New Comedy Tigers Be Still at SF Playhouse
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The last date listed for Tigers Be Still was Saturday September 10, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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This offbeat comedy-drama is the final piece in the "Church and State" trilogy that includes the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt and the bold drama Defiance -- both works that explore morality and power. In his third play in the trilogy, writer John Patrick Shanley (Oscar winner for Moonstruck), shines a spotlight on the fraught relationship between religion and politics. In the midst of a cold Bronx winter, an ambitious borough president faces off against a disillusioned minister as he tries to help a local woman caught in the mortgage crisis. Carl Lumbly (Alias, Southland) is part of an ensemble cast of well-known Bay Area actors, including Derek Fischer, Rod Gnapp, Gabriel Marin, Ray Reinheart and Gloria Weinstock, who star in this funny and uplifting play. Learn More
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Critically acclaimed in its 2010 New York premiere, Tigers Be Still is a quirky, endearing new comedy. Sherry Wickman is a young woman who expects the perfect career and life to fall into place immediately upon earning her master’s degree in art therapy. Instead, Sherry finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed and back at home hiding out in her twin-sized childhood bed. But when Sherry gets hired as a substitute art teacher, things begin to brighten up. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her very first therapy patient would do just one of his take-home assignments, her new boss would leave his gun at home, and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just perfect.
Kim Rosenstock is a 2010 MFA graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where her produced plays include Every Other Hamlet in the Universe, and Lone Pilots of Roosevelt Field. She served as Artistic Director for the 2009 season of Yale Summer Cabaret for which she conceived and co-wrote the original musical Fly By Night. Her plays have been developed by Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Old Vic in association with The Public Theater, Ars Nova, New York Stage & Film, The Playwrights Realm, and Theater Masters. In 2009 she was a finalist for the Wasserstein Prize and the recipient of Yale's Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship.
In spring 2010, Tigers Be Still was part of Portland Stage Company's Little Festival of the Unexpected and subsequently received its world premiere production at Roundabout Underground in Fall 2010. Prior to pursuing playwriting, Rosenstock worked for several years in Manhattan as Associate Producer of Ars Nova, where she developed and produced new works of music, comedy and theater. A graduate of Amherst College, she first began writing plays under the mentorship of Constance Congdon. She is originally from Baldwin, Long Island.
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The aim of the SF Playhouse is to provide a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit. Founded by Bill English and Susi Damilano in 2003, SF Playhouse is Union Square's intimate, professional theatre. Using professional actors and world-class design, the SF Playhouse -- which won the Bay Guardian's 2006 Best Off Broadway Theatre Award and about which the San Francisco Chronicle raved "San Francisco's newest theatre isn't just another tiny stage carved out of a storefront...it's an enticing introduction to a new company" -- has become an intimate theatre alternative to the traditional Union Square theatre fare, garnering 20 Bay Area Theatre Critic nominations in its first year.