Characters float in and out of the plays action, around and sometimes in the shows main set piece, a pond of water onstage. Theres Phaëton, son of the Sun God, who spends most of his time talking to a therapist (being the son of the Sun God has its drawbacks, it seems, including the fact that the other kids dont think Dad is actually a g-o-d.) Erysichthon gets some wicked payback for desecrating one of the sacred trees of the gods, Cupid and Psyche share a couch, and Aphrodite shows us how dangerous jealousy can be (lets just say its not a good idea to seduce your own father). Theres also Midas, Aphrodite and Orpheus, each with his or her own tale of woe. 8 p.m. November 13-15 and 18-22, and 2 p.m. on November 16 and 23. The Quintero Theatre, 4800 Calhoun. For information call 713-743-3003 or visit www.uh.edu. $10 to $20.
Nov. 13-15, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 16, 2 p.m.; Nov. 18-22, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 23, 2 p.m., 2008