CONTENT ADVISORY policy and key

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)

75th Anniversary Season

72 MILES TO GO…: L, S

72 miles to go… contains Language and brief discussions of Sexual Situations as its characters experience the trauma of being separated from a family member.

AMERIKIN: L, V, S, O

Amerikin contains Language, Violence, Sexual Situations, suicide and frank discussions of racism and white supremacy as the author explores divisions within our country. The production also features a dog on stage for less than thirty seconds.

BORN WITH TEETH: L, S, V

Born With Teeth contains Language, Sexual Situations, and Violence in telling story about William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe that no one has ever heard before.

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE: L, V, S

Dead Man’s Cell Phone contains Language, Violence, and brief discussions of Sexual Situations as it depicts characters grappling with the extreme situation of the sudden death of a loved one.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAY: A NOSTALGIA FEST: L, N, S

High School Play: A Nostalgia Fest contains Language, partial Nudity, and brief Sexual Situations in service of telling an honest story about high school seniors.

NOIR: S, L, N, O

Noir contains Sexual Situations, Language, Violenceand drug use as it explores the classic film noir genre.

SWEAT: L, V, O

Sweat contains Language and Violence and depicts racism and addiction as the author strives to paint a realistic portrait of America today.

We do not believe a content advisory is necessary for these plays:
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY