It's 1986. Magritte Holes, the ailing, notoriously outrageous matriarch of one of Houston's most prominent oil families, has been hiding out in her bedroom for months -- guzzling whiskey, planning the annual Holes Barbecue and developing an outlandish strategy to save her family's fortune from imminent collapse. Unfortunately, neither her high-profile guest list, nor her colorful, dysfunctional family have any idea what she's got in store for them. Presented at Theatre Three, Oil tells the story of a family so desperate to hold on to what they have that they're willing to sacrifice what matters most: each other.
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