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Ty Doran and Lindsay Ehrhardt in Tigers be Still
Photo by Jordan Jaffe
Art imitates life when father and son Justin and Ty Doran play father and son in Black Lab Theatre's production of Tigers Be Still, a black comedy by Kim Rosenstock and our choice for Friday. Joseph is a high school principal; Zach is his son, who's still reeling from losing his mother in a car accident. Joseph hires Sherry, a newly graduated art therapist, to work with his son but since Zach's range of emotions is limited to snark, she doesn't make much headway.
Sherry (Samantha Slater) has her own problems. She's moved back home, which rather resembles a psychiatric ward. Her sister Grace (Lindsay Ehrhardt) is permanently entrenched on the living room sofa, wallowing in depression; her mother, who's upstairs in her bedroom and won't come out, talks to her daughters only by phone.
Oh yeah, and a tiger has escaped from the zoo and is roaming the neighborhood streets. Tigers is directed by Jordan Jaff, Black Lab's artistic director.
See Tigers Be Still 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and January 19. Through January 31. Wildfish Theatre, 1703 Post Oak Boulevard. For information, call 713‑515‑4028 or visit blacklabtheatre.com. $25.
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