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THEY DO NOT MOVE by Brian Jucha with the Catastrophic ensemble
Saturday, December 10, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm
One event on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at 2:30 pm
One event on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:30 pm
One event on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm
One event on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm
One event on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Using found text, music, stylized physicality, and an abundance of pop culture references, THEY DO NOT MOVE winds its way through an imagined American future in which democracy has been defeated and a disorganized band of vagrants, waifs, and strays are hunted by monarchist forces. Their only defense? An expressionist cavalcade of song and dance. There will be a beauty pageant. There will be a sitcom. There will be conversion therapy. Horror movies, cancel culture, and Texas law feature prominently in this oddly moving, frenetically funny love letter to our city, a devised dance-theatre piece that could only come from the mind of Brian Jucha.
Presented by The Catastrophic Theatre, named “Best Community Theatre” by Outsmart’s 2022 Gayest and Greatest Reader’s Choice Awards.
New York based artist Brian Jucha previously collaborated with Catastrophic (and its previous incarnation, IBP) to create LAST RITES (1997), WE HAVE SOME PLANES (2002), and TOAST (2019). In its cover story, American Theatre magazine called WE HAVE SOME PLANES “darkly hilarious and compelling… like the best of remembered dreams” and said, “Jucha and the extraordinary […] company have given us a way to open our eyes.”
THEY DO NOT MOVE is directed by Brian Jucha and features Noel Bowers, Amy Bruce, Tamarie Cooper, Dillon Dewitt, Karina Pal Montaño-Bowers, Gabriel Regojo, Stoo, and Kyle Sturdivant. Cellist Evan Leslie will also be performing.
November 18-December 10, 2022, at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at matchouston.org or by calling the MATCH box office at 713-521-4533. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Special Monday performance on November 28th at 7:30pm Tickets to all performances are Pay-What-You-Can! Not recommended for children under 13.