a comeback. Or a concert. “It’s a hybrid of music, comedy and characters,” says Padgett of the genre-defying one-man show he has toured for years, which comes to Houston by way of Lott Entertainment Presents. For the performance (let’s call it), the Fringe festival favorite portrays six guitar players, each with his own musical style and story, using one guitar and a pedalboard. “By the end, they all have come to a similar realization, which is: It doesn’t matter what you play. It just matters that you play,” says Padgett. 6 Guitars is a journey of fulfillment and challenge, using the metaphor of music, he says. “Music teaches us how to be the kind of people that we’re supposed to become.”
8 p.m. Friday. Also May 13. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit alleytheatre.org
. $27 to $37.
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