Terms of Endearment, Tryst, Treasure Island and Hitchcock Blonde Up Houston's Alley

News   Terms of Endearment, Tryst, Treasure Island and Hitchcock Blonde Up Houston's Alley
The upcoming stage version of Terms of Endearment, Off-Broadway's Tryst, Ken Ludwig's new take on Treasure Island and Terry Johnson's Hitchcock Blonde fill the upcoming season at Houston's Alley Theatre.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary season, the Texas company announced its forthcoming lineup which will also include Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Robert Montgomery's Subject to Fits: A Response to Dostoevsky's 'The Idiot' as well as a holiday production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas.

The 2006-2007 Alley season (subject to change) is as follows:

  • Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare (Oct. 6-Nov. 5)
    Scott Schwartz directs the Bard's classic battle of the sexes between the independent Beatrice and woman-hating Benedick.
  • Tryst by Leach (Nov. 10-Dec. 10)
    Joe Brancato stages this provocative play about a "handsome con-man [who] enters into a questionable relationship with a lonely milliner in Edwardian London."


  • A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas by Dickens (Nov. 20-Dec. 27)
    Michael Wilson directs his adaptation of the classic tale of the miserly Scrooge and his Christmas Eve journey. The new version is a musical re-telling of the "ghostly little book."
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten by O'Neill (Jan. 12-Feb. 4, 2007)
    Gordon Edelstein directs this production, presented in association with his Long Wharf Theatre. The story of a failed alcoholic actor and his tenant neighbors, a scheming father and his daughter.
  • Subject to Fits: A Response to Dostoevsky’s "The Idiot" by Montgomery (Jan. 19-Feb. 18, 2007)
    Gregory Boyd directs what is billed as a "funny, outrageous, unorthodox, highly theatrical and unexpectedly moving comedy about the misadventures of the innocent Prince Myshkin" based on the title Russian character.
  • Hitchcock Blonde by Johnson (Feb. 23-March 18, 2007)
    The play interweaves the stories of a lecturer and his student uncovering lost Hitchcock footage from an unknown film in a Greek villa with the story of Hitchcock himself working with Janet Leigh's body double on the movie "Psycho."
  • Terms of Endearment adapted by Dan Gordon (March 30-April 29, 2007)
    Michael Wilson directs this world premiere co-production (with his Hartford Stage) based on the novel by Larry McMurtry. "Dallas" star Linda Gray appears in the stage version of the story of a possessive and difficult mother and her stubborn and free spirited daughter and their relationship through 30 years.
  • The Clean House by Ruhl (April 27-May 27, 2007)
    David Cromer directs the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winning play about a Brazilian housekeeper who would rather do stand-up comedy than her domestic duties.
  • Treasure Island by Ken Ludwig (May 18-June 17, 2007)
    Gregory Boyd stages this world premiere production of the adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson's novel which follows the "tale of young Jim Hawkins, the son of an innkeeper in 18th century England, who matches wits with a mob of pirates to obtain a secret treasure." Tickets and season subscriptions can be purchased at the Alley Theatre Box Office, 615 Texas Ave. in Houston, TX, by phone at (713) 228-8421 or on the web at www.alleytheatre.org .

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