Our Country's Good
February 21 – 22, 27 – 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m. | February 23 and March 2 at 2 p.m.
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Directed by Jack Young
In June 1789 in the penal colony that was later to become the city of Sydney, a marine lieutenant decides to put on a play to celebrate the king's birthday. He casts the play with the English convicts who populate this distant Australian prison camp. Few of them can read, let alone act, and the play is being produced against a background of food shortages and barbaric punishments--brilliantly juxtaposed against the civilizing influence of theatrical endeavor. The "hangman," himself a convict, has been recruited along with a woman, wrongfully accused of stealing. Even as the play is being rehearsed, he measures her for a noose
UH Ensemble Dance Works
March 28 – 29 at 7:30 p.m. | March 30 at 1:30 p.m.
An evening of contemporary choreography by some of Houston's best choreographers, performed by the UH Dance Ensemble under the direction of Teresa Chapman. Includes works by Karen Stokes, Teresa Chapman, Becky Valls, Jackie Nalett, Melissa Noble, Jennifer Wood, and Toni Valle.
The Philadelphia Story
April 18 – 19 and 24 – 26 at 8 p.m. | April 20 and 27 at 2 p.m.
By Philip Barry
Directed by Carolyn Boone
Divorced from C.J. Dexter Haven, Tracy Lord is engaged to a successful young snob. A gossip weekly sends a reporter and a camera woman to report the wedding arrangements and they are injected into the house by Tracy's brother who hopes to divert their attention from father's romance with a Broadway dancer. Tracy finds herself growing interested in Connor, the fascinating reporter. At the end of a pre wedding party, Tracy and Connor take a moonlight dip in the pool and meet her ex husband and finance on their way back to the house. The following morning her intended agrees to forgive her, but his smug attitude enrages Tracy and she breaks off the engagement. Connor offers to marry her, but she turns him down and remarries Dexter, to the satisfaction of everyone.