Season Twelve (2023-2024)
We begin with the timeless classic, Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie. Directed by Judge Christine Weems, this thrilling courtroom drama will captivate audiences at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios from July 28 to August 12. Adding an intriguing twist, the cast exclusively features Houston area lawyers, providing an authentic and immersive experience.
Next on the lineup is The Greatest Play in the History of the World, a masterful creation by Ian Kershaw. Under the visionary direction of Whitney Zangarine, CMR favorite Kacie Adams takes the lead in a production that promises to transport audiences on a mesmerizing journey from September 8 to September 23. Prepare to be enchanted by a captivating story that weaves together themes of love, loss, and the power of human connection.
In October, CMR presents The Melancholy Play by Sarah Ruhl, a poignant and introspective exploration of human emotions. Directed byKatherine Rinaldi and Ruth McCleskey, this theatrical gem will grace the stage from October 6 to October 20. With a talented ensemble cast and a thought-provoking narrative, The Melancholy Play is sure to leave a lasting impression on every theatergoer.
Starting November 2023, The World Premiere of Surviving the Night by Matt Elliott and Debra Schultz takes on a genre not normally seen onstage—Horror. Ben, an aspiring filmmaker, is meeting his girlfriend Sydney’s parents for the first time just before Christmas. He’s on edge right from the beginning, but if he only knew that wouldn’t be scariest part of the evening. Providing moral support and encouragement is sister Michelle and her girlfriend Joy and neighbor Charlie. None of that will be enough to stop Ben’s world from crashing down and mirroring events from his favorite films.
Breaking new ground in the new year, CMR proudly presents the world premiere of The End of the World, an original work by Michael Weems. Directed by Ruth McCleskey, this captivating play invites audiences to contemplate the complexities of the human experience. From February 9 to February 23, theater enthusiasts can embark on an unforgettable journey filled with emotion, intrigue, and profound insights.
In April 2024, prepare to be captivated by War of the Words Live!, a riveting performance that brings past audio plays to life on stage.Cone Man Running continued to bring new works into the world through their podcast, War of the Worlds, during the pandemic. Don't miss the opportunity to witness talented performers breathe life into some fan favorites. This unique production is bound to captivate and enthrall audiences.
Rounding out the season in May/June 2024 is an all-female play presented in collaboration with Boiling Point Players. Celebrating the immense talent and creativity of women in Houston theater, this production promises to challenge stereotypes and break new ground. Stay tuned for more details on this ground breaking and empowering performance.