Trevor presented by Catastrophic Theatre

The Catastrophic Theatre presents
by Nick Jones
February 10th – March 4th, 2017.

Presented @ The MATCH, 3400 Main Street.

“Plays like Sylvia and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo have found humor in animals speaking like humans. But in Trevor, the laughs (and there are many) have an edge. Imagine the frustration of not being able to accurately communicate with the person closest to you, the one you depend on most. It’s the kind of thing that happens on an emotional level in human relationships all the time, but by using this theatrical conceit, the stakes heighten.”
—Jason Zinoman, The New York Times

Inspired by the true story of a woman attacked by a 200-pound pet chimpanzee, Trevor finds pathos, poignancy and, perhaps surprisingly, riotous humor by seeing the world through the animal’s eyes.

The play is also a biting satire of show business since Trevor, the chimpanzee, once starred on stage and screen (including a commercial with ’80s icon Morgan Fairchild) and now overestimates how much the human world might be clamoring for his comeback.
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Classical Theatre Presents The Ghost Sonata

Classical Theatre Company presents Strindberg’s rarely produced final play, the supernatural drama,
The Ghost Sonata
ny August Strindberg
February 8 – February 26, 2017.

Following 2012’s production of Miss Julie, Classical Theatre Company will produce its second play by the Swedish great August Strindberg in The Ghost Sonata.

This dark examination of family was originally produced in 1908 and has disturbed audiences ever since.

“Strindberg had a very unhappy family life – particularly his childhood. This play was his attempt to exorcise those ghosts through this supernatural drama,” says CTC chief John Johnston. “We’re excited to bring this rarely produced play to our Houston audiences. We’ve done a good job over the years in exposing our audiences to age-old plays that they’ve never seen on stage before. Most theatergoers are familiar with his other plays like Miss Julie, The Father, or A Dream Play, but The Ghost Sonata was his last great play, and perhaps his most overlooked.”
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The Whale presented by Theatre Southwest

Theatre Southwest presents
The Whale
by Samuel D. Hunter
February 17 - March 11, 2017

On the outskirts of Mormon Country, Idaho, a six- hundred pound recluse hides away in his apartment and slowly eats himself to death. Desperate to reconnect with his long-estranged daughter, he reaches out to her, only to find a viciously sharp-tongued and wildly unhappy teen.
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SRO Productions presents Passing Strange

Music, lyrics and book by Mark Stewart “Stew”
February 9 - March 4

The Tony Award winning comedy-drama rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery

Obsidian Theater in association with SRO Productions will stage the Tony and Drama Desk award-winning Broadway rock musical Passing Strange for 14 performances – February 9 though March 4.

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To Kill A Mockingbird lands at A.D Players Houston

A.D. Players presents
To Kill A Mockingbird
Feb 12-March 5th, 2017

Harper Lee’s timeless story contrasts the innocence of childhood with darker themes of prejudice and injustice. When Atticus Finch defends a man falsely accused, both intolerance and quiet heroism are exposed in the tiny town of Maycomb.

A.D. Players, one of Houston’s oldest and largest resident theater companies, has moved its troupe from the Grace Theater to its new 440-seat venue, the Jeannette and L.M. George Theater (George Theater). The Players completed its 39-year run at the 212-seat Grace Theater in December.
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Main Street Theater presents Copenhagen

Main Street Theater (MST) continues its 2016 – 2017 MainStage season with Tony Award Winner for Best Play,
by Michael Frayn.
February 11 - March 12

Main Street Theater – Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd.

“No one understands my trip to Copenhagen. Time and time again I’ve explained it. To Bohr himself, and Margrethe. To interrogators and intelligence officers, to journalists and historians. The more I’ve explained, the deeper the uncertainty has become. Well, I shall be happy to make one more attempt.”– Heisenberg in Copenhagen
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