Who hasn’t had one?
The trials of dating can be rather daunting, but shoe fetishist and single mother Haley finds that her horrible taste in men isn’t paying off in the one-woman show Bad Dates, starrting Shannon J. McGrann. Haley suffers through mobsters, a teenage daughter and, well, some bad dates. But thankfully, she’s got her fabulous shoes to make her feel better.
DEETS: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, 5601 Sears St. 8 p.m. Through Nov. 13. $27–$32.
She will cut you
The Dallas Opera opens its season with Lucia di Lammermoor, about Lucia, who isn’t too fond of her future husband. So much so, she takes matters into her own hands. For opera newbies, TDO offers a free public simulcast of the opening night in Sammons Park. One way or another, you’ll see how Lucia copes with a deceitful brother and the man he tricks her into marrying.
DEETS: Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. 7:30 p.m. Through Nov. 6. $25–$275. ATTPAC.org.
Pleasure and pain
Fetish adult film star Tony Buff comes to Dallas for the weekend. He make a special appearance at The Tin Room Friday and Saturday and if you don’t like it, well, he’s might have to teach you a lesson. Like you’d mind.
DEETS: Tin Room, 2514 Hudnall St. 10 p.m. No cover. TinRoom.net
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 21, 2011.