Announcing Stages' 2023–24 Season

We’re excited to announce Stages’ 2023–24 Season!

The stories we will present are resonant, immediate, and maximize the intimacy of The Gordy. With a blend of new shows and reimagined old favorites, this season delivers on the Stages promise! These eight shows, filled with contagious laughs and cathartic emotions, are a celebration of theater.

Without further ado, we share with you our 2023–24 Season.

Always…Patsy Cline
by Ted Swindley


Ken & Mady Kades
Pat & Roger Medors


July 27–December 31, 2023
Previews July 21–26


Featuring 27 of Patsy Cline’s biggest hits, such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” and “Crazy,” Always…Patsy Cline is a timeless tale of friendship and great music. In 1961, country music legend Patsy Cline met Louise Seger, a fan from Houston, at a honky-tonk. The two struck up a friendship that continued via letter-writing until the singer’s tragic death years later. First premiering at Stages 35 years ago, Always… Patsy Cline welcomes home the fans who made it a hit and invites new generations to discover Patsy and Louise.

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
by Selina Fillinger


Amy Sutton and Gary Chiles


September 7–October 8, 2023
Previews September 1–6


One four-letter word is about to rock 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When the President unwittingly spins a PR nightmare into a global crisis, the seven brilliant and beleaguered women he relies upon most risk life, liberty, and the pursuit of sanity to keep the commander-in-chief out of trouble. This uproarious, all-female farce took Broadway by storm in 2022, and this fall, the wacky West Wing lands in Space City. After all, behind every great man is a great woman—or seven of them.

by Joanna Murray-Smith


George C. Lancaster
Dixie Waters


October 12–November 12, 2023
Previews October 6–11


Brimming with razor-sharp dialogue and dark wit, Switzerland is a gripping psychological thriller that’s sure to leave you breathless. In her remote home hidden in the Swiss Alps, Patricia Highsmith, the reclusive, Texas-born matron of murder stories, lives out her days in solitude. That is until a mysterious young emissary arrives at her doorstep, urging her to pen the final installment in her famous “Tom Ripley” series. Following years of ominous silence, it seems this unexpected visit could be just the push the ailing novelist needs. After all, what does it take to write a truly sinister story if not real-life inspiration?

Panto Alicia in Wonderland


The Buttons Brigade



December 7–31, 2023
Previews December 1–6


Stages’ Panto tradition gives the Lewis Carroll classic a fresh new Houston spin! As her quinceañera approaches, Alice (not Alicia) questions the tradition and pushes away her culture. But once she falls down the rabbit hole, the magical world around her celebrates all that makes her Alicia. Created by Houston’s own TEATRX—and studded with parodies of Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and more—Panto Alicia in Wonderland topples headfirst into wonder and fun.

Sister’s Irish Catechism:
Saints, Snakes, and Green Milkshakes

by Maripat Donovan


C.C. and Duke Ensell /
Admiral Transfer and Rigging
Robin and Danny Klaes


February 1–March 17, 2024
Previews January 26–31


By the luck of the Irish, Denise Fennell is back in the habit! Everyone’s favorite sassy nun leads a brand new catechism class—this time with a bit more green. Audience members become students in a hilarious classroom where Sister’s rules are all that matter. This highly improvised show takes its cue from each audience, meaning if you’re in for a good time, so is Sister.

Laughs in Spanish
by Alexis Scheer


Victoria & Alex Lazar



February 22–March 17, 2024
Previews February 16–21


Art Basel is about to begin and Mariana, director of a swanky modern gallery, has a big problem on her hands. Her showroom is an active crime scene. When Mariana’s movie star mother tries to save the show, everything gets hilariously complicado. This fast-paced, cafecito-infused comedy about art and success—and mothers and daughters—is a joyous snapshot of Cuban and Colombian-American culture set in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood Arts District.

Othello: The Remix
book & music by the Q Brothers


Carolyn J. Keating



May 9–June 9, 2024
Previews May 3–8



Shakespeare may be the O.G., but this crew takes The Tragedy of Othello to a whole new level in this lit hip-hop remix. The onstage DJ spins Shakespeare’s legendary masterpiece of jealousy, revenge, and passion over original bars and rhymes. A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Othello: The Remix has a catalog of platinum accolades and press, making it the most celebrated reinvention of the Bard in years.

A Case for the Existence of God
by Samuel D. Hunter


Beth Madison
Syma and Walt Zerkow


May 30–June 30, 2024
Previews May 24–29


Winner of the 2022 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, A Case for the Existence of God is a transcendent work of empathy and catharsis by MacArthur Fellow Samuel D. Hunter, writer of the recent Oscar-nominated film The Whale. After meeting at their daughters’ daycare, Ryan and Keith form an unlikely friendship, navigating fatherhood, loneliness, and the confounding terms of a mortgage loan. With thoughtful humor, honesty, and theatricality, Hunter brings together the lives of these two ordinary men, who, for different reasons, are outsiders to the systems that control their fate.