What would you do if $50,000 dropped into your lap? Youd probably be pretty torn. Thats just how the Cooper family feels in Livin Fat when son David, a college student whos working part time as a bank janitor, discovers loot that some robbers dropped. In playwright Judi Ann Masons comedy, which won the Norman Lear Award, morality and ethics definitely take second place to the laughs she mines from the familys predicament. With credits like Sanford and Son and A Different World, Mason knows exactly what to do. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Through May 24. The Ensemble Theatre, 3535 Main. For information, call 713-520-0055 or visit www.ensemblehouston.com. $18 to $35.
Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m. Starts: May 3. Continues through May 24, 2009