, a ’70s sitcom and a slasher movie,” says Mildred’s Umbrella Artistic Director Jennifer Decker of Feathers and Teeth
. “It’s hilarious and horrifying in equal measure.” Written by Charise Castro Smith and directed by Mildred’s regular Jacey Little, the dark comedy deals with a teenage girl (the “wonderful” Maddie Calais) dealing with losing her mother to cancer. There’s a boy with a crush on her, and her dad has begun dating her late mother’s former nurse. “I’ve had this play on my list for two years now; I thought it was brilliant,” says Decker. “[So] when Jacey mentioned it to me, not knowing that I’d already fallen in love with it, it just seemed perfect.”
8 p.m. Thursday. Continuing 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. October 29. Studio 101, 1824 Spring. October 19 through November 4. For information, call 832-463-0409 or visit mildredsumbrella.com
. $15 to $25; pay what you can 8 p.m. October 30.
Set in a sleepy factory town at the end of the 1970’s, Castro-Smith’s horror comedy centers on teenaged Chris and her father’s new fiancée Carol, who don’t exactly get along. The already tense atmosphere gets even more stressful when Chris’s dad Arthur hits a mysterious creature on his way home from work, launching a series of events that rapidly spin hilariously out of control. Who will be left standing when this bloody rollercoaster of family dysfunction screeches to a stop?
“The play is like a mash-up between