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TIGER STYLE! EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 20 DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

(BOSTON) – Due to popular demand, the Huntington Theatre Company has extended the run of its production of Tiger Style!, by Mike Lew and directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, to November 20. The added performances are Tuesday, November 15 at 7:30pm; Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30pm; Thursday, November 17 at 7:30pm; Friday, November 18 at 8pm; Saturday, November 19 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, November 20 at 2pm. Tiger Style! plays at the Huntington’s Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston.

WGBH’s Jared Bowen raves Tiger Style is “uproariously funny! It is great to be able to laugh so hard.” The Boston Globe says it is “witty” and “a sharply observed comedy,” and WBUR says Tiger Style! is “a comedic explosion of Asian American stereotypes.”

A new block of seats are on sale now. Single tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at huntingtontheatre.org by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston’s South End.

Tiger Style! features squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen, who reached the pinnacle of academic achievement and graduated from Harvard. But as adults, they’re epic failures: he’s just been passed up for a promotion and she’s been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So, naturally, they confront their parents and launch an Asian Freedom Tour!

Tiger Style! explores what happens when educational achievements and hard work don’t lead to personal or professional success. Travelling from California to China, this hilarious new play examines the immigrant experience, racial stereotypes, parenting, and success with wit and sharp humor. 

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY

Celebrating its 35th season, the Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. The Huntington is the recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award and was named Best of Boston 2013 and 2014 by Boston magazine. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org

PHOTO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS

To download high-resolution (or smaller) photos of Tiger Style!:

  1. Visit huntingtontheatre.org/news/photo-library/2016-2017/tiger-style/
  2. Click on the thumbnail and let the image load in your browser on the Flickr site.
  3. Click the " . . . " button in the lower right-hand corner of the window and select View All Sizes.
  4. Select the size you wish to download from the choices listed across the top of the image.
  5. Click the "Download the ___ size of this photo..." link at the top. The image will download to your computer.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION AND CALENDAR

WHEN

October 14 – November 20, 2016

             Select Evenings: Tues. – Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fri. – Sat. at 8pm; select Sun. at 7pm

             Matinees: Select Wed., Sat., and Sun. at 2pm

              Days and times vary; see complete schedule below.

WHERE

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston 

TICKETS

Single tickets starting at $25 and Subscriptions and FlexPasses are also on sale:

  • online at huntingtontheatre.org;
  • by phone at 617 266 0800; or
  • in person at the BU Theatre Box Office, 264 Huntington Ave. and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA Box Office, 527 Tremont St. in Boston’s South End.

Select discounts apply:

  • $5 off: seniors
  • $10 off: subscribers and BU community (faculty/staff/alumni)
  • $30 “35 Below” tickets for patrons 35 years old and younger (valid ID required)
  • $20 student and military tickets (valid ID required)

REMAINING SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH TIGER STYLE!:

POST-SHOW AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS
An opportunity for audience members to discuss what they have just seen. Led by members of the Huntington staff.

Saturday, October 29 at 2pm

Wednesday, November 2 at 2pm

Saturday, November 5 at 2pm

Sunday, November 6 at 2pm

HUMANITIES FORUM WITH BOSTON GLOBE COLUMNIST SHIRLEY LEUNG AND ACTOR FRANCIS JUE
Sunday, October 30, after the 2pm performance
Join Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung and Tiger Style! actor Francis Jue for a compelling conversation about race, parenting, and success following the 2pm performance on October 30. Humanities Forums are presented in conjunction with all Huntington productions.

Shirley Leung writes a business column for The Boston Globe every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage, as well as producing the Globe 100 and Top Places to Work magazines. A graduate of Princeton, she also has worked as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Baltimore Sun. Ms. Leung is a board member and former president of the New England chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.

ACTORS FORUMS
Thursday, November 3 at 10am (student matinee)

Wednesday, November 9 after the 2pm performance

Thursday, November 10 after the 7:30pm performance

Meet participating members of the cast of Tiger Style! and ask them your questions at the Actors Forum, following the performance.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

Thursday, November 3 at 10am (student matinee)

Friday, November 4 at 8pm

The Huntington Theatre Company offers ASL interpretation for the Deaf/deaf/hard-of-hearing at designated performances.

Seating for each ASL-interpreted performance is located in the orchestra, house left. Tickets are $20 for each Deaf patron and an additional $20 ticket can be purchased for a guest. To reserve tickets, please contact Access Coordinator Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.

Season ASL Consultant: Wendy Watson

A POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH HARVARD PROFESSOR JU YON KIM
Saturday, November 12 after the 2pm performance

Join us from for a post-show conversation with Harvard Professor Ju Yon Kim following the 2pm performance of Tiger Style! on November 12. 

Ju Yon Kim is the associate professor of English at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests include Asian American literature and performance; modern and contemporary American theatre and drama; and cross-racial and intercultural performance. She is the author of The Racial Mundane: Asian American Performance and the Embodied Everyday (NYU Press, 2015), which received the 2016 Lois P. Rudnick Book Prize from the New England American Studies Association for best book in American studies published in 2015 by a New England area scholar. Her articles have appeared in Theatre JournalModern DramaThe Journal of Transnational American StudiesModernism/modernity, and Theatre Survey. As a 2013-2014 visiting scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she began a second book project now titled Paper Performance: Suspicion and the Spaces of Asian American Theater. She will complete a three-year tenure as the book review editor of Modern Drama in 2017. Ms. Kim received her PhD in modern thought and literature from Stanford University and her BA in English from Yale University.

 

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