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Garbage Island 4.0

Back to school getting you down? Then get back to Rec Room for the ALL NEW episode of GARBAGE ISLAND 4.0, the only original live sketch show for children ages 2 –6, in Houston. 

Rec Room Arts is thrilled to present an ALL NEW FOURTH episode, opening Saturday, September 23 and running through October 7. The new show will run at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m every Saturday!

The new episode features some of the same characters from the original show, along with brand new characters, brand new actors, and Fall-themed fun! This episode focuses on the great outdoors, with a special video taped segment on how to use and reuse; including composting, seedlings and garbage costumes. 

This episode will introduce a new MC for the show, local musician Joe Folladori (Catastrophic Theatre) as Garbage Man Joe's cousin, Garbage Man Joe (yup we are doing that!). Houston actors and Rec Room regulars Dano Colon (The Alley Theatre) and Tasha Gorel (Horse Head Theatre) return to Garbage Island and are joined by new cast member, Brittny Bush (Classical Theatre Company). 

Children are invited to bring an old toy with them every week that may be used during the performance as an improv piece for the actors. As such, no two performances will be the same and the audience is encouraged to return to see how the show changes each week. 

Each performance will culminate in a big kid dance party, with Garbage Man Joe and the cast. After each show, old toys will be donated to a local charity such as Women’s Center of Houston. 

Tickets range from $8 - $15 for ages 2 and above. Children under 2 are free to sit on their parents’ lap. Coffee and drinks available at the bar. Please note, juice boxes are still included with all children's tickets but mimosas will only be included with the $15 adult ticket. 

As was the case with our last 3 shows, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to buy tickets in advance! Most shows sell out weeks in advance! 

Rec Room is located at 100 Jackson St. Metered Street parking is available.

(Note: Facebook only allows 2 week long events but this show runs for FOUR weeks!)
September 16 @ 10:30 a.m. 
September 23 @ 10:30 a.m. 
September 30 @ 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 
October 7 @ 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.


House opens at 10:00 AM. We encourage you to come early, hang out, claim your seat, and grab a drink! Mimosas, coffee and juice boxes are available for purchase and beverages are allowed in the theatre.

Please plan to arrive at the theatre no later than 10:15 AM. At 10:25 AM, we will release any unclaimed tickets to our friends on the wait list.

Please allow a few extra minutes for parking. Parking on the street is plentiful and metered. There are also paid lots next door and across the street. But be sure to pay - they tow!

Please note, all sales are final.