Electile Dysfunction

Celebrating the most exciting election year in decades, Radio Music Theatre’s come up with a brand new comedy called Electile Dysfunction, featuring a whole new cast of wacky characters. Hailing from a make-believe Houston neighborhood called “Precious Trees, the most planned planned community,” the family at the center of the story is in an uproar over who should be president. Mom’s recently switched from Hillary to Obama; Dad backs McCain; and Junior wants anarchy, so he’s voting for Dog Spranger, a candidate who’s got zero delegates but won’t drop out of the race.

Swirling in the background are all sorts of Houston-like institutions, including the world’s largest church — it’s so big it’s built from a ranch that’s been domed over (there’s still cattle grazing out back). Then there’s the Spy Eye News Team, a group of newscasters any Houstonian will immediately recognize. But that shouldn’t scare away visitors to our fair city. Steve Farrell, creator of and performer in Electile Dysfunction, assures us that even Northerners love the play. 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Saturdays. Through November 15. 2623 Colquitt. For information, call 713-522-7722 or visit www.radiomusictheatre.com. $22.
Thursdays, Fridays, 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 & 10:30 p.m. Starts: May 15. Continues through Nov. 15, 2008

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Lee Williams