Journey to ancient Egypt while sitting under the stars at Houston's Obsidian Theater. Silicon Valley Shakespeare performs Antony and Cleopatra, the story of one of the most famous couples in history and their tempestuous, doomed love affair. They were two of the greatest lovers to ever walk the earth, but they were also political figures, and the pressures and the demands of their public life eventually tore them apart. Cleopatra is one of Shakespeare's most complex female roles, all too human underneath the tragic grandeur. Allow the Queen of Egypt to rule your heart for an evening.
Poor Cinderella's been left in the care of a wicked woman and her three daughters who mistreat and abuse her for years. Then, one fated day, her fairy godmother makes an appearance, changing things in her favor. You know the beloved 17th century fairytale, but playwright Laura Williams puts forth a lively retelling, one that's rich in outrageous comedy and full of old-fashioned beauty and romance. Catch a charming new high-energy take on Cinderella at McPhail Hall in Houston's St. John's Presbyterian Church.
Enjoy a fly-on-the-wall view of a blind date at a Texas BBQ joint, a mob wife's secret rendezvous at an Italian bistro, a risqué evening at a schnitzel house, an all-out duel to win the heart of a lovely senorita at a Spanish cantina and one waitress' search for love at a roadside diner in Five Course Love. With three actors playing 15 different characters in five different restaurants, different musical styles for each restaurant and hilarious vignettes that remind us of the many sides of love, this show at Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre -- Arena Theater is a fun, must-see musical. Gregg Coffin wrote the book, music and lyrics for the show, which the Associated Press called "artfully silly and genuinely funny."