The opening of the 10th anniversary season for 4th Wall Theatre Company, which puts on live theatrical performances at Spring Street Studios in the Sawyer Yards area, has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The award-winning threatre, located at 1824 Spring St., Studio 101, announced this week that it hopes to resume in-person productions in January. The first play will be Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “Between Riverside and Crazy,” which was originally scheduled to debut in September. Also on tap for 4th Wall’s anniversary season are “A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath and “The Lifespan of a Fact” by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell and Gorden Farrell.
In a joint statement, the theatre’s co-artistic directors, Kim Tobin-Lehl and Philip Lehl, said, “We believe that there is no substitute for live, in-person theatre, and as it is our mission to produce extraordinary professional theatrical experiences, we are not willing to migrate our season to a virtual stage. We are, however, currently producing and developing several virtual projects to keep engaged with our Houston community during this time we are all apart.”
The Lehls are conducting live-streamed conversations with theatre creatives as part of a series called “Beyond the 4th Wall.” They can be accessed on Zoom, with previous episodes available on 4th Wall’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.
For more information, visit 4thwalltheatreco.com or the theatre’s social media pages @4thwallhouston.