Quit Your Groaning

Photo by Christine Weems


Aug. 3-5, 8 p.m. 2017
$15 to $20

Location Info:

Beacon Theatre
5102 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX  77011
Cone Man Running Productions will mount its first production in the freshly renovated Beacon Theatre, and it’s not holding back with Complaint Box and/or Good Times. The group tackles the subject of “white people” problems through the story of two feuding siblings who complain about their mundane grievances and their subsequent revelations — or lack thereof — after a black man unexpectedly enters their world and reveals their inner traits. Playwright Abby Koenig says, “It’s nerve-racking to offend people, but it’s real. It’s a glimpse into what we look like behind closed doors.” The girls confront their sense of identity and their relationship to race and raise the question of whether their complaints are anything more than everyday problems.

8 p.m. Thursday. Continuing 8 p.m. August 4 and 5. 5102 Navigation. For information, call 281-972-5897 or visit conemanrunning.com. $15 to $20. [Organizer's description:]

A day in the life of three estranged sisters, who come together to clean out their childhood beach house where they find, amongst other things, the infamous Complaint Box of their youth. The Complaint Box contained a trove of riches - everything they were upset or angry about was written down and put into the box.

When an unexpected guest enters the picture, the women are forced to confront their sense of identity, their relationship to race and whether their complaints are nothing more than everyday problems. With droll, lightening-fast dialogue – at times bordering on the absurd – the play asks its audience whether racial issues are all relative or if it’s our relatives giving us issues.
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