Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rajah Is Back!!


Dramahound Productions and Open Source Gallery present a reading of The Tiger Play by Anne Phelan and directed by Tamara Fisch at Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215) on Friday, September 21and Saturday, September 22 at 8:00 PM. 

The Tiger Play is based on the remarkable life of tiger tamer extraordinaire, Mabel Stark.  The play examines the love triangle between Mabel; her eventual husband, tiger tamer Louis Roth; and Mabel’s favorite tiger, Rajah.  Katharine McLeod will play Mabel, Michael Raimondi will play Louis Roth and Kevin Loreque will play Rajah the Bengal tiger.

The Tiger Play was chosen by the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) as part of its “30 Plays for 30 Years” anniversary celebration.  The special LPTW member night is Friday September 21st.  There will be a talk-back after the reading with the director and the playwright.  This event is co-curated by members Cheryl L. Davis and Anne Phelan.

The earlier, much shorter version of this play was Mi Tigre, My Lover.  It was performed at the opening of Open Source’s new space for the show of Naoe Suzuki’s drawings, “Mi Tigre, My Lover” last summer.

This is Anne Phelan’s fourth play at Open Source Gallery.  She is a two-time Edward F. Albee Fellow and William Inge Festival Playwright-in-Residence; her plays have been produced throught the U.S. Anne is on the faculty at The Acting Studio in Manhattan.    

Tamara Fisch is a freelance theatre director based in New York City.  Recent credits include Race by David Mamet and The Scene by Theresa Rebeck at Portland Playhouse and Emma by Stephen Karam at PPAS. She is a graduate of Yale College, has an MFA from the University of Washington and is a Drama League Directing Fellow.   

For more information, contact Dramahound Productions at 917.991.4395 or dramahound05@yahoo.com; or, Open Source Gallery at 646.279.3969.

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