The Catastrophic Theatre in association with the 
Barthelme Estate, Brazos Bookstore, Inprint,

University of Houston Libraries, and
University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
presents


 
(World Premiere)
Snow White
by Donald Barthelme
Directed by Greg Dean

Apr 7 - May 6, 2017

All performances presented @
The MATCH, 3400 Main Street

Thursday, Friday and Saturday @ 8 pm

Starring
Coralee Young as Snow White

with
Noel Bowers, Greg Cote, Greg Dean, John Dunn, Luis Galindo, 
Bobby Haworth, Xzavien Hollins, Courtney Lomelo, Jeff Miller, 
Joel Orr, Charlie Scott and Abe Zapata

This world premiere production of Snow White is a theatrical adaptation of the groundbreaking, experimental novel by the postmodern novelist and poet Donald Barthelme.


TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
 

Donald Barthelme's Snow White is tired of being "just a horsewife" to Bill, Dan, Edward, Hubert, Henry, Clem and Kevin, who, in her estimation 'only add up to the equivalent of about two real men.' While they tend to their commercial real estate properties and manufacture exotic high-end baby foods, she spends her days reading Mao Tse Tung, drinking vodka with and impatiently waiting for the prince promised to her by history.

This world premiere production of Snow White is a theatrical adaptation of the groundbreaking, experimental novel by the iconic, postmodern novelist, poet, and early faculty member of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, the late Donald Barthelme. He began adapting Snow White for the stage in 1974, and a reading of his script was presented in 1976. The project was abandoned after that, but a version of the play was published in 1992, at the end of The Teachings of Don. B. In 1996, the Alley Theatre presented a private staged reading of the play. Working from Barthelme's original manuscript, notes and revisions, as well as the novel itself, Catastrophic Theatre will finally present the world premiere of Donald Barthelme’s Snow White to the public.

Snow White is produced in association with the Barthelme Estate, Brazos Bookstore, Inprint, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent17 and features cast and crew from the UH School of Theatre and Dance.

 
As with every Catastrophic Theatre production all tickets are available on a sliding scale according to what each audience member can afford. As it has been for years now, everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
 
“Donald Barthelme’s work creates the impression that something miraculous happened to him overnight—as if, blind from birth, he could suddenly see.”
-Time Magazine



 

Click here to select an underwriter level and join us for the Underwriters' Dress

Underwriting opportunities are now available to assist in this compelling, collaborative effort!
Please commit to aiding these influential Houston organizations with this exciting project via one of the levels below:


Underwriter Benefits

Angel ($5000) 
• Pre-performance dinner for you and your guests
• Private tour of UH Libraries Donald Barthelme special collection
• Ten special invitations to the Final Dress Rehearsal, Thursday April 6
• Ten limited edition Snow White posters
• Top program billing as Snow White Underwriter
• Catastrophic mugs, t-shirts, and tote bags

• A private cocktail hour for you with the Snow White creative team!

Super Friend ($2500) 
• Ten special invitations to the Final Dress Rehearsal, Thursday April 6
• Ten limited edition Snow White posters
• Top program billing as Snow White Underwriter
• Catastrophic mugs, t-shirts, and tote bags
• A private cocktail hour for you with the Snow White creative team!

Patron Saint ($1000)
• Six special invitations to the Final Dress Rehearsal, Thursday April 6
• Six limited edition Snow White posters
• Prominent program billing as Snow White Underwriter
• Catastrophic mugs and t-shirts

Benefactor ($500)
• Four special invitations to the Final Dress Rehearsal, Thursday April 6
• Limited edition Snow White poster
• Special program recognition as Snow White Underwriter
• Catastrophic mugs

Friend ($250)
• Two special invitations to the Final Dress Rehearsal, Thursday April 6
• Limited edition Snow White poster
• Program recognition as Snow White Underwriter

 


 

The Catastrophic Theatre and our Fabulous Co-chairs

Stuart Rosenberg, Matt Vandever, Mark Sullivan, and Angela Shah & James Brock

present

One Night Only!

Friday May 19th, 2017
8pm* - Midnight

at the S.P.J.S.T. Lodge #88
1435 Beall Street

 

Catastrophic is creating a gaming pleasure palace. Party the night away in our very own arcade, pinball hall and casino, mixed with some 1980's Atari and Nintendo action, a kiddie corner full of Chutes and Ladders, Battleship, and Operation, plus table after table of Risk, Clue, Scrabble, and our special Dungeons and Dragons Drinking Game. Don't forget Charades, Pictionary, Beer Pong, Twister, 4 Square, and our very own live action Human Hungry Hippos!

Costumes are encouraged, of course. Game characters: Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Mr. Monopoly, Clue, etc. Vegas casino-style (show girls!), cheesy game show hosts and hostesses (70's leisure suits, 80's Vanna White opulence), and reality show favorites (Naked and Afraid, Survivor, Drag Race)! 

Its a well known fact that Catastrophic throws FANTASTIC parties. Come join us for a night of BIG FUN while raising much needed funds for a great organization.
 


 

Coming soon: A New Look for Catastrophic Theatre 
In time for our 2017/18 season announcement, we are preparing a makeover for our website, featuring design from the award winning graphics team responsible for our 2016/17 season posters. Here's a sneak peak:
 

 

The Catastrophic Theatre Announces 10th Anniversary, 2016 - 2017 Season

Featuring a world premiere by Donald Barthelme, a Pulitzer Prize-­winner by Sam Shepard, Houston premieres by Nick Jones and Mickle Maher, and a world premiere cabaret by Tamarie Cooper and friends.

The Catastrophic Theatre is proud to announce the World Premiere production of Snow White, a theatrical adaptation of the groundbreaking, experimental novel by the iconic, postmodern novelist and poet Donald Barthelme. The play will be produced in association with the Barthelme estate, Brazos Bookstore, and Inprint. The singular novel was adapted for the stage by Barthelme himself but has never been shared with the public until now. This is a passion project for Catastrophic favorite Greg Dean, who will direct from Barthelme’s adaptation and notes. The remainder of our 10th anniversary season includes Song About Himself, the latest play by audience favorite Mickle Maher, directed by Catastrophic artistic director Jason NodlerTrevor, the first Houston production of a hit play by Nick Jones, writer of the popular TV show Orange is the New Black, directed by Catastrophic associate director Tamarie Cooper; avant-garde classic and Pulitzer Prize winner Buried Child by Sam Shepard, helmed by Catastrophic all-­‐star Jeff Miller in his directing debut; and of course a brand new Tamarie Cooper musical—a whimsical cabaret about mistakes and regrets appropriately entitled Tamarie Cooper's Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets.
 

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