Think of Lombrices (Worms) as a murderous Grey Gardens, scattered with bits of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, played as a black comedy. Written by Argentine playwright Pablo Albarello, Lombrices centers on Consuelo and Martirio, two older women who are ensconced in their apartment, ignoring the rest of the world (they don't even notice when a fire breaks out in their building). The two spend the day playing an unusual and morbid game: The women re-enact killing each other using the plots of old Hollywood movies. Please note, Lombrices is performed in Spanish. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 3:30 p.m. Sunday. University of St. Thomas, 310 Yoakum. For information, call 713-826-0445 or visit www.gentedeteatrolombrices.eventbrite.com. $8 to $15.
April 8-11, 2010