Three Houston-based playwrights have had work accepted for Theatre Southwest's 8th Annual Readers Theatre: Beverly Taylor Hutchison's The Pepperoni Blooper, Michael Weems's Why be Normal? and Steve Stewart's Contrition on Death Row. The rest of the 13 scripts, which were selected from more than 200 entries, include Hoboken, New Jersey, resident Henry Meyerson's The Nussbaum Project and Los Angeles-based Ron Burch's Albert Einstein's Brain. A troupe of 25 local actors will perform the ten-minute-long original scripts, readers' theater style. At the end of the readings, the audience votes for the best script, and the winning playwright gets a $100 prize.
3 p.m. 8944 Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit www.theatresouthwest.org. $5.
Sun., March 17, 3 p.m., 2013