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​by Mickle Maher
Directed by Jason Nodler
Starring Tamarie Cooper, Noel Bowers, and Jovan Jackson 


Nov 11 - Dec 3, 2016

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 pm

at The MATCH, 3400 Main Street

 

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In a dystopian future, a corrupted and crumbling version of the Internet, now called “the Weed,” allows human beings to communicate in only the most banal and fragmentary ways. A woman named Carol, perhaps the only person left able to string together a few coherent sentences in a world devolving into gibberish, joins YouSpake, a rogue social media site maintained by an enigmatic host/hostess. The secrets Carol uncovers will either reconnect her to humanity or destroy her heart.

A strangely poetic and ultimately moving exploration of how we do and don’t communicate in the internet age, Song About Himself features the evocative use of minimalist staging that calls to mind a computer continually crashing and rebooting in a void, as well as a highly original form of verse derived from a corruption of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Anyone curious about what form the Theatre of the Absurd might take in the present moment will find a unique and provocative answer in Song About Himself.


 

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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