WELCOME THEATRE LOVERS
AND TRAVEL ENTHUSIASTS!

Allow us to extend a personal invitation for you to visit Houston and witness a production by the award-winning Ensemble Theatre. As the nation's fourth largest city, you are guaranteed to experience a stimulating combination of art, culture, entertainment, and hospitality. On the pages that follow, you’ll find information on the productions remaining in The Ensemble Theatre’s 2014/2015 season as well as introductions to some of the city’s finest arts and cultural attractions that mirror the theatre’s mission.

Wonderful things are happening at The Ensemble Theatre and we’d love to make you a part of them!

Sincerely,

Janettes Signature
Janette L. Cosley
Executive Director
Eileens Signature
Eileen J. Morris
Artistic Director



2014/2015 SEASON LINEUP

FLY

FLY

Written by TREY ELLIS & RICARDO KHAN

Directed by ALLIE WOODS

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.

PG/Drama


Jan 29–Feb 22, 2015


PREVIEWS

Jan 24, 25 & 26


OPENING NIGHT

Jan 29




WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS

WHAT I LEARNED
IN PARIS

Written by PEARL CLEAGE

Directed by EILEEN J. MORRIS

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 Theatre’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.

PG-13/Comedy


Mar 19 - Apr 12, 2015


PREVIEWS

Mar 14, 15 &18


OPENING NIGHT

Mar 19




TWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING

TWO OLD BLACK GUYS JUST SITTING AROUND TALKING

Written by GUS EDWARDS

Directed by EILEEN J. MORRIS

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.

R/Drama,Comedy

May 7 - 31, 2015


PREVIEWS

May 2, 3 & 6


OPENING NIGHT

May 7




TRAV'LIN: The 1930s Harlem Musical

TRAV'LIN

Written by GARY HOLMES & ALLAN SHAPIRO

Directed & Choreographed by PATDRO HARRIS

Musical Direction by Carlton Leake

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.

PG/Musical


June 25-July 26, 2015


PREVIEWS

June 20, 21 & 24


OPENING NIGHT

June 25