About First Suburb
Five preteens teeter on the brink of adolescence when a shocking and violent act interrupts their insular world of personal struggles and triumphs. Catastrophic favorite Chana Porter takes us back to the early ’90s in a suburban planned community—the first of its kind in America—for a subversive, mischievous, and oh-so-familiar (or is it?) look at childhood. The world premiere of FIRST SUBURB follows last season’s world premiere of Porter’s LEAP AND THE NET WILL APPEAR, about which the Houston Press noted: “Porter’s type of risky storytelling is, well…. like a lion’s roar in an all too often timid jungle.” FIRST SUBURB will be directed by Catastrophic company member Kyle Sturdivant, who was named Best Actor in the 2017 Houston Theatre Awards and who previously directed EVERYTING WILL BE DIFFERENT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HELEN OF TROY and MIDDLETOWN, among others.
mature teens - old people