‘Drunken City’ on tap at Rice Theatre Feb. 3-11

David Ruth

‘Drunken City’ on tap at Rice Theatre Feb. 3-11
Justin Doran to direct contemporary comedy

“The Drunken City,” a wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in New York City, opens Feb. 3 at Rice University’s Hamman Hall.

Performances by the Rice Theatre Program are at 8 p.m. Feb. 3-4 and Feb. 9-11, with a 3 p.m. matinee Feb. 5. Hamman Hall is located at 6100 Main St.

Called “a playful and hopeful comedy” by the New York Daily News, “The Drunken City” tells the story of three 20-something brides-to-be on the bar crawl to end all bar crawls. A chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger causes one of them to question her future, and the revelers’ lives are turned upside down.

Freelance director and theater artist Justin Doran will return after directing last year’s successful production of “Noises Off.” Doran has more than 100 professional credits regionally and locally as an actor, director and producer. His work consistently tops the Houston Chronicle’s list of best plays of the year, and the Houston Press has named him best actor. Most recently, he directed the critically acclaimed production of “Farragut North” with one of Houston’s newest theater companies, Black Lab Theatre.

Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for Rice alumni, faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $10 for general admission. Tickets are available in advance by calling 713-348-PLAY.

For more information on the performances, visit www.arts.rice.edu.


About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.