The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director, Eileen J. Morris, today announced the theatre's 2012-2013 season including a variety of comedies, dramas, classic, and musical productions.
"We are excited to present a season of intrigue and suspense mixed with a little family fun and nostalgia," says Morris. "Theatre continues to tell stories that bridge our exposure and understanding of the fascinating world around us."
Romance and comedy kick off the season in The Nacirema Society by renowned author and playwright Pearl Cleage; A 2010 and 2011 Audience Favorite, The African American Shakespeare Company's Cinderella is back by popular demand for the holidays; Knock Me a Kiss, by Charles Smith, brings the suspense of a love triangle based on a true story; next, a loving family handles its struggles with grace and humor in Broke-ology, by Nathan Louis Jackson; in David Mamet's Race, the epic comparison between race and sex takes place in the court room; and the season finale musical, From My Hometown, conceived by Lee Summers, brings the music of Motown to the Apollo Theatre for a celebration of brotherhood and pursuing one's dreams.
This year's Annual Black Tie Gala will be held August 18, 2012, at the Hilton Americas -- Houston. This is the theatre's largest fundraising endeavor.
Act One, the theatre's new young professionals group is working on a calendar of events that will include pre-show mixers, and a poetry event that drew over 200 new attendees to the theatre in its inaugural showcase.
The Ensemble Theatre will continue its performing arts education programing and youth initiatives. Productions from the theatre's Touring Education program will be expanded into a mini season of children's theatre available to families and schools. The Young Performers Program has added week long sessions during spring and winter breaks along with a pre-k/ kindergarten session to supplement the two month-long regular sessions during the summer.
The theatre's 11th Annual Golf Tournament in support of its youth programs will be held Monday, October 29, 2012 at the Blackhorse Golf Club in Cypress, TX.
For information regarding subscriptions, tickets and group sales call The Ensemble Theatre Box Office: 713-520-0055 or visit www.ensemblehouston.com.