Stages Announces Its 2009-10 Season
Stages Theatre, still basking in the success of its Grey Gardens production, has announced its 2009-10 season lineup.
There are a bunch of productions that are "regional premieres" but, it must be said, nothing as headline-grabbing as the musical about the Beale sisters.
But it's a solid series of productions, including:
Southern Rapture -- Based on the true story of a Charlotte, NC company's controversial production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America, this is a look at the culture clash of epic proportions. Stages' description tries to make it sound like Houston: "Marjorie is a respected theatrical artistic director in a growing Southern city that has almost achieved "world class" status, that might host the upcoming Olympics...and that values tradition above all else." Well, except for that last part.
Battle of the Piney Woods: SFA vs. SHSU
TicketsSat., Oct. 1, 3:00pm
University of Houston Cougars Football vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 11:00am
Rice University Owls Football vs. UTSA Roadrunners Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 15, 6:00pm
Rice University Owls Football vs. Prairie View A&M University Football
TicketsSat., Oct. 22, 2:30pm
A Picasso -- Picasso and the Nazis. `Nuff said.
Speech and Debate -- This comedy about high school gays and straights got a lot of great publicity when it opened off-Broadway last year, and should be popular here.
Man From Nebraska -- A drama from Tracy Letts, who's fresh off a Pulitzer for August: Osage County.
The Complete History of America (Abridged) -- Pretty much what the title indicates; this could either be very funny or very strained. We'll have to wait to see.
The Andrews Brothers -- Guys have to get in drag in WWII when the Andrews Sisters can't make a USO performance. Geez, lots of gayness and drag this season...What is this, theater or something?
There's also another "panto" for Christmas; Sleeping Beauty is the take-off point for this British traditional event.
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