20th Festival of Originals
should be the finest yet, promises producer Mimi Holloway. “We have comedy, we have drama, we have mystery!” she says, laughing. Thomas Misuraca’s Joey and Chuck
, directed by longtime collaborator Jay Menchaca, turns that classic “gay man coming out to his parents” formula on its head, Holloway vows. “They say they’re such progressive parents? The [boyfriend] three years older than the father!” Other originals include marriage drama The Next Move
by New York writer William Ivor Fowkes, the “twist-turn-what’s-happening-now? mystery” Card Game
by George Rapier, comedy-mystery Elimination Game
by Houston writer Carl Williams and jailbird-redemption love story Blur in the Rear View
by Aleks Merlio.
8 p.m. Saturday. Continuing 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. July 30. July 21 through August 5. 8944 Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit theatresouthwest.org
. $16 to $18.
For two decades now, Theatre Southwest has been bringing new voices to the stages of the Marie Pearsall Theatre. The five exciting new one-acts on tap at this year’s