 713-520-0055 or visit www.ensemblehouston.com. $15 to $35.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 29. Continues through Feb. 27, 2011