If the plot sounds like a silent-film melodrama, thats because it was (there was a 1921 version of Mr. Pim). The play, which is set in turn-of-the-century England, is still bright and witty. It makes its regional premiere at the Main Street Theater this week with Steve Garfinkel directing and Fritz Dickmann, Carolyn Johnson and Rutherford Cravens as Prim, Olivia, and George, respectively. Previews of Mr. Pim run 7:30 p.m. November 10 to today, with opening night on November 15. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays. Main Street Theater in Rice Village, 2540 Times Boulevard. Through December 23. For tickets and information, call 713-524-3977 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com. $10 to $35.
Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Nov. 10. Continues through Dec. 23, 2007