Moonshot

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 19–21

Dogs, moon landings, and more.

07/18/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Wunderkind

Maurielle McGarvey Is the Future

The youngest playwright ever to work on Rec Room's stage, the 18-year-old HSPVA grad will premiere a new version of Woyzeck.

07/09/2019 By Siena DeBolt

ding ding

Rec Room’s The Royale Has All the Right Moves

A knockout physical performance, weighed down by only a few quibbles.

04/11/2019 By Doni Wilson

Fight Night

Actors Square Up for The Royale at Rec Room

Based on the life of Jack Johnson, the award-winning play will test the limits of its performers and audience.

04/04/2019 By Holly Beretto

Review

Amy Bruce Animates the Explosive On the Exhale

Rec Room's one-woman tour de force takes us on a journey to the heart of America's gun violence dilemma.

02/21/2019 By Doni Wilson

Grief

You've Lost Your Child to Gun Violence. Now What?

On the Exhale at the Rec Room will explore "a uniquely American crisis."

02/19/2019 By Holly Beretto

#MeToo

Mildred's Umbrella Explores Consent from Three Angles

“We’re not only looking at it from the perspective of sexual relationships. We’re also encouraging people to think more broadly about the role it has in all these different aspects of our lives.”

01/09/2019 By Brittanie Shey

Sausage Party

An Evening of Finding the Comedy in Tragedy

Stephanie Wittels Wachs spoke Monday about her recent book and the struggles of the addiction that claimed her brother's life.

12/11/2018 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

Sugar 'N Spice

Hansel & Gretel Proves Itself A 'Delightful, Deranged' Hit

The Rec Room twist on the 19th-century classic is a holiday treat.

12/10/2018 By Holly Beretto

School's out...forever

An Underperforming School Is About to Close. What Does that Mean for a Community?

Ike Holter's Exit Strategy will offer answers at the Rec Room.

09/25/2018 By Holly Beretto

apartment therapy

Get Ready for an Intimate, Updated Hedda Gabler

“Whether you like her or not, she is this iconic, problematic character, who makes some terrible choices, but I wanted the audience to feel like they’re very much stuck with her in this space.”

08/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

hbd beer

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, June 8–10

Improvise a weekend of jazz, beer, and rumpus.

06/07/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Whoa

A Midsummer Night's Dream Like You've Never Seen Before

Cameron Alexander reimagines the tired Shakespeare classic as part of the Rec Rooms six-week residency festival.

03/07/2018 By Holly Beretto

Horrible and Wonderful

Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful. Just Ask Stephanie Wittels Wachs.

The Houston writer grapples with grief and the loss of her talented brother in a new memoir.

02/26/2018 By Holly Beretto

light it up

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 9–11

Kam Franklin sings to trees, liberal rednecks, a Mardi Gras kickoff, and more.

02/08/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Not Football

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Feb. 2–4

Other than, you know, that Super thing...

02/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Get Excited

7 Pieces of Houston Culture to Be Excited for in Early 2018

Plays, concerts, podcasts, and board game cafes to look forward to in the New Year.

01/01/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Into the Woods

You Can Now Watch A Hansel and Gretel 'Micro-Opera' in a Simulated Forest

Rec Room, the never-normal venue, opens an intimate, installation-like setting of the classic holiday opera.

12/08/2017 By Holly Beretto

Bumble

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, Dec. 8–10

Party with us in the Heights, see some comedy, head to Sugar Land for The Nutcracker, and more.

12/07/2017 By Morgan Kinney

More Millennials

Review: Rec Room’s Sender Employs Shock and Sadness to Tell a Millennial Story

The regional premiere of Ike Holter's play features four standout performances and one unpleasant surprise.

10/20/2017 By Doni Wilson