Friday, February 15, 2008

Rot at Super Happy Funland and Yard Sale Benefit!


Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company and Bobbindoctin Puppet Theatre Present "The Best Original Show in 2007", touring Texas in 2008!The third leg of our tour is February 15 and 16 at Super Happy Funland!


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 premiered at DiverseWorks, January 17, 18 and 19, 2008 at 8pm, and went to Austin February 1 and 2.

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.

More info

Presented by Mildred's Umbrella And Bobbindoctrin

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

What: Rot, by John Harvey

When: February 15, 16, 2008 at 8pm.

Where: Super Happy Funland, 3801 Polk

Price: $13.00

Other Tourdates:

February 29 and March 1,2008- University of Houston, Houston TX

March 14,15- Strand Theatre, Galveston TX

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

happy valentine's day! dildos for everyone!!!

REAL ART (and politics and culture)

A federal appeals court has overturned a statute outlawing sex toy sales in Texas, one of the last states — all in the South — to retain such a ban.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Monday, February 11, 2008

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

What are you gonna do when the bomb drops?