Grand Concourse
By Heidi Schreck
Regional Premiere

Directed by Rachel Dickson

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

March 26 at 3:00pm

March 29 at 7:30pm
March 30 at 7:30pm
March 31 at 7:30pm

April 1 – 30, 2017

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

Grand Concourse
Videography by RicOrnel Productions

Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental
efficiency, but lately her heart’s not quite in it.  Her brisk nature masks an unsettling fear that her efforts are meaningless.  When Emma — an idealistic but confused college dropout — arrives to volunteer, her reckless mix of generosity and self‐involvement pushes Shelley to the breaking point.  With keen humor and startling compassion, Heidi Schreck’s play navigates the mystery of faith, the limits of forgiveness, and the pursuit of something resembling joy.  A finalist for the 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a nominee for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Award, Grand Concourse also made The Kilroys List in 2014.

Mature language and situations. Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes (no intermission)

Part of the Art Events for Grand Concourse

Monday, March 6 at 6:40pm: Free first read-through of Grand Concourse. Attend the very first rehearsal of the production, and hear the artists explore the script together for the first time. There is no charge to attend and no need to RSVP. Just arrive at our theater in Rice Village about 6:40pm on Monday evening. We'll watch/hear the first part, take a break and have a glass of wine with the actors, reconvene for the second half, and then leave the actors to continue their rehearsal without us.

After-parties following all Saturday night performances: Enjoy a free drink with the cast after the show! Included in ticket price.

April 2: The Rev. Steve Capper, Vicar and CEO of Lord of the Streets, will give a post-show reflection followed by an open discussion with the artists and audience. Since 1990, Lord of the Streets has welcomed and addressed the holistic needs of those who are homeless in Houston's downtown and Mid-town. FREE and open to all. Even if you are not seeing the play on this day, you are welcome to attend.

Clothing Drive for Lord of the Streets (LOTS)

MST is hosting a clothing drive for Lord of the Streets during the run of Grand Concourse. When you come to see the show, please bring new or gently worn socks, underwear, undershirts, and jeans for both men and women.

Lord of the Streets (LOTS) is a church community that has, through staff and volunteers, welcomed and addressed the holistic needs of those who are homeless in Houston’s downtown and Mid-town since 1990. Their ultimate goals are to see lives restored to dignity, health and productivity, and a city without homelessness.
3401 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77004 713-526-0311

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