The Splasher

The second offering from the brand-new Catastrophic Theatre Company is an original in every way. Created by company member (and Houston Press contributor) Troy Schulze, The Splasher focuses on a real-life guy who ran around New York City vandalizing graffiti as a political statement against art. Schulze says that when the story came out in The New York Times, he was fascinated by “this vandal going around vandalizing vandalism.” The result of all Schulze’s subsequent research is a one-act “meditation on art, crime and punishment.”

Made up of newspaper interviews, bits of sound and music, video projection and original dialogue, the production features some familiar faces (like Schulze) and some brand-new actors. 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through June 14. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org. $15.
May 29-31, 8 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: May 29. Continues through June 14, 2008

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