Monday, April 24, 2017

'The Front Porch Society' premieres at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston TX

For those of you who live around or will be visiting the Houston TX area, you’re in for a real treat.  The Ensemble Theatre is continuing its 40th Anniversary Season celebration with the world premiere of “The Front Porch Society.”  This drama/comedy was written by Melda Beaty, and directed by The Ensemble Theatre Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris.  Beaty is an author, playwright, and English professor.  Her play, The Front Porch Society has been part of several stage readings.  The reading at The Robey Theatre in Los Angeles, California included actors: Loretta Devine, Marla Gibbs, and Ted Lange among the noted cast.

About the play: It’s November 4, 2008 in Marks, Mississippi, and America is on the eve of electing its first Black president. But what does that mean to 4 elderly women in this rural town, especially Carrie Honey, the town’s “overseer,” as she grieves the anniversary of her son’s tragic death amidst the town’s excitement over Barack Obama. After years of failed attempts to seek justice, Carrie has grown bitter and no longer interested in life’s celebrations, until a scandal at the cemetery rocks this historic day, and a past secret is revealed that restores her faded faith.

Cast members include: Michele Harrell, Gwen Harris, Tamara Siler, Rachel Hemphill Dickson, Dannette McElory-Davis, Jason Carmichael, and Kendrick (KAYB) Brown.  Get your tickets early for prime seating.

The Front Porch Society
Sat. May 6, 2017  8 p.m.
Sun. May 7    3 p.m.
Wed. May 10   7:30 p.m.
Show Run:
  May 11 — June 4, 2017
Thursdays     7:30 p.m.
Fridays       8 p.m.
Saturdays     2 & 8 p.m.
Sundays      3 p.m.
*Opening Night is Thurs., May 11th*

LOCATION: The Ensemble Theatre 
       3535 Main Street
       Houston, TX 77002
       (713) 520 - 0055

 TICKETS: range from $23 —$48

The Ensemble Theatre's 2016-2017 Season is sponsored in part by grants from The Humphreys Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.  United Airlines is the official airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

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