The Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine remains committed to its mission of promoting important health messages to Houston's medically underserved population with the continuation of its theater outreach program in 2011.

Organized by the center's Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, the upcoming plays include "Educando a Papa" and "The Marriage Test," which both emphasize the importance of colorectal screenings in high risk groups.

The Marriage Test

Written and directed by local playwright Thomas Meloncon, "The Marriage Test" will be performed on the following dates:

Saturday, Feb. 19, 6 p.m. 
Free Indeed Church International
7111 Homestead Rd.
Houston, Texas 77028

Sunday, March 20, 6 p.m. 
Bethel's Family Baptist Church
14442 Fonmeadow
Houston, Texas 77035

Educando a Papa

Written by playwright Adelina Venegas, "Educando a Papa" will be performed:

Friday, April 1, 9 a.m. 
Magnolia Multi-Service Center
7037 Capitol Street
Houston, Texas 77011. 
The play is performed in Spanish.

Following the performances, colorectal cancer experts will be on hand to discuss and answer questions from the audience.

The plays were sponsored by the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center and American Cancer Society.

All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, call 713-798-2338.