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The Motherf*#ker with the Hat - at Obsidian

The Motherf*#ker with the Hat
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Directed by James Belcher
Presented by Obsidian Theater (Obsidian Art Space)
September 15 - October 8, 2016

A high-octane verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery from a dream team of theatre talent.
Obsidian Theater is proud to present the Houston premiere of The Motherf*#cker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, the winner of the 2015 Pulitzer for Best Drama. Performances will run September 15 - October 8 at Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak Drive, Houston, TX 77007. Shows begin at 8 p.m.

The show

There has never been a funnier tragedy than The Mofo with the Hat. Some may call this a dark comedy, but the humor here is so wonderfully and naturally integrated that the laughs come by default.
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THE REDEMPTION SERIES –12 original short plays in response to crisis in America

The Landing Theatre Company opens the 2016-17 season with THE REDEMPTION SERIES –12 original short plays in response to crisis in America.
September 22 – October 1, 2016

The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), Houston’s professional company dedicated to advancing American Playwriting, opens their 2016-17 season with THE REDEMPTION SERIES: 12 original short plays in response to crisis in America. In the wake of national tragedies such as the massacre at PULSE Night Club in Orlando, FL and the continuing fatal police shootings, LTC put out a national call for new plays that explore how we come together and move forward in times of crisis. Featuring plays from notable writers from around the country, we seek to find answers to these questions through laughter, tears, and community.

THE PLAYS

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DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD Sept. 9 - Oct. 1

“Good grief!” DOG SEES GOD: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at ETC
September 9 - October 1, 2016


DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD, an ‘unauthorized parody,’ by Bert V. Royal imagines the Peanuts characters as teenagers in today’s complex and modern world. Do you remember that uncomfortable stage of teenage adolescence? DOG SEES GOD will take the audience on a journey to revisit the awkward phases of figuring out who they are and who they want to be versus who everyone else tells them they should be.
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Catastrophic presents: Buried Child by Sam Shepard

The Catastrophic Theatre presents Buried Child by Sam Shepard. Running September 9-October 1, 2016 at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street.
Corn has begun to grow again at a remote farmhouse where the fields have been fallow for decades. A young man returns to his family home only to discover that no one recognizes him. The time has come for a twisted secret to come to light.
Buried Child
by Sam Shepard
Presented by The Catastrophic Theatre at MATCH
September 9 - October 1, 2016

Equal parts dark comedy, family drama, and mysterious ceremony of renewal, Buried Child is the play that vaulted Sam Shepard into the first rank of American playwrights and won him the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Catastrophic’s production of Buried Child continues the company’s tradition of presenting heartfelt renditions of what could be called “avant-garde classics.” Having previously presented highly acclaimed versions of modern masterpieces by Samuel Beckett (Endgame, Waiting for Godot), María Irene Fornés (The Danube), Sarah Kane (Crave), and Wallace Shawn (Our Late Night, The Designated Mourner, Marie and Bruce), Catastrophic now adds the iconic Sam Shepard to that distinguished list.
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True West - presented by 4th Wall...

True West
by Sam Shepard
September 9 - September 30, 2016

@Studio 101

4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) opens its 2016-2017 season on September 9th with Sam Shepard’s Tony-nominated masterpiece, True West—a modern American classic exploring themes of sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what it means to ‘be a man.’

Like a runaway train, this dark comedy about two brothers and their mutual resentment takes audiences on a thrill ride into the dark side of the human psyche, with laughs and unexpected moments of revelation along the way.
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The Burnin'

The Burnin'
September 9 - September 18, 2016 @MATCH

Progress Theatre presents The Burnin'. Written and Directed by Cristal Chanelle Truscott; Original Music by Heather Christian and Cristal Chanelle Truscott; Choreography by Millicent Johnnie, Tiffany Gilbert and the Progress Theatre Ensemble.

It’s 1940 in the fictional City of Antebellum. As the African American community prepares for the return of hometown hero Band Man, scheduled to play at the local juke, the White American community organizes it’s Annual Pilgrimage Pageant; a celebration of Southern hierarchy as it was “Before the War.”

Fast forward 75 years and post-Great Migration, urban residents in the metropolis of Sittay gather to critique the policies and politics behind contemporary headlines at a spoken word/hip hop spot.
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