Stark Naked Theatre Co, Announces 2015-16 Season Starting With Small Mouth Sounds

Actors in the New York production of Saint Joan, Andrus Nichols and Eric Tucker
Actors in the New York production of Saint Joan, Andrus Nichols and Eric Tucker
Photo courtesy of Bedlam Theatre New York

The regional premiere of Small Mouth Sounds, playwright Bess Wohl's dramedy about six people who meet at a yoga retreat, will start off the 2015-16 season for Houston's Stark Naked Theatre Co., it was announced today by co-Artisitc Directors Philip Lehl and Kim Tobin-Lehl. 

Returning to the Studio 101 stage will be a reworked version of Ho Ho Humbug, now in a 90-minute no intermission format. The play, first seen last year, tells the semi-autobiographical story of playwright Scott Burkell who went to work as a Santa Claus in New York City. 

Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf? is up next, the classic dark award-winning comedy that took the Drama Critics Circle Award for 
Best Revival in 2013. Lehl and Tobin-Lehl will take on the lead roles in the story of the dueling bitter couple and the poor guests who come to their home to see it all played out before them.  

The final play is a  collaboration with New York City’s Bedlam Theatre. George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan will be making its Texas debut. .  Bedlam Theatre co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Tucker, will direct the four-member cast — with three men playing the 23 characters surrounding Joan of Arc. 

Upcoming Events

STARK NAKED THEATRE COMPANY’S 2015-2016 SEASON

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS 
Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by: Kim Tobin-Lehl
Featuring: Pamela Vogel & Kim Tobin-Lehl
Studio 101, Spring Street Studios
September 11 – September 26, 2015

HO HO HUMBUG 
Written by Scott Burkell
Directed by: Philip Lehl
Featuring Scott Burkell, Philip Lehl, Susan Draper
Studio 101, Spring Street Studios
December 3 – December 23, 2015
**Please check Stark Naked Theatre’s website for the expanded holiday performance schedule.

VIRGINIA WOOLF
Written by: Edward Albee
Directed by: Jennifer Dean
Starring Philip Lehl and Kim Tobin-Lehl, Matt Hune & Auden Thornton
Studio 101, Spring Street Studios
March 4 – March 26, 2016

SAINT JOAN (Texas Premiere)
Produced by Stark Naked Theatre in association Bedlam Theatre
Written by: George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Eric Tucker
Performed by: Bedlam Theatre, New York, NY
Studio 101, Spring Street Studios
June 3 – June 18, 2016

To purchase  tickets for Stark Naked Theatre’s line-up of plays, and to receive exclusive ticket offers and advance notice of special events, please visit the theater’s website at starknakedtheatre.com and register your email address. 


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