Catastrophic is pleased to once again introduce Houston audiences to a fresh voice in American theatre. As it did with Mickle Maher (The Strangerer and Spirits to Enforce) and Miki Johnson (American Falls and Fleaven), Catastrophic will produce 2 plays by Mark Schultz in a single season, beginning with the world premiere of The Blackest Shore.
Stuart, 16, is making a movie: graphic violence, extreme sex, the walking dead. Of course it's also a love story. And it's all true. In fact it's more horribly true than anyone, even Stuart, can rightly comprehend.
When Stuart begins to display increasingly troubling behavior, our sympathies are torn between a son and a father – both crippled by self-loathing– and each of the lives they touch, as they try to negotiate the impossible circumstances of a mysterious, horrific episode from Stuart's youth.
Mark Schultz is the real deal and we're so excited to share his intrepid, devastating, eminently funny work with you.