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About the Company: Cone Man Running Productions

Cone Man Running Productions seeks to challenge the playwrights, directors and actors while enticing audiences with not only traditional theatre productions, but with unique and innovative theatrical projects like the Spontaneous Smattering and the Pass and Go.

They sincerely hope you join them in their journey as they continue to try to keep ahead of the cone man and not look back!

Viral Infection  | Open: 02/07/13 Close: 02/23/13
When one of the richest men in the world contracts a strange virus that causes him to slip in and out of consciousness, everyone goes to great lengths to find the cure – including calling in two of the worst doctors in the world.  This world premiere of this over-the-top, absurdist comedy will leave you in stitches as the mayhem spills over the stage…and eventually, beyond…


About the Company: Cone Man Running Productions

Cone Man Running Productions seeks to challenge the playwrights, directors and actors while enticing audiences with not only traditional theatre productions, but with unique and innovative theatrical projects like the Spontaneous Smattering and the Pass and Go.

They sincerely hope you join them in their journey as they continue to try to keep ahead of the cone man and not look back!

[title Of Show]  | Open: 10/18/12 Close: 11/03/12
Directed by Michael Allen Taylor

Musical Directed by William Michael Luyties

 

In the race to compose an original musical within three weeks to meet a musical festival deadline, Hunter (Hunter Frederick) and Jeff (Tyler Galindo) throw caution to the wind to chase their dreams of success with the help of their friends Susan (Heather Hall) and Heidi (Erin Wasmund). 

 Featuring the additional musical talents of William Michael Luyties as Larry the piano player, [title of show] is a comedic roller coaster ride through the collaborative process - a true love letter to musical theatre and the perfect show for anyone who has chased a dream. 


About the Company: SRO Productions

 SRO’s mission is to create and produce “standing room only” concerts, theatre and special events that clients and the community recognize as being of the highest production value. 

A Spontaneous Smattering - A 24 Hour Play Festival  | Open: 03/03/12 Close: 03/03/12
Cone Man Running Productions is bringing their fun style of pop-up theatre ONE NIGHT ONLY for a 24 hour play festival!

Six writers are taking up the challenge to pen a short play in only 13 hours with some very specific paramters to keep things interesting: Conor Farrell, Gene Kato, Ben Plopper, Leighza Walker, Michael Weems and Lonnie Westeen.
 
Six directors will take the handoff the next morning and spend the day actor wrangling to assemble a show on the fly: Gretchen Almoughraby, Kathy Drum, Alan Gardiner-Atkinson, Zona Meyer, Lauren Tunnell and Ricky Welch.
 
Then you've got nineteen actors who will putting it all on the line to see who can hold it together to be fully blocked and off book in one afternoon! You know you want to come see whether or not they'll be able to pull it off!  Featuring the incomparable talents of Tim Ashby, Josh Baker, Billy Chmielewski, Autumn Clack, Lee Anne Denny, Randi Hall, Elizabeth Holcomb, Sierra Irwin, Alane Johnson, Danny Kamin, Suzanne King, Robert Lowe, Bryan Maynard, Ruth McClesky, Melissa McEver, Trish Needom, Eddie Rodriguez, Sam Schnuer, Mark Stanley, and Christine Weems as your humble MC for the evening.

Plus the audience will be voting on the shows in fun categories like "Best Use of Line" and "Best Use of Theme"!

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Saturday, March 3rd
TWO SHOWS: 7PM and 9:30PM

Tickets: $15
Senior/student and group discounts available

Come out and support your friends for a zany night of theatrical fun!

Reservations: conemanprod@gmail.com
The Coitus Plays  | Open: 02/09/12 Close: 02/25/12
PRE by Peter Wittenberg, Jr.

Doug can't get it up.  Is it writer's block or something more?  And can his friends, ex-lovers and a porn star help him discover the answer and (maybe) even find the solution?

Starring: Rick Evans, Claire Anderson, Mark Stanley, Lulu Mire, Michael P. Shukis and Erin Elizabeth Reed

Directed by Christine Weems

 

POST by Eric James

Chris and Dennis have a one night stand.  But when Dennis is ready for Chris to leave, Chris makes a confession.  Then he makes another, leaving Dennis to question whether he ever should have cruised through Craig's List in the first place.

