Watch out for meddling mothers-in-law. They can make your life miserable. Thats what three husbands discover in Mexican playwright Tomás Urtusásteguis domestic comedy The Power of Men. The mother-in-law in question has her daughters husbands doing all the chores. These poor guys are waiting on their wives hand and foot, while their lazy wives are sitting pretty that is, until their men get the bright idea to pull a Lysistrata. Just like lonely wives who hold out sex until their men end the Peloponnesian War in Aristophaness Greek comedy, the husbands in Urtusásteguis tale call a bedroom strike until their wives agree to help around the house. Now thats a powerful idea. See The Power of Men at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. Through July 26. Houston Community College Theatre One, 3517 Austin. For information, call 713-718-6570 or visit ccollege.hccs.edu. $5 to $8.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 17. Continues through July 26, 2008