It's a Wonderful Life at HFAC

The classic and inspiring holiday drama, It's A Wonderful Life, is coming to the Houston Family Arts Center! This enduring story of love, life, friendship and hope opens on the Garza Main Stage, November 27th – December 20th.

Directed by Rachel Landon, this stage adaptation of the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling is a faithful, fast-moving stage adaptation of the classic film and is not only a joyful Christmas tale -- it's the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the Greatest Generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance, and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life.
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Catastrophic Theatre Presents- Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy

Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy
By Mark Schultz
November 13th to December 5th, 2015
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.
All tickets Pay-What-You-Can

16-year-old Charlotte’s beautiful mother is dead. Turning to the story of Helen of Troy for comfort, Charlotte becomes convinced that beauty, fame, and the desire of others can help reconcile her with her mother’s memory and punish the world that took her away in the first place. Getting beauty tips from her popular friend, seeking career advice on how to be a !&#$! star from her guidance counselor, and searching for love from the football jock that barely even knows she exists, Charlotte searches in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality—destroying the life of the only friend she may have had in the process. But in the depths of pain, she comes to discover an unexpected grace.
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The Twentieth-Century Way presented by Theater Lab

Theater LaB Houston presents
The Theatre @ Boston Court's production of ​Tom Jacobson's
The Twentieth-Century Way
directed by Michael Michetti
Will Bradley & Robert Mammana
Desire, reality and morality are artfully blurred in this award winning play about
entrapping and exposing gay men by police. The Twentieth-Century Way is that rare convergence of a great story with a novel form of theatricality. It's 1914. Two actors enter a bare stage for an audition.
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(Houston, TX, November 16, 2015) –
The Catastrophic Theatre is pleased to announce that it will move its operations to MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston) in January 2016. By doing so, Catastrophic will join a broad spectrum of Houston’s arts organizations in an accessible, state-of-the-art facility that will bring together an array of artists and art lovers from across the region’s diverse cultural, economic, and geographic communities. Catastrophic’s audience will now be able to attend its productions in a prime location at 3400 Main Street @ Holman, easily reached from all areas in Houston and directly off the Metro rail line.

Catastrophic will kick off its first production at MATCH with...
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Rice Players to perform THE ALTRUISTS by Nicky Silver

" Rice Players to perform "THE ALTRUISTS" by Nicky Silver
directed by Susannah Eig
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - Saturday, November 14, 2015
8:00 PM

"THE ALTRUISTS revolves around a dedicated, if disorganized and demented, group of young radicals. These are the kids who protest. They protest arts funding and arms funding. They protest school cutbacks and AIDS cutbacks and welfare cutbacks. They march for gay rights and children's rights and Women Against Drunk Drivers. But their morality is put to the test one day when Sydney, a shallow, anorexic soap-opera actress, fires a gun into the hulking body of her sleeping boyfriend. Terrified, she looks to her brother, Ronald, the center of this merry band of radicals, for help. Ronald, a social worker, wants to aid his sister,
but at the moment he's consumed with love...
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UH to present Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov.

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance presents Three Sisters. Written by Anton Chekhov. Adapted by Michael Frayn. Directed by John Tyson.

November 13-22
in the University of Houston - Wortham Theatre.

The three Prozorov sisters lived a grand life with their father, so once he passes, they yearn for something magical to transform their seemingly ordinary lives in a small town: work, love and moving to Moscow!

When the regiment comes to town, there's hope for something greater - but even as they find what they think they want, it's not enough, turning the home into a place where passions and tempers fly, creating heartbreak and frustration.
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