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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
An African Tale

© The John Steptoe Literary Trust
Adapted with Permission by Pricilla Wood, OP
Words & Music by Carol Artery, OP & Priscilla Wood, OP
Directed by Steven Scott

 The story of a happy African father, Mufaro, who has two beautiful daughters. Nyasha is kind and considerate, but everyone, except Mufaro saw that Manyara was selfish, bad-tempered and spoiled. When the king takes on a wife and must choose between the two, Manyara sets out to make certain she is chosen. Yet, a surprise ending occurs.                     

K - 6th Grades


I,Barbara Jordan
Written by
Celeste Bedford Walker
Directed by Eileen J. Morris

I, Barbara Jordan celebrates the remarkable life and career of the eminent Texas orator, legislator, and teacher. Tracing Barbara Jordan's journey from her childhood in Houston's Fifth Ward neighborhood through her election to the United State Congress, I Barbara Jordan introduces students to a legendary Texas politician who was a model for the power of perseverance.

Appropriate for grades 5-12


A Wrinkle in Time

Based on the Book by Madeleine L’Engle
Adapted by Morgan Gould
Directed by Rachel Dickson

One of literature's most enduring young  heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself .
FALL 2017 ONLY!!!

3rd - 8th Grades


Thurgood Marshall: Now Let Me Fly

by Marcia Cebulska
Directed by Rachel Dickson

In 1950, future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall wants to fly in the face of tradition to overthrow the governments “separate but equal practices” in public schools. He is stricken with doubt when the ghost of mentor Charles Houston visits him. Houston takes Marshall on a journey to discover the lives and losses of those working against legalized segregation. This story is based on oral histories and interviews.

4th - 12th Grades





Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit
Adapted by Ensemble Theatre founder George W. Hawkins from the original Joel Chandler Harris story.

A fun-packed combination of African-American folklore and American popular culture, Br’er Rabbit is family entertainment that focuses on the Golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Appropriate for Grades K-4

By Patricia Clapp
Directed By Eileen J. Morris

1920s Harlem, a hardhearted toymaker refuses to sell any of the toys that have been made but, magic has made them almost like real children and they want to escape the workshop and have fun with other children. Now the toys are in revolt against the toymaker, and when they find a jar of hearts, they pin one on the toymaker, Zowie-the heart does its stuff!

Appropriate for grades K-12





To Book Now, Contact:
Michelle M. Walton, PhD
Tour & Education Programs Coordinator

Office: 713-807-4317
Fax: 713-520-1269

Mainstage Tour Education Performances

Special mainstage performances are available for school groups and assisted living senior communities. These performances are usually scheduled on a Wednesday morning at 10:00am

Sassy Mamas- Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11

Soulful Sounds of Christmas- Nov. 21(Tues) & 30, Dec. 6 & 13

Fetch Clay, Make Man- Jan. 13 & 31, Feb. 7

Eighth Day of the Week- Mar. 29, Apr. 4 & 11

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom- May 16, 23, 30

Sistas: The Musical- July 5 (Thur), 11, 18

Touring Show Prices

  • In House Single Performance • Limit 350 • $650.00
  • In House Back-to-Back Performances • Limit 350 • $800.00
  • Away Single Performance • Limit 400 • $800.00
  • Away Back to Back Performance • Limit 400 • $945.00

To Book Now, Contact:

Michelle M. Walton, PhD
Tour & Education Programs Coordinator

Office: 713-807-4317
Fax: 713-520-1269