Last Call For Art: Discounts, Evolutions And A Slut

Categories: Art, Stage
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Photo courtesy Masquerade Theatre
Pay-what-you-can ticket prices to theater productions have become pretty common, but those are for single performances. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's Pick-Your-Price membership is good for a whole year! On Saturday, you can buy an MFAH membership, up to the family level, for a little as $10. (That's a savings of up to $75.) Depending on the type you purchase, membership gets you free general-admission to exhibits, family programs, lectures, and preview parties plus discounts on movie tickets, the MFAH shop and Glassell Junior School classes. As far as bargains go, this is one of the best you'll find in the Houston art scene this season. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7500 or visit www.mfah.org.

Mildred's Umbrella Theater's Darwinian drama The Third Side closes May 30. The show, which made its world premiere earlier this month, is about a professor who isn't so sure about the process of evolution. MU Artistic Director Jennifer Decker told our arts critic Lee Williams, "[He]decides that natural selection is not the driving force behind evolution. He believes there might be a pattern. He claims that he is not arguing for intelligent design, but that's what it is." With intelligent design fanatics on one side, Darwin followers on the other, the professor decides to take a third side. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway. For information, call 832-418-0585 or visit www.mildredsumbrella.com. $10.


There are just three more performances of Evita, presented by Masquerade Theatre. The title character is played by Masquerade's leading lady Rebekah Dahl. It's a familiar story about Argentinean first lady Eva Peron's rise from poverty to become the country's most powerful woman. (Houston Press arts critic D. L. Groover summed up the plot in four words: "Slut becomes a saint.") The show includes the classic "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," which is reportedly a highlight of not just the show, but Houston's theater season. Groover gushed, "We would say a star is born, but Rebekah Dahl already shines with the best of them." 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit www.masqueradetheatre.com. $30 to $50.


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