Another Extension, Another Show

Another day, another happy announcement about a Houston stage production extending its run due to popular demand.

Yesterday it was Stages and Grey Gardens; today it's Main Street Theater's Awake and Sing.

Main Street has announced additional performances of the Clifford Odets classic, which, as we noted last week, got a rave review in the Wall Street Journal.

Additional performances are scheduled for Sunday, June 7 at 7:30 pm (following the already-scheduled 3 pm matinee that day), Saturday, June 13 at 8 pm, and Sunday, June 14 at 3 pm.

Here's what the Journal critic had to say about the production:

I confess to not having expected a stageful of Houston-based actors to speak Odets's dialogue with the idiomatic snap that you'd take for granted from a New York cast. Was I wrong! Not only is Main Street Theater's ensemble cast at home with every line, but they put across the play's angry warmth so believably that you'd think you were sitting at the table with them. It helps that they're performing in a 99-seat theater-in-the-round on a set whose faded furnishings look as though they'd been swiped from a Lower East Side junk shop. Cheryl L. Kaplan, the director, has made smart use of this intimate space, encouraging her actors to give finely detailed performances whose every nuance is legible.

Ticket info is available at www.mainstreettheater.com.

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