THE 1998 - 1999 SEASON OF
MAIN STREET THEATER
Broadway, The Bard, and Beyond...
Rebecca Greene Udden
Main Street Theater
2540 Times Blvd. Houston, Tx 77005
AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
By Wendy Wasserstein
September 10 - October 11, 1998
A Southwest Premiere! First produced at Lincoln Center in April, 1997, Wasserstein's newest and most controversial work concerns the nomination of a highly-qualified woman, Lyssa Dent Hughes, to the office of Surgeon General. When it is discovered that Hughes once ignored a Jury summons, the insuing media frenzy threatens to destroy her career. This marks Wasserstein's fourth work to be presented by MST, following last season's highly successful production of The Sister's Rosensweig.
STONEWALL JACKSON'S HOUSE
By Jonathan Reynolds
October 1 - November 1, 1998
A Southwest Premiere!
While giving a tour of Stonewall Jackson's house, a young African-American tour guide asks a couple if she can return home with them - as their slave. From this astonishing moment, Reynolds embarks on an unrestrained rampage through the forces of the politically correct. Newsweek calls it "The funniest, most outrageous play of the season!"
MY THREE ANGELS
By Sam and Bella Spewak
November 19 - December 20, 1998
Forget about Bob and Ebeneezer, this is a holiday tale that only Houstonians can appreciate: It's Christmas day in French Guiana, where the temperature has politely dipped to 104. Three miserable convicts, employed as roofers by a kindly, but not very astute shopkeeper, use their well-honed criminal skills to save their employer from his cold-blooded relatives. If you liked last season's hit, Good Housekeeping, you'll love this uplifting Yuletide comedy.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST
LEAVE IT TO JANE
A Concert Musical
December 31, 1998 - January 17, 1999
Jane, the daughter of the president of Atwater College is the cool calm center of the universe to the colorful group of undergrads, athletes, scholars and lovers aruond her, in Jerome Kern's witty send-up of college life. Following the success of last season's Lady Be Good, MST rings in the New Year with the delicious music of one of the American theater's greatest composers.
WATCH ON THE RHINE
By Lillian Hellman
January 14 - February 14, 1999
A powerful and compelling drama by one of this century's most celebrated writers, Watch On The Rhine sets a man's heroic struggle against Nazism not in Germany, but in the comfortable affluence of Washington, D.C. Where he expects to find safety, he finds instead a desperate adversary, who nearly destroys both him and his unsuspecting family. Although other works by Hellman, such as The Little Foxes and The Children's Hour, are better known, Watch On The Rhine is considered by many to be her finest drama.
February 4 - March 7, 1999
Chelsea Market Location
4617 Montrose Blvd. in the Museum District
Love, Jealousy, Fidelity and Betrayal, and issues of racial identification all come into play in this, one of the Bard's greatest tragedies. MST Artistic Director Rebecca Udden will direct this modern-dress production. According to Udden, "While this magnificent drama is a story of great passion in a very intimate setting, there are larger political issues which are very much in keeping with the rest of our season"