In A Maroon’s Guide to Time and Space, the latest avant-garde offering from Houston’s ever-adventurous Catastrophic Theatre, Harriet Tubman is whisked not just from the bondage of slavery but into other galaxies and chronologies. She watches a highlight reel of her life that details her courage and hardships before ending on a wry high note:
EDDIE GOES TO POETRY CITY is a bit of a revival for the Catastrophic Theatre Company. Houston audiences first witnessed it as an Infernal Bridegroom Production way back in 1996, and decades ago it starred a young Jim Parsons (BIG BANG fame!) and a femme fatale version of Tamarie Cooper (musical comedy queen of Houston!).
Avant-garde theater laughs at rational thought, scoffs at plot summary and thumbs its nose at conventional audience expectations. When you go see Catastrophic Theatre’s production of “Eddie Goes to Poetry City,” a mainstay of celebrated New York experimentalist Richard Foreman, you’re enlisting in a fever dream as much as a play. It obliterates connections between