Thirteen doesn't have to be unlucky, and fairy tales don't have to be for kids. Bering & Friends, a musical theater troupe, presents its lucky 13th production at the Alley Theatre, a venue that takes a little luck to land. Once Upon a Time: Fairy Tales with a Grown-up Twist! presents fairy tales promised to make any modestly raised boy or girl sleepless for a night. What's in the table of contents for this storybook? The Friends are injecting The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling and others with topical humor and racy bravado.
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In addition to staging demented stories, Bering & Friends is hosting a silent auction for the Bering Support Network for metal health and support services for Houston's gay and lesbian community. One high-ticket item: a waltz in an anti-gravity chamber with a NASA astronaut. We bet that'd be enough to get Jack to give up his golden egg.
Fri., Aug. 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 12, 8 p.m.