Upcoming Theatre Projects
The Hunchback of Seville
The highly anticipated spring show for Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company is set at the turn of the century, after Christopher Columbus’s return from the New World. Hunchback is a madcap re-telling of Spanish history and the evils of colonialism. As Queen Isabella is dying, her brilliant and disfigured adopted sister, Maxima Terriblé Segunda, is called in from her forced seclusion to run the county. Maxima then works her way through politics, religion, and prejudice to save her country without sacrificing herself in the process.
Performing at the Alley Theatre’s Neuhaus Theatre.
MARCH 27 - APRIL 6, 2019
University of Houston Ten Minute Play Festival
Hand In The Sky
Each spring, UH performs a ten minute play festival featuring eight pieces written by undergraduates, and one outside, professional submission. The winner this year, Hand in the Sky, by Scott Mullen, tells the story of a brave young fisherwoman who defeats a dangerous enemy using only her spear… and the three men who convince her to let them give all the credit to a male shepherd instead.
April 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m.
April 27, 28 at 1:30 p.m.
(Playwright; A World Premiere!)
Captain Ariadne Minos must ferry the latest fourteen tributes to her home planet of Crete, where they will be fed as sacrifices to a fearsome bull. On the journey, she makes a surprise connection to two of her more forceful passengers: the headstrong prince Theseus, and Pneuma, a Healer who is outraged to face death with her medical education incomplete. However, as the spaceship nears its final destination, Ariadne must weigh the comfort of her new friends against family loyalties which have haunted her across the galaxy. The time has come for her to reconcile between monsters, gods, and men.
Otherworld Theatre: 3914 N. Clark St, Chicago.
APRIL 5 - MAY 18, 2019