In late August Shunya was in the final rehearsal for our production of Tanika Gupta’s wonderful play “The Waiting Room” and anxiously following the weather reports as Hurricane Harvey approached. You know the next part of that story: Houston was devastated and most of the city shut down. We made the decision to cancel the remainder of the run of the production after our opening night and reschedule. I’m happy to say we will be carrying on with the production October 26-29, 2017.
Shunya is an all-volunteer troupe, and we, like many small theatre groups in Houston, operate on a shoestring budget. The cancellations have affected us seriously and has essentially wiped out our budget. We only have one week to make up what would have been a two-week run, so I urge you to come out to see the production.
To give as much of an opportunity as possible, we will be packing 5 shows into 4 days: evening shows on Thursday and Friday, a matinee and evening show on Saturday, and a matinee on Sunday.
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In light of the ongoing weather catastrophe, we are cancelling all remaining performances of The Waiting Room this week. We are looking into rescheduling in October 2017.
If you have tickets please contact the MATCH at email@example.com or 713-521-4533 or just reply to the confirmation email you received from the MATCH. Leave a message if you get the MATCH voicemail.
American Theatre article about the effect of Hurricane Harvey on Houston theatre companies: http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/08/28/houston-theatres-survey-the-damage/
As those of you who follow Shunya know we had our opening weekend of Tanika Gupta’s “The Waiting Room” interrupted. With the continued rain we are waiting to see what we can try to salvage this upcoming weekend.
The Waiting Room will still have its opening night performance TONIGHT on Friday 8/25/17. Because of the incoming hurricane we have cancelled our Saturday 8/26/17 and Sunday 8/27/17 performances. If you have tickets for one of these performance, or if you need to change your tickets because of the weather please contact the MATCH at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-521-4533 or just reply to the confirmation email you received from the MATCH. Leave a message if you get the MATCH voicemail.
If you want to see the production, please come out tonight!
Shunya’s latest production made it to the Houston Press’s “21 Best Things to Do in Houston This Week“!
Rehearsing! waitingroom Tickets are on sale now! https://matchouston.org/events/waiting-room
Our new production “The Waiting Room” will open on August 25th. We are looking for volunteers for many tasks around the production. We have jobs that can fit all schedules. If you are interested then please join us for our volunteer meeting this Thursday at August 3 at 6pm at Fellini Cafe (5211 Kelvin Dr, Houston, TX 77005) in Rice Village or email or call email@example.com / 832-452-5193. #waitingroom