The Ensemble Theatre opens the season with a bang and a laugh.
The Alley Theatre stages a silly valentine to theater — with plenty of slamming doors.
The setup: The brutal murder by two white men of 14-year-old Emmett Till, an African-American, was a pivotal moment in America's Civil Rights movement, and is here chronicled from the point of view of his family, capturing both the joy in his brief life and the tragedy of his death. The execution ... More >>
Before marching to Discovery Green Saturday, the Occupy Houston folks occupying a sliver of Tranquility Park performed a brief play about how corporate greed blows, but it's all good 'cause capital-D-Democracy will come back to kick ass. Written and directed by Caleb Travis, "Who Killed Democracy? ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Have something you've always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo illustration by John Seabor ... More >>
Masquerade Theatre spends Sunday in the Park with George.
Catastrophic Theatre stages a rock opera redemption.
What happened to the horrifyingvampires of old?
Let the darkness in with Mildred's Umbrella's production of Will Eno's story of crazy love
Photo by Bruce BennettActor James Belcher was on stage the other day starring in A Picasso at Stages Repertory Theatre when he cut a finger on a metal door and couldn't stop the bleeding."A big blood drop is coming and dripping off the end of my finger ... The rest of the show I was worried that ... More >>
Drew wasn't the first Barrymore, you know
With James Black as the stage manager, this production promises to shine
Four friends, one diagnosis of cancer - it's not what you think
Winning is easy; losing is complicated"
Photos by Mark C. AustinElaine Greer played a nice set of harmless poppy folk songs at Red Cat, and it was quickly apparent she isn't quite ready for HPMA - her guitar playing is extremely basic and she has occasional rhythm issues. It didn't help that she played this set as a duo; drums an ... More >>
Seems Houston is really anxious to "ease on down the road" with The Wiz; the Ensemble Theatre has just added two more weeks of performances to its already extended run. Under the direction of director/choreographer Patdro Harris and musical director Carlton Leake, The Wiz was the first Ensemble prod ... More >>
Origin of a play
Thomas Meloncon and the Ensemble Theatre stage a world premiere
Our critics weigh in on local theater
With summer almost over, the theater scene's heating up
A new play asks deep questions and entertains
Certainly not the two directors for the Alley's upcoming double bill
Whether it's Sondheim or St. Nicholas, nobody lives happily ever after
The Houston play ended. The allegations of plagiarism haven't.
The holiday brings forth some old chestnuts, a few of them tasty
New Heights crams the whole of Shakespeare into an evening for laughs, and gets them
Bill Hardy's Houston Rep hopes to give the city a fourth professional theater