A version of Dracula that hasn't been seen since the Broadway production in the 1970s , another Horton Foote play featuring Elizabeth Ashley and Hallie Foote, and the return of The Foreigner with company member Jeffrey Bean are all part of the seven-play season that Alley Theatre will be kicking off next August, Artistic Director Gregory Boyd said.
Photo by Joan Marcus Hallie Foote and Elizabeth Ashley, seen here in Dividing the Estate, will be back with another Horton Foote play in the Alley Theatre's 2014-15 season
Today the Alley Theatre announced its next season with a line-up that they believe will keep their audience numbers high, even while the performances are moving to the theater at the University of Houston while the Alley undergoes some much-needed renovations.
"Instead of 13 plays in two theaters, we'll be doing seven plays in one," Boyd said. So there's been some reconfiguring of production schedules since the UH theater has 565 seats compared to the Hubbard Stage's 824. Another factor -- and one that Boyd looks forward to -- is that the UH theater boasts a proscenium stage which enables the Alley Company to do some things that would be much more difficult on its "thrust" stage, he says.More »