Memoriam

Playwright Noga Flaishon

Memoriam

World Premiere

By Noga Flaishon

In the near future, Memoriam Inc. buys and sells memories, digitizing them for mass-viewership. Customers can rent memories and experience them fully, even feeling the sensations the original memory-holder felt: childbirth, joyful reunions, romantic wedding proposals – almost like watching a short movie but much more intimate and personal. Now Rachel, a buyer for Memoriam, is going after the most important and most personal memory acquisition she has ever sought: the memories of the last holocaust survivor on earth – who happens to be her own grandmother. A powerful, painful, loving story of family and what memories mean, who owns them, and what we owe to future generations.

Recommended for mature audiences due to sensitive subject matter.

Noga Flaishon is a Neurodivergent Israeli writer/producer based in London. Noga’s work has been supported by the Arts Council of England, London Playwrights Blog, The Offie Awards, The Standing Ovation awards The King’s Head Theatre, Pleasence Theatre, The London Horror Society & The Living Record Festival, Camden Fringe, Evergreen Podcasts & Audio Marvel amongst others. Noga’s credits include but aren’t limited to: “100 YEARS OF WAITING” (workshopped at The Hope Theatre, 2018), ‘BROKEN LINK’ (OnComm nominated virtual theatre production. The Living Record Festival, The Space Theatre, Brighton Fringe 2021), “BUNKER” (a post-apocalyptic thriller. Lion and Unicorn Theatre. 2021. Edinburgh Fringe.2022) ‘LETHE’ (A cyberpunk Drama, Critically acclaimed & Standing Ovation Award Nominated production: King’s Head Theatre. 2023), “SMILE, IT’LL BE OVER SOON” (Audio-Drama, distributed globally by Evergreen Podcasts. 2021), “A MOTHER’S LOVE” (Doctor Who Audio-Drama. Big Finish Productions).

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Oct. 12 – Nov. 12, 2024
Previews: Oct. 6 & 10

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $40 – $63

Open Captioning

TBA
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

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Seven Assassins Walk into a Bar

Playwright Dain Geist

Seven Assassins Walk into a Bar

World Premiere

By Dain Geist

Seven assassins walk into a bar… No, it’s not the start of a joke; it’s the title of the brand new play by Houston actor/playwright Dain Geist. The play takes place in a bar for the wake of a respected-if-not-always-beloved colleague, a legendary assassin named Bartleby. Six fellow assassins have gathered to pay their respects and raise a glass to Bartleby, who happens to be “laid out” right there in the bar. A hilarious, dark comedy about morality, camaraderie, and what it means just to get by in life, this world premiere is filled with swift-moving dialogue and an ending that’s sure to leave audiences gasping.

Recommended for mature audiences due to profanity.

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

February 8 – March 2, 2025
Previews: February 2, 6 & 7

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $40 – $63

Open Captioning

February 9 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

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The Year of Magical Thinking

The Year of Magical Thinking

By Joan Didion
based on her memoir of the same name

“This happened on December 30, 2003. That may seem a while ago, but it won’t when it happens to you…” In this dramatic adaptation of her award-winning, bestselling memoir, Joan Didion transforms the story of the sudden and unexpected loss of her husband and the prolonged illness of her only daughter into a stunning and powerful one-woman play. Main Street Theater Founder and Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden will perform Didion’s honest and vulnerable adaptation.

“Capturing the compassion, humor, and bewilderment of a fiercely intelligent woman whose world lurches suddenly from the ordinary to the unimaginable, The Year of Magical Thinking is a love letter to a child and a tribute to an extraordinary, unconventional marriage told with raw candor and a storyteller’s gift for the absurd.” — Playbill

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

March 29 – April 19, 2025
Previews: March 23, 27 & 28

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $40 – $63

Open Captioning

March 30 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Season Sponsor

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Kim’s Convenience

Kim’s Convenience

Regional Premiere

By Ins Choi

Mr. Kim, a Korean immigrant, dispenses fatherly wisdom, history lessons and potato chips from behind his Toronto convenience store counter in an up-and-coming neighborhood. With new luxury buildings going up around the convenience store and a Walmart preparing to move in, when he receives an unexpected offer for his property, Mr. Kim has a difficult decision to make. Should he take the money and give in to developers or convince his daughter to follow in his footsteps and run the family business? Mr. Kim navigates the needs of his customers and a strong-willed family. But no matter what, humor and heart find their way onto every aisle in this award-winning play that is now a hit series on Netflix.

“It has heart and likability by the bucketload.” – WhatsOnStage

“Achingly funny… Hilarious, heart-warming story of love, family and survival through change and challenge.” – Everything Theatre

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

May 17 – June 15, 2025
Previews: May 11, 15 & 16

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $40 – $63

Open Captioning

May 18 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Season Sponsor

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From the novel by John Buchan
From the movie by Alfred Hitchcock
Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited
And an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit about a man with a boring life who meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, this two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

“Ingenious! A dizzy delight!” –Daily News
“Theatre at its finest… Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.” – The New York Times

LOCATION

Main Street Theater – Rice Village
2540 Times Blvd.
Houston, TX 77005
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

July 12 – Aug. 10, 2025
Previews: July 6, 10 & 11

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets: $40 – $63

Open Captioning

July 27 at 3:00pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Children under the age of 9 are not allowed in the theater.

Season Sponsor

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ON TOUR: Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

On Tour for Schools: January 13 – May 23, 2025

Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” friends. Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, that will leave you doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance!

Recommended for Pre-K and older.

