Imagine that a Category 5 hurricane lands a direct hit on Galveston, cutting a new ship channel all the way to Houston. Its the stuff of nightmares for Bill White, but comedy fodder for Radio Music Theatre with The Story of Burford, Category 5. Longtime troupe members Steve and Vicki Farrell and Rich Mills take on multiple roles. They portray a Midland family recently transplanted to a flood-prone Houston neighborhood, as well as the Spy Eye News Team covering the weather event. A shared disaster like a hurricane gives people something to talk about, writer Steve Farrell notes. So this should be perfect tonic for Houstonians as we enter another hurricane season. Much of the material, he admits, comes out of his own familys experiences during Hurricanes Alicia and Ike. We shared our fears but also laughed at our own helplessness. All you can do is go along for the ride and hope youve stored enough food, water and batteries. (You dont know what a real disaster is until your kids run out of triple As and cant power up their Nintendo DS.) 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. Through August 30. 2623 Colquitt. For information, call 713-522-7722 or visit www.radiomusictheatre.com. $22.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Starts: May 15. Continues through Aug. 29, 2009