Crazy Ladies

A Stellar Cast Saves the Warmed-Over Plot of Crimes of the Heart

In the '80s, the play felt like a revelation. Not so anymore.

04/18/2019 By Doni Wilson

sisters will sister

What Makes Crimes of the Heart So Compelling? The Women.

“These women have been through terrible things, and they’re hard to talk to about. But this is also a funny play in many ways. They laugh through the tragedy.”

04/12/2019 By Holly Beretto

Best of the Fest

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 12–14

From outsider art to fine art to barbecue art, there's a festival for you this weekend.

04/11/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Temp Job

Mildred's Umbrella Brings Hunchback to the Alley

The homeless theater company continues its season downtown with Charise Castro Smith’s The Hunchback of Seville.

03/25/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

The Humans Feels Almost Too Real

Stephen Karam's Tony-winning play pinpoints one family's anxieties living in contemporary America.

03/07/2019 By Doni Wilson

Tv Doctor

Review: Quackery Abounds at the Alley

Eliza Clark's dramedy interrogates the contemporary media from all sides.

02/15/2019 By Doni Wilson

mistaken identity

Review: The Carpenter Raises the Comedic Bar

How does a stripper show up in a wedding play? Let the Alley explain.

01/28/2019 By Doni Wilson

Year in Review

What We Loved About Houston Theater in 2018

One theater critic reflects on another standout year across the city's stages.

12/27/2018 By Doni Wilson

3-in-1

Stages Bets on Three Times the Holiday Fun

We break down Stages' jam-packed schedule.

11/21/2018 By Holly Beretto

It's Chill

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 16–18

Do YOU know anything about Astroworld Fest?

11/16/2018 By Morgan Kinney

New Director on the Block

The Alley Gets a New Artistic Director

Rob Melrose takes the helm after his predecessor's tumultuous departure.

11/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts Guide 2018

TUTS Celebrates Its 50th Birthday With a New Take on a Classic

Plus, six can't-miss shows this season.

08/17/2018 By Morgan Kinney

whodunit

Review: Houston Catches a Summer Chill at the Alley's The Mousetrap

An Agatha Christie classic loses none of its luster in this winning ensemble production.

08/16/2018 By Doni Wilson

Murder?

Review: A Convoluted Holmes and Watson Serves Up a Mystery at the Alley Theatre

Break out your magnifying glass if you plan on following the twists and turns of this play.

06/28/2018 By Doni Wilson

My horn can pierce the sky!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 29–July 1

Unicorns, drag queens, and Swedes abound.

06/28/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Buttercream Dream

Review: Love Wins—But Not How You Think—in The Cake at the Alley

Few moments could top June 2018 for a world premiere about wedding cake.

06/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Theater

Family and Frosting Collide This Month at the Alley

In the play The Cake, a small-town bakery owner's beliefs are challenged when asked to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

05/29/2018 By Chris Gray

Kudos

ICYMI: The 'Best New American Play' Is from Houston

Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night, which premiered at the Alley last fall, took top honors at the 2018 Obie Awards.

05/23/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Review

Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile Presents a Comedic Collision of Minds

Two geniuses walk into a bar at the Alley Theatre with mixed results.

05/17/2018 By Doni Wilson

Ruff Racing

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, May 11–13

Corgi races, an Ira Glass masterclass, and a Mother's Day MFAH blowout.

05/10/2018 By Morgan Kinney