A fresh batch of freaky move-masters has waltzed onto the Houston dance stage in the form of Compass Soul. The group’s new show, Deadly Seven
, explores the classic seven deadly sins thematically. Director Marco A. Bernal Jr. began the group as an expansion of a rock band; the ideas eventually developed into a multimedia show event with a focus on new and original stories rather than adaptations or re-imaginings. Deadly Seven
is a dark, strange tale with adult concepts. Two young lovers find themselves stalked by a mysterious, shadowy entity known as “The Faceless,” which is played by five different actors throughout the performance. “After a promotional walk-through at Memorial City Mall earlier this month, people approached to ask what the Faceless characters represent in the show,” Bernal said by e-mail. “I told them that the idea behind these characters was that they represent everyone and no one at the same time. Simply put, they are us.”
8 p.m. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2400 or visit thehobbycenter.org. $42.75 to $52.75.
Sat., Nov. 9, 8 p.m., 2013