Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rot at Diversworks!!

Hey everybody!
go see "Rot"
it is a great show!
I'm gonna try to see it at least once at every venue (may not make Austin...
and I'm bummed about it)

Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company and Bobbindoctin Puppet Theatre Present "The Best Original Show in 2007", touring Texas in 2008!


by John Harvey

"..a mini-festival of the willfully weird and woeful." ".. exudes enough despair to make the average Samuel Beckett outing look like Annie." ~Everett Evans , Houston Chronicle

"..the two companies together have created a smart, wildly literary piece of experimental theater the likes of which no Houstonian will see anywhere else this season. " - Lee Williams, Houston Press

Rot won 'Best Original Show' in The Houston Press in 2007 when the two companies collaborated on its premier in 2007. Now, for all of you unfortunate souls who missed it the first time, we are doing a remount of the production for our "Rotten to the Core" tour, beginning at Diverseworks January 17, 18 and 19, 2008, and traveling to other Texas Cities in February and March, such as Rude Mechanicals in Austin, and The Strand Theatre in Galveston.

What is Rot? A by Mildred's Umbrella resident playwright John Harvey. What is Rot? A collaboration between two of Houston's premier theater companies. What is Rot? A husband dying of the plague. What is Rot? A daughter who, after setting the world on fire and destroying the sun, comes home to find out what happened to her dog. What is Rot? Two gentlemen sitting in the front parlor in their underwear. What is Rot? Puppets in the furniture remembering what the family would like to forget. What is Rot? A happy death.

Featuring Jennifer Decker, Eric Doss and Patricia Duran, Joel Orr, Troy Schulze and Karen Schlag, Rot will entertain, unsettle and infect the dreams of Houston theatre-goers.

The production will also feature an original score by University of Houston Honors College student Meghan Hendley.

The show will premier at DiverseWorks, January 17, 18 and 19, 2008 at 8pm.

For further information or reservations to this show, call 832-418-0973 or email More information is on the web: and .

Tickets may be purchased via paypal at or paid by cash or check at the door. Reservations recommended as seating is limited.

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Presented by Mildred's Umbrella And Bobbindoctrin

Who: Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company and Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre.

What: Rot, by John Harvey

When: January 17, 18, 19, 2008 at 8pm.

Where: DiverseWorks

Price: $13.00

Other Tourdates:

February 1 and 2, 2008- The Off Center space run by Rude Mechanicals- Austin, TX

February 15, 16, 2008- SuperhappyFunLand's new, improved location- 3801 Polk, Houston TX

March 14,15- Strand Theatre, Galveston TX


UNHINGED PRODUCTIONS "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"

"A welcome antidote to the notion that the Peanuts gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness." —NY Times

When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm February 29 - March 22. Silver House Theatre Tickets: $20 Discounts are available for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. Free preview February 28th at 8pm.

Unhinged's website

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April 15 - May 4.

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