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La Jolla Playhouse presents Tiger Style! By Mike Lew, Directed by Jaime Castañeda

New Comedy

Tiger Style!

September 6 – October 2, 2016

By Mike Lew
Directed by Jaime Castañeda

CHEEKY HUMOR

Star students and squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen used to represent the pinnacle of adolescent achievement. But when it comes to adulthood, they’re epic failures. Albert’s just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! Travelling from California to China, Tiger Style! embraces the inner slacker and the outer tiger parent in all of us.

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Content warning: strong language.

Children ages 6 and under are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Unaccompanied minors ages 12 and under are not permitted in the theatre.

Patron Services will be happy to answer any questions you have at (858) 550-1010.




Production Sponsors

Lynn Gorguze & Scott Peters
Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Management


Meet the Creative Team

Mike Lew’s plays include Tiger Style! (Alliance, Atlanta; O’Neill, Center Theater Group, and Huntington workshops; Juilliard and InterAct readings), Teenage Dick, vaguely from Richard III (Public Theater studio production; Public, Florida Studio Theater, and Playwrights Foundation workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi and Alliance productions; Juilliard, Lark, Kennedy Center, and Playwrights Foundation workshops), microcrisis (Ma-Yi, InterAct, and Next Act productions), Stockton (AracaWorks and EST workshops), People’s Park (Victory Gardens workshop), Tenure (24 Hour Plays on Broadway), In Paris You will Find Many Baguettes… (Humana), Roanoke (Humana) and Moustache Guys. Several of his plays are published by Sam French and Playscripts. He is a Tony voter, a member of the Dramatists Guild Council, and is the recipient of the Lanford Wilson and Helen Merrill Awards, a NYFA fellowship, the Kendeda and AracaWorks Grad Playwriting Awards and the Heideman Award. He is co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country. Training: Juilliard, Yale, La Jolla High.

Jaime Castañeda is the Playhouse's Associate Artistic Director. He previously served for five years as Artistic Associate at Off-Broadway’s Atlantic Theatre Company. Prior to that, he was the founding Artistic Director of FireStarter Productions in Texas, as well as an ensemble member with American Theater Company in Chicago since 2009. His directing credits include last season's Guards at the Taj at La Jolla Playhouse, The Royal Society of Antarctica at Portland Center Stage/JAW, Tiger Style! at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Dallas Theater Center, Chimichangas and Zoloft at Atlantic Theater Company, How We Got On at Cleveland Playhouse, Welcome to Arroyo’s at The Old Globe and American Theater Company, Red Light Winter at Perseverance Theatre, The Motherf**ker with the Hat at Kitchen Dog Theater, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant at Circle Theatre and Blue/Orange and Sonnets for an Old Century at FireStarter Productions. A Drama League fellow and recipient of the Princess Grace Award and the TCG New Generations Grant, Castañeda holds an M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

Potiker Theatre

The Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre is the third and newest of La Jolla Playhouse's theatres, the 6,500-square-foot Potiker theatre is the centerpiece of the first permanent year-round home for the Playhouse — the $17 million Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center.

"A box within a box, within a box," the theatre is a glass-enclosed black cube that gives the Playhouse performance options; the seating and the stage can be placed wherever the director wishes, enhancing the performer-audience relationship. The performance area – complete with removable seats to allow for as few as two audience members and as many as 450 – has a mostly-removable performance floor with trap doors that lead down to a labyrinth of facilities and backstage areas for casts and crews, including a sound and recording studio which allows live music to be channeled into the theatre. Above the audience's heads sits a wire tension grid; there is also a balcony along the theatre's outer wall for extra seating or performance space.

The Potiker Theatre is a flexible space; therefore seating configurations change for each show.

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Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursday

Every Thursday during the run of Tiger Style!,
starts at 7:00 pm

Join us before your performance for complimentary beer tastings from Benchmark Brewing Co. Presented by La Jolla Playhouse in partnership with James’ Place. Includes two 3-oz beer tastings.

Foodie Fridays

Foodie Friday

Every Friday during the run of Tiger Style!, starts at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks!




Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Saturday evenings during the run of Tiger Style!

Enjoy live music by Besos de Coco before the show.




ACCESS Performances

Open Captioning Performance

Open Captioned Performance

Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 pm

This performance has added open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

ACCESS performance

ACCESS

Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 pm

During this performance, La Jolla Playhouse provides American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Audience Engagement Events

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, September 13 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored by Holland America Line

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, September 20 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored by Holland America Line

Insider Events

Insider Event

Wednesday, September 28 at 6:45 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Insider Events

Insider Event

Saturday, October 1 at 1:15 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

La Jolla Playhouse's Tiger Style!