3535 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002
The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director EILEEN J. MORRIS
The 2011 - 2012 Season
A PROUD PAST. A BOLD FUTURE.
By Ifa Bayeza
Directed by Elizabeth Van Dyke
February 2 - 26,
Opening Night: February 2, 2012
PG / Drama
Winner of the 2009 Edgar Award, presented by Mystery Writers of America, THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL is told through contemporary prose with the infusion of jazz. A month after his fourteenth birthday, this confident youth from Chicago, a boy on the threshold of manhood, embarks on a summer trip to Mississippi. His pursuit of happiness and liberty are pierced with the poignancy of life. The 1955 lynching of Emmett Till fell on the cusp of a saga that changed the course of the nation.
By Charles Randolph Wright
Directed by Eileen J. Morris
March 22 – April 15, 2012
Previews: March 17, 18, 21, 2012
Opening Night: March 22, 2012
PG / Comedy
CUTTIN' UP is an exploration of the African American barbershop trimmed with a series of thought-provoking and funny anecdotes, memories and music, into a living oral history covering 60 years. Andre, a second generation barber decides he's had enough of the "one horse town" he grew up in and hits the road for greener pastures. His journey ends in Cleveland, Ohio where he works for Howard, a long - time barber and shop owner who sees the shop as a communal ground of life.
KING HEDLEY II
By August Wilson
Eileen J. Morris
May 10 - June 3, 2012
Previews: May 5, 6, 9, 2012
Opening Night: May 10, 2012
R / Drama
KING HEDLEY II tells the story of a young man striving to make a difference in his world and those around him by planting seeds - seeds that will bring beauty to his environment and seeds that will ensure that his legacy can be carried on. Set in 1985, KING HEDLEY II follows the characters created by August Wilson in Seven Guitars. a poignant story of hope and forgiveness of the common man who bears both physical and emotional scars, yet still dreams.
By Javon Johnson
Music by Rollo A. Dilworth
Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris
Musical Direction by Carlton Leake
June 28 - July 29, 2012
Previews: June 23, 24, 27, 2012
Opening Night: June 28, 2012
PG / Musical
This hilarious gospel comedy opens a window to the African American church, gospel music, and the congregation that sustains it. East Piney Grove Church (standing on its traditions.....and its last legs) is faced with the challenge of working together in their last - ditch effort for a successful revival. Their newly appointed Pastor, in desperation, enlists the help of his cousin and self - proclaimed gospel D-I-V-A, but the church elders won't stand for it.
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