Everyone loves a farce, especially if its filled with juicy sexual innuendo. Blackmail, sex, secrets and cucumber sandwiches bubble over the top of Love Loves a Pornographer, by L.A.-based playwright Jeff Goode. His postmodern idea of a Victorian drawing-room comedy features a fancy-pants family named Loveworthy and their campy neighbors the Mongers. The story moves quickly through the vices and secrets of the two families, including an errant daughter who is set to marry (gasp!) an American. To complicate matters even further, the Loveworthys patriarch is a writer, and the Mongers is a critic. Of course, nothing good can happen when the two come together except for the audience.
Naughty daughters, secret lives and those damned Americans with their heathen ways all create havoc in a proper English way in this new take on a comedy of manners from Nova Arts Project. 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays. Through April 25. Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. For tickets and information, call 713-623-4033 or visit www.novaarts-project.com. $15 to $30.
Thu., April 10, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: April 10. Continues through April 26, 2008