Margaret Downing is the editor-in-chief who oversees the Houston Press newsroom and its online publication. She frequently writes on a wide range of subjects.
13 hours ago | Stage
Barely ten years into its existence, Horse Head Theatre Co. announced today that its 2018 season will turn out to be its last. It couldn't stay financially viable no matter the cutbacks it made. But it is going out in stypl In a press release from...
2 days ago | Stage
"Guns can be objects of terror or symbols of love." It's with those thoughts in mind that playwright Kyle Schmidt wrote The Secretary which is on stage at Main Street Theater. The play takes place in a small town and centers on a gun company ...
5 days ago | Stage
The winner of nine Tony Awards and a perennial audience favorite in Houston — even as it offends some — The Book of Mormon is back at the Mischer Neurosciences Broadway at the Hobby Center for a short run. This irreverent view of mission...
14 days ago | Best of Houston
Houston is known for its innovation and reinvention. After Hurricane Harvey hit, the city's performing arts groups — unable to access their home stages — refused to shut down and instead took up temporary residence both in and out of town for a ye...
15 days ago | Stage
Described as "a geriatric Thelma and Louise plus one" comedy, Breaking Out of Sunset Place about to make its world premiere at Queensbury Theatre, is the story of two women who decide to break out of their senior living center who somewhat relucta...
16 days ago | Stage
Playwright Robert Askins who grew up in Cypress "where 290 meets Huffmeister" and went on to Baylor University says he finds its best to write about things he knows. His plays aren't autobiographical exactly, but they are based on similar things h...