Tamarie’s Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets
by Tamarie Cooper and Friends

World Premiere

Ticket Price

We Suggest $40
More If You Have it
Less if you don't

Location

MATCH
3400 Main St
Houston, TX 77002

Performances

Jun 29, 2017 -
Aug 12, 2017
“Every party has a pooper.
That’s why we invited you.
Tamarie Cooper! The Party Pooper!”

The Play

Tamarie Cooper and friends are mixing up their usual musical formula, with a brand-new cabaret of sorts – filtered, of course, through Cooper’s weird and wacky brain. Presented in Matchbox 3 with cabaret seating, Tamarie’s Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets will take the audience on a wild ride featuring youthful folly, heartache, unfortunate bedfellows, blunders, errors in judgment, crushed dreams, a miserable clown, dying swans, Judy Garland covers, and songs about cocktails and a sex act in a van with a lead singer of a punk rock band gone horribly wrong. Great and terrible times brilliantly and hilariously brought to life by Tamarie and her talented motley crew: Ronnie Blaine, Kyle Sturdivant, Greg Dean, and company.

The Playwrights

TAMARIE COOPER has been performing her entire life. She is associate director of The Catastrophic Theatre, which she co-founded in 2007 with longtime collaborator and dear friend, Jason Nodler. Originally trained in dance, she began working in theatre at HSPVA and helped to found the Infernal Bridegroom company in 1993, where she worked for fourteen years. She is a seasoned actor, director, designer, choreographer and occasional writer, best known for her original musicals, which enjoy highly successful runs and a cult-like following in Houston. Tamarie has been featured in national trade magazine Stage Directions and has received various "Best of Houston" awards from The Houston Press for her performances and original work. In addition to her original work, favorite roles/productions include: Leap and the Net Will Appear (Simon), Rhinoceros  (director), Trevor (Director), Song About Himself (Carol), Marie and Bruce (Marie), Fleaven(choreographer), Hide Town (Miss Iva), Medea (Medea),  A Soap Opera (Andrea), We Have Some PlanesFucking A (Hester), Happy Days  (Winnie), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide).  Tamarie is married to Zach Elkins, a custom furniture designer. They are the proud parents of Rose, the most wonderful little girl in the world.

RONNIE BLAINE attended The University of Houston School of Theatre and is a graduate of Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. A native Houstonian, Ronnie returned to his hometown in 2009 after spending five years in Los Angeles where he worked in television and film, becoming a proud member of The Screen Actors Guild. Previously, Ronnie was a company member at both Stages Repertory and Main Street Youth Theatres in Houston and had the pleasure of performing in his first Tamarie show last year. He is honored to collaborate with his long time friends Tamarie Cooper and Patrick Reynolds again and is humbled by the process of writing with such creative talents.

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With her typical cohort of oddballs in tow, 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.
— Vic Shuttee, Houston Press
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