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ANNOUNCING "TIGER STYLE!" SPECIAL EVENTS

HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH MIKE LEW’S WILD GLOBETROTTING COMEDY TIGER STYLE!

(BOSTON) – In conjunction with its upcoming production of Tiger Style!, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to Tiger Style!, available at huntingtontheatre.org/tigerstyle by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) and BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, October 14, 2016 at the South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. 

A POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH MA-YI WRITERS LAB
Sunday, October 16 after the 7pm performance
Join the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest resident company of Asian American playwrights, for a conversation about the themes of Tiger Style! following the 7pm performance on October 16. Panelists include Tiger Style! playwright Mike Lew, Dustin Chinn, Naveen Choudhury, Clarence Coo, Hansol Jung, Rehana Lew Mirza, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Nandita Shenoy 

Ma-Yi Writers Lab is now in its 12th year and the largest resident company of Asian American playwrights ever assembled. Founded in 2004 by Sung Rno in connection with the NEA/TCG Playwright’s Residency program and currently led by Mike Lew (Tiger Style!) and A. Rey Pamatmat (after all the terrible things I do), the Lab has fast become home to some of the country’s most exciting emerging writers. Plays that were born in the Lab have gone on to workshops and productions within Ma-Yi as well as with the Huntington Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, LCT3, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Humana Festival of New Plays, La Jolla Playhouse, Magic Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Victory Gardens Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, Sundance Film Festival, Eugene O’Neill Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Berkeley Rep Ground Floor, and many more. Recent achievements include a Helen Merrill Award, Lanford Wilson Award, NNPN Commission, Leah Ryan Prize, Laurents/Hatcher Prize, Kendeda Grad Playwriting Award, two Princess Grace Fellowships, two PoNY Fellowships, two Hodder Fellowships, and six New Dramatists residencies.

POST-SHOW CONVERSATION WITH TIGER STYLE! PLAYWRIGHT MIKE LEW
Wednesday, October 19 after the 7:30pm performance
Join Tiger Style! playwright Mike Lew for a post-show conversation about the inspiration behind the show following the 7:30pm performance of Tiger Style! on October 19. 

Mike Lew is the author of Teenage Bike America, microcrisisStocktonPeople’s Park, In Paris You Will Find Many Baguettes…, Roanoke, Moustache Guys, and Tiger Style! Mr. Lew is a Dramatists Guild Councilmember and Tony Award voter, co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program Fellow, and recipient of the Lanford Wilson Award, Helen Merrill Award, Kendeda and AracaWorks Graduate Playwriting Awards, Heideman Award, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He received his training from The Juilliard School and Yale University.

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION  
Thursday, October 20 before the 7:30pm performance
A pre-show reception with refreshments for members of the Huntington Community Membership Initiative. Community Membership is an initiative designed to reduce the cost barrier of attending live theatre for those with limited income and to diversify the audiences so it looks more like the city of Boston. Members can purchase best-available tickets to any performance without restriction for just $20. Membership is free and available through partnerships with agencies and organizations that serve limited-income populations.

Bank of America is the Season Sponsor of the Huntington Community Membership Initiative. Made possible by a grant from Theatre Communications Group.

DUMPLING CLASS AT MEI MEI
506 Park Drive, Boston

Saturday, October 22 at 10am
Tickets: $65, available at meimeiboston.com/upcoming-events/dumpling-class-saturday-october-22nd-10am-12pm
In collaboration with the Huntington's production of Tiger Style!, Mei Mei invites you to the learn dumpling folding and cooking skills needed to make this delectable dish. Participants will also take home a bottle of Mei Mei sauce and all the dumplings they can eat. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn hands-on skills to make your own delicious dumplings at home.

35 BELOW: FALL CRAWL
Sunday, October 22 at 4pm (in between the 2pm and 8pm performances of Tiger Style!)
RSVP:
huntingtontheatre.org/Tiger-Style/35-Below-fall-crawl/   
Join the Huntington and 35 Below patrons on a "South End Freedom Tour," of sorts, before or after Tiger Style! on Saturday, October 22. Taking you from the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA to the BU Theatre on the Avenue of the Arts, the tour will hit three hot spots (Masa, Sister Sorel, and SRV) for pre- or post-show festivities.

A CONVERSATION WITH BOSTON GLOBE’S “MISS CONDUCT” ROBIN ABRAHAMS
Sunday, October 23 after the 2pm performance
Boston Globe Magazine columnist Robin Abrahams (aka “Miss Conduct”) will lead a conversation about transitioning into adulthood. Huntington dramaturg Charles Haugland will moderate the conversation after the 2pm performance on Sunday, October 23.

Robin Abrahams writes the popular “Miss Conduct” social advice column for The Boston Globe Magazine, and is the author of the book Miss Conduct’s Mind Over Manners, a guide to social life in 21st century America. She works as a researcher at Harvard Business School and has co-authored articles in the Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and The Wall Street Journal. A Cambridge resident with a PhD in research psychology from Boston University, her previous jobs include theatre publicist, organizational-change communications manager, editor, stand-up comedian, and professor of psychology and writing. Ms. Abrahams is married to Marc Abrahams, publisher of the Annals of Improbable Research and creator of the Ig Nobel Prizes, which are awarded annually for achievements that first make people laugh and then make them think. robinabrahams.com.

STUDENT MATINEES
Friday, October 28 at 10am
Thursday, November 3 at 10am
For students in grades 9–12. Tickets: $15. Includes pre-show in-school visit, curriculum guide, post-show Actors Forum, and Dramatic Returns card for each student. To reserve tickets, please contact Manager of Education Operations Meg O’Brien at mobrien@huntingtontheatre.org.

ACTORS FORUMS
Friday, October 28 at 10am (student matinee)
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.

HUMANITIES FORUM WITH BOSTON GLOBE COLUMNIST SHIRLEY LEUNG
Sunday, October 30, after the 2pm performance
Join Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung 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, Leung 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.

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 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.

POST-SHOW AUDIENCE CONVERSATIONS
After the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening performances and most Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday matinee performances.
An opportunity for audience members to discuss what they have just seen. Led by members of the Huntington staff.

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
WHEN
October 14 – November 13, 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.

Press Opening: Wednesday, October 26, 7pm. RSVP online.

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

TICKETS
Single tickets starting at $25 and FlexPasses are 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)

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