How do you make the serious topic of depression funny? Leave it to hot young writer Kim Rosenstock. Her quirky new play “Tigers Be Still” puts the fun in dysfunction with endearingly neurotic characters, pop-culture hijinks and even an escaped carnivorous cat all acted out on the small stage at our AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Wyly Theater.
One of the play’s four actors, DTC repertory member Abbey Siegworth, told me she thinks most of the audience members really take away a lot from the 90-minute show. They can easily relate to any of the four characters or at least to some of their dilemmas. And they have very strong opinions about what they are experiencing. The best part? Patrons are invited to stay late for the interactive program directly following the play, which allows the actors to talk to the audience to share ideas and feelings about what they all just witnessed. It’s a popular feature that lets theatergoers the chance to get more from the play going experience than just sitting in a dark theater.
“Tigers Be Still” continues at the Wyly through May 13th. And at just a quick 1 1/2 hours – you can’t beat first class entertainment by our Dallas Theater Center in one of the hottest new plays around!