More than 50 Houston-area theater professionals will contribute to this year’s production, which also includes some city-specific material. In A Bag of Ice by Fernando Dovalina, a woman goes to a convenience store determined to buy the last bag of ice in Houston. The recollection of Hurricane Ike is inescapable. As a bonus, the showcase will also feature eight original monologues by Steve Carpentier, Rachel Dickson, Pressley Giles, Gail Greenberg, Eric C. Jones, Jane Keep and Pat Morgan. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Country Playhouse, 12802 Queensbury Lane.
Aug. 2-5, 2012