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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Behind the Scenic Design of Dial M for Murder

Welcome to The Wendice Flat. Grab a drink, get comfortable, and let’s talk about MURDER.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

A Longstanding Tradition of Thrills & Chills

Alley Theatre is renowned for its captivating productions, but lately, the spotlight has been on a chilling genre – murder mysteries. From classic whodunits to contemporary thrillers, the Alley is offering audiences a chance to become armchair detectives, unraveling cunning plots and deciphering hidden clues.

Thursday, April 11, 2024


Alley Theatre is no stranger to breathing new life into classic literature. From the heartwarming A Christmas Carol to the chilling whodunit of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the Alley has a rich history of transforming beloved stories from the page to the stage. Our latest production, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, exemplifies this love. But why revisit these well-worn tales? Can't we simply pick up the book and delve into the world Brontë crafted?

Thursday, January 18, 2024

The Intrigue of Phones in Murder Mysteries

In murder mysteries, every phone ring promises suspense and revelation. Phones play a pivotal role in creating an atmosphere of intrigue and uncertainty. From Alfred Hitchcock's classics to Agatha Christie's timeless stories, phones are both weapons and tools.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

The Influence of 1970s Mexican-American Culture in Houston, Texas

The 1970s was a significant decade for Mexican-American culture in Houston. Houston was already deeply rooted in Hispanic heritage. The 1970s left a huge mark on Houston's identity. The decade impacted music and art to activism and community organizing. This profoundly shaped the city's cultural landscape.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

How The Alley uses Language Justice to Connect With its Community

Houston is a city that is more than 45% Hispanic. There are many social and economic barriers prevent these residents of all ages from feeling welcome inside Houston’s major arts institutions.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Mariachi Music Today: A Vibrant Cultural Legacy in the Southwestern United States

Mariachi music, rooted in Mexican traditions, has survived and thrived in the US. The growth of the Mexican American community has led to the expansion and influence of mariachi music.

Monday, June 26, 2023

From Commedia Dell’arte to Pop Culture 

Commedia dell'arte has impacted modern pop culture tremendously. From the stock characters to the exaggerated physicality, roots of commedia dell’arte can be seen in many movies and TV shows.