Theater, museums and more
highlight the weekend
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UH School of Theatre
The UH School of Theatre is presenting
What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 19. The play
is directed by Reddy Cravens with set design by Kevin Rigdon.
The play is about a husband and wife hiding
secrets from each other and a state inspector. The comedy will be presented
at 8 p.m. except for Nov. 19's showing which will take place at 2 p.m.
Call (713) 743-2929 for ticket prices and other information.
The Little Room Downstairs Theater is presenting
Buber Malone, a romantic play by Richard Laub about Tamara Poché
Bertram and her love, British fighter pilot, "Buber" Malone.
The play was written and set to open the
original Little Room in 1995 but has been rewritten and workshopped. It
begins Monday and lasts through Dec. 9. Previews are Friday and Saturday
at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
The theater is located on 2326 Bissonnet
(between Greenbriar and Kirby). Call (713) 522-5737 for more information.
The Last Night of Ballyhoo
The Main Street Theater is presenting The
Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry. The play is a charming comedy
set in Atlanta in 1939 in the midst of the premiere of Gone With the
Wind and the impending war in Europe.
The comedy will be the first play presented
for the theater's 25th anniversary season and its first time as Equity
Professional Company. The play runs Thursdays through Sundays, from Nov.
16 through Dec. 17. The theater is located on 2540 Times Blvd. in the Rice
Village. Call (713) 524-6706 for showtimes and ticket prices.
Cardoso Flea Circus
The Contemporary Arts Museum is presenting
Cardoso Flea Circus, the 124th exhibition in the museum's long running
Colombian-born artist María Fernanda
Cardoso has studied a history of flea circuses and flea behaviors. Cardoso's
flea circus consists of a decorated circus tent with props and an ultra-magnified
video projection of Cardoso and the fleas performing.
The exhibition begins today and runs through
Jan. 27, 2001. CAM is located at 5216 Montrose Blvd. Call (713) 284-8250
for more information.
The Budweiser Concert Series is presenting
two great shows this coming week at the Aerial Theater. Steve Earl with
Matthew Ryan will play at 8 p.m. on Monday.
Gregg Allman and Friends will perform on
Tuesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available. Call (713) 230-1600 for
Three sure-hit films arrive in theaters
Men of Honor, starring Robert De
Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr., about the first black Navy diver, is one film
expected to be a big box office draw.
Little Nicky is a film starring
funny man Adam Sandler who plays, of all things, the son of the devil and
an angel. This one should appeal to adolescents and those of us who are
still adolescents at heart.
Finally, Red Planet, a sci-fi thriller
starring Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Benjamin Bratt makes its way to theaters.
It details what life on Mars could be like in the future.