Liftoff

A.D. Players at the George Launches Apollo 8

The first play in the company's 2021 Metzler New Works Festival showcases awe and triumph.

04/30/2021 By Holly Beretto

Curiouser and Curiouser

White Rabbit Red Rabbit Is a Wild, Nerve-Racking Ride

We can’t tell you much about 4th Wall's digital production, but it’s worth a trip down the rabbit hole.

04/23/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Beneath the facade

The Alley Explores the Not-So-Glamorous Old Black & White Hollywood

Local playwright ShaWanna Renee Rivon shares what inspired her story about racial and gender inequality during the Golden Age of Cinema.

04/15/2021 By Kaitlyn Miller

2-for-1 Critics Special

REVIEW: The Alley’s New Shorts Squeeze Huge Life Questions into 20-Minute Virtual Shows

"Man. Kind." and "For Steve Wozniak, on His 67th Birthday," which are available as part of the theater company’s free digital season, are viewable through July 4.

04/13/2021 By Doni Wilson

“I Was Never Going to be a Saint”

Review: Main Street Theater Asks What Is True in The Book of Magdalene

The play by Caridad Svich questions connections and reality in a post-apocalyptic world.

02/22/2021 By Doni Wilson

Buttons is Back, Ya'll

REVIEW: Stages Riffs on Tradition with Innovative One-Man Panto

We couldn't be more grateful to see the company's lockdown rendition of "Sleeping Beauty" after this insane year.

12/17/2020 By Doni Wilson

Playing with Activism

Mildred’s Umbrella Joining Theaters around the Country in Nationwide Reading

Held this year on Dec 14, "#Enough" aims to promote conversations on gun violence through its middle and high school playwriting competitions.

12/11/2020 By Aarohi Sheth

Snow in Houston?

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, Dec 11–13

Holiday concerts, an opera documentary, and Narnia. What more could you want?

12/11/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No Bah Humbugs Here

REVIEW: Alley Captures the Meaning of Christmas in Virtual A Christmas Carol

The paired-down adaptation of Dickens's tale, available for free through Dec 27, casts off the trappings of productions past to focus on what really matters.

12/09/2020 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Documentary Theater

REVIEW: Dirt Dogs' Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Brings Achingly Familiar Stories to the Forefront

This digital reworking of Anna Deavere Smith’s famous play offers an equal measure of heavy heartache and heightened hope as characters describe the turmoil at the center of a racial reckoning.

11/18/2020 By Kaitlyn Miller

Those Who Dare

Joel Sandel Steals the One-Man Show in Main Street Theater's RFK

The virtual production following the later years of Robert F. Kennedy is available to stream through October 25.

10/16/2020 By Doni Wilson

Virtual Reality

Stages Premieres Sensitive Production, 'Making Of' Documentary

The Zoom-captured performance of Sensitive Guys is accompanied by a separate video exploring the challenges of making a production virtual.

08/14/2020 By Chameli Belk-Gupta

Moon Meets the Movement

REVIEW: Stages Shoots for the Stars While Tackling Earthly Issues in Pieces of the Moon

Stages' season starter doesn't shy away from painful history in a radio-style performance that harkens to an old-school era of theater.

07/28/2020 By Doni Wilson

Murder, Marty, and Meditation

5 Virtual Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, July 24-26

This weekend's events are a real hoot.

07/24/2020 By Emma Schkloven

History Test

REVIEW: Camp David Tries to Make Peace With the Past to Mixed Results

Even with a stellar cast, the Alley's production falls into the traps of reexamining history.

02/21/2020 By Doni Wilson

Daring Diplomacy

The Alley's Camp David Brings Drama of History to Houston Stage

The play tells the story of the 1978 Camp David Accords, which brought peace between Egypt and Israel.

02/20/2020 By Emma Schkloven

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

Review

Main Street Theater’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue Is a Lyric Homage Confronting the High Price of War

The play is the first in a trilogy being staged across over the next few weeks.

02/12/2020 By Doni Wilson

Rainbow Connection

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 7-9

Roots-rock, monster trucks, and a Black History Month concert.

02/07/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Ice, Ice ... Houston

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Jan 31–Feb 2

Activities that have nothing to do with the Super Bowl.

01/31/2020 By Emma Schkloven