A. D. PLAYERS ANNOUNCES 2017 – 2018

For Immediate Release


 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Kristen Quinn, The Company: 713.867.3147 or kquinn@thecompany.com

Laureen Lucas, The Company: 713.867.3248 or llucas@thecompany.com

 A. D. PLAYERS ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 - 2018

MAINSTAGE AND CHILDREN’S THEATER SEASONS

 

george theaterHOUSTON – April X, 2017 – A. D. Players, Houston’s only professional Christian theater company, is pleased to announce five mainstage and four children’s theater productions for 2017-2018, the Company’s first full season in the new 440-seat Jeannette and L.M. George Theater in Uptown Houston.

Mainstage productions will include Harvey, Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer Prize- winning comedy about an imaginary, 6’3” rabbit; Barbara Robinson’s delightful The Best Christmas Pageant Ever from the young adult novel by the same name; Best of Enemies, a true story of the unlikely relationship forged between a Ku Klux Klan leader and a civil rights activist; Lilies of the Field, the story of a traveling handyman convinced to build a chapel for a small band of immigrant nuns; and God’s Favorite, Neil Simon’s hilarious, contemporary comedy reimagining the biblical man of woe, Job.

Children’s productions slated for 2017-2018 are Balloonacy, a young audiences’ favorite, showcasing the joys of imagination and friendship; Rock Nativity, a pop-rock retelling of the Christmas story for the whole family; Madeleine L’Engle’s fantastic tale A Wrinkle in Time, with STEM-friendly heroine Meg proving the power of love over evil; and David, the Best Slinger in the West, a wild west retelling of the confrontation between shepherd boy David and the giant Goliath.

The Players will also present a special, limited run of Jeannette Clift George’s classic John, His Story commemorating the Easter season.

“We are delighted to announce this first full season of shows in the George Theater,” says Jeannette Clift George, founder of the A. D. Players. “Our venue has changed, but our mission has not: the stories we tell from the stage, our teaching and training, our presence in the community – all of the work we do is communicated and offered under the creative signature of God.”

All shows will be performed in the new, 440-seat Jeannette and L.M. George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Road, the A. D. Players state-of-the-art performance venue that opened its doors in early 2017. The A. D. Players became an Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) theater in 2017.

About A.D. Players Theater

Founded in 1967 by Jeannette Clift George, A.D. Players pioneered a unique style of theater committed to producing plays and programs that uphold human value, offer creativity, and promote literacy and education. The company is one of Houston's largest resident theater companies, impacting more than nine million people over its lifetime. Annually, the company produces Mainstage and Children's Theater performances, fields a Regional Touring Unit, and maintains a year-round Theater Arts Academy. AD Players is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

TICKET AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

2017-2018 Season Tickets for new subscribers and tickets for individual shows will be available for purchase on July 3, 2017. Single tickets for mainstage shows range from $19 - $71, and limited, single-seat season ticket packages begin at $81. Call 713.527.2721 for detailed pricing information, including season tickets, group rates, young professionals passes, children’s show packages and passes and individual show purchases.

THE 2017-2018 SEASON AT A GLANCE

 

Mainstage Shows

 

Harvey

By Mary Chase

September 8 - October 1, 2017

(Previews September 6 & 7)

Special Engagement: Martin Luther on Trial

Presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts

October 19 - 29, 2017

 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Robinson

December 1 - 23, 2017

(Previews November 29 & 30)

 

Best of Enemies

By Mark St. Germain

Based on the book by Osha Gray   Davidson

January 12 - February 4, 2018

(Previews January 10 & 11)

 

Lilies of the Field

Adapted to the stage by F. Andrew Leslie

From the novel by William E. Barrett

April 20 - May 13, 2018

(Previews April 18 & 19)

 

God’s Favorite

By Neil Simon

July 13 - August 5, 2018

(Previews July 11 & 12)

 

 

 Children’s Shows

 

Balloonacy

By Barry Kornhauser

October 19 - November 4, 2018

(Previews October 17 & 18)

Rock Nativity

Book by David Wood

Music by Jackie Trent, Tony Hatch

December 7 - 23, 2018

(Previews December 5 & 6)

 

 

 

A Wrinkle in Time

Adapted for the stage by John Glore

From the book by Madeleine L’Engle

February 28 - March 17, 2018

(Preview February 27)

 

David, the Best Slinger in the West

By Robb Brunson

June 6 - 22, 2018

(Preview June 5)