KATY (Covering Katy News)—Theatre groups at the Katy Independent School District high schools are staging plays for the community.
Tom Jones, a comedy based on Henry Fielding’s novel, opened Thursday night at Tompkins High School, 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd.
Tom Jones is set simply in drapes with only a few props. Young Tom Jones, foundling, and ward of Squire Allworthy, is in love with Sophia and she with him, but her father has arranged for her to marry the Squire’s sneaky nephew (and heir), young Blifil.
The romance is discovered, Tom is banished and Sophia, with her maid, Honour, sets out to find him.
They are followed by Sophia’s father, his sister, Squire Allworthy and Blifil. All find madcap adventures on the road to London and meet with many strange characters. The amusing and unexpected solution to their problems captures all the laugh-a-minute hilarity for which Tom Jones is famous.
For time and ticket information, visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=91820.
Here’s an overview of upcoming performances at the other KISD high schools:
The Addams Family
Morton Ranch High School, 21000 Franz Road
A musical comedy featuring characters known in the cartoons and popular television series.
For time and ticket information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/morton-ranch-high-school-17727160531.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Taylor High School, 20700 Kingsland Blvd.
Shakespeare’s romantic comedy classic, which portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.
For time and ticket information, https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/taylorplaymakers/buy-tix?d=0
October 11-13, Mayde Creek High School, 19202 Groeschke Road
A romantic comedy by William Shakespeare believed by some to be the last play he wrote alone.
For time and ticket information, visit http://www.mchstheatre.org/store/c9/TheTempest.
October 11-13, Seven Lakes High School, 9251 S. Fry Road
A comedic retelling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, now set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey.
For time and ticket information, visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=92723.
Romeo and Juliet
October 25-27, Paetow High School, 23111 Stockdick School Road
The classic romantic tragedy written by William Shakespeare.
For time and ticket information, visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ptp.