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2014 -2015 Season
 

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Women in the Pit
PG/ Drama/ Regional Premiere

By Joyce Sylvester
Directed by Eileen J. Morris

Previews: Sept. 13, 14, 17
Opening Night/ Media Reception: Sept. 18, 2014
Runs:  Sept. 18 - Oct. 12, 2014

Folks of Mount Zion Baptist Church are pretty riled up! Two deacons and two elders charged with the selection of a new pastor are at odds with one another when it appears that the most qualified candidate is a woman! This exciting story addresses the age-old controversial issue of women in the pulpit!

The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

 

 

 

 


A Soulful Christmas
G/Musical By Stepp Stewart

Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris Musical Direction by Carlton Leake
Previews: Nov. 8, 9, 12, 13

Opening Night/Media Reception: Nov. 14, 2014 
Runs: Nov. 14 – Dec. 21, 2014

This African American tale is the story of two children who are taken on a musical journey one magical Christmas Eve. Watch as they discover the rich history within the music, dance, and culture. Join them as they go back in time and enjoy all of your favorite Soulful Christmas tunes, performed in the style of the artist that made them famous. You will feel like a little kid again when you hear: Santa Claus is coming to town, "Go Tell It On The Mountain" - Mahaila Jackson, "This Christmas" - Donny Hathaway,  "Silent Night" - The Temptations, and more. Exciting fun for the whole family!

A Soulful Christmas Is A Musical with Selections Written, Performed, and Published by Various Artists.    

The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre. A Soulful Christmas is generously underwitten Shell Oil.



 

Fly
PG/ Drama/ Regional Premiere

By Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan
Directed by Allie Woods

Previews:  Jan. 24, 25, 28
Opening Night/ Media Reception: Jan. 29, 2015
Runs:  Jan. 29 - Feb. 22, 2015

Fly celebrates the lives of the courageous and dedicated Tuskegee Airman who flew during World War II. Travel with these determined young men who made historic contributions toward the desegregation of the American military and furthering of civil rights. These heroic military pioneers landed a phenomenal place in history.

 The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre. Fly is generously underwritten by Spectra Energy.

 

 

 

What I Learned in Paris
PG-13/ Comedy/ Regional Premiere
By Pearl Cleage Directed by Eileen J. Morris

Previews: Mar. 14, 15, 18
Opening Night/Media Reception: Mar. 19, 2015 
Runs:
 Mar. 19 - Apr. 12, 2015

In the backdrop of this sparkling new romantic comedy, mini-skirts and bell bottoms rocked to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s 1973 hit, “Livin’ for the City; women’s liberation raised the conscience of the nation; and Atlanta made history by electing Maynard Jackson as its first Black Mayor. The tale of a divorcee sweeping into town, from her self-assuring trip to Paris, just as her ambitious ex-husband is trying to avoid a scandal that could upset his chances for being named city attorney. Don’t miss this regional premiere by Pearl Cleage, best-selling novelist and author of The Ensemble’s 2012 hit performance, The Nacirema Society.

The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.What I Learned in Paris is generously underwritten by Chevron.

 

Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking
R/ Drama-Comedy/ Regional Premiere
(contains adult themes and language)

By Gus Edwards
Directed by Eileen J. Morris

Previews:  May 2, 3, 6
Opening Night/Media Reception: May 7, 2015
Runs:  May 7 – May 31, 2015   
                                                                       
Henry and Abe are two old guys who just can’t seem to get along, but nevertheless are drawn to the same park bench every day. Having once competed for the love of the same woman, their rivalry has grown over the years. Now, in the twilight of their lives, they find themselves humorously intertwined by the ever-changing times. Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking is a funny and poignant story of rivalry, friendship, and the journey of life.

The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

 

 


Trav’lin the 1930s Harlem Musical
PG/ Musical/ Houston Premiere
By
Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro
Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris
Musical Direction by
Carton Leake

Previews: June 20, 21, 24
Opening Night/Media Reception: June 25, 2015
Runs:  June 25 - July 26, 2015

            
A humorous, heart-warming story of three couples playing the game of love in 1930's Harlem. The action centers on George, a retired Pullman porter and church deacon, and the intriguing stranger he meets who is not the person she seems to be. This jazz-infused score celebrates the music of Harlem Renaissance composer J. C. Johnson and is reminiscent of many well-known, bluesy Broadway shows. Trav'lin captures the essence of Harlem. Johnson’s music has been performed and recorded by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Louie Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.