Tour Performances

  • Performance Times arranged with each school
  • Performance length is 45 minutes 
  • $1,000.00 for a single performance
  • $1,500.00 for back-to-back performances
  • Travel fees are not included in the performance price and are determined based on the location of the venue
  • Audience Limit: 450
  • Technical Requirements

“The book, Click Clack Moo, has not stayed on the library shelves since you came and presented. It is always checked out.”

“Our kindergarten and PK students thoroughly enjoyed the play, but we were most impressed by how our students with special needs were locked in on the singing and dancing!”

“Thank you so much for making Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type come to life for our students! The production crew was so polite, professional, and punctual naming every step of the way to performance time and clean up.”

“This goes out to send a heartfelt thank you to the cast and crew of Click, Clack, Moo.  Our campus had a wonderful time at the performance. Curmira was delightful and the actors and actresses were absolutely wonderful. We thoroughly appreciated the play and hope to see y’all in the future. We are looking forward to receiving the picture of the cast when you get a chance to send it. Thank you for everything!”

Sleeping Beauty the Musical

Sleeping Beauty the Musical

Book and Lyrics by Ian Curran
Music by Simon Hanson & Peter Vint

 

Cursed as a child, Aurora has been raised in hiding until the day comes when she can return to the Kingdom and take her rightful place as Princess of Australis. Join us this Holiday season at Sleeping Beauty The Musical, an enchanting musical that follows the story of courageous Aurora and her Handsome Prince.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.


LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $31 – $44

SUNDAYS: November 17, 24 & December 22, 2024 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

MONDAY – WEDNESDAY: November 25 – 27, 2024 at 10:00am & 1:30pm

FRIDAYS: November 29 & December 6, 2024 at 1:30pm & 7:00pm

SATURDAYS:
December 7 & 14, 2024 at 10:00am & 1:30pm AND
November 30 & December 21 at 1:30pm & 7:00pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $9.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays: November 15 – December 19, 2024
Performances are at 9:30am & 11:30am
(No performances Nov. 25 – 29)

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November 17 at 3:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

Low Vision icon

November 17 at 12:00pm
Audio-described Performance

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

Audio Described

December 7 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, by Rick Riordan

Back by popular demand! When Percy Jackson discovers he’s a demigod, he joins his Camp Half-Blood friends, Annabeth and Grover on a quest to find Zeus’ missing lightning bolt. Don’t miss this dynamic rock musical worthy of the gods!

Recommended for 5th Grade and older. Please be aware that the words “damn” and “ass” are used in this production.

LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend & Holiday Performances:
Ticket Prices: $31 – $44

Sundays, January 26, February 2 & 9, 2025 at 2:30pm

Sundays, February 16 & 23, 2025 at 2:30pm and 7:00pm

Friday, February 7, 2025 at 7:00pm

Open to the Public

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $9.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays, January 27 – February 21, 2025
Performances are at 9:30am & 11:45am

Audio Described

February 2 at 2:30pm
Audio Described Performance

Advance Reservations Required for Audio Described (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

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February 16 at 2:30pm
ASL Performance

HELPFUL INFO

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: 2 hours including one 20 minute intermission.

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

Recommended for 5th Grade and older.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows

Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame
Adapted by Joseph Baldwin

Friendly Rat, mild-mannered Mole, wise Badger, and kind—but conceited—Toad all live on the banks of the Thames. While Mole and Rat are content to go out in a rowboat, Toad prefers the excitement of motor cars. The classic tale that follows the adventures of the four friends as they navigate the English countryside and learn valuable lessons about friendship and loyalty.

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.


LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend Performances:
Ticket Prices: $24 – $34

SUNDAY: March 9, 2025 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

SATURDAYS: March 22, 29 & April 5, 2025 at 10:30am & 1:30pm

School Matinees:
School Group Tickets: $9.00 each (discount for Title I schools)

Mondays – Fridays, March 6 – April 4, 2025
Performances are at 9:30am, 11:00am & 12:30pm

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March 9 at 3:30pm
Relaxed / Sensory-Friendly Performance

Low Vision icon

March 22 at 10:30am
Audio-described Performance

Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

Audio Described

April 5 at 1:30pm
ASL Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining
Learn more about available discounts here.

Running Time: TBD

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

Recommended for Kindergarten and older.

Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”

Book and Lyrics by Mo Willems
Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma
Based on the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems

An elephant named Gerald and a pig named Piggie are best, best, “bestus” friends. Get ready for a musical experience, ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’ beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, that will leave you doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance!

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and older.

LOCATION

MATCH
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Directions

PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS

Weekend & Holiday Performances:
Ticket Prices: $24 – $36

SPRING BREAK:
Tuesday – Friday, March 11 – 14, 2025
at 1:30pm

Saturday, March 15, 2025
at 10:30am & 1:30pm

SUMMER:

SATURDAYS: June 28 & July 12, 19 & 26, 2025 at 10:30am & 1:30pm

SUNDAYS: June 29, July 13 & 20, 2025 at 12:30pm & 3:30pm

Open to the Public

At the MATCH for Schools:
School Group Tickets: $9.00 each (discounts for Title I schools)

Tuesday – Friday, March 11 – 14, 2025
at 10:30am

AND

Mondays – Fridays, June 26 – July 25, 2025
9:30am & 11:30am
(No performances July 3, 4, 14 or 21)

On Tour for Schools:
(separate pricing)

Jan. 13 – May 23, 2025

Sensory Friendly icon

March 12 at 1:30pm
Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performance

Audio Described

March 15 at 1:30pm
Audio Described Performance
Advance Reservations Required (7 days minimum). Click here to reserve.

ASL Performance icon

March 15 at 1:30pm
ASL Shadow-interpreted Performance

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Seating Charts
Parking/Dining

Running Time: TBD

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

Recommended for Pre-Kindergarten and older.
Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not allowed in the theater.