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2018-2019 Season
 

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‘da Kink In My Hair
Comedy/Play with music/ Regional Premiere
By Trey Anthony

Previews: September 15, 16, and 19
OPENING NIGHT: September 20, 2018
Runs: September 20 - October 14, 2018

Set in a Brooklyn hair salon, ‘da Kink in My Hair gives voice to Black women who tell their unforgettable stories in a kaleidoscope of drumming, singing and dance. It is a testament to the challenges and triumphs in the lives of contemporary Black women, many of whom are immigrants to North America from the Caribbean. Mixing laughter and tears, revelation and inspiration, the unapologetically intense stories of each woman are woven together in this powerful piece

 

The Ensemble Theatre's 2018-2019 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 official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

Christmas is Comin’ Uptown
Musical
Written by Phillip Rose & Peter Udell   

Previews: November 10, 11, and 14
OPENING NIGHT: November 15, 2018
Runs:
November 15 - December 30, 2018            
        
Who doesn’t love a classic with a twist! The traditional story of “A Christmas Carol” gets a jazzy and colorful makeover! In this version, Scrooge is a Harlem slumlord who is just about to foreclose on a tenement house and a church when a surprise visit from an “old friend” and some groovy ghosts make him reconsider.

 

The Ensemble Theatre's 2018-2019 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 official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.


 

Too Heavy for Your Pocket
Drama/ Regional Premiere             
Written by Jiréh Breon Holder

Previews: January 19, 20, 23
OPENING NIGHT: January 25, 2019
Runs: January 25 - February 24, 2019
 
        
In rural Tennessee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement two young couples struggle to understand justice, love, and their own responsibilities. When Bowzie gets a scholarship to attend Fisk University, he has the opportunity to improve his family’s life. His education goes beyond the classroom, as he becomes a Freedom Rider and joins the fight against racism in the Deep South, leaving his obligations as a husband and friend behind. A beautifully written look at the personal cost and private struggles behind public events, Too Heavy for Your Pocket speaks powerfully about the bonds of friendship and what defines true family.   

The Ensemble Theatre's 2018-2019 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 official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.


 

Freeda Peoples
Comedy/Drama/ Regional Premiere
Written by Joyce Sylvester (Playwright of Women In the Pit)

Previews: March 17, 17, and 20
OPENING NIGHT: March 21, 2019
Runs: March 21-  April 14, 2019

The Bible says all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, there is a none righteous not even one (Romans 3:32). Therefore, the church is the perfect place for spiritual growth. Freeda Peoples deals with the relationships between the deacons, trustees, and the new pastor and how no one is who they really seem to be. This comedy/drama will have you rolling in the aisles.

 

The Ensemble Theatre's 2018-2019 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 official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

Pipeline
Drama/ Regional Premiere
Written by Dominique Morisseau (Playwright of Detroit ’67)

Previews: May 4, 5, and 8
OPENING NIGHT: May 9, 2019
Runs: May 9 - June 2, 2019
  
Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, is committed to her students but desperate to give her only son Omari opportunities they’ll never have. When a controversial incident at his upstate private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. But will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? 


The Ensemble Theatre's 2018-2018 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 official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

 


Josephine Tonight
Musical/ Regional Premiere
Book & lyrics by Sherman Yellen
Music by Wally Harper     

Previews: June 22, 23, 26
OPENING NIGHT: June 27, 2019
Runs: June 27- July 28, 2019

A musical biography of showbiz legend Josephine Baker. Josephine Tonight draws on the early life of the internationally known singer, actress and nightclub sensation who wowed audiences in America and Europe in the first quarter of the 20th century, and reveals the relationship of the young Josephine and her laundress mother who steers her toward success and then guides her to remember her roots.

The Ensemble Theatre's 2018-2019 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 official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.