A Thousand Clowns) directs The Groundling for Theatre Southwest, bringing this showbiz farce about reluctant actors and colorful locals to west Houston audiences.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. September 17. September 8 through September 30. 8944-A Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9509 or visit theatresouthwest.org. $17 to $19.
There's nothing new about troubled marriages. They're the impetus behind torrid affairs, clandestine meetings with would-be assassins, and a lucrative industry for divorce attorneys. New York playwright Marc Palmieri explores how one Manhattanite tries to turn his own failed relationship into a new play after witnessing an inspirational production of Shakespeare in the park. Scott McWhirter (