When the Bard wrote "All the world's a stage," he probably wasn't thinking of the roof of Khon's. But Khon's is probably the perfect place for the Vagabond Theatre Project to practice its mission of taking theater to the public, instead of making the public come to the theater.
"Our theater is where the people are," says Vagabond Artistic Director Caleb Travis.
Starting tonight and playing through the weekend, Travis's group will perform Sam Shepard's dark ode to love and the American West, Fool for Love, on the roof of Khon's, the Midtown wine and dart bar known for its off-the-wall events.
Travis and his group have performed in a variety of places, from black box theaters to back yards to Cafe Brasil. But all because they're performing outside the traditional venues doesn't mean they necessarily have to scale the productions back. The group has erected a full set for the Khon's shows, comprised of ten platforms, two doors, five walls and a slew of lighting and sound equipment, according to Travis.
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What if it rains? The show will go on. "We might run with less tech, but we'll keep going," Travis says.
9 p.m. through August 14. 2808 Milam. $7 to $10. For information, call 713-523-7775 or visit www.khonsbar.com