The Premiere of
Eye of Storm: Tales from Hurricane Ike
by Fernando Dovalina
Directed by Steve Carpentier
On the fifth anniversary of Hurrican Ike's landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast, nine short comedic and drmaati plays and monologues recall that a natural disaster can bend - but not break - the human spirit.
In "Into the Eye of a Storm," six powerful hurricanes argue among themselves as they try to determine which one was most powerful in U.S. presidential politics. A beautiful dog named Maggie tells her tale of survival. A bitter woman tries to abscond with the last surviving bag of ice left in Houston. A Galveston bartender tries to keep peace among battling customers. A teen-aged slacker recalls a hurrican party that went bad. The wife of a cross-dressing man worries that the storm may kill them and that her husband's secret may not be secret for long. A Houston Chronicle reporter discovers that there's more to people - and trees - than first meets the eye. The owners of a Mexican restaurant destroyed by Ike learn that their precious collateral is not recognized by banks.
Starring: Jada August, Danielle Bunch, Dolly Cruise, Danyell Davis, Barbara Dell, Jennifer Drummond, Elyse Freeman, Roy Hamlin, Brandon Hobratschk, Robert L. Jacobs Jr., Rebecca Johnson-Edgerly, Omar Lewis, Joseph Lockett, J.R. Marshall, Brandon Morgan, Justin Mouton, Joyce Murray, Megan Nix, C.J. Stafford and Autumn Woods.
September 5 - 21, 2013
Thurs - Sat at 8PM
Sun at 2PM
Mon, Sept 16 at 8PM
Studio 101 - Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring Street
Tickets: $15/$12 students/seniors/CMR
Tickets available online
Stage Manager-Lauren Hainley
Stage Hand-Tim Nicholson
Lighting Operator-Josh Tiberius Baker
Sound Operator-Amy Pope
Projection Operator-Rebecca Johnson-Edgerly
Costume Designer-Daryl Sinclair Conner
Lighting Designer-Rob Putterman
Sound Design & Original Music-J. Vance Tyree