"Tigers Be Still" opens at Dobama Theatre
Dobama Theatre announces the second production of its 52nd season—the Cleveland premiere of “Tigers Be Still” by Kim Rosenstock. “Tigers” will playing from Oct. 21 to Nov. 13.
Rosenstock’s play is about Sherry Wickman, a young woman who expects her life to fall into place after she earns her degree, but instead finds herself underemployed, overwhelmed, and back home in the twin-sized bed she slept in as a child. Her mother refuses to emerge from the bedroom, her alcoholic sister has taken up residence on the couch, her boss won’t leave his gun at home, and a tiger has escaped from the local zoo. Critically acclaimed after its 2010 New York premiere, “Tigers Be Still” is a quirky and deliciously dark comedy.
Kim Rosenstock earned her MFA in playwriting at the Yale School of Drama, where she was the recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship. Her work has been produced at The Kennedy Center, Ars Nova, and The Old Vic, in association with The Public Theater and the New York Fringe Festival.
She was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret in 2009, where she produced several shows including “Fly-By-Night,” an indie rock musical, which she co-wrote. Previously, Rosenstock served as associate producer of Ars Nova, where she produced new works of music, comedy and drama.
Director Marc Moritz is remembered for his direction of “The Walworth Farce” last season, and “Gutenberg! The Musical!” two seasons ago. He most recently directed productions at Weathervane Playhouse and True North Theatre. As an actor, Moritz originated the role of Talk Show Host in the Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hal Prince musical “Merrily We Roll Along,” and most recently appeared as Al Lewis in “The Sunshine Boys” at Porthouse Theatre. He is in the Returning Professional Acting program at Kent State University, and will receive his MFA in next spring.
As part of Dobama Theatre’s mission to premiere the best contemporary plays and build new audiences for the arts, the theatre is offering a pay-as-you-can evening on October 23. Regular ticket prices range from $10 for students and preview performances to $26 for regular admission Friday and Saturday nights ($21 Thursdays and Sundays), with discounts for seniors. RUSH tickets for patrons 21 and younger are $5, when available, and may be purchased no earlier than five minutes before curtain time.
To order tickets, call the Dobama box office at 216-932-3396 or visit www.dobama.org.
Jewel Moulthrop is a four-year resident of Cleveland Heights and a member of the Heights Observer's editorial advisory board.