20th Festival of Originals

20th Festival of Originals

Photo by Scott McWhirter


Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sun., July 30, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 5 2017
$16 to $18

Location Info:

Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX  77063
For two decades now, Theatre Southwest has been bringing new voices to the stages of the Marie Pearsall Theatre. The five exciting new one-acts on tap at this year’s 20th Festival of Originals should be the finest yet, promises producer Mimi Holloway. “We have comedy, we have drama, we have mystery!” she says, laughing. Thomas Misuraca’s Joey and Chuck, directed by longtime collaborator Jay Menchaca, turns that classic “gay man coming out to his parents” formula on its head, Holloway vows. “They say they’re such progressive parents? The [boyfriend] three years older than the father!” Other originals include marriage drama The Next Move by New York writer William Ivor Fowkes, the “twist-turn-what’s-happening-now? mystery” Card Game by George Rapier, comedy-mystery Elimination Game by Houston writer Carl Williams and jailbird-redemption love story Blur in the Rear View by Aleks Merlio.

8 p.m. Saturday. Continuing 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. July 30. July 21 through August 5. 8944 Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit theatresouthwest.org. $16 to $18.
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