Exit 27: New Play Explores True Stories of the Lost Boys of Utah
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Noel Coward's ghostly comedy features a "spirited" love triangle, brought forth when novelist Charles Condomine accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, Elvira, during a séance. Trouble is, only Charles can see Elvira, who proceeds to wreak havoc on Charles' current marriage to the jealous Ruth. When Ruth meets her accidental demise, her spirit teams up with that of Elvira ... and then the haunted fun really begins. Hilarity ensues as the beleaguered Charles is caught between the worldly and the unworldly and must admit that there is indeed life on the "other side." A hit with audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 1941, and adapted into an Oscar-winning 1945 film with Rex Harrison, Blithe Spirit represents Coward at his driest and most urbane. Learn More
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Exit 27 Play
We were really frustrated that the venue information Goldstar website ( nor the ticket I printed out and had with us) made any mention of UH Downtown nor how hard it would be to find the theater. We live in Katy, TX (west of Houston) and have never been to that building downtown much less know Where the parking is. There was no visitor parking sign nor directions given for visitor parking on Main street (the address of the building). We found out when we finally got inside that the parking entrance is on Travis St. Who would have known from only the Goldstar information?
Praise God one of the wait staff in the Spaghetti Warehouse told us that we could park there and march up the hill-she at least knew of the address on your ticket but not the theater itself.
The directions and parking info are clearly marked on the website for landingtheatre.org. There is no mention of the connection to O'Kane theater and Landing Theater on the Gold Star purchase confirmation that we carried with us. The only email address or contact information I found on the whole site is firstname.lastname@example.org. I can't even contact an individual there. I'm praying that who answers email@example.com emails will pass all this information on to the marketing manager, artistic director and anyone else who needs to know.
The march up the hill from where we did park made us hot and sweaty in the July heat of Houston, TX and then those doors were locked. The story of the play was miserable, too, and we left at intermission.
This is my husband's version of our miserable experience:
> To whom it may concern.
> This last weekend, my wife and I had a miserable time finding the theater in which Exit 27 was presented.
> First, the ticket had no phone number, no directions indicating that the theater is within UH Downtown--of which there are several buildings, and there was no indication that parking was in the UH 1 Main Place building.....or even how to access the parking. We called our son to get a phone number to find the place, but there was no one there to answer. To complicate the situation, the venue was in the middle of the homeless district. We asked multiple individuals there where 1 Main Place is and we were sent in all directions. We finally had to park at the Spaghetti Warehouse bayou-level lot and trek uphill to the UH building where O'Kane theater is, and lucky for us, even though the door was locked, someone just happened from the inside to be there to let us in.
> So....let me suggest more information be printed on tickets to avoid the stresses of trying to find the theater.
Exit 27 - World Premiere Production*
Directed by: Anne Quackenbush
Scenic and Costume Design by: Kristina Miller
Lighting Design by: Riana Canetti-Rios
Sound Design by: Travis Ammons
Properties Design by: Lindsey Burns
Fight Direction by: Leraldo Anzaldua
About the Ticket Supplier: The Landing Theatre CompanyThe Landing Theatre Company mission is to build bridges between profession and training in the arts, while developing bold and dynamic productions of the best American Plays, exploring the most innovative new playwriting that highlights the American Experience, and maintaining the highest artistic standards for its work.
The company operates primarily in the summer, offering a festival of plays that highlight the American experience. Throughout the year it also hosts workshops, readings and other arts related events within the arts community.