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Tigers Be Still

 Tigers Be Still   

A Regional Premiere By Kim Rosenstock
Directed by Marc Moritz

October 21 – November 13, 2011
Previews:  October 18 & 20

Critically acclaimed in its 2010 New York premiere, TIGERS BE STILL is a quirky, endearing and deliciously dark new comedy. Sherry Wickman, a young woman expects the perfect career and life to fall into place immediately upon earning her master’s 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. 

**PLEASE JOIN THE DIRECTOR AND CAST FOR A TALKBACK immediately following the Thursday, November 10th 7:30 performance!

Tuesday, October 18 @ 7:30 p.m.                       Preview Performance, $10
Thursday, October 20  @ 7:30 p.m.                     Preview Performance, $10
Friday, October 21 @ 8:00 p.m.                          Opening Night, followed by an Opening Night reception
Saturday, October 22 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 23 @ 7:30 p.m.                         “Pay-as-you-can” Performance
Thursday, October 27 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 29 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 30 @ 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 3 @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 4 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6 @ 2:30 p.m.
Monday, November 7 @ 7:30 pm                      Industry Night, Tickets $10
Thurs, Nov 10 @ 7:30 p.m.                Talkback with the director and cast after the show!
Friday, November 11 @ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 @ 2:30 p.m. 

Marc Moritz (Director)
Marc is thrilled to be returning to Dobama Theatre, having directed last season’s THE WALWORTH FARCE and GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! , two seasons ago. He most recently directed a production of THREE GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN at Weathervane Playhouse as well as A RAISIN IN THE SUN at True North Theatre. Other directing credits include ART and THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER at True North Theatre. As an actor, Marc originated the role of Talk Show Host in the Broadway production of the Stephen Sondheim / Hal Prince musical, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. He most recently appeared as Al Lewis in THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Porthouse Theatre. Other Regional acting work includes Great Lakes Theatre Festival -Idaho Shakespeare Festival Co-Production of  INTO THE WOODS . Favorite Roles: Mushnik in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ,Tateh -RAGTIME,  Cat In The Hat – SEUSSICAL , Chico – COCOANUTS , Malvolio – TWELFTH NIGHT , Ezekial Cheever – CRUCIBLE , Emperor Joseph – AMADEUS and Claudius in HAMLET .Theatres : GLTF, Idaho Shakespeare Festival ,  Riverside Shakespeare,  Cleveland Playhouse, Porthouse Theatre, Long Wharf , Goodman , New Harmony , & Dobama. Marc was the Founder/Artistic Director of Cleveland’s popular GIANT PORTIONS IMPROV CO. and has taught and performed with ImprovOlympic and Second City in Chicago and NYC.  Marc is in the Returning Professional Acting program at Kent State University and will receive his MFA in Spring 2012. Finally! He is grateful for his two beautiful children 8 yr.-old Joseph and 11 yr.–old Sarah who are too young to see this show! He would like to thank Dianne and Joel for their incredible support. 

Kristy Cruz (Grace)
Kristy is elated to be making her Dobama debut playing this wonderful role.  A graduate of Ashland University’s Musical Theatre Performance Program, favorite roles include Mrs. Walker in TOMMY, Marian in THE MUSIC MAN, Penny in URINETOWN, Svetlana in CHESS (Near West Theatre), and Baker’s Wife in an In Concert reading of INTO THE WOODS (Mercury Summerstock).  She will also soon begin her ninth year as choreographer for Solon High School’s annual spring musical.  Kristy would like to thank Marc for this opportunity, her family for their constant support, and her friends and extended theatre family for always believing in her. 

Joe Dunn (Zach)
This is Joe’s first show at Dobama and he is extremely excited to be a part of this show.  He is a recent graduate of Kent State University with a BA in Theatre Studies where he performed, directed and worked in the box office.  He has also performed with Porthouse Theatre, Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Actors’ Summit, Cleveland Play House Fusion Fest, Weathervane Playhouse, Theater Ninjas and Tri-C Western Campus.  Thank you to all of the friends, family and teachers who have been supportive.  Thank you to Marc for this opportunity as well.  Enjoy the show everyone! 

Mark Mayo (Joseph)
Mark is an Actor/Director and has worked on many projects in many places.  Some notable roles include Larry in CLOSER, Earl in THE LATE HENRY MOSS, Cab Driver in HELLCAAB, Jerry Goss in BUG, Brick in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Mitch in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, John Merrick in THE ELEPHANT MAN, David in ORANGE FLOWER WATER, Davis in RED LIGHT WINTER, Ross in VISITING MR. GREEN, Max in BENT, Frank-n-furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, Proteus in THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA.  “Special Thanks to Marc, Dianne, Dobama, entire cast and crew, Carolyn, and as always…you.  Thanx 4 listening. 

Rachel Gehlert (Sherry)
Rachel worked as Assistant Director for SUNSHINE BOYS at Porthouse Theater, where she had the priviledge of meeting Mr. Moritz.  She then joined team 3 GUYS NAKED FROM THE WAIST DOWN at Weathervane Theater as Properties/Projection Designer.  Rachel is thrilled to be making her debut at Dobama, and that Marc gave her the oportunity to be onstage with lights up this time. Stage Credits:  8 x 10 TheatreFest, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, PIPE, GOD’S FAVORITE, TOP GIRLS.   Production/Design: THE NERD, FITZ AND THE WALLOUGHS GET IT IN THE END!, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, HARVEY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, ON BORROWED TIME, THE GOLDEN APPLE, THE FANTASTIKS, RUMORS, CABARET, THE BEAR, URBAN COWBOY:  THE MUSICAL.  She also served as Educational Director for Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Stage Company.  Thanks to Mom and Dad for taking care of my “little guy.”