Starring: Brad Goertz and Zach Lewis

Directed by Eva Laporte

A Smattering Of Theater  | Open: 10/28/11 Close: 10/29/11
Cone Man Running Productions is debuting in Houston with a night of one acts to give the audience a sampling of diverse works and incredible talent. The shows are:


"Book of Love" by Michael Weems
Tara is a love machine who is going to have that baby whether her hubby, Will, wants it or not. Tara is a love machine that's gone a little haywire and with only one route back to reality - Will.
Directed by Sam Schnuer; Starring: Trish Needom and Eddie Rodriguez

"The Truth of a Lie at the Heart of a Deception" by Carl Williams
Monty’s ‘grueling’ rehab includes two therapists (one for morning, one for afternoon) and a rather knowing wife.
Directed by Eddie Rodriguez; Starring: Louis Crespo, Melissa McEver, Trish Needom and Ruth Shauberger McCleskey

"Guayaba Tree" by Peter Wittenberg
As hungry neighborhood kids pick from Mom's guayaba tree, she smiles. When her son accuses them of stealing, she displays a similar generosity in sharing an unspoken part of her history.
Directed by Christine Weems; Starring: Dolly Fischer and Sam Martinez

"Anniversary Special" by Nora Vetter
A pair of burnt out waiters enjoy a game of cat and mouse with an unsuspecting couple.
Directed by Christine Weems; Starring: Louis Crespo, Loren Jackson, Erin Reed and Laura Schlecht

"Speaking to Spirits with James Goodwin" by Nicholas Garelick
A ghost whisperer with a national TV show gets much more than he bargained for when the voices start talking back.
Directed by Laura Schlecht; Starring: Scott Holmes, Sudeane Holmes, Christy Jimmerson, Sam Martinez and Melissa McEver

"Untitled (Self Portrait)" by Eric James
A chance meeting in front of a masterpiece provides solace and hope to a pair of kindred spirits.
Directed by Lonnie Westeen; Starring Robert Lowe and Zona Jane Meyer

"Martin" by Lonnie Westeen
Wedding: The most heinous act imaginable… especially to a guy who’s losing his hag.
Directed by Lonnie Westeen; Starring: Amanda Brock, Nicholas Garelick and Sam Schnuer


Paper Jam - An Interoffice Romance (body Count: 9)  | Open: 12/16/10 Close: 12/16/10
You are cordially invited to the holiday party from hell...

The staged reading of PAPER JAM - AN INTEROFFICE ROMANCE (BODY COUNT: 9) - a new play by Michael Weems - benefiting the Organization for Autism Research.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, (bang!) la la la la. Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, (choke!) la la la la. Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la, la la la, (gasp!) la la la. Troll the anci...ent Yule tide carol, Fa la la la la, (thud!) la la la la. The annual holiday party at Cole Industries is off to a…well, bang. With news of their overnight closing, Chuck, the brash but loyal employee, chooses this moment to deliver a death threat…just as a shot rings out and Mr. Cole is found dead at his feet. As the staff scurries for safety, motives build in accord with the staggering body count. To find safety, Chuck and his merry band of misfits must travel through the trenches of hell (read: the mail room, executive offices, and Marketing Division) and only if they survive will they find the truth. "Paper Jam – an Interoffice Romance (Body Count: 9)" is a comedic romp of murder, revenge, and love – whether it be for affection or power. Boasting a cast of 13 actors wielding countless hats, see if you can predict who’ll be amongst the lucky survivors. They sure as heck can’t.

Starring the incredible acting talents of: Amanda Brock, Stephen Brown, Rick Evans, Eric James, Dani Luers, Lulu Mire, Sandi Morgan, Eddie Rodriguez, Laura Schlect, Kris Verdeyen, Leighza Walker, Peter Wittenberg

The event is a PAY WHAT YOU WANT and all donations are going to this wonderful organization. Donations can be made at the door or online (if you want it to be tax deductible) at http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/Donate/PersonalPage.cfm?MID=6457&CRID=29

Also there will be wine.  Wine makes everything funnier!