Tigers Be Still Promises Heartbreak AND Side-Splitting Laughter


CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development • 520-626-2686 • lisapierce@email.arizona.edu
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approximate run time: 90 minutes • Brent Gibbs, Director • 520-621-9402 • brentg@email.arizona.edu

Media Photo Call: Thursday, September 7, 2017 4:30 pm in the Tornabene Theatre

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Tucson, AZ – September 9, 2017

            TUCSON, AZ – “Tigers Be Still resides in that wonderful sweet spot between the heartbreakingly beautiful and the side-splittingly hilarious,” said UA Arizona Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director and Theatre Professor, Brent Gibbs, who is also the director of Tigers Be Still. “It has the ability to make audiences laugh and cry at the same time, which is no small feat.”

Author Kim Rosenstock is a contemporary playwright, who also wrote the musical Fly By Night and is a writer on the hit FOX show, New Girl. Many critics say her work captures the poetry of pain and is refreshingly honest. As a result, her characters are terrifically relatable and her stories, enjoyable.

“Plays that are written today are a reflection of our society and hold a key to understanding our society’s time and social milieu for future generations,” said Lisa Pierce, director of marketing and development for the UA School of Theatre, Film & Television. She added that experiencing new work by award-winning playwrights should be as important to us as experiencing the classic plays of history.

Once Gibbs started directing Tigers Be Still, his feelings about the play began to morph into something even deeper than before. “I started out referring to this show as a very funny play about depression,” Gibbs said, “but I have come to realize that it is that, but it is also a love letter to family and to hope.”

The New York Times called Tigers Be Still “piercing, ferocious and devastatingly hilarious.”

See Tomorrow’s Stars Today at Arizona Repertory Theatre in Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still.


(Visit theatre.arizona.edu for show summary, press kit, ticket information and more.)

Dates & Times:

Previews: Sep 17 at 1:30pm, Sep 18 at 7:30pm

Evenings: Sep 20 – 23, Sep 28 – 30, Oct 6 – 7 at 7:30pm

Matinees: Sep 24, Sep 30 – Oct 1, Oct 8 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $28, Senior/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $15, Preview $17, Alumni discount $6 off qualifying rate | Deeper discounts apply to groups (other than students) numbering 10+. UA Student Rush 30 minutes before each performance is $10 cash only for available seats (must show CatCard).


Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162

12p-4p | M-F | theatre.arizona.edu | tftv.arizona.edu | tickets.arizona.edu

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686, lisapierce@email.arizona.edu

Production Sponsor: Tucson University Park Hotel