American journalist Bill Buford became so fascinated by this violence that he started hanging out with these football hooligans in search of the personal and sociological reasons behind the mob mentality. The results of his journey to the dark side became a firsthand account called Among the Thugs, which has been turned into a play by Tom Szentgyorgyi. And, thanks to Horse Head Theatre, Houstonians get to watch the central character in Szentgyorgyi's work (a journalist named Bill) discover firsthand just what's so seductive about mob violence. See Among the Thugs at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, September 20. Through October 2. Kryptonite, 717 Franklin. For information, call 713-364-4482 or visit www.horseheadtheatre.org. $20 to $25.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Sept. 16. Continues through Oct. 2, 2010