I read Kim Rosenstock’s Tigers Be Still before I saw the production currently onstage at
the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. I confess that I found it amusing
but not hilarious, perhaps even a tad predictable.
I didn’t anticipate that with solid direction by Rob
Ruggiero and spot-on casting, Rosenstock’s script manages to be charming, funny, optimistic and
perhaps even heart-warming.
Not many theaters have been led by an artistic director for more than a decade. The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has had Ed Stern as its producing artistic director for nearly two. He’ll end his run in June 2012, completing his 20th season. Stern recently announced the shows for his final season at the Tony Award-winning regional theater.