"The Trinity River Plays"

"The Trinity River Plays"

Photo courtesy of the Ensemble Theatre


Past Event

Location Info:

The Ensemble Theatre
3535 Main St.
Houston, TX  77002
Regina Taylor’s triptych, the final installment in the Ensemble’s Salute to Texas Playwrights Series, looks at 18 years in the life of Iris Spears, first as a 17-year-old flirting with womanhood in Jar Fly; then as a newly divorced 34 year-old returning home to care for her mother in Rain. The final act, Ghost(story), set one year later, finds Iris struggling with the ghosts of her past as she tries to choose between her ex-husband and the man she crushed on as a teen. Inspired by the life cycle of the cicada and named for the river that flows through her hometown of Dallas, The Chicago Sun-Times called the “Trinity River Plays” a “real breakthrough” for Taylor.


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