Theater Preview: 'Tigers Be Still' at Dobama Theatre
The quirky comedy opens Friday
Mix together a depressive 23-year-old woman, her even more depressed family, and a roaming tiger and you have the makings of Tigers Be Still, the new show opening this week at Dobama Theatre on Lee Road.
But it may not be as much of a downer as it sounds. This play, written by Kim Rosenstock, is the regional premiere of a show that The New York Times described as “endearing.”
Sherry Wickman is a young woman with a master’s degree in art therapy and a lot of problems. She’s unemployed, her mother won’t come out of her bedroom, and her sister won’t leave the couch.
But when Sherry is hired as a substitute teacher, things only get worse because her boss is packing heat, her first therapy patient won’t cooperate and, yes, a tiger has escaped from the local zoo.
Dobama veteran Marc Moritz directs this production.
Tigers Be Still, Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road. October 21-November 13 (Previews Oct. 18 and Oct. 20.) Prices: $10-$26. Call 216-932-3396 or go to www.http://dobama.org.