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At the Alley we believe that theatre should be an enriching, entertaining, and challenging experience. Our community brings diverse experiences into the theatre with them and we wish to acknowledge that sensitivity to subject matter varies from person to person.

To assist you as you explore our programming, we include basic content advisories using the system of initials below. For example, a production labeled LNV indicates that the production contains coarse language, nudity, and violence.

Guest Services will always have the most up-to-date information about each performance. If you would like to know more about content, age-appropriateness, or stage effects that might impact your comfort or the comfort of your party, we invite you to contact Guest Services at (713) 220-5700.

L

Language

Cursing, profanity, racial slurs, sexual terms

N

Nudity

Partial nudity: All areas traditionally covered by undergarments remain covered
Nudity: Not all areas traditionally covered by undergarments remain covered
Full nudity: All areas traditionally covered by undergarments are exposed

S

Sexual situations

Discussion of sexual situations, visual depiction of consensual sexual activities, intense discussion or language about sexual violence

SV

Sexual violence

Visual depiction of sexual violence

V

Violence

Visual depiction of violence

O

Other

Suicide or self harm, racism, drug use
Stage effects such as strobe lights or gun shots (even offstage)


Dial M for Murder
DIAL M FOR MURDER

V, S

In Dial M for Murder, a new adaptation of the iconic thriller, audiences can indeed expect a murder and depictions of Violence. It also contains discussion of domestic violence and a kiss between two women.


CLOSED 2023-24 SEASON PRODUCTIONS

THORNTON WILDER’S THE EMPORIUM

L, V, O

Thornton Wilder’s The Emporium contains some Language and passing references to Violence and suicide in this contemporary adaptation of an unfinished play by one of America’s greatest writers.

Jane Eyre
JANE EYRE

V, O

Jane Eyre, based on the renowned literary classic, contains reference to suicide and brief descriptions of violence.

THE WORLD IS NOT SILENT

L, O

The World is Not Silent contains some Language and a harrowing account of a family’s evacuation during the fall of Saigon. Flashing Lights and Haze will be used during the performance.

The Nerd
THE NERD

L, V

The Nerd contains some Language, as well as some slapstick Violence.

Pictures from Home
PICTURES FROM HOME

L, N

Pictures from Home contains Language, images of Nudity, and serious adult conversation in this play inspired by Larry Sultan’s seminal photographic memoir about his parents.

A Christmas Carol

O

Children under 6 will not be admitted into the theatre. Strobe, Flashing, and Revolving Lights will be used during the performance of A Christmas Carol.

American Mariachi

L, V

American Mariachi contains some Language, brief mentions of Violence, and depictions of early onset dementia in this heartfelt story of a young woman’s journey to become a professional mariachi. Haze, fog, and strobe lights will be used during the performance. 

Little Comedies
LITTLE COMEDIES

L, V, O

Little Comedies contains some mild Language, suggestions of Violence, and discussion of suicide, in this brand-new translation of short comedic plays by one of the most respected dramatists of all time.

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD

V, O

In The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, audiences can indeed expect a murder and moments of violence, as well as brief discussions of suicide, in this stage adaptation of a beloved murder-mystery classic. Haze and fog will be used during the performance.