Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.
Ruby runs a small-town gun company, manufacturing products like “The Bridesmaid,” “The Babysitter,” and “The Mallwalker,” But what happens when guns start going off all over town--and no one’s pulling the trigger?!! The Secretary is an offbeat comedy for a world that’s up in arms!
“The Secretary is worth seeing specifically because it is so funny, and in our darkest times, in the heat of the worst debates, sometimes laughter is necessary. And y'all, this mess is funnier than a raccoon trying to wash a soda cracker.” – Austin Chronicle
Houston’s Wordsmyth Theater Company produced a reading of The Secretary in the spring of 2018.
Kyle John Schmidt is a writer from Montezuma, Iowa. His plays have been produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville (Take 10 Apprentice Showcase and the Humana Festival), Theatre En Bloc, Crashbox Theatre, the Kid Magicians, Play-in-a-Bar, the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, University of Texas New Theatre, and the David Mark Cohen New Works Festival. His full-length plays have been read and developed at Nashville Repertory Theatre, Seven Devils Playwriting Conference, Capital Stage, Stage West, Wordsmyth, and Hyde Park Theatre, and have been finalists for the Humana Festival, PlayPenn, the Lark’s Playwrights’ Week, and runner-up for the Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. Furthermore, Kyle is a winner of the Heideman Award and the Coe Playwriting Competition, as well as a former member of the Ingram New Play Lab. He received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers.
Recommended for adult audiences due to adult language and situations involving guns. Please note: there is mention of death and suicide.
Part of the Art Events for The Secretary
Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6:45pm: Pre-show discussion with the director and designers.
Sunday, Jan. 27: Post-matinee discussion with playwright Kyle John Schmidt..
Free Beer Friday: Following regular Friday performances sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. in The Liberty Group lobby (previews excluded).
After-parties following all Saturday performances, including a special reception on Opening Night, in The Liberty Group lobby.