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A.D. Players announces its 2017-2018 season

May 9, 2017 GMT

A. D. Players, Houston’s only professional Christian theater company, is pleased to announce five mainstage and four children’s theater productions for 2017-2018, the Company’s first full season in the new 440-seat Jeannette and L.M. George Theater in Uptown Houston.

Mainstage productions will include Harvey, Mary Chase’s 1944 Pulitzer Prize- winning comedy about an imaginary, 6′3″ rabbit; Barbara Robinson’s delightful The Best Christmas Pageant Ever from the young adult novel by the same name; Best of Enemies, a true story of the unlikely relationship forged between a Ku Klux Klan leader and a civil rights activist; Lilies of the Field, the story of a traveling handyman convinced to build a chapel for a small band of immigrant nuns; and God’s Favorite, Neil Simon’s hilarious, contemporary comedy reimagining the biblical man of woe, Job.

Children’s productions slated for 2017-2018 are Balloonacy, a young audiences’ favorite, showcasing the joys of imagination and friendship; Rock Nativity, a pop-rock retelling of the Christmas story for the whole family; Madeleine L’Engle’s fantastic tale A Wrinkle in Time, with STEM-friendly heroine Meg proving the power of love over evil; and David, the Best Slinger in the West, a wild west retelling of the confrontation between shepherd boy David and the giant Goliath.

The Players will also present a special, limited run of Jeannette Clift George’s classic John, His Story commemorating the Easter season.

All shows will be performed in the new, 440-seat Jeannette and L.M. George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Road, the A. D. Players state-of-the-art performance venue that opened its doors in early 2017. The A. D. Players became an Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) theater in 2017.