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.
Language – L
Cursing, profanity, racial slurs, sexual terms
Nudity – N
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
Sexual Situations – S
Discussion of sexual situations, visual depiction of consensual sexual activities, intense discussion or language about sexual violence
Sexual Violence – SV
Visual depiction of sexual violence
Violence – V
Visual depiction of violence
Other – O
Suicide or self harm, racism, drug use
Stage effects such as strobe lights or gun shots (even offstage)
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.
PICTURES FROM HOME: L, N
Pictures from Home contains Language, a brief image of partial Nudity, and serious adult conversation in this play inspired by Larry Sultan’s seminal photographic memoir about his parents.
JANE EYRE: V, O
Jane Eyre, based on the renowned literary classic, contains reference to suicide and brief descriptions of violence.
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.
CLOSED 2023-24 SEASON PRODUCTIONS
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.
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.