Motel Tropicana

Leighza Walker, artistic director of Big Head Productions, likes to push boundaries, which is exactly what the company’s latest production, Motel Tropicana: An Adult Series of Short No-Tells, was designed to do. According to Walker, the show is a series of shorts set in a seedy motel room. Each is seven to ten minutes long, and together they make for a very diverse night of theater.

“One of the plays, called Winner, is written by Tom Stell,” says Walker, “and it is about a coach and a former student. And the student has kidnapped him because he blames him for all his life’s problems.” There is also a dark piece by Shannon Murdoch. “It’s about a woman trying to obtain a heart on the black market for her son.”

Walker’s instructions to the writers were simple: “We told them to write what they always wanted to write. So we got a little boundary-pushing and something that had some edge to it.”

8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through February 4. Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 832-889-7837 or visit www.obsidianartspace.org. Pay-what-you-can.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: Jan. 19. Continues through Feb. 4, 2012

 
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