Regional Premiere Of Kim Rosenstock's TIGERS BE STILL Starts May 3 At Chance Theater
Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is delighted to present the regional premiere of Kim Rosenstock's comedy, Tigers Be Still. Written by Kim Rosenstock and directed by Marya Mazor, Tigers Be Still will preview from May 3rd through May 10th; with regular performances beginning May 11th and continuing through June 2nd on the Fyda-Mar Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.
This deliciously dark comedy centers around the infinitely-(trying-to-be-) optimistic Sherry Wickman. Despite having to move back in with her family after college, things take a turn for the better when she's hired as an art teacher. Now, if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would stop watching Top Gun from the couch, her first patient would do one assignment, her boss would leave his gun at home, and someone would catch the actual tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just perfect! Rosenstock's play was critically acclaimed in its New York premiere and snagged her a spot on Charles Isherwood's Top 10 List of 2010 plays in The New York Times.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains adult language.
Tigers Be Still premiered at the Roundabout Theatre Company in October 2010, and was an instant hit. The story struck a chord with audiences. It was a surprisingly funny, funny show with endearing and relatable characters dealing with some not funny stuff. These people -- much like all of us -- are so wrapped up in their own personal dramas that they can barely bring themselves to pay attention to a literal tiger running through the streets.
The cast for this regional premiere includes returning Chance Theater artist, Piper Power (Tribes) as Sherry, and three performers making their Chance debut -- Steven Biggs as Joseph, Joseph Bricker as Zack, and Erica Farnsworth as Grace.
In addition to Marya, the production team for Tigers Be Still currently includes scenic designer Bradley Kaye (Big Fish), lighting designer Jeff Brewer (Good People), sound designer Rebecca Kessin, costume designer Marisa Melideo, stage manager Wade Williamson (Good People), dramaturg Madi Lang-Ree (The Other Place), and props designer Megan Hill (James and The Giant Peach).
Proud to be one of the leading ensemble-driven theatre companies in Southern California, CHANCE THEATER has received the National Theatre Company grant from American Theatre Wing for "nurturing a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre." The Chance has won six Ovation Awards, including two for Best Production of a Musical - Intimate Theater for its West Coast premiere of Triassic Parq - The Musical and Southern California premiere of Jerry Springer - The Opera, as well as four LADCC Awards, including the Polly Warfield Award for Outstanding Season. The Anaheim City Council named Chance Theater "the Official Resident Theater Company of Anaheim" in 2014, and Arts Orange County has twice named the Chance as "Outstanding Arts Organization." Known for using bold and personal storytelling to promote dialogue and connection within the Southern California theatrical landscape, the Chance is committed to contributing to a more compassionate, connected and creative community. As a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, Orange County Theatre Guild, and LA Stage Alliance, Chance Theater continues to bring national attention to the Southern California and Orange County theater scenes.
TICKETS: $20.00 - $39.00. Call (888) 455-4212 or visit www.ChanceTheater.com.
Discounts available for children (ages 4-12), seniors, students, and military.