“Tigers Be Still”, Comedy, Drama & Angst in this Quirky Play

“A tiger has broken loose from the local zoo, but Sherry has bigger problems. She’s a recent college graduate with a master’s degree in art therapy. But like so many 20-somethings who find themselves back at home, here she sits, unemployed, overwhelmed and dealing with her depressed family. Happily, things begin to brighten up when she gets hired as a high school art teacher. Now if only the principal would leave his rifle at home, her sister would get off the couch, her mother would come downstairs, her first patient would just do one of his art therapy assignments, and someone would catch the damned tiger, everything would be perfect. A Chicago premiere by Kim Rosenstock, Tigers Be Still is a deft and heartfelt comedy about how depression can pounce on us all, and how the path out is always the least expected. ” – from Theater Wit web site.

They call it a comedy, but it’s quirky and kind of keeps you on  the edge of your seat.   The four characters have monumental emotional problems that make you want to laugh and cringe at the same time.   The cast is terrific and there isn’t a bad seat in the house.  I recommend it highly. Weekends through June 3, 2012.

Theater Wit  | 1229 W Belmont, Chicago IL 60657 | 773-975-8150

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