Spontaneous Smattering X

<i>Spontaneous Smattering X</i>

Christine Weems Lust the Musical from Smattering Se7en (l. to r. Callina Situka, Whitney Zangarine, Jonathan Moonen)

Location Info:

Beacon Theatre
5102 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX  77011
We’re not sure which is the bigger draw: The first chance to see the iconic East End space in its new incarnation as The Beacon Theatre, the free shot of alcohol at the door or watching extroverts embarrass themselves for the sake of art. The clock is ticking as playwrights come up with a new short before handing it off to directors and actors to learn lines (with mixed results), find props and costumes and be ready when the curtain rises 24 hours later. “The great thing is that it’s the perfect kind of theater for non-theater people,” says Christine Weems, who serves as artistic director for Cone Man Running Productions’ presentation of Spontaneous Smattering X. “This is the fun, corny ride you want to go on. You never know what’s going to happen.” Donations of school supplies and proceeds benefit area teachers.

7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday. 5102 Navigation. For information, call 281-972-5897 or visit conemanrunning.com. $20.

[Organizer's Description:]

Cone Man Running Productions will be introducing their new venue - The Beacon Theatre - with its signature event - SPONTANEOUS SMATTERING X! It's back! The craziest night of scripted theatre you have ever experienced is back to not only entertain but, as always, to raise funds and do some good in the community! On Saturday, June 17th, your free shot will be waiting for you at the door and the combined efforts of over 50 people will be on display in a completely random and raucous night of theatre not suitable for all ages. At 7PM on Friday, June 16th, the writers will meet and randomly draw their actors, get their other parameters and endeavor (sober or not) to write a presentable short play. They arrive back at the theater on Saturday, June 17th, scripts in hand at 8AM to hand off to the directors and casts who have until 7PM to run around and rehearse, find props and costumes and be amazing for two performances that very night - one at 7PM and one at 9:45PM. YES, IT'S ONE NIGHT ONLY - SATURDAY JUNE 17th! And as always you - the audience - will get to vote on awards such as Best Use of Genre, Best Use of Prop and the coveted "Best In Show"! Tickets: Only $20 and all the money will go to a special cause. THE CAUSE Teachers have to spend money every year out of their own pockets in order to help decorate their classrooms and purchase school supplies. Most of these costs are not reimbursed and although they do get a tax credit, they still almost always spend more than that. It's not fair considering everything they do for our kids and how much they get paid. So we want to do something about it. Houston-area teachers are invited to register at our website - www.conemanrunning.com until 7PM on Friday, June 16th. From that pool of teachers, we will select 10 at random during the night of the Smattering and we will divide all ticket sales and donated school supplies 10 ways and give it to them! It is the least we can do to give back to those that have given so much to our kids. We sincerely hope you can join us for this crazy fun event that is for a crazy good cause! (If you are a teacher or know one who may want to be put in the pot for some no-strings attached cash, go and register at www.conemanrunning.com!) For more information about the participants, go to our website www.conemanrunning.com.
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