Indomitable Texas Governor Ann Richards is brought to life by the incomparable Sally Edmundson in a one-woman tour-de-force, Ann. This hilarious new play, written by Emmy Award winner Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), is a no-holds-barred look at the complex and captivating woman who changed the face of Texas politics. Come on y'all, it's time for a grand night of theater at Houston's Stages Repertory Theatre.
The scene is Hazlehurst, Mississippi, where the three Magrath sisters have gathered to await news of the family patriarch, who's living out his last hours in the local hospital. Lenny, the oldest sister, is unmarried at 30 and facing diminishing prospects, while middle sister Meg, who quickly outgrew Hazlehurst, is back after a failed singing career on the West Coast, and Babe, the youngest, is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. In the end the play is the story of how its young characters escape the past to seize the future -- but the telling is so true and touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain's descended. Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart comes to Stageworks Theatre in Houston.
Someone is murdering the women of Blackmead Manor, and the fiercely independent female academic community is reluctant to ask for help from outsiders. When Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are drawn into the case, they find their reception as sticky as the mystery they must solve. A servant is found dead, a member of the Blackmead community is missing, and the great detective uncovers links to his arch enemy, Professor Moriarty. Is this merely another interesting case or a fatal trap for Holmes himself? Make your way to Houston's Theatre Suburbia to find out how the intriguing Sherlock Holmes and the Spinsters of Blackmead unfolds.