The Catastrophic Theatre celebrates the walk of shame with its summer romp, Tamarie's Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets.
Photo by George Hixson
Saturday, July 1
Houston’s musical-theater prodigy Tamarie Cooper is back at it again, with a cavalcade of new tunes at Catastrophic Theatre’s annual darkly comic fundraising bash, this year titled Tamarie’sMerry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets. With her typical cohort of oddballs in tow (Ronnie Blaine, Kyle Sturdivant and perennial favorite Greg Dean), Cooper writes, directs and stars in this bonkers journey through the id and ego, full of original tunes, yuk-yuk cabaret-style banter and, of course, sex stuff. Talking earlier this year about the process in each of her self-titled romps, Cooper was reflective. “It’s all about opening up and being brutally honest, sharing ridiculous, crazy stories,” she said. “Maybe very tragic, or you may be telling something funny. There’s always a safe place in rehearsals, [where] you can trust each other and take risks as an actor.” 8 p.m. July 1. Continuing 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. June 29 through August 12. 3400 Main, No. 285. For information, call 713-521-4533 or visit catastrophictheatre.com. $10 to $75. – Vic Shuttee