Meet the King family of Kansas City. The Kings are experts in ''broke-ology'' — that is, the unscientific science of making do on a limited income. Regardless, they live, they laugh, they love, they cry. (Think the Huxtables but without the cash.) The Ensemble Theatre's artistic director, Eileen J. Morris, helms Broke-ology, Nathan Louis Jackson's story of a struggling family in which two adult brothers must care for an ailing parent.
''I believe this play will really hit home with audiences,'' says Robert Ross, the Ensemble's audience development and public relations manager. ''Although the siblings love each other, they must learn to resolve their conflicts for the sake of their father, who is suffering from multiple sclerosis.'' Producers warn that Broke-ology is best appreciated by mature audiences not easily offended by adult language and profanity.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Through April 14. 3535 Main. For information, call 713- 520-0055 or visit www.ensemblehouston.com. $12 to $35.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: March 21. Continues through April 14, 2013
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