HOUSTON – Freshman year sucks! Fit to be tied. No, I'm not recollecting my first year of college. (Well, actually, I am, but that's another story.) Instead, those are the titles of the upcoming summer season at Stages Repertory Theatre. Two "cool" comedies, both which revel in monologues, Rob Nash's Freshman Year Sucks! and Nicky Silver's Fit to Be Tied, are on the bill for Houston's hot summer nights.
June 4 - June 28, Fit to Be Tied, Silver's critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway love triangle, receives its Southwest premiere. What a better place for this "angelic" menage, a sticky take on contemporary family values, than humid Houston?
June 18 - July 12, writer/performer Nash revisits the Class of '85 at an all-boys parochial high school in Freshman Year Sucks! Twenty-six characters form the "ensemble" played by Nash, a soloist also responsible for, among others, 12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Family.
Summer seasons are a relative new venture for Stages. Prices are discounted accordingly.
The summer season at Stages includes Fit to Be Tied, running June 4 - June 28, and Freshman Year Sucks, running June 18 - July 12. For tickets, $5 - $15, call (713) 52-STAGE By Peter Szatmary