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Rogue Productions launches with comedy : MATT and BEN

Rogue Productions presents their first play, the comedy,
“Matt & Ben,”
by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers.
Performing Fridays-Sundays January 13-29 at Stages Repertory Theatre.

The show hilariously investigates a theory behind the writing of the award-winning screenplay for “Good Will Hunting.”

Will we ever find out the real story behind the Oscar winning screenplay Good Will Hunting?
How did those two 'bros' come up with such a brilliant script?
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The Designated Mourner at Catastrophic Theatre

The Catastrophic Theatre presents
The Designated Mourner by Wallace Shawn, Directed By Jason Nodler,
Running TWO WEEKS ONLY
January 5th through January 15th at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street.

“You see, I think we ought to be precise about facts—I mean, very, very precise about historical facts. Or I mean, for God’s sake, let’s try to be. Or I mean, for God’s sake, let’s pretend to be. Or something, anyway.” —Jack, The Designated Mourner

Please join us for a very limited run of Wallace Shawn’s fiercely urgent, frighteningly prescient masterwork, The Designated Mourner, a special, off-season addition for those that need it.

The Catastrophic Theatre previously staged The Designated Mourner in 2010, in a production The Houston Chronicle called a “quietly stunning realization.”

Although it takes place in an unspecified time and place, its themes are immensely timely especially right now, and Catastrophic Theatre artistic director Jason Nodler decided to offer a limited run of the play as a necessary add-on to the current season.
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Much ado about NOthing

Much Ado About Nothing
Dec. 25-Jan 15, 2017


Main Street Theater (MST) continues its partnership with Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC) in presenting PSC’s Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by Guy Roberts, Artistic Director of Prague Shakespeare Company and native Houstonian.

Shakespeare’s beloved comedy of love, languish and language in a smart new production from Prague Shakespeare Company. Set in World War II Britain, a group of nurses, wounded servicemen and patriots produce a radio broadcast of Much Ado About Nothing to raise morale of the troops on the front.
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A Thousand Clowns

Theatre Southwest presents
A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner.
Directed by David Hymel.
December 31, 2016, and January 6-21, 2017

This benchmark of Broadway comedy produced one of the theatre’s most beloved roles: unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick.

Tired of writing cheap comedy gags for “Chipper the Chipmunk”, a children’s television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time with which to pursue his…pursuits.
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Firecracker Productions presents BECKY SHAW by Gina Gionfriddo

Becky Shaw follows a newlywed couple who fixes up two romantically challenged friends: wife's best friend, meet husband's sexy and strange new co-worker. When an evening calculated to bring happiness takes a dark turn, crisis and comedy ensue in this wickedly funny play that asks what we owe the people we love and the strangers who land on our doorstep.
Becky Shaw won the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award, and was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Gina Gionfriddo was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for another play-"Rapture, Blister, Burn".

Kelsey McMillan returns to Firecracker Productions to direct Becky Shaw, after previously directing ‘No Exit’ and ‘Belleville’. McMillan most recently directed ‘El Nogalar’ with Obsidian Theater.

“Firecracker has allowed me to work on shows that really delve into the fragility of human relationships, which I love in a script.” McMillan says. “Becky Shaw is no different; it is a darkly funny and realistic exploration of how our actions can have unintended consequences in each others lives.”

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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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