Houston's huge theatre district is the perfect place to go to when you want to have a fancy and artsy night out. There's something magical about watching a live play and it is just a completely different experience than watching a movie or TV show. It's a really fun experience that doesn't seem possible to recreate at home. However, now you can watch Houston's Alley Theatre new play from the comfort of your own home.

They will not be canceling their new play, 1984, which is an adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan based on the Orwell classic.

Instead, the Alley Theatre is going to tape it and make it available for people to watch online.

Due to COVID-19 precautions and wanting to keep patrons and staff safe, Alley Theatre is shut down for the time being but the show must still go on and they're bringing Texans entertainment to watch at home.

The play's director, Rob Melrose, announced in a video on Alley Theatre's Facebook and Instagram that the show, which had just opened last Wednesday and immediately shut down the day after on Thursday, will still be available to watch. Just with a creative solution!

The plan is to tape the play exactly as it was supposed to be performed live. They aren't turning it into a movie, it's still going to be the same play, just on film. 

The good news for ticket holders is that you'll be able to watch it free. The Alley Theatre will have an update as to where you can watch it online.

If you don't have a ticket for the play but are interested in watching the cool dystopian story from home, stay tuned to their Facebook page as the theatre will put up announcements on when you can go and watch the play online.

Being socially distanced at home doesn't mean you can't still be cultured. Grabbing a glass of wine and sitting down to watch a play while in comfy PJs sounds pretty high-brow to us!

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