Evening at the Talk House
gather for a reunion in some unspecified country at some unspecified time in the future. All were involved with a certain unsuccessful play ten years before. They are there to catch up on the usual stuff of countless high school and college reunions. But in what co-director Kyle Sturdivant (Best Actor, 2017 Houston Theater Awards) calls one of Shawn’s “more accessible” plays, what soon develops in this one-act is a far darker — while still comedic — story line of how politics, survival instincts and compromise can take over the lives of even the most idealistic members of the citizenry. “The world of theater has just about died in the world of this play. It’s not really looked upon romantically anymore,” Sturdivant says. “Everybody involved in the show had to go on to other careers.”
7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Continuing 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays; special performance 7:30 p.m. October 16. October 5 through 21. The MATCH, 3400 Main. For information, call 713?521-4533 or visit catastrophictheatre.com
. Suggested ticket price $35.
The characters in Wallace Shawn’s