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Houston's Alley Theatre to Proceed With Fall Season

As the company recovers from damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, the world premieres of Describe the Night and Cleo will go on.

Despite the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Alley Theatre's world premiere production of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night will go on as scheduled.
(© Tricia Baron)

Houston's Alley Theatre announced that, even as they continue to recover from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey, their fall season will go on.

The world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night will begin on September 15, now running at the Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston. And the second world premiere of the season, Lawrence Wright's Cleo, is proceeding with rehearsals, to be performed at a location still to be determined.

"Hurricane Harvey left the Alley's Neuhaus Theatre, adjacent Mitchell Lobby, prop storage and basement dressing rooms with water that reached the ceiling, past the high-water mark of 2001's Tropical Storm Allison," the theater said in a statement. "The Theatre's electrical systems that provide power to the administrative offices and both stages' suffered severe damage and all are offline. The Theatre's Long Lobby and Hubbard Theatre did not receive any damage."

The Alley's administrative offices and box office remain closed, and online ticketing is currently unavailable. The storm had previously led to the cancellation of the rest of their run of Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.

The theater has set up a tax-deductible Employee Flood Assistance Fund to support staff members who suffered personal loss and damages from the storm.

More information can be found here.