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From actors to designers, directors to technicians, the city's brightest talent gets its due.
The setup: Who else in Houston are you going to trust to do justice to the creepy dysfunction and blasted-earth absurdity of Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett, than that theater company of raging imagination and utter theatricality, Catastrophic? If Waiting for Godot (1952) is his maste ... More >>
The setup: A satire of marital advice from a clueless "expert" tracks two very different 1959 Iowa marriages and chronicles their outcomes in this production from Theater LaB Houston. The execution: First, yes, it is the era of big hair and the wigs, often blond. Molly Pierce plays Abby, a Doris ... More >>
Things get savage in Catastrophic Theatre's hilariously gory Hunter Gatherers.
The Designated Mourner presents a troubling — and not so far-fetched — world.
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Mac Wellman's swirling, dreamy poetry gives Dracula a sharp bite
Tomorrow Morning is a trip
Things Being at the Worst is a sexy, avant-garde production
Bobbindoctrin's savage wit returns in The Crime
The Ensemble puts Two Trains Running on the right track
Infernal Bridegroom's Godot is all Beckett -- pure, if not simple
Infernal Bridgroom's Cherry Orchard is a close success
According to Sylvia, it's a beautiful young actress
Guys and Dolls gets a respectful revival, while Our Town is sent to its grave
Woyzeck is filled with the short, sharp and shocking
Stages finds the free-floating anxiety in Albee's Delicate Balance