Wednesday, October 6
We couldn't believe it when the woman across the street gasped and glared at our friends who were kissing, but well within the acceptable limits of public displays of affection. Sure, they were both male, but c'mon, this is 2004 in the arts district of Houston, one of the biggest cities in Texas, we thought. On the drive back to Dallas, passing small town after small town, we wondered what the reaction would have been there. Local filmmaker Yen Tan had a similar thought on the same drive, and it became Pit Stop, a screenplay that gets a staged reading at 8 p.m. at Four Day Weekend Theater, 312 Houston St., Fort Worth. Tan's story revolves around two men in a small town in Texas. One is divorced but on good terms with his ex-wife and their daughter. The other is a factory worker coping with a breakup. Admission is free. Call 817-462-3368.