Theatre & Film

New Play At The Alley Depicts A Love Affair As Epic As The Film ‘Cleopatra’

Posted on · 'Cleo' tells the story of the torrid, on- and off-screen love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the stars of the 1963 epic 'Cleopatra.' Writer Lawrence Wright and director Bob Balaban discuss the project, nearly a decade in the making.

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Full Show: What Houstonians Miss Most, And Cleopatra’s Backstory (April 6, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Residents of a Houston development that flooded during Harvey are suing the designer. Then, longtime Houstonians discuss what long-lost elements of the city they miss the most. Plus, our non-experts discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about Cleo, a new play at the Alley Theatre about the making of the 1963 film Cleopatra.

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Full Show: More Shakeups At The Alley, And The Last Days Of Sam Houston (Jan. 24, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We bring you the latest on personnel changes at The Alley Theatre. Then, it's our weekly political roundup. Plus, we get answers to your dental questions. And we learn about the often-forgotten later years of Sam Houston's life.

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Going from Introvert to Slam Poet: Inside the Bayou City Poetry Slam Fest

Posted on · (L-R: Poets Savannah Blue and Rain. Photo: Catherine Lu, Houston Public Media) Slam poetry performers from around the country are converging on Houston Friday and Saturday (March 24-25, 2017) for the Bayou City Poetry Slam Festival at the Houston Community College Performing Arts Center and the Alley Theatre. Houston Public Media’s Catherine Lu talked with Savannah […]

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Inside the Alley’s Production of ‘Let the Right One In’

Posted on · The Alley Theatre is presenting the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Let the Right One In. It’s the story of a bullied child who forms a friendship with a vampire. We talk with two cast members: Jo Freer and Ewan Stewart. (Above: Actor Lucy Mangan as “Eli” in The Alley Theatre’s production of “Let the Right One […]

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Houston Healthcare Industry Discusses the Future of Obamacare: Tuesday’s Show (February 21, 2017)

Posted on · In his press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), President Donald Trump said his administration is close to announcing plans for changing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. Meanwhile, insiders within Houston’s sizable healthcare industry wonder what might happen and how it might affect them. On this edition of Houston Matters, when it […]