Tigers Be Still OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • VARIETY

  • BACKSTAGE

  • HR

  • SBW

Opening Night:
October 6, 2010
Closing:
November 21, 2010

Theater: Roundabout Underground / 111 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

Tigers Be Still is a comedy that follows the story of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who expects the perfect career and life to fall into place immediately upon earning her masters 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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Tigers Be Still

    Escaped Predator? What Else Is New?

    Charles Isherwood

    October 6, 2010: A big cat is actually on the prowl in “Tigers Be Still,” an endearing new play by Kim Rosenstock, but nobody’s paying much attention to this alarming problem. A fiercer foe is the grief clawing at the hearts of all the characters, whose afflictions come in many stripes, from debilitating illness to a mother’s death to a father’s abandonment. The possibility of being eaten by a wild animal might be greeted with indifference, if not actually welcomed, by the benumbed, bewildered and bedridden characters in this quirk-addicted but heartfelt comedy.

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  • VARIETY REVIEW OF Tigers Be Still

    Tigers Be Still

    Marilyn Stasio

    October 6, 2010: More often than not, black-box theaters turn out to be black-hole theaters -- ill-equipped basement pits where neophyte playwrights and tyro directors are indulged in unsupervised play. That is so not the case at Roundabout Underground, which Robyn Goodman runs with artistic acumen and a firm professional fist. "Tigers Be Still," Kim Rosenstock's quirky little drama-comedy about two terminally depressed families, gets the royal treatment here. Helmer Sam Gold's sensitive script-wrangling and the canny work of a super-duper cast keep this charming but oh-so-delicate play from disintegrating in the harsh light of day.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Tigers Be Still

    Tigers Be Still

    David Sheward

    October 6, 2010: There seems to be a common trait among talented contemporary playwrights: the ability to seamlessly combine comedy and drama. Theresa Rebeck, Lisa Loomer, Sarah Ruhl, David Lindsay-Abaire, Annie Baker, and a handful of others have produced bodies of theatrical work that reflects the wild absurdity of modern society along with the profound sadness and disconnection it causes. Add Kim Rosenstock to this elite group. Her new play "Tigers Be Still," presented as part of the Roundabout Underground series, offers a painfully funny portrait of ordinary people trying to make their way in a suburban wasteland, stalked by the tigers of depression.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF Tigers Be Still

    Tigers Be Still

    Frank Scheck

    October 6, 2010: Bottom Line: A terrific cast shines in this premiere of a new work by a promising young playwright. Sherry (Halley Feiffer), the young high school art teacher who is the central character in Kim Rosenstock's "Tigers Be Still," certainly has her hands full.

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  • SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY REVIEW OF Tigers Be Still

    Tigers Be Still

    Andrea M. Meek

    October 7, 2010: “This is the story of how I stopped being a total disaster, and got my life on track, and did not let overwhelming feelings of anxiousness and loneliness and uselessness just, like, totally eat my brain,” announces the quirky protagonist at the start of Kim Rosenstock’s hilarious and poignant Tigers Be Still, a new production by Roundabout Underground.

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