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San Francisco Playhouse
Between Powell and Mason Streets. 450 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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236 reviews
321 stars
Show up on time! It's a short enough show that late comers (and there were many) are distracting!
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Park at sutter/Stockton garage. Easy and inexpensive.
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"Tigers Be Still"
177 ratings
4.4 average rating
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James Red Velvet
129 events
120 reviews
38 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

Great script, even better acting and direction.

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338 events
95 reviews
121 stars
attended Jun 21 2011

What an excellent show!

The story was great, the dialogue was funny and the acting was superb.

I've been to a lot of shows at the SF Playhouse, and this was one of the best ever.

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104 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 21 2011

This was very funny and entertaining. The characters were unique and very well developed. I thought the first performance was flawless.

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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.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Playhouse

The aim of San Francisco 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, San Francisco Playhouse is Union Square’s intimate, professional theatre. Using professional actors and world-class design, San Francisco 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.