Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's deal: for $10, you get an orchestra ticket to Wild Oats, presented by the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance in the Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre. Seats are first come, first served, so arrive early. Choose from seven performance dates:
- Friday, February 25 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 26 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, February 27 at 2 p.m.
- Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m.
Follow the funny missteps and mistaken identities of a scheming villain, music-hall girls, and a lovelorn heroine as they converge at the Last Chance Saloon in Wild Oats. Like many of Moliere’s early works, this Western-themed comedy begins when Loftus Thunder dies in a cactus patch with a loose woman and a bottle of Jim Beam, reuniting scattered kin. Antics ensue when family members and whip-wielding personas mix with places of alcohol consumption, leaving audience members chortling until moonshine comes out of their noses.
Attendees of certain performances will also be invited to special free events to celebrate the show. On opening night (Friday, Feb. 25), ticket-holders can show up in their finest leather-fringed tuxedo for a complimentary pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby. Attendees on Thursday, March 3, can feast ears on an after-show talk with the actors and artists featuring complimentary coffee and dessert, gaining greater insight into negotiation tactics with rogue pieces of scenery.
Though this year's production of Wild Oats has yet to receive many online reviews, previous University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance productions have received mention in multiple publications, including Chron.com, CultureMap.com, and the Houston Press.