Girl Power

Catastrophic Theatre’s Fefu and Her Friends Tells a Tale of Sisterhood

The avant-garde play by María Irene Fornés tackles themes of identity and female friendship.

02/17/2020 By Holly Beretto

On the Town

What to Do and See This Month, from Goya to Celine Dion

Plus Whiskey Myers and Ann Curry.

01/30/2020 Edited by Chris Gray

Theater Preview

Baby Screams Miracle Is a Classic Catastrophic Experience

This Clare Barron play is challenging, odd, and often funny—exactly the kind of show Catastrophic Theatre gravitates toward.

12/03/2019 By Holly Beretto

Fall into fall

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Sept. 27–29

Summer is over, whether it feels like it or not.

09/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

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

vroom vroom

Speeding Motorcycle Makes Its Catastrophic Return

The company's 2006 weirdo rock opera is updated and ready to convert another generation to the music of Daniel Johnston.

06/26/2019 By Holly Beretto

Pre-Rodeo

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 15–17

Concerts, art openings, and pre-rodeo 5Ks await.

02/14/2019 By Morgan Kinney

'90s Kids

First Suburb Revisits the '90s Suburban Idyll

Spoiler: Things in this Catastrophic Theatre world premiere are not as perfect as they seem.

11/14/2018 By Holly Beretto

Mix and match

What If There Were a ClassPass for the Arts?

A revamped subscription platform may be the best way for Houston arts lovers to sample the scene.

09/06/2018 By Holly Beretto

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

crazy good

Strap In For Yet Another Over-the-Top Field Trip with Tamarie Cooper

The Catastrophic Theatre associate director calls this year's edition of her near-annual summer musical "a field trip through my existential crisis."

06/29/2018 By Holly Beretto

Ice House

Perfect Party: Of-Beans-and-Basketball-Edition

Anish Kapoor gets the seat of honor for reigniting the great Bayou vs. Windy City debate.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Matusow

ahoy!

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 6–8

Movies at the Menil, fancy home tours, big old boats, and more.

04/05/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Theater

A Basketball Musical? Why Not, Says Catastrophic Theatre

Rockets GM Daryl Morey loves theater; Catastrophic Theatre artistic director Jason Nodler loves basketball. Is it just us, or was a collaboration inevitable?

03/28/2018 By Chris Gray

Lioness

When a Woman Wants to Be a Lion...

Chana Porter's Leap and the Net Will Appear premieres at Catastrophic Theatre amid a roar of buzz.

02/09/2018 By Holly Beretto

Monster burger bash

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Nov. 17–19

Houstonia's Burger Bash, anti-fascist theater, and a local art market top the list.

11/16/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Trump People

Rhinoceros Offers an Absurd Take on 'Trump People'

Catastrophic Theatre resurfaces Eugene Ionesco's 1959 anti-fascist comedy.

11/14/2017 By Holly Beretto

The Summer of Staycations

Visit a New Side of Houston: The Culture and Quirk of Midtown

Where you'll find free museums, abundant theaters, eccentric boutiques, the best breakfast around, and live music around every corner.

06/15/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

H-Town Picks

This Weekend Is Comin' in Hot With Exciting Events

Snow White gets a hilarious makeover, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah turns up White Oak Music Hall plus more can't-miss happenings around town.

04/20/2017 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Box Office Roundup

Golden Tickets of the Week: July 26–31

From Meghan Trainor to a Jean Genet play, we've got the scoop on the hottest performances wrapping up July.

07/26/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis