Continuing to bring works that are fresh, engaging, and entertaining to Melbourne audiences, Boutique Theatre present the Australian premiere of Kim Rosenstock’s smash hit comedy, Tigers Be Still at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute for a limited from 22 April.
Sherry Wickman 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.
“Programming Kim Rosenstock’s brilliant comedy about depression was a no-brainer,” says Byron Bache, Co-Artistic Director, Boutique Theatre. “We look for stories that challenge us as artists, that challenge our audiences, but that also entertain – which is, you know, our job.”
“Tigers Be Still doesn’t just stare into the void, it asks what the void might look like in a prop wig and glasses, and then while you’re not looking, rearranges your insides.”
Launching in 2012, Boutique Theatre have become known for presenting little known plays with big heart. They continue to stamp their mark on the Melbourne independent scene with this premiere season of Tigers Be Still.
Kim Rosenstock is a award-winning American playwright whose plays including Madam Librarian, 99 Ways To F*ck A Swan and Tigers Be Still – which was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award. Rosenstock conceived and co-wrote the musical Fly By Night, and is a writer for the television series, New Girl.
Director: Byron Bache Featuring: Emma Caldwell, Samantha Cunningham, Rohan Mirchandaney, Christopher Welldon Set Design: Pete Foley Costume Design: Nick Casey Lighting Design: Matt Osborn
Tigers Be Still
Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
Season: 22 April – 2 May 2015
Bookings: 0403 937 529 or online at: www.boutiquetheatre.com.au
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Image: Emma Caldwell and Samantha Cunningham – photo by Bodie Strain