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Tilting at the World in Houston, Alley Theatre’s Quixote Nuevo

by Julie Bonnin on January 30, 2020

In “Quixote Nuevo,” by Octavio Solis, kooky characters from an elderly man’s fever dreams dance across the stage throughout, taking the edge off the production’s underlying themes: Regret over a lost love, aging, death and...

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Your Ho-Ho-Ho-liday Guide to Texas, 2019

by Julie Tereshchuk on November 22, 2019

Other parts of the country might be pulling on the mittens, lacing up the snow boots and throwing a log on the fire. In Texas, we’ve got our own ways of celebrating the holidays. Here...

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“The Humans” Explores What Scares Us

by Julie Bonnin on March 19, 2019

The first character to take the stage in Stephen Karam’s Tony award-winning play, “The Humans,” at Houston’s Alley Theatre, says nothing for several long moments. Hesitancy pervades every tentative movement from Erik Blake (Steve Key),...

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Houston’s Alley Theatre Opens Season With Hilarious, Unrequited Love

by Emily Bond on October 15, 2018

Faithful to the bard’s original text, and yet completely inventive, ‘Twelfth Night’ is a must-see for Houstonians this season. The play is bawdy and funny with an excellent ensemble of in-house veterans and several newcomers...

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“Holmes & Watson” at Alley Theatre: It’s Elementary

by Julie Bonnin on June 21, 2018

It’s an Alley Theatre tradition to bring light-hearted mystery fare to the stage during the summer months. In previous years, theatergoers have enjoyed Agatha Christie, last year’s hilarious Hitchcock romp, “The 39 Steps,” and this...