It's a quintessential scene from a black-and-white western short: a damsel tied up to the railroad tracks as her knight in leather chaps gallops to her rescue. Meanwhile, her shady uncle hasn't only lost a few teeth, but some marbles as well, and might be plotting to gain her inheritance. With these sort of twists and turns, Wild Oats is something the West hasn't seen since John O'Keefe (maybe because it's based on his play). This gun-slinging play, directed by Bruce R. Coleman, kicks off Theatre Three's 50th Anniversary. See it at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays through September 10 at Theater Three, 2800 Routh St. #168. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50. For more information, and to purchase tickets call 214-871-3300 or visit theatre3dallas.com.
Thursdays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Starts: Aug. 11. Continues through Sept. 10, 2011