TUTS Announces Its New Underground Season W/ Edgy Content, Lower Prices

Promising “No Revivals, No Dead Authors, No Boundaries,” Theatre Under the Stars today announces a sort of edgier subsidiary of itself, entitled TUTS Underground with more contemporary shows played out in a smaller theater at the Hobby Center.

Months ago, artistic Director Bruce Lumpkin talked about the need to do something different to help build a younger audience in addition to the regulars that TUTS already had. In that interview with Art Attack he talked about making use of the smaller space at Hobby’s Zilka Hall and now has followed through on that.

Ticket prices will be lower as well – in the $24 to $49 range – which should appeal to people who may feel (and may be right) that they are priced out of the Houston theater market on its major stages.

Season offerings will include: the thriller Lizzie, based on the Lizzie Borden story of the woman who reportedly hacked her parents to death. Then there’s the spoof 50 Shades! which is followed by Hands On a Hardbody, about a competition for a new truck. TUTS hasn’t settled on its final title yet.

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