July 26-29th Houston Urban Theater Series — Houston Urban Theater Series , Silver House Playwright Theatre — AAPEX

Friday, July 13, 2007

July 26-29th Houston Urban Theater Series

HOUSTON URBAN THEATER SERIES emerges on the Houston theatre scene with hard-hitting works from four of the nations emerging artists in urban contemporary theater.The theater festival is presented at the Silver House Theatre, located near downtown Houston.

"It's theatre for the people— It's fun, exciting, and it makes theater accessible to everyone," said producer Reginald Edmund. "Once upon a time theater was a people's art form there to connect the community and bring us together to create a universal dialogue and that is exactly what this series is all about. That's what urban contemporary should be about and we're devoted to bringing that into being. We are returning theater to its roots while moving us towards a bright future."

This event is being held at: Silver House Theatre 1107 Chartres Houston, Texas 713-547-0126. Ask about our special weekend pass and our group discount.

Theatre and The Next Generation Panel Discussion hosted by Reginald Edmund
6:30pm Thursday, July 26th, 2007

7:30 P.M.
Written by James Gilliard
Stage Reading $7
After a 2-year hiatus, MC MANIFEST is back. Gone are the days of the gangster lyrics and opulent lifestyle. In its place are scriptures and verse. But not everyone believes he's sincere. His chief adversary Darlene Jenkins, of "Black World Newspaper," prepares to expose the truth. During an "anything goes" interview—stories will come to life, morality will be questioned and the truth will set them free.

Friday, July 27th, 2007
7:30 P.M.
Written by Dana Lynn Formby
Stage Reading $7
Locked in her apartment with a fistful of bullets and a gallon of gin Janet Huff puts herself on trial-- a murder trial. Inviting the audience to serve as her jury, casting her mother, a scrap-booking judgmental demon, as prosecutor and throwing her dad, a blue-collar prophetic alcoholic, on defense; Janet uncovers the pain and comedy life holds as she travels from girl to woman. Janet fulfills the dictionary definition of a woman when she becomes pregnant from a sax player, drops out of school and moves to Denver to become the mother of a child she will never have. From boobs to bleeding into adulthood Janet is left wondering: if she were a man would she be staring down the barrel of the .44 magnum her father gave her when she was 12.

Saturday, July 28th, 2007
7:30 P.M.
Written by Reginald Edmund
Stage Reading $7
Reverend John McHenry inherits leadership of a church in a dying neighborhood. But how do you create your own legacy, while protecting the heritage of those who have gone on before?

Sunday, July 29th, 2007
7:30 P.M.
Feature presentation: INSIDE / OUT
Written by Tom Coash
Directed by Aziza Anderson
Feature Presentation $20
Love, intimacy, and the ability to communicate are all at risk in Tom Coash's intensely emotional play INSIDE/OUT. Set in a prison trailer used for conjugal visits, a married couple's first night together in several years turns frightening as husband and wife discover how truly disconnected their lives have become during this enforced separation.

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