OU Alum Mark Chrisler’s thesis play “Worse Than Tigers” is currently playing in Seattle and is directed by an OU MFA director grad, Emily Penick. The play is a co-production with Red Stage and ACT in Seattle. It runs March 23rd through April 17th. Check it out if you’re in the area!
Here is a little it about the play:
Worse Than Tigers
is a comedy … until it’s not. Channeling the rhythms of Harold Pinter and David Mamet, Chicago’s Mark Chrisler crafts a wild and absurdist comedy that takes you on a 90-minute thrill ride to discover what it takes to zap a failing marriage back to life.
Olivia and Humphry live in a state-of-the-art urban condominium. They have pretty knickkacks from top-of-the-line catalogs. They have very active Facebook accounts. They have a safe, enviable, and comfortable life. And it’s eating them alive. Lucky for them, there’s an escaped tiger salivating outside their door.
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More about Mark
plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, and throughout the U.S., as well as in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He has been presented or developed at such places as The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Stella Adler Studio, The San Francisco Playhouse, Ilkhom Theatre, Four Humours Theatre, The Side Project, Springboard Theatre, The New York International Fringe Festival, Curious Theatre Branch, and many more. He is the author of over ten full-length and solo plays in addition to nearly a hundred short plays. He received his M.F.A. in dramatic writing from Ohio University and his B.A. in theatre arts from Northern Illinois University. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including a Newberry Library Fellowship, a special Orgie Award, a NAPAT New Play Award, and the Best Emerging Playwright of 2010 award from The Chicago Reader. He lives in Chicago with his wife, where he serves as a resident playwright for Found Objects Theatre Group, an Artistic Associate for Prop Thtr, and teaches playwriting for Silk Road Rising Theatre. – See more at: http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/WorseThanTigers#AboutthePlaywright