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SEASON

2017/2018 SEASON

Epic stories in small spaces

 
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THE RITE OF SPRING

Music by IGOR STRAVINSKY
Choreographer - LAURA GUTIERREZ
Director - MATT HUNE

The limits of group responsibility are tested in a new dance adaptation set to Stravinsky’s iconic score. Laura Gutierrez, named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” teams up with Rec Room’s Matt Hune to repurpose an unapologetically primitive exploration that examines how modern America assimilates, worships, and sacrifices. 

 
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DEAD ROCK STAR

MATT HUNE - Director
ABBY SEIBLE - Music Director
EMMA SINGLETON - Co-Director & Choreographer

Rec Room Arts presents an upbeat theatrical concert featuring some of the best singers in town! In the second annual Dead Rock Star Sing-A-Long Club, we honor the musical genius of George Michael and Sharon Jones. The audience will get songbooks at the door and is welcome to sing a long if they choose. Join us for this energizing musical eulogy that’s part concert, part theatre, and total celebration! 

 
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SENDER

Written by IKE HOLTER
Directed by - JOSH MORRISON

REGIONAL PREMIERE PLAY
A new comedy by one of the country’s finest emerging playwrights and winner of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for drama. A year after his assumed death, a young man shows up in his former Chicago apartment alive, well, and ready to fix what went wrong. A miracle reunion turns into a catastrophic disaster as the past catches up with the present and old debts return, expecting payment in full. What does growing up mean and is it even desired in this day and age?

 
 
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HANSEL AND GRETEL

Composed by - ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK
Directed by - MATT HUNE


OPERA
This dark take on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tale is set in a stunning wooded installation by artist Mina Gaber. Audiences of all ages will experience a truly immersive experience in Rec Room’s Back Room. This stripped-down English version of Humperdinck’s folk-inspired opera is ideal to become the next Houston holiday tradition.

 
 
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RESIDENCY FESTIVAL

Rec Room Arts' Resident Artists present world premiere performances in a festival of interdisciplinary works of theatre, dance, music, opera, performance art, film and more. Residents are artists who work to bend and break the rules of conventional performance. Each weekend, a new artist will present a premiere performance developed within the Artist Residency program.