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Theatre Southwest presents Festival of Originals

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Theatre Southwest presents The Festival of Originals, an annual event in which playwrights all around the world have an opportunity to submit a short play that they’ve written that is approximately 20 minutes in length. Theatre Southwest selects five of these plays, which are then put together in a single show on the stage, performed back-to-back.

List of plays

  • The Matchmaker by Mindy Roll - Carol, an older divorcee, is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Madison, a dating app coach, has built a wildly successful business on matchmaking for Gen Z. When Carol hires Madison to get her back on the scene, all dating hell breaks loose.
  • Look, where it comes again! by Johanna Beale Keller - In this physical comedy send-up of theater's quirks and the magic of Hamlet, the three young actors in the Teensy Weensy Shakespeare Troupe await the arrival of a world famous director who will coach their Hamlet rehearsal. When a Truck Driver appears, they assume it is the director and follow all the instructions.
  • Imaginary Friends by Fernando Dovalina - A man with a recurring fantasy about his childhood imaginary friend seeks help from a psychic. The psychic may deal in fantasy, but she thinks the customer needs to come to grips with reality. There's a surprise awaiting both in the struggle between fantasy and reality.
  • Moonrise by Marla Porter - Two squabbling middle-aged brothers are led in death to forgiveness for each other by Lucinda, Goddess of the Moon.
  • At Sea, Two Guys in Clerical Guise by Denis Meadows - Two thieves with a bagful of money are dressed in clerical guise to disguise themselves. They meet up with Megally, a loquacious admirer of the cloth.

Theatre Southwest presents The Festival of Originals, an annual event in which playwrights all around the world have an opportunity to submit a short play that they’ve written that is approximately 20 minutes in length. Theatre Southwest selects five of these plays, which are then put together in a single show on the stage, performed back-to-back.

List of plays

  • The Matchmaker by Mindy Roll - Carol, an older divorcee, is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Madison, a dating app coach, has built a wildly successful business on matchmaking for Gen Z. When Carol hires Madison to get her back on the scene, all dating hell breaks loose.
  • Look, where it comes again! by Johanna Beale Keller - In this physical comedy send-up of theater's quirks and the magic of Hamlet, the three young actors in the Teensy Weensy Shakespeare Troupe await the arrival of a world famous director who will coach their Hamlet rehearsal. When a Truck Driver appears, they assume it is the director and follow all the instructions.
  • Imaginary Friends by Fernando Dovalina - A man with a recurring fantasy about his childhood imaginary friend seeks help from a psychic. The psychic may deal in fantasy, but she thinks the customer needs to come to grips with reality. There's a surprise awaiting both in the struggle between fantasy and reality.
  • Moonrise by Marla Porter - Two squabbling middle-aged brothers are led in death to forgiveness for each other by Lucinda, Goddess of the Moon.
  • At Sea, Two Guys in Clerical Guise by Denis Meadows - Two thieves with a bagful of money are dressed in clerical guise to disguise themselves. They meet up with Megally, a loquacious admirer of the cloth.

WHEN

WHERE

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St, Houston, TX 77063, USA
https://tswhouston.com/tickets

TICKET INFO

$20-$22

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