Houston Matters

The Foreigner: Playing a Character Who Speaks ‘Scripted Gibberish’

Posted on · As a part of its Summer Chills series, The Alley Theatre has been staging the comedy The Foreigner, by Larry Shue. Here’s the basic concept: Two Englishmen – Charlie and Froggy – visit a resort fishing lodge in rural Georgia. For reasons that are complicated, a lie is told. The lie: that Charlie is from […]

Arts InSight

Alley Theatre Opens New Season at Its Temporary Location

Posted on · Houston’s Alley Theatre opened its new season Aug. 20 with the Horton Foote play “The Old Friends,” a story about a Texas family in turmoil, starring Broadway veteran Betty Buckley. The new season is notable because it’s taking place entirely on the University of Houston campus while the Alley’s downtown location is renovated. Houston Public Media’s Ernie […]