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A Science Fiction Comedy
Communicating Doors
By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Gregory Boyd
Adult language. Sexual Situations.

Now through April 27, 2014
Hubbard Stage
TUE - THU, SUN evenings 7:30 p.m.
FRI and SAT evenings 8 p.m.
SAT and SUN matinees 2:30 p.m.
Approximately 2 hour and 27 minutes
with one intermission

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Cheap Thrills Ticket Pricing
Every Tuesday and Sunday evening
$26 and $36 Tickets (no additional fees)
Limited availability

Groups of 10 or more 
get special prices

Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (House & Garden, 2002) returns to the Alley in this imaginative comic tour de force where Back to the Future meets Hitchcock. A sweet tempered dominatrix and a resourceful stranger each threatened by an ingenious murderer, escape through the hotel suite’s ‘communicating doors’ and are transported back in time to outwit their pursuer. This time-warp, sci-fi, thriller-comedy by award winning Playwright Alan Ayckbourn  has not-to-be missed surprises and a lot of heart. 

Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward in 1987. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre’s Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics’ Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre.

Josie de Guzman and Todd Waite talk about Communicating Doors on Houston Public Media

"hilarious farcical...fantasy and suspense...ingenious surprises...a wild trip"
Unpredictable Doors Tickles the Funny Bone
Houston Chronicle review, April 10, 2014

"delicious tale of murder and time travel.  If you only see one show...make Communicating Doors a priority"
Alley Offers Laughs, Time of Our Lives with ‘Communicating Doors’
News 92 FM review, April 10, 2014

Opening 'Doors' on Alley's long history with Alan Ayckbourn
Houston Chronicle article, April 6, 2014

Artistic Director Gregory Boyd up to task of directing 'Communicating Doors'
Houston Chronicle article, April 6, 2014

Alan Ayckbourn at the Alley
Houston Chronicle article, April 6, 2014

Communicating Doors Sponsors:
Premiere Sponsors: The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, The Humphreys Foundation
Lead Sponsors: Chevron, Schlumberger
Supporting Sponsors: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, PwC, Rand Group

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