The highly anticipated Hooch & Pooch Gala, benefiting KDT, will take place Saturday, March 25, 2017. This year’s event is a special performance of the award winning critically acclaimed, David Carl’s Celebrity One-Man Hamlet (Formerly Gary Busey’s One-Man Hamlet.)
Dallas raised, New York based actor-writer David Carl impersonates Gary Busey performing each scene of Hamlet with occasional detours. This heady mix of high and low-brow comedy celebrates Shakespeare’s classic while reflecting upon the jaded, celebrity-crazed, meme-obsessed world around us.
This smash hit won the Outstanding Solo Performance Award at the New York International Fringe Festival and received 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The New York Times called the show "Deliciously deranged...a head-spinning performance!" The Chicago Tribune said, "Bold and often hilarious...thoroughly enjoyable...spot-on impression. It's a pop-culture pastiche of Hamlet.”
With proceeds supporting KDT’s production season and nationally recognized programs such as the annual New Works Festival, our groundbreaking high school playwrights’ program, Playwrights Under Progress (PUP) Fest, and KDT’s new free ticket program, Admit:ALL. Hooch & Pooch has been called “among the year’s best fundraisers.” The gala includes a performance, a silent auction, specialty cocktails, nosh, DJ entertainment, and a chance to hang with the coolest folks in Dallas.