By Thomas Gibbons
African-American businessman Sterling North is the new director of the Morris Foundation, a world-famous art collection. When North proposes to change the permanent collection display by adding eight pieces of African art from storage, a battle ensues with the long-time Education Director who is devoted to protecting Morris’ vision. Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, the clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection.
“Gibbons’ intellectually charged drama is a beautifully balanced dialectic that treats a complicated and emotional issue without cheap conclusions… Sophisticated and deft, it is a provocative treatment of the unanswerable.” (Los Angeles Times)
PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS
Feb 11 – Mar 5, 2023
Previews: Feb 5, 9, 10, 2023
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm
Tickets: $35 – $59
Sunday, Feb 12, 2023 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance
Special opportunities for each of the MainStage productions to help you connect with the work at MST in new ways.
PART OF THE ART Series Events for Permanent Collection
January 17, 2023 at 6:45pm: Join us for a free, first read-thru of Permanent Collection at our Rice Village location, 2540 Times Blvd. You get to be a fly on the wall for the very first rehearsal, hearing the cast read the play aloud for the first time together. To RSVP, please click here.
February 19, 2023: Join us for a post-show discussion with Misty Flores, Assistant Curator, Rienzi, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Even if you’re not seeing the production on this date, you’re welcome to join us. Plan to arrive at the theater around 5pm.
February 26, 2023: Join us for a post-show discussion with the director, assistant director, and cast. Even if you’re not seeing the production on this date, you’re welcome to join us. Plan to arrive at the theater around 5pm.
Thursday, March 2: Join us for a 6:45pm pre-show Happy Hour with the one and only Carmina Vavra!
Free Beer Fridays, sponsored by Saint Arnold’s! Have a beer on us after the show!