First, a little backstory. In June 2001, Tropical Storm Allison caused major flooding in Houston, TX. Water backed up into the extensive underground walkways and parking tunnels of the city center; the basements of several arts organizations, including the Alley Theatre, suffered extensive damage.
During reconstruction, the theatre took the opportunity to reorganize the downstairs Neuhaus Arena Stage. Among other changes, the lighting tension grid was removed and replaced with a catwa