2021/2022 student matinee season
Alley Theatre is thrilled to be reopening our theatre to live guests this fall! The team has been planning this celebratory return for many months. As we continue to monitor Houston’s COVID-19 cases and vaccinations, please know students and teachers' health and safety are amongst our utmost concerns. We’ll continue to monitor and update our policies, including seating procedures, seating capacities, ticketing options, and safety protocols to match public health guidelines at the time of each production. As such, we will not be confirming our seating capacities or matinee reservations until the start of the fall semester.
The 2021/2022 Student Matinee Season is listed below. For more information about any plays in the season, visit alleytheatre.org/season. For more information about content considersations, visit alleytheatre.org/content-advisory.
All $12.50 Student Matinee tickets include:
• Exclusive 10AM Performance
• Talkback with the cast, crew, and creative team immediately following the performance
• One free chaperone ticket for every 10 students
• AlleyRe-Sourced.com, with classroom activities and dramaturgical resources to help you explore the play
• Add-on options such as a preparatory or de-brief workshop that helps students personalize the themes, or a custom Artist or Designer talk that unpacks the artistic process.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Rob Melrose
Associate Directed by Eileen J. Morris
Produced in collaboration with The Ensemble Theatre
Filled with humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of three women who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, they find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Content Considerations: Sweat contains Language and Violence and depicts racism and addiction as the author strives to paint a realistic portrait of America today.
wednesday, november 10, 2021
72 MILES TO GO…
By Hilary Bettis
Directed by José Zayas
72 miles. It’s the distance between Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico—and the distance between a recently deported mother and her American-born husband and children. 72 miles to go... follows one family over a decade as they grow up, fall in love, fight in wars, and fight for each other. This play by Hilary Bettis (“The Americans”) returns to the Alley following development in the 2019 Alley All New Festival and its world premiere Off-Broadway.
Content Considerations: 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.
tues, wed, and thurs november 30 - december 16, 2021
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Doris Baizley
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
A highly inventive adaptation of the Dickens classic pared down to its essential elements. A resident company of actors assemble to perform a new production of the heartwarming Christmas story. When two of the troupe’s actors can’t arrive in time for the performance, others step in to create a magical world of holiday make-believe. It will be A Christmas Carol like no other.
wednesday, march 9, 2022
By Chisa Hutchinson
Directed by James Black
Developed as part of the 2019 Alley All New Festival. Jeff Browning, a new father desperate for community, casually follows his buddy’s advice and tries to join a white supremacist group…but the results of his ancestry test prove surprising. Amerikin follows Jeff as serious consequences come knocking and the line between "us" and "them" gets incredibly blurry.
Content Considerations: Amerikin contains Language, Violence, Sexual Situations, suicide and frank discussions of racism and white supremacy as the author explores divisions within our country.