In Mee's version, the husbands are Americans who chase after their runaway brides in a helicopter. It's a "big entrance," says Swackhamer, "amazing sound, searchlights, big, big entrance." Mixed in with all the action is a little song and dance, and some nudity, plus one hell of a fight scene. Swackhamer warns, "Get ready for some creative murders." Swackhamer, fight director Brian Byrnes and choreographer Teresa Chapman have included death by pneumatic staplers, hula hoops and aerial silks in this highly theatrical piece, which is both slapstick funny and a raging drama. 8 p.m. February 26 and 27, March 4, 5 and 6; 2 p.m. February 28 and March 7. University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-743-3003 or visit www.theatredance.uh.edu. $10 to $20.
Feb. 26-28; March 4-7, 2010