In Victory for the Recycled Virgin, Robertson, an “insanely expressive and inspiring spirit,” exposes the cultural lies she and her husband have been living. When a revelation launches the painful collapse of the marriage, she catapults into the hilarious, occasionally scandalous, and sometimes painful episodes of her midlife madness. This wise, wild and witty show invites gasps, laughter, and cheers as you witness a recycled virgin’s bold quests for sexual liberation and self-esteem. Houston also offers tips for parenting your own mother through her delayed adolescence. According to Mark Kenward, Houston’s director: “Houston is kick ass funny, and her show includes the best on stage orgasm ever. She is a force to be enjoyed.” (markkenward.com). Of the ten characters in the play, Morgan the bartender is an audience favorite, and Matthew’s personals pitch gets the biggest laugh. Houston will grab you by the heart with all of her 79 years. “The Buddha got his insights while sitting under a Bodhi Tree. Houston arrives at the same realizations following a much more enticing path of bourbon, dating and clowning around." San Diego Theatre Arts Review.
Houston Robertson is active in the San Francisco Bay Area solo performance community and the fringe circuit. Performance runs in 2016 are scheduled for Stage Werx, San Francisco. Ottawa and Winnipeg, Canada. Indianapolis, IN. The Marsh, Berkeley. Check website Performance Page for details.
Houston brings to her solo work her experience as a writer, motivational speaker, and award-winning clown. “I’ve wanted to be on stage since 1954, my senior year in high school, when I appeared as Olivia in Night Must Fall. It just felt like I belonged on stage. One of the freedoms of my aging has been to discover that dreams may wrinkle but to unfold once again.” Houston is a member of the Storyteller’s Association of California and the recipient of two advanced Toastmaster awards. Her motivational Talks and Tales for the Renaissance Years promote a developmental view of aging. She lives in Benicia, a waterfront town in the Greater SF Bay Area.
Houston’s personal motto: Model your life after the oak tree. It’s most productive years begin at age 50.
“The most courageous show at this year’s Fringe” by EdgeMediaNetwork, San Diego
“Houston is a dynamic performer with a ton of humor and heart. When things fall apart, she develops the tits to face her life like a freakin’ warrior. Go see this performance!” Sarah, student at CU Boulder