Front Porch Society
. Morris is betting sense memory alone will connect audiences to the porch where Beaty’s Carrie Honey sits on November 4, 2008 — the anniversary of her son’s brutal murder and the eve of Barack Obama’s historic election. Through four elderly women in Marks, Mississippi, the play explores community, sisterhood and racial injustice, but just as important, Morris says it’s a reminder of how “even in the most serious moments in life, something warm and humorous, or that just puts a smile on your face, happens. Life happens.”
7:30 p.m. Thursday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through June 4. 3535 Main. For information, call 713-520-0055 or visit ensemblehouston.com
. $30 to $50.
“How many of us, whether you’re a millennial or not, remember going to your grandmother’s house and sitting on the front porch watching them talk?” asks Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris, who will direct the world premiere of Melda Beaty’s