GUST 62 is coming up next week. That’s right, NEXT TUESDAY! There is absolutely still time to send in a story, just use the form here on our very own website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It can be about anything. Maybe about some weird Thanksgiving family story or maybe about that time you climbed Mount Everest or maybe about that time that you were ABDUCTED BY ALIENS. Anything goes.
First things first, GUST 61 is on Tuesday (the 19th)!! There are some awesome readers and writers and a super cool host. We are looking forward to letting some steam off because we have been BUSY BEE’S getting ready for the BooTown Bash (more on that later).
Second things second…our first ever gala is this Saturday, The BooTown Bash!!
The BooTown Bash
November 23rd, 8-11pm
The Barn, 2201 Preston
Cost (as of right now, this will go up) – $25 for one, $40 for two
To purchase tickets please visit – http://bootownbash.brownpapertickets.com/
And here it is on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/499487083483901/
Hello everyone, we just wanted to extend a huge thanks to everyone that attended Hug the World, to all of the volunteers who helped make it happen, to all of the venues who hosted us, and of course to the cast and crew. The last show at College Park Memorial Cemetery was really amazing and it was great to see so many new and familiar faces show up. That was also cast members Blair and Lisa’s last night in Houston before they moved on to different places…we miss you already!!
Here’s a little something to remember us by…since this scene got cut (SORRY NOT SORRY!!).
We don’t have any larger shows going up in November, but we have SO MUCH going on. Here’s a list so you can mark stuff in your calendars/plan where to take your dates to/come alone because it’s just that good.
Sunday November 3rd
Our friends at Poison Girl Bar do this great thing every first Sunday of the month where they pick a non-profit to donate some of the nights proceeds to. For November they picked us!! We will be reprising Victorian Gore, A Cautionary Tale (the shadow puppet piece we did for the last Puppet Festival) and our buds Camella Clements and Larkin Elliott will come perform their piece Frogophobia (it’s about Marvin Zindler!). We will be there hanging out from about 4pm on so stop by and have a drink…it’s for charity! 1641 Westheimer.
Thursday November 7th
Every first Thursday of the month the Mid Main area hosts a similar event, and this month they have chosen the very cool Imprint to benefit. They invited us to do a mini-Storytime at Double Trouble at 7pm. Come stop by and say hi and have a drink…it’s for charity!!
Tuesday November 19th
Grown-up Storytime 61. More info here!
Saturday November 23rd
The BooTown Bash! More info here! RSVP on FaceBook here! Purchase tickets here!
This is our first large fundraising event of this magnitude and we are very excited, and a little nervous, so come and make us not-nervous! You will be hearing a lot more about this over the next month so stay tuned.
And to reward you for making it thru all of that business, here is a gif of a dog riding a dolphin.
Our final performance of Hug the World, our take on the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is tonight! We perform at 8pm at College Park Memorial Cemetery (3525 West Dallas). The show is pay-what-you-can and we will have refreshments for sale also, along with t-shirts printed for the show.
A few things to remember:
Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, outdoors time!
There are no restrooms at the cemetery BUT the show is only 56 minutes long.
Parking is available for free across the street in the Lighthouse of Houston lots.
See you tonight!!!
Hug the World, our take on a Benshi show, closes this Saturday. One more chance! What is a Benshi show, you ask? In Japan, Benshi performers memorize Western movies and then reinterpret the story for an Eastern audience. BooTown changes things up a bit by morphing Buffy’s original plot into something entirely different. We change the classic-coming-to-age-during-an-infestation-of-vampires story into a zombpocalypse with a family-ties twist.
We like to do things in strange/site specific venues, so this last showing will be at College Park Memorial Cemetery. That’s right, a CEMETERY!
3525 West Dallas
Houston, TX 77019
Cost – Pay what you want.
Other info – this show is BYOBlanket/chair. Let’s enjoy some outside fall weather!
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Grown-up Storytime 60 is tonight! You send us stories, we pick the best ones, and assign them to a rotating crack-squad of expert story readers who show up the night of and wow our socks and/or pants off. It’s on a Tuesday – what else are you going to do?
$5 . . . → Read More: Grown-up Storytime 60
Hellooooo again! Tonight is the fourth night of Hug the World, our Benshi show based on the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The show is at 8pm at Big Star Bar, and is pay what you want like always. The weather is going to be NICE.
Here is the address -
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We are ready for week two of Hug the World and we start tonight off at Clutch City Squire, one of our favorite new(ish) bars downtown. There is plenty of free metered parking after 6pm around the area and also plenty of cool places to eat. Just make sure you get to us . . . → Read More: Hug the World again tonight…at Clutch City Squire
Our opening night of Hug the World went great last night (if not a little hot…)! We have two late shows tonight (10pm and midnight) at our Grown-up Storytime home, Rudyard’s British Pub. We hope to see you!!
2010 Waugh Dr Houston, Texas, 77006
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Hi there! Hug the World, our take on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, opens tonight at Montrose Proper (1505 Westheimer). This is a really interesting house venue and there should be plenty of street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding. It is right across the street from Damarco restaurant. Here is a photo of what . . . → Read More: Hug the World opens TONIGHT!