Catastrophic Cabaret and Costume Contest

Catastrophic Cabaret and Costume Contest

Houston’s Catastrophic Theatre comes to the MFAH, and they’re bringing the drama.

With music, dance, comedy, and puppetry, Catastrophic Theatre’s Drama Squad is taking over Cullen Sculpture Garden. Enjoy an original and wildly creative variety show, outside in the fresh night air among the eclectic sculptures.

And you can win a prize! Museum and Catastrophic audiences are some of Houston’s most brilliant creative people, so come dressed for the best-ever MFAH costume contest. Need inspiration? Look to the names of a few sculptures you’ll encounter (and check out the slideshow for visuals): Conversation with the Wind; The Pilgrim; Spatial Concept, Nature no. 18; The Spirit of Eternal Repose; Two Circle Sentinel. Prizes include MFAH membership, MFA Shop gift certificates, and other great swag.

Plan Your Visit
On Thursday, general admission to the MFAH is free, and the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Parking is free after 5 p.m. See the latest safety protocols here. Costumes are welcome, but not a must.

About Catastrophic Theatre
The nationally acclaimed Catastrophic Theatre is dedicated to developing productions that foster a meaningful exchange between artists and audiences. Named Houston’s Best Theater Company by the Houston Press in 2009, Catastrophic Theatre offers a repertoire of challenging, innovative work that can’t be seen anywhere else. Creators and performers include Afsaneh Aayani, Tamarie Cooper, Greg Dean, Joe Folladori, Bryan Kaplún, Scott Lupton, Mara McGhee, Patrick Reynolds, Erin Rodgers, Alli Villines, and Abraham Zeus Zapata.

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Cullen Sculpture Garden
Montrose Boulevard at Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77006
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