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The Future is Female Festival Highlights Theatre By Women

Posted on · (Above: Dana Bowman and Brandy N. Carie of Collective 48, which is organizing stagings and readings of plays in Houston as a part of the national The Future is Female Festival. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)March is Women’s History Month, but instead of spending the month looking at the strides women have made for […]

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Political Roundup, and Ben Folds: Wednesday’s Show (March 15, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. We discuss everything from President Trump releasing some of his 2005 tax return information ahead of a report from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP’s bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, to the continuing saga […]

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Local Author Explains Every Single Shakespeare Play for Young Adults

Posted on · In school, did you ever have trouble understanding a work of Shakespeare? Have you ever attended a production of Macbeth or The Tempest and struggled to keep track of all the characters and plot lines? Well, Houston author Dennis Abrams has something that can help. Recently, he embarked on the ambitious project of re-categorizing and and breaking […]

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Houston Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 40 Years of Free Theatre

Posted on · The Houston Shakespeare Festival, hosted by the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance, turns 40 this year. Every year, the festival presents free productions of Shakespeare plays at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This summer, the Houston Shakespeare Festival presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Henry IV, Part 1. We talk with Executive Director Jim Johnson, and cast members David […]