Needing to stay warm on a cold night? What better season than “cuffing season” to get a little dolled up and have a night at the theatre with your SO!

CATASTROPHIC THEATRE

Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy by Mark Schultz
*Regional premiere

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“Teenage Charlotte’s beautiful mother is dead. Turning for comfort to the story of Helen of Troy, Charlotte is convinced that beauty, desire and fame can help her bring her mother back and punish the world that took her away in the first place. Getting beauty tips from her popular friend, seeking career advice on how to be a porn star from a guidance counselor who may or may not be having an affair with her, and searching for love from the football jock who barely even knows she exists, Charlotte finds herself searching in fantasy for what she cannot find in reality and destroying the life of the only friend she may have had in the process. But in the depths of pain, she comes to discover an unexpected grace.

Inspired by Euripides but with its sights set firmly on contemporary America, Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy is an unsettling examination of complacency culture and the politics of beauty.”

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HOUSTON SYMPHONY

Tapestry conducted by Michael Krajewski

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“Infused with incredible melodies and unforgettable lyrics, Carole King’s Grammy Award-winning album Tapestry remains a gold standard in pop music. Mike and the orchestra celebrate the singer-songwriter, whose life and career inspired the 2014 Broadway hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Broadway’s Baby), who has also appeared on Broadway in Cats and Miss Saigon, joins the orchestra to cover King’s chart-topping tracks like ‘You’ve Got a Friend,’ ‘So Far Away’ and ‘Natural Woman.'”

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ALLEY THEATRE

The Other Place by Sharr White

“Juliana Smithton is a neurologist whose research leads to a potential breakthrough for a new Alzheimer treatment. Just as it does, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues, she enters into a mystery that blurs fact with fiction, the past with the present, until the elusive truth is unraveled in a windswept cottage on the shores of Cape Cod, ‘the other place.’ Variety says ‘a haunting drama, so cleverly constructed that the nature and depth of the problem isn’t revealed until the last shattering scene.’”

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BOILING POINT PLAYERS

True Story by Allison K Williams

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“A RING. A RING ENGRAVED ‘I WON 6/95.’ A BUCKEYE. VISA PLATINUM CARD. A $500 BILL. CELL PHONE. WALKMAN AND HAND-MADE MAKEUP BAG. WHAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU’RE CARRYING WITH YOU? JOIN THE HOST, THE GEEK, THE DANCER, THE BOU LADY, THE TEMP, THE PILGRIM AND THE AUDIENCE ON THIS JOURNEY OF EXTRAORDINARY STORIES IN ORDINARY LIVES… AND LEARN HOW TO LET GO OF YOUR JOB, YOUR LIFE, YOUR LACK OF POPULARITY AND YOUR FATHER. BASED ON TRUE STORIES. WINNER OF THE FRINGE IMPRESARIO AWARD (BEST OF THE FRINGE), LONDON FRINGE FESTIVAL 2002.”

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THEATRE LAB

The Twentieth-Century Way by Tom Jacobson

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“Desire, reality and morality are artfully blurred in this award winning play about entrapping and exposing gay men by police. The Twentieth-Century Way is that rare convergence of a great story with a novel form of theatricality. It’s 1914. Two actors enter a bare stage for an audition. Based on facts from an obscure anecdote from Los Angeles gay history. What begins as a series of practice improvisations blurs into reality as the deputized actors entrap members of Southern California’s gay community. The actors portray a host ​of characters from the police, journalists, johns to their contemporaries in 1914, that turns out to be one of the most exciting aspects of the production.”

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See you there, bees!