Tigers Be Still at Roundabout Underground

The Roundabout Theatre Company are to present Kimberly Rosenstock's play Tigers Be Still, directed by Sam Gold, at the Black Box theatre as part of Roundabout Underground. The play will be presented in the fall of 2010. Dates to be announced.

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.

The cast and design team will be announced shortly.

Kimberly Rosenstock (Playwright) is currently earning her MFA in playwriting under the mentorship of Paula Vogel at the Yale School of Drama where she is the recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship. Her work has been developed and produced by The Kennedy Center, Ars Nova, The Old Vic in association with The Public Theater, Voice and Vision, the NY Fringe Festival, Vital Theatre and New York Stage & Film. Her play '99 Ways To Fuck A Swan' was featured in Portland Center Stage's 2009 JAW Playwrights Festival. From 2005-2007 she was Associate Producer of Ars Nova in New York City where she produced new works of music, comedy and theater.

Sam Gold (Director) most recently directed the critically acclaimed production of Annie Baker's 'Circle Mirror Transformation' at Playwrights Horizons. He directed Nick Jones' 'Jollyship the Whiz-Bang,' which played to a sold out run at Ars Nova in 2008. Other credits include 'Threepenny Opera' (Juilliard), Anne Carson's translation of 'Electra' (Williams College), Noah Haidle's 'Rag and Bone' (Rattlestick), Sam Marks' 'The Joke' (Studio Dante), Betty Shamieh's 'The Black Eyed' (New York Theater Workshop), Colin McKenna's 'The Secret Agenda of Trees' (Cherry Lane), Rogelio Martinez's 'Fizz' (The Ohio Theater),' Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing' (The Hangar Theater), Joanna Laurens' 'The Three Birds' (Gale Gates) and Betty Shamieh's 'Chocolate in Heat' (The Tank). Sam is the Resident Director at the Juilliard School, where his credits include Beau Willimon's 'War Story,' 'Twelfth Night,' Williams' 'Suddenly Last Summer,' Willimon's 'Farragut North,' Suzan-Lori Parks' 'In the Blood,' and Marlowe's 'Edward II' for the Juilliard Centennial Tour.

Robyn Goodman (Artistic Consultant to the Roundabout), curates the Roundabout Underground initiative that continues to be a creative breeding ground for nurturing new talent including Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate), Steven Levenson (The Language of Trees) and Adam Gwon (Ordinary Days). The 62-seat Black Box Theatre, below the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, allows Roundabout to take artistic risks that are better suited for a more intimate space.

Kimberly Rosenstock