Review

The Winter's Tale Gets A Twangy Texas Update

The Alley puts a delightful local twist on a lesser-known Shakespeare play.

09/20/2019 By Doni Wilson

[Exit, Pursued by Bear]

There Are No Victims in The Winter's Tale

The Alley production features powerful women, bears, and the King Ranch.

09/13/2019 By Olivia Flores Alvarez

Theater

At the Alley Theatre, Making Sure Theatergoers Never Feel In the Dark

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

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Fall Arts

Curtain Call: The 2019 Fall Arts Guide

Everything you need to know about the season’s must-score tickets. Plus, the ovation-deserving professionals who make it all possible.

08/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney and Chris Gray

murder

Review: Melrose Has Us On Board with Murder on the Orient Express

The Alley's new artistic leader directs a wonderful Christie whodunit.

07/26/2019 By Doni Wilson

New beginnings

Hercule Poirot Returns to the Alley

The famed detective returns in a new version of Murder on the Orient Express and the first production from new Artistic Director Rob Melrose.

07/15/2019 By Holly Beretto

Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Hot hot hot

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 7–9

In the market for a tattoo?

06/07/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Review

The Three Musketeers Will Make You Want to Cheer

A spunky retelling of the classic novel is great summer fun.

06/06/2019 By Doni Wilson

Typecast

Playing a Couple While Being a Couple in the Alley's Constellations

Husband and wife Chris Hutchison and Elizabeth Bunch discuss their extremely meta roles and the theater's post Greg Boyd era.

05/31/2019 By Steven Foster

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