James Black, Interim Artistic Director
Dean R. Gladden, Managing Director
Box Office Phone 713-220-5700
THE 2017 - 2018 SEASON
Alley Theatre Announces Schedule Changes
for 2017-2018 Season due to flood damage from Hurricane Harvey
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey damaged the Theatre’s electrical systems. These provide power to both stages and are currently offline. The Alley’s production center is also without power, and designers, artisans, and staff have not been able to complete the production work on Cleo which would have allowed us to keep the original October 2017 opening date. Cleo will shift to the Spring, beginning April 6, 2018 and running through April 29 in the Hubbard Theatre at the Alley.
Additionally, due to the flood damage in the Neuhaus Theatre and the time required to renovate this space, the first production in the Neuhaus will be Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers in February 2018.
In order to accommodate the new dates for Cleo, Satchmo at the Waldorf, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Holmes and Watson, and The Cake will shift their performance dates.
Please see an updated 2017-2018 Alley Season Schedule. New dates and production information will be posted online at alleytheatre.org
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2017-2018 SEASON SCHEDULE
By Lawrence Wright
Directed by Bob Balaban
Hubbard Theatre at the Alley Theatre
Previews Begin: April 6, 2018
Open: April 11, 2018
Press Opening: April 18, 2018
Close: April 29, 2018
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
By Steve Martin
Directed by Sanford Robbins
Hubbard Theatre at the Alley Theatre
Previews Begin: May 11, 2018
Open: May 16, 2018
Close: June 3, 2018
Paris. 1904. Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. Humorous, contemplative and wholly imaginative, comedian and film star turned playwright Steve Martin’s play surprises and provokes. Jumping off from the notion that these two great men were close in age and in Paris at the same time, Martin leaps into a fantastical contemplation of what they might have discussed and who else might have joined them at the Lapin Agile bar.
By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Jackson Gay
Neuhaus Theatre at the Alley Theatre
Previews Begin: June 1, 2018
Open: June 6, 2018
Close: July 1, 2018
Alley All New Production
Suitable for Mature audiences
Jen lives in New York but has always dreamed of getting married in her native North Carolina. With the wedding six months away, she heads down South to ask Della, her late mother’s best friend who owns a bakery there, to do the honors of making her wedding cake. Della's cakes are the best—she's going to compete on the Great American Baking Show, no big deal. Della is overjoyed to make Jen’s cake—until she realizes that there isn’t just one bride, but two. She can't really bake a cake for such a wedding, can she? Moral quandaries, reality TV and loads and loads of butter form this play by Bekah Brunstetter (NBC’s This Is Us) about three women trying to reach out across a divide that just keeps growing.
Holmes and Watson
2017-2018 SUBSCRIBER AND TICKET INFORMATION:
All subscribers and current ticket holders will be mailed new tickets for
scheduled shows. Patrons with tickets to The Santaland Diaries will be contacted
by a member of the Box Office staff to discuss options including donating the
value of the tickets to the Alley Theatre Recovery Fund. For any questions,
RECOVERY AND REBUILDING THE ALLEY
ABOUT THE ALLEY THEATRE
The Alley Theatre, one of America’s leading not-for-profit theatres, is a nationally recognized performing arts company led by interim Artistic Director James Black and Managing Director Dean R. Gladden. Home to a Resident Company of actors, the Alley creates a wide-ranging repertoire and innovative productions of classics, neglected modern plays, and premieres. Alley All New, the initiative to commission and develop new work year-round, features the Alley All New Festival each season presenting workshops and readings of new plays and musicals in process. Additionally, the Alley serves 80,000 students annually with award-winning education and community programs including in-school arts integration residencies, school tours and student matinees. A recipient of the Special Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Alley has brought productions to Broadway, 40 American cities including New York’s Lincoln Center and internationally to London, Berlin, Paris, and St. Petersburg throughout its 71-year history.