Since this weather is absolutely miserable, I suggest keeping the location-hopping to a minimum.
Indoor activity number one: Second Thought Theatre’s only Monday night performance of Pluck the Day, a redo of the first play the company ever did. It’s written by co-artistic director Steven Walters, and stars other co-artistic director Chris LaBove and a scene-stealer named Clay Yokum. As I mentioned in my review on FrontRow, Pluck play will not require you to think very much, but it will absolutely make you laugh. It’s in Bryant Hall, on the Kalita Humphreys campus. A word to the wise– if you drive all the way to Kalita, you’ve gone too far. Park almost immediately after you turn in from Blackburn Street, and trek up the hill on your left. Second Thought also has signs out, but you know, things get confusing in the dark. A burger and tots from Maple and Motor makes for perfect rainy day comfort food.
Indoor activity number two: the Dallas Museum of Art hosts the first of their Texas Bound readings, part of Arts and Letters Live. A whole host of actors I like (including Max Hartman, usually found performing at Kitchen Dog, and my pal Bryan Pitts currently on over at Stage West) will read short stories from the Texas-connected authors David Haynes, Jack Handey, Tim O’Brien, and Mary Ladd Gavell. In O’Brien and Handey’s case, the tales are lifted from Esquire and the New Yorker respectively, so you can familiarize yourself with what at least part of what you’ll hear this evening.