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Cone Man Running Productions presents the

The World Premiere of 
Surviving the Night 
by Matt Elliott and Debra Schultz

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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.

Ben... Terrance Simon

Michelle... Joy Culbreath

Joy... Adina Opalek

Charlie... Christopher Krause

Sydney... Scout Sustala

Mr. White... Timothy Eggert

Mrs. White... Kelly Swinehart Wehrer 

Johnny/Sweeper... Sam Martinez 


Director... Debra Schultz

Assistant Director... Matt Elliott

Set and Sound design... Debra Schultz

Lighting Design... Jennifer Portillo

Property Lead, Run Crew... Pedro Balcazar


Thursday, November 30, 2023 7:30 Preview

Friday, December 1, 2023 8:00pm Opening

Saturday, December 2, 2023 8:00pm

Monday, December 4, 2023 7:30pm

Thursday, December 7, 2023 7:30pm

Friday, December 8, 2023 8:00pm

Saturday, December 9, 2023 8:00pm - SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 10, 2023 7:30pm

Thursday, December 14, 2023 7:30pm

Friday, December 15, 2023 8:00pm - SOLD OUT

Saturday, December 16, 2023 8:00pm Closing - SOLD OUT

Cone Man Running's Studio

1824 Spring Street, Suite 233 (2nd Floor)

Houston, Texas 77007

Tickets: $20, $15 for students, teachers, seniors and groups of 7 or more, $12 for CMR (+$2 per ticket when using a credit card)

For discounted tickets or to pay at the door, please email

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