2019 – 2020 Alley Theatre SCHOOL NIGHT PRODUCTIONS
Bring your students to the theatre!
Alley Theatre's School Night creatively supplement critical thinking and communication skills both inside and outside the classroom.
The program includes:
- An experience of high quality professional theatre
- Discounted tickets to selected performances ($12.50 per person)
- Play-specific Re-Sourced guides
Alley Theatre is offering School Night performances to four Hubbard Stage productions this school year. All the School Night performances begin at 7:30 PM
Romantic tale of redemption
THE WINTER’S TALE
By Williams Shakespeare
Directed by Rob Melrose
Thursday, September 19 at 7:30 PM
This whimsical tale of romance, tragedy, and comedy will take center stage in familiar places for Alley audiences. Set in Texas, this magical tale will be seen through the imaginative eyes of a young, Houstonian child. This play is a sweeping story of wrath and redemption and of lost and then found love. The Resident Acting Company will join together to tell Shakespeare’s beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal.
By Octavio Solis
Adapted from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Directed by KJ Sanchez
Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 PM
Directed by Austin, Texas-based KJ Sanchez and starring “Sesame Street’s” Emilio Delgado, Quixote Nuevo is an inspiring reimagining of Cervantes’ Don Quixote by celebrated playwright Octavio Solis. Set in a fictional modern-day Texas border town, Quixote and his sidekick embark on an adventure in search of long-lost love. Infused with imagination, Tejano music, and true Texas soul, Quixote Nuevo shows the challenges of living in this modern world all the while in pursuit of a lost dream. The play is a co-production with Hartford Stage and Huntington Theater Company.
By George Orwell
Adapted by Michael Gene Sullivan
Directed by Rob Melrose
Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 PM
Based on George Orwell’s futuristic novel, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith and a stark vision of a world in which freedom of action, word, and thought are controlled by Big Brother. How far are we from realizing Orwell’s nightmare? Are we already there? Can there be more than one truth, more than one set of facts? As the story of Winston’s fight for individual identity unfolds, the vision grows increasingly terrifying as the world it depicts grows uncomfortably familiar. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
Off the wall comedy
Dead Man’s Cell Phone
By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 PM
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 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.
Classic romantic favorite
Sense And Sensibility
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Adriana Baer
Thursday, June 11 at 7:30 PM
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and sensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England with a fresh new adaptation, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
- Determine which Alley Theatre plays are appropriate for your students before purchasing tickets. It is the responsibility of the school representative and principal to determine whether a play is appropriate for their particular group. The Alley Theatre does not censor or edit the content of a play for the Student Matinees performances
- Choose a representative teacher, parent or staff member. This person will be responsible for communicating your school or organizations concerns to the Alley Theatre and for keeping other participating adults informed of program information and schedules.
- Select the preferred show dates. Include the total number of student, teacher and adult chaperone tickets. Please note that this is a public performance and the number of available tickets are limited
- Complete the online application School Night Application. Applications are accepted until all of the allotted tickets have been purchase.
School Night Process
Once an application is approved, representatives need to coordinate with school administrators and organize the Student Matinee trip.
The Alley Theatre Group Sales Department will send you a contract of your reservation request. To confirm your reservation, you must provide the appropriate signatures for the contract and return to the Group Sales Department within (5) business days of receipt. If the signed contract is not received in time, the reservation will be automatically cancelled without notice.
The school representatives must arrange transportation to and from Alley Theatre. Please note that unlike student matinees, we do not offer any assistance with loading and unloading buses. During the School Night performances, buses must unload to a sidewalk. Because of the one-way streets downtown, student groups will need to cross the street to get to the Alley Theatre.
Payment and Tickets
Submit payment for tickets on or before the payment deadline. School Night tickets cost $12.50 per person.
We will only accept ONE single check, cash, or credit card (AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa). We do not accept Purchase Orders. There are NO refunds or exchanges. If payment is not made in time, the reservation will be automatically cancelled without notice.
School Night performances are ticketed. Before the performance, a school representative will need to collect the tickets from the box office and distribute them to students. We recommend arriving at the theatre between 6:30 and 7:00PM. if performances begin at 7:30PM, and between 1:30 and 2:00 PM if performances begin at 2:30 PM.
If you have any questions about any component of the School Night Program, contact the Group Sales Department at 713.315.3346, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.