Tigers Be Still Will Roar for an Extra Week at Roundabout Underground

News   Tigers Be Still Will Roar for an Extra Week at Roundabout Underground
 
Roundabout Theatre Company's New York City premiere of Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still will get an extra week, to Nov. 28, as part of Roundabout's Underground series Off-Broadway.

Halley Feiffer and Natasha Lyonne
Halley Feiffer and Natasha Lyonne Photo by Joan Marcus

Halley Feiffer plays an art therapist in need of a little therapy of her own in the dark comedy that opened Oct. 6 following previews from Sept. 10.

Reed Birney, Natasha Lyonne and John Magaro also populate the play about an art therapist seeking personal and professional happiness. Performances were first scheduled to run to Nov. 21. The extension was announced on Oct. 13.

Sam Gold (Circle Mirror Transformation) directs the play in the Roundabout's 62-seat Black Box underneath the Laura Pels Theatre. Roundabout Underground was launched in 2007 to introduce and cultivate artists and new works. All tickets for Roundabout Underground productions are $20; seating is general admission.

Here's how Roundabout bills the play: "Tigers Be Still follows the spectacular misadventures of Sherry, an art teacher who, in the midst of mentoring a troubled teen and dealing with a tiger on the loose, faces her biggest challenge yet… getting her sister off the couch."

The Tigers Be Still creative team includes Dane Laffrey (sets and costumes), Japhy Weideman (lighting) and Fitz Patton (sound). Playwright Rosenstock recently earned 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 play 99 Ways To Fuck A Swan was featured in Portland Center Stage's 2009 JAW Playwrights Festival. She was the artistic director of the 2009 Yale Summer Cabaret.

The Black Box Theatre is part of the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre at 111 W. 46th Street in Manhattan.

Roundabout Underground "is an initiative to showcase new plays that will either allow an experienced director to go back to his/her creative roots or give a debut production to an emerging writer or director. "

Tigers Be Still plays Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 7 PM with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 PM.

For the week of Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-28), the schedule will be Monday-Wednesday & Friday-Sunday at 7 PM and a Sunday matinee at 1:30 PM.

For tickets and more information, call Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or visit www.roundaboutunderground.org.

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In spring 2011, Roundabout Underground will present David West Read's The Dream of Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet.

Reed Birney, Halley Feiffer and Natasha Lyonne
Reed Birney, Halley Feiffer and Natasha Lyonne
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