Decker performs in one of the plays, which features a love relationship of sorts, Lady and the Tiger, the only work from a non-Houston playwright. Her character is a random woman who seems to have a screw loose. She finds a man in the park and verbally attacks him, and from there it somehow evolves into a relationship.
The showcase features two programs of shorts, with different plays running on alternating days. Decker says that while Museum of Dysfunction III isnt about Santa Claus or reindeer, it is still appropriate for the holiday season. This is the more realistic approach to the holidays, she laughs. I think the reality is the holidays are stressful. You might think its supposed to be all fun and family love, but in reality you have a lot of run-ins with the relatives. There is a lot of dysfunction in families during this time of year. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 832-418-0585 or visit www.mildredsumbrella.com. Pay-what-you-can.
Dec. 9-11, 8 p.m., 2010