Tigers be Still
by Kim Rosenstock
directed by Cristina Alicea
produced April 18-May 6, 2018
Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees at 2pm
From the writer of FOX’s New Girl comes a comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who recently completed a degree in Art Therapy and is determined to succeed using art to heal her fellow man. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her patient would do just one of his take-home assignments, her boss would leave his gun at home, and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be just perfect.
Francesca Blanchard as Grace
John Nagle* as Joseph
Katherine Reid as Sherry
Anthony DePalma as Zack
Assistant Director: Jordan Gullikson
Scenic Design: Blair Mielnik
Lighting Design: Alan Hefferon
Costume Design: Cora Fauser
Sound Design: Martha Goode
Assistant Sound Designer: Dylan Friedman
Props Master: Sue Wade
Technical Director: F. Patrick Orr
Production Stage Management: CJ Holcomb
Assistant Stage Managers: Max Baker and Ellen O'Brien
TIGERS BE STILL is appropriate for ages 13 & up. Some mild adult language. Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
Actors appear courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
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"Clearly, Rosenstock is a playwright to keep an eye on, and not just for her wicked - and wickedly effective - sense of humor. Her depiction of everyday absurdities in 'Tigers' has a ring of truth."
"[Rosenstock's] subtly funny dialogue and the vivid, truthful characters keep the play grounded in prickly emotional authenticity." —NY Times
"An offbeat and nuanced comedy…Rosenstock finds fresh humor in two outrageously troubled suburban families in a world of real danger." —Newsday
"A comedy should leave the audience floating on air. Playwright Kim Rosenstock does just that with 'Tigers Be Still,' chiefly by sticking her emotionally realistic characters in oddly unrealistic circumstances. And she does it while putting them up against serious depression. In Vermont Stage's production, a cast of four works as a tight ensemble to uncover laughs where they're least expected and most welcome." —Seven Days
"...depressing would hardly describe Vermont Stage’s production of Kim Rosenstock’s 'Tigers Be Still,' which opened Wednesday at FlynnSpace. Deliciously funny with a touch of oddball romance would be much more apt.. 'Tigers Be Still,' in addition to laughs, is all about hope. Vermont Stage’s delightful production, directed by Artistic Director Cristina Alicea, delivered both. And the excellent cast, all Vermonters save one, made it happen." —Times Argus