While The Office or the film Office Space provide laughs through the everyday happenings inside of generically stale workplaces, they’re far more entertaining than the real thing most of us cubicle warriors encounter between clocking in and out. Dallas-based playwright and filmmaker Eric Steele, however, knows that life for the traveling businessperson carries a mixture of smiles, surprises, raw reflection and loneliness. Thursday through April 8, the Second Thought Theatre presents The Midwest Trilogy, consisting of Steele’s short films Cork’s Cattlebaron and Topeka, along with his one-man one-act play, Bob Birdnow’s Remarkable Tale of Human Survival and the Transcendence of Self. The trio will run in Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphries Theatre campus. With each part of the trilogy written between 2008 and 2010, expect a timely, salient statement on the world we work in. Tickets are $22.50 or $15 for students and seniors, and Sunday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Visit secondthoughttheatre.com for tickets and details.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: March 25. Continues through April 8, 2012