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The Roads to Home

Set in 1926 in a small town near Houston, The Roads to Home is the darkly funny story of a troubled young woman, and of how her troubles play themselves out in a careful Texas community in a less enlightened time. Written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Horton Foote.

Opens Friday, August 29th, running weekends through September 28th. Adults $17.  Seniors and Students $12. Children (12 and under) $6. Groups of 10 or more $2 off. Call 281.337.SHOW (7469) for tickets and information.

Directed by Amber Fabian. Cast: Berkley Rose Pearl, Constance Bowers, Linda Kissner, Frederic Pearl, Bill Jones, Mike Fabian, Jeff Parmenter, Sam Kee, and AJ Johnson.

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Mama Won’t Fly April 25th to May 18th

An hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly.

With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!

Photos from the Traveling Lady

Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left) and Savannah Pearl as Mary Rose (left) in The Traveling Lady.
Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left) and Savannah Pearl as Margaret Rose (left) in The Traveling Lady.

 

Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis in The Traveling Lady.
Danny Hernandez (left) as Henry and Berkley Pearl (right) as Georgette in The Traveling Lady.
Danny Hernandez (left) as Henry and Berkley Pearl (right) as Georgette in The Traveling Lady.
Danny Hernandez as Henry in The Traveling Lady.
Danny Hernandez as Henry in The Traveling Lady.
Constance Bowers as Mrs. Tillman in The Traveling Lady
Constance Bowers as Mrs. Tillman in The Traveling Lady.
Savannah Pearl as Mary Rose (left) and Danny Hernandez as Henry (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Savannah Pearl as Margaret Rose (left) and Danny Hernandez as Henry (right) in The Traveling
Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left), Danny Hernandez as Henry (center) and Sam Kee as the Sheriff (back) in The Traveling Lady.
Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left), Danny Hernandez as Henry (center) and Sam Kee as the Sheriff (back) in The Traveling Lady.
Zack Dockal as Slim (left) and Berkley Pearl as Georgette in The Traveling Lady.
Zack Dockal as Slim (left) and Berkley Pearl as Georgette in The Traveling Lady.
Savannah Pearl as Mary Rose (left) and Berkley Pearl as Georgette (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Savannah Pearl as Margaret Rose (left) and Berkley Pearl as Georgette (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left) and Sharon Goodwin as Miss Clara (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left) and Sharon Goodwin as Miss Clara (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis (left) and Nyah Taylor as Sitter Mavis (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis (left) and Nyah Taylor as Sitter Mavis (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Mike Fabian as the Judge, in The Traveling Lady.
Mike Fabian as the Judge, in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis in The Traveling Lady.
Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis in The Traveling Lady.
Zack Dockal as Slim (left) and Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis (right) in The Traveling Lady.
Zack Dockal as Slim (left) and Curmira Bill as Mrs. Mavis (right) in The Traveling Lady.

2014/2015 Season Announced

At their February meeting, the Board of Directors approved a lineup of ten plays for the 2014/15 season at the Harbour Playhouse. Shows will be directed by returning Bennie Nipper, Mike Fabian, Amber Fabian, and Connie Hill, all of whom have previously directed shows at Harbour. Plus,  Frederic Pearl and Curmira Bill will make their directorial debuts in 2015.

The new season, which begins on July 11, will be again be lead off by a musical. This year we’ll be preforming the Tony Award winning musical “Carnival”.

Check out the entire line-up of shows on the new Harbour Playhouse website.

Berkley Pearl as Georgette (left) and Savannah Pearl as Mary Rose (left) in The Traveling Lady.

The Traveling Lady March 22nd to April 13th

Our very own Texas author and Pulitzer Prize winner deserves a special place in our hearts. In a small town in Texas, Georgette Thomas and her small daughter arrive looking for her husband, who she believes has just been released from prison. She learns he has been free for some time.

Ten Reasons to Develop a New Website

Greetings, and thank you for checking out a new website design by Fred Pearl. We can discuss the limitations of the current website at our next board meeting, but I will suggest that we move to a more dynamic web design that’s easier to update, looks professional, and will have the tools to help us communicate better with our clients and volunteers. Please take a look around at this “sample”.

Advantages of the new design:

  1. Allows any authorized user to make changes, post articles, photos, and more, right through the website. No programming skills needed.
  2. This web design allows for rich, dynamic content. That is, photos of current shows, news releases, calendar updates, and more.
  3. If pages for events are created months in advance, as soon as the current show is over the next one can appear on the front page automatically.
  4. Very easy to update: takes only seconds from your computer.
  5. Can be linked to Facebook, twitter, and other social networking solutions so you can post once and distribute anywhere.
  6. Visitors can sign up for a newsletter from the website. Plus we can have multiple mailing lists (one for actors and one for customers, if we want).
  7. There’s virtually no limit to the number of posts, authors, pages and sub-pages that we can have. This design is like a magazine or newspaper’s website. Old event and posts are archived and can be viewed at a later date.
  8. We can allow comments on any pages, if we wish.
  9. The cost to operate is minimal: About $10 a month maximum, with no cost to update. Right now the cost is free because we can host it ourselves. Only if we move it to a third party server would there be a monthly cost.
  10. We have the expertise on our board to develop the website, but anyone can be trained and authorized to post updates…they can even be updated by email or from an iPhone/Android app.
  11. Photos, banners, Ads, etc. are easily changed.

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