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2020-21 Season

A Christmas Carol

New to the Alley  

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens 
Adapted by Doris Baizley 
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
FREE DIGITAL PRODUCTOIN
december 4 - December 27, 2020

A highly inventive, digital adaptation of the Dickens classic, pared down to its essential elements. A resident company of actors assemble online to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story. With two actors missing and everyone performing from home, creating a magical world of holiday make-believe is no easy feat. The socially distanced troupe brings this holiday classic to imaginative new heights. It will be A Christmas Carol like no other. The free virtual production of A Christmas Carol, presented by ConocoPhillips, is a gift to the entire Houston area.

 

Born with Teeth

World Premiere Play 

Born With Teeth

By Liz Duffy Adams   
Directed by Rob Melrose
Hubbard Theatre 
January 22 – February 14, 2021

An aging authoritarian ruler, a violent police state, a restless polarized people seething with paranoia: it’s a dangerous time for poets. Two of them—the great Kit Marlowe and the up-and-comer Will Shakespeare—meet in the back room of a pub to collaborate on a history play cycle, navigate the perils of art under a totalitarian regime, and flirt like young men with everything to lose. One of them may well be the death of the other. Developed in the Alley All New Reading Series 

Waiting for Godot

Comedy Classic 

Waiting for Godot

By Samuel Beckett 
Directed by Rob Melrose
Hubbard Theatre
March 5 – March 28, 2021

Considered the most significant play of the 20th century, Waiting for Godot is playwright Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece. In this wickedly funny, frequently moving existential play, two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree to wait for the arrival of the mysterious Godot, who never seems to come. They discuss their philosophies, debate their lots in life, question why they were put on earth and ultimately encounter three characters, Lucky, Pozzo, and a messenger boy, who engage in enlightening conversations about the human condition and hilarious physical comedy as they wait…and wait… and wait for Godot.

Dead Man's Cell Phone

Off the wall comedy  

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

By Sarah Ruhl  
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
Hubbard Theatre
April 16 – May 9, 2021

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man. So begins Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a wildly imaginative comedy by MacArthur “Genius” Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House). An off-the-wall play about the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Sweat

Pulitzer Prize Winner 

SWEAT

By Lynn Nottage 
Directed by Rob Melrose 
Associate Directed by Eileen J. Morris
Hubbard Theatre
May 28 – June 20, 2021

Filled with humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of three women who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Produced in collaboration with Houston’s The Ensemble Theatre.

High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest

Nostalgic Comedy   

High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest

By Vichet Chum   
Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene
Hubbard Theatre
July 9 –  August 1, 2021

It’s senior year in Carrollton, Texas, and Riverside High School's competitive theatre troupe is climbing back to the top from last year's unprecedented loss. Dara is trying to rally his teammates, while new kid Paul disrupts Dara's complete understanding of himself and his small-town suburban life. When Coaches Dirkson and Blow make a bold choice for the one-act play competition and the community takes issue, friends and rivals duke it out and find themselves in this uniquely Texan and thoroughly universal coming of age comedy by Texan playwright Vichet Chum, directed by Houston native Tiffany Nichole Greene. Developed in the 2020 Alley All New Festival.

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