Right on Main Street of downtown Houston is one of its best cultural assets – The Ensemble Theatre. Founded in 1976 by George Hawkins, it is one of the few theatres in the southwest region of our nation focused on productions that depict the African-American experience. To learn more about this wonderful theatre, go to http://www.ensemblehouston.com/about/founder.html.
This weekend we gathered to attend the current production of “Sanctified” – a gospel comedy about the drama between the church pastor and the congregation when there are differences in the vision for the church. With “laugh-out-loud” humor, the story introduced us to a variety of characters who all had their personal dreams/flaws entwined into the church’s future. However, with some “heavenly” guidance, they all are transformed and finally join together to position their church for growth. In addition to wonderful acting, all of these actors had us clapping, singing, and thoroughly engaged with their renditions of the gospel songs performed in the production.
I am a long-time subscriber of the Ensemble Theatre and I find the theatre experience far exceeds the cost of the subscription as the productions are always enjoyable. It is a great event to experience with the girlfriends.
The 2011-2012 season is ending with this last production – “Sanctified”. So, check out the next season’s 2012 – 2013 productions at:
If you live in the Greater Houston area, consider a subscription. If you live out of town and plan to visit Houston, please add The Ensemble Theatre to your list of places to visit.
If you have visited The Ensemble Theatre, please share your thoughts on your experience.
If you have not visited The Ensemble Theatre, please share with us why you have not considered it for a place to visit for a night out on the town.