Also up is Best Served Cold, presented by Edge Theatre. The one-act Served Cold, written by Jim Tommaney (who also reviews theater for the Houston Press), follows a group of army clerks discussing the procedures for holding enemy combatants, or rather the loopholes in those procedures. When a new trainee joins the group, an experienced, somewhat jaded clerk explains how to get around the regulations — for example, how to keep a prisoner awake for a continuous 40-hour period while still meeting the requirement for four hours of sleep in any 24-hour period.
Houston talent also provides Liberators: A New Musical Revue by Morningstar Theatrical Productions. The musical collaboration by Eric Jones and Alex Winkler is the story of a man who helps his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, come to terms with his past.
Among the out-of-town talent in the Festival is We Us Them Ya’ll by New York City’s Sobers & Godley. The duo perform a series of dance vignettes that explore the emotions a couple experiences over the course of their relationship.
Aug. 30-Sept. 2; Sept. 6-9; Sept. 14-15, 2012