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News Release
Friday, May 04, 2018

ANGEL STREET
Directed by Rebecca Bernstein, and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Fridays and Saturdays May 4 – May 26, 8:00 pm
Sundays May 6 and May 20, 2:00 pm

HOUSTON - Company OnStage presents Angel Street, by Patrick Hamilton, and directed by Rebecca Bernstein.

A Broadway hit first produced on the West End under the title Gaslight and filmed twice, Angel Street tells the story of the Manninghams, who live on Angel Street in 19th-century London. As the curtain rises, all appears to be the essence of Victorian tranquility. It is soon apparent, however, that Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife, Bella, to the brink of insanity with an insinuating kindness that masks more sinister motives. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham has an unexpected caller: amiable, paternal Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Mr. Manningham is a homicidal maniac wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually, the inspector restores Bella’s confidence in herself and, as the evidence against Manningham unfolds, the author has built and sustained some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theatre.

“The critics call it the biggest dramatic hit in New York.” - New York Mirror

“I have just seen the theatre really come alive for the first time this season. One of the most satisfying theatre adventures of the last decade.” - New York News

“There is a particular reason for welcoming with open arms the excellent new melodrama […] It really can keep you anchored to your seat bolt-upright—a work that is everything one could hope for.” - New York Herald Tribune

 

Fridays and Saturdays May 4 – May 26, 8:00 pm

Sundays May 6 and May 20, 2:00 pm

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. from May 4 through May 26, 2018, and Sundays May 6 and May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $18.00 and are available through our box office at www.companyonstage.org. Reservations are strongly recommended. Visit and like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecompanyonstage to keep track of COS goings-on, special events, audition notices, and announcements, or call 713-726-1219 for more information.

The Company OnStage Theater was founded in 1977 by Joyce Randall-McNally, a former associate director of the Alley Theater, along with her husband Hank McNally. After being displaced from its home of 33 years at the now defunct Westbury Square shopping center, Company OnStage has moved to its new performance home on the grounds of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Pictured: Jeff Dorman and Brittany Roberts in “Angel Street”

 




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