Theater

A Woman of Substance

Echo Theatre showcases a season of works highlighting prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, Aphra Behn. She may be the opposite of a one-hit wonder – she was someone whose career outshone any one particular work. [...]...

The Laugh’s On Them

Improvisational comedy, the funny folks on TV with the super-quick quips doing games that evoke Charades and 20 Questions. Right? Few realize those games are gussied up versions of acting exercises, much less suspect them tied to something as grand as the impulse of life itself [...]...

Review: Museum of Dysfunction V

Mildred’s Umbrella’s Museum of Dysfunction V August 9-18, 2012 Mildred Umbrella opened their celebrated annual showcase of short plays, Museum of Dysfunction V, on Thursday, August 9. The selection, which is split into two sections, runs through August 18, with alternating performances. Mildred’s Umbrella received [,,,]...

Dreaming in Words

Liz Duffy Adams Returns to Main Street Theater Liz Duffy Adams first amazed Main Street Theater audiences with her play/poem Or, a delicious period piece all set in rhythm. She’s back with Dog Act, a post-apocalyptic play [...]...

Sartre in the Summertime

Bit of Stretch Theatre Co. at 14 Pews Houston opens its doors to returning college students every summer. Some don’t just want to hang around. Southwestern University (SU) students Emma Martinsen and Erin Cressy and New York [...]...

Review: The Birthday Party

Undermain Theatre May 2–June 2, 2012 Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party was first performed in 1958, around the same time as Ionesco’s Rhinoceros and Albee’s The Zoo Story, ushering in a movement called “Theater of the Absurd” and what some critics dubbed “Comedy of Menace.” [...]...