Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

Tigers Be Still
TIGERS BE STILL
Performance Times

Thurs. Oct. 27 @7:30pm
Fri. Oct. 28SOLD OUT
Sat. Oct. 29 @7:30pm
Sun. Oct. 30 @2pm

Wed. Nov. 2SOLD OUT
Thurs. Nov. 3 @7:30pm
Fri. Nov. 4 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 5SOLD OUT
Sun. Nov. 6 @7:30pm

** Discount Wednesdays

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Sales at the door are CASH ONLY

Jesse Leighton
Jesse Leighton
Colleen A. Madden
Colleen A. Madden
Jaimie Schwartz
Jaimie Schwartz
Casey Turner
Casey Turner


Jesse Leighton (Zack) is a native Portlandian who has performed with Good Theater, The Theater Project, Fenix Theatre, and others. Recent roles include "Katharine" in Fenix Theatre's Love's Labors Lost, "Bingley" in The Theater Project's Pride and Prejudice, and "Darrek" in The Last Fish in the Sea for the Maine Playwright's Festival. He also darkens doors as the bassist for the funk/rock outfit Subsonic.

Colleen A. Madden (Grace) is thrilled to be working with Dramatic Repertory Company. Colleen played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire in New York directed by Geoffrey Horne. She originated the role of Molly in the play The Red Mollies directed by Tina Cesa Ward, and starred in the feature film Red Molly, adapted from that play. She played June in Tina Cesa Ward's award winning short film In Their Absence. In New York, Colleen worked with Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, and The Upright Citizens Brigade. In NH, she played Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, and was in Harbor Light Stage's Bold Face Play Reading series directed by Kent Stephens in Kittery Point, Maine. She received her BFA with honors in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to doing theater, Colleen is a writer and a member of The Screen Actors Guild. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two young children. Huge love and special thanks to Clem, Keith and Vanessa! Just for the record, Colleen was a proud owner of the Top Gun soundtrack before getting cast in this play.

Jaimie Schwartz (Joseph). Jaimie is honored to be a part of this DRC production and its superb cast and production team. He has had the good fortune to be part of the recent Mad Horse Theater productions of The Goat, or who is Sylvia and Six Degrees of Separation and Old Port Playhouse productions of Love, Sex and the IRS and Shadow Box. He has appeared in numerous theaters in Southern Maine over the past several years, including performances as R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lovers and has been particularly blessed to have shared a few extraordinary moments of performing on the same stage with one or more of his family members, Hillary, Ali and Eliza. Jaimie is sometimes seen on television on Liberty NewsTV and is daily found at the fine law firm of Bernstein Shur, performing as its real estate group chair. Enjoy!

Casey Turner (Sherry) There's a chance that you've seen Casey perform with Good Theater (Little Dog Laughed), Harbor Light Stage (The Play About the Baby, Ethan Frome), The American Irish Repertory Ensemble (Eclipsed, The Lonesome West, The Streets of Portland), The University of Southern Maine (The Tempest, Moonchildren), Space Gallery (Killer Joe), Apparatus Dance Theater or at the Oddfellow Theater. She was also a part of Willard Beach the web series. Casey is currently focusing on her career in the circus as a trapeze artist.

Kim Rosenstock (Playwright) earned her MFA in playwriting under the mentorship of Paula Vogel at the Yale School of Drama where she was the recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship. Her work has been developed and produced by The Kennedy Center, Ars Nova, The Old Vic in association with The Public Theater, Voice and Vision, the NY Fringe Festival, Vital Theatre and New York Stage & Film. Her play 99 Ways To F**k A Swan was featured in Portland Center Stage's 2009 JAW Playwrights Festival. She was the Artistic Director of the 2009 Yale Summer Cabaret where she produced several shows including Fly-By-Night, a new indie rock musical she co-wrote about star-crossed love and blackouts. From 2005-2007 she was Associate Producer of Ars Nova in New York City where she produced new works of music, comedy and theater. She has her BA from Amherst College where she first began writing plays under the mentorship of Constance Congdon. She is originally from Baldwin, Long Island.

KEITH POWELL BEYLAND (Director) Recently directed the DRC productions of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and Blue/Orange. Keith spent the last two decades working on and off Broadway with respected organizations like Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company (NY), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Irondale