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“Crimes of the Heart” is a Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy that takes on some serious issues to make a thoughtful and entertaining show. The Alley Theatre’s performance of sisterhood through hardship is on point. Anyone with a sibling can relate to the rivalry, annoyance, and love between the three sisters. The...

By performing Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the era of the #MeToo movement, the Houston Grand Opera is shedding a different light on the classical masterpiece. The show’s namesake is a manipulative, lying, abusive, rich and aristocratic playboy. The last time the Houston Grand Opera performed “Don Giovanni” was in...

Theatre Under the Stars’ performance of “Ragtime” may be an even more relevant and cherished musical today than ever. Although the play debuted in 1998, it could have been written in the era of the Black Lives Matter movement. The story explores themes of race, gender, class and immigration through the lens of...

The Houston Grand Opera is performing the Italian opera “La bohème” as it’s second repertoire back in the Wortham Theater Center. The performance is everything you would expect from a classical opera produced by a world-class opera house; amazing voices, dynamic acting and a story that captures part of what it means to...

As the name suggests, “Curse of the Starving Class” is a reflection on class status. The Catastrophic Theatre is performing this uniquely thought-provoking and surprisingly deep play to Houston audiences through Oct. 21. This show confronts the very idea of the American dream with the Greek tragedy notion that curses...

When Motor City breaks down, it seems like the American Dream is breaking down with it. The Alley Theatre offers Houston audiences a glimpse into what it was like to live through the Great Recession in a Detroit automobile factory with their new show “Skeleton Crew.” Skeleton Crew is set in 2008 at the start of the...

Forget love at first sight, “Daddy Long Legs” is a romance that starts with the first letter. Main Street Theater’s regional premiere of the two-actor musical is as heart-warming as a Hallmark Channel movie. It’s based on a classic novel by Jean Webster that would fit snugly on a bookshelf between “Little Women”...

A play about the making of a terrible movie makes for great entertainment. You don’t have to be a fan of the 1963 film “Antony and Cleopatra” to enjoy the Alley Theatre’s production of “Cleo.” Even Cleo’s playwright Lawrence Wright calls it a terrible movie. “Cleo” is surprisingly funny for a show about an infamous love...

The performance was so emotionally intense, audience members were hugging the actors in the lobby after the show instead of shaking their hands. “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South-West Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 – 1915”...