The Learned Ladies presented by Texas Rep

The Learned Ladies
August 25 - September 18, 2016

The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, opens its 12th Anniversary “Triumphs and Treasures” Season with The Learned Ladies a classic comedy by French author Jean Baptiste Moliere.

The Learned Ladies was the last of Moliere's great rhyming-couplet comedies and has the best of both comic worlds: it satirizes intellectual pretension and the vicissitudes of love. Targeting cultural snobbery, The Learned Ladies mocks the fashion, current among upper-class ladies, for holding “salons” to discuss such “learned” matters as the arts, philosophy and science.
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2016 Houston Fringe Festival

2016 Houston Fringe Festival
August 24 - August 28, 2016
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FrenetiCore Presents the 2016 Houston Fringe Festival August 24-28, 2016. Location: The Pilot on Navigation, 5102 Navigation Boulevard, Houston TX 7701.

The 2016 Houston Fringe Festival is a 5-day celebration of independent performing arts by performers from the Bayou City and beyond.

This year marks the Ninth year of the festival, as well as an all-new format. Previously, the festival was held across three different venues in Houston’s historic East End; this year all shows will be held at the newly named Pilot on Navigation (formerly Frenetic Theater). The new round-robin format promises a more comprehensive festival format and allows for greater interaction between audiences members and participants.

This year’s lineup features a diverse line-up of performers representing a wide range of disciplines, including circus arts, original drama, narrative dance, ballet folklorico, musical comedy, postmodern dance, butoh, and poetry-based theater.
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Hand To God - Presented by The Alley Theatre

Hand To God
By Robert Askins
August 24-Sept 18, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Robert Askins’ Tony-nominated play Hand to God, which opens the 2016-2017 Season on August 19 in the Neuhaus Theatre.

A smashing success on Broadway and now in London, this fast-paced dark comedy is the Texas playwright’s Alley debut. Hand to God is directed by Mark Shanahan and features Alley Company members.

“Hand to God is a serious comedy that marries outrageousness with real depth of feeling and a did-he-really-just-say-that hilarity. It's exhilarating and alarming – angry and unsettling – and painful and ultimately moving...
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CTC establishes Junior Shakespeare Acting Company Training Program

. Classical Theatre Company will expand its Shakespeare Outreach Program in the Fall of 2016 by establishing a Junior Shakespeare Acting Company. Hearkening back to the children’s acting companies of Shakespeare’s day, this company will accept children from ages 10-13 for an intensive acting and performance training program in Shakespeare. The program will include vocal training, training in stage combat and movement, and performances of scenes from Shakespeare. Ultimately the Junior Company will work on plays written by Jonson, Lyly, Beaumont and Fletcher and other great Elizabethan playwrights specifically for the child players, some of whom went on to create the roles of children and young women in Shakespeare’s company
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The Landing Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 Season


The Landing Theatre Company announces their 2016-17 Season, featuring the World Premiere of SMALL JOKES ABOUT MONSTERS, 2 Regional Premieres, and the nationally-recognized New American Voices Play Reading Series.

HOUSTON - David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). This season will feature the world premiere of Steven Strafford's Small Jokes About Monsters, a finalist in the 2016 New American Voices Play Reading Series; the Regional Premiere of Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval's This is Modern Art, originally commissioned by Steppenwolf; the Regional Premiere of Winter Miller's In Darfur, originally co-commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre and The Playwrights Center and presented at the Public Theater; and the Olivier-nominated Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
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A Steady Rain presented by Dirt Dogs Theatre Co

A Steady Rain
Presented by Dirt Dogs Theatre CO, at MATCH Houston (Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston)
July 22 - July 30, 2016

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co presents A Steady Rain by Keith Huff. Directed by Malinda L. Beckham.
Friends since kindergarten, Chicago cops Joey and Denny are almost family. Their relationship is put on the line after responding to a domestic disturbance call that takes a turn for the worse.

The result is a harrowing journey into a moral grey area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival against a sobering backdrop of criminal lowlifes.
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