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Concerning Love on the Occasion of an Apocalypse: The Poetry of Alice Alsup

Concerning Love on the Occasion of an Apocalypse: The Poetry of Alice Alsup

Date: May 22 and 23

Time:T 8 p.m.

Location: 5012 Navigation Boulevard, 77011

Tickets: $10 presale/$15 at-the-door

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Invisible Lines, a Houston theatrical poetry troupe, will produce a dramatic, multi-media presentation of the poetry of Alice Alsup, who died in June 2014. The show, Concerning Love on the Occasion of an Apocalypse, will run for three nights at Frenetic Theatre on Navigation. Editions of Alsup's collected poetry, The Poet Walks Away, will be available at the performances. 

"This show celebrates Alice the poet and Alice, the friend to so many artists in Houston. We will explore her poetry's themes of self-discovery, sexual awakening, and defiance against how our society poisons young women," says choreographer Autumn Kiskinis. 

The show will draw inspiration from modern dance, butoh dancing, and traditional couples dancing to capture the range of emotions explored in Alsup's work. 

Alice Carey Alsup was a brilliant young poet who tragically took her own life on June 8, 2014. In just a few months before her death, Alsup made a tremendous splash in the Houston poetry scene. As a creative writing student at the University of Houston, she worked for Glass Mountain, UH's undergraduate literary journal. She was worked as an intern for Houstonia Magazine and had several stories published. On the performance poetry scene, she helped found the now-popular Write About Now poetry slam at AvantGarden. She competed and was accepted to read in the prestigious Word Around Town tour in the summer of 2014. 

Alsup took her own life on the night of June 8, 2014, shocking the Houston arts community. Prominent memorials were run in Houstonia and Free Press Houston, mourning the loss. Alice Alsup was 23.

This performance will run May 21-23, 2015 at Frenetic Theater (5102 Navigation Blvd, Houston TX 77011). Invisible Lines is a poetry performance troupe dedicated to staging original poetry for Houston theatre audiences. Core members are local poets Bucky Rea, Salvador Macias, Mike McGuire, and Baltazar Canales.


Fri, May 22, 2015
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Frenetic Theater
5102 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
United States