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CONTACT:  Robert Ross
  August 21, 2014 
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The Ensemble Theatre Kicks off Anchor of Inspiration 2014-2015 Season

Regional Premiere Women in the Pit by Joyce Sylvester



The Ensemble Theatre kicks of its 2014-2015 season with the regional premiere drama Women in the Pit, by Joyce Sylvester and directed by Eileen J. Morris.
 Folks of Mount Zion Baptist Church are pretty riled up! Two deacons and two elders charged with the selection of a new pastor are at odds with one another when it appears that the most qualified candidate is a woman! This exciting story addresses the age-old controversial issue of women in the pulpit!
Featured cast members include: Wayne DeHart, Byron Jacquet, Jason Carmichael, JoAnne Davis Jones, Lisa Thomas-Morrison, Rachel Hemphill Dickson, and James West.


Saturday, September 13, 2014:   8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 2014:    3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014:  7:30 p.m.

Show Run:     September 18 – October 12, 2014
Thursdays:      7:30 p.m.
Fridays:           8:00 p.m.
Saturdays:       2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays:         3:00 p.m.

****Opening Night and Media Reception is Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.***



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The Ensemble Theatre's 2014-2015 Season is sponsored in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Texas Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. United Airlines is the exclusive airline sponsor for The Ensemble Theatre.

The Ensemble Theatre was founded in 1976 by the late George Hawkins to preserve African American artistic expression and to enlighten, entertain, and enrich a diverse community. Thirty-six years later, the theatre has evolved from a touring company operating from the trunk of Mr. Hawkins’ car to being one of Houston’s finest historical cultural institutions. The Ensemble is one of a few professional theatres in the region dedicated to the production of works portraying the African American experience. The oldest and largest professional African American theatre in the Southwest, it holds the distinction of being one of the nation’s largest African American theatres owning and operating its facility and producing in-house. Board President Emeritus Audrey Lawson led the capital campaign for The Ensemble’s $4.5 million building renovations that concluded in 1997. The Ensemble Theatre has fulfilled and surpassed the vision of its founder and continues to expand and create innovative programs to bring African American theatre to myriad audiences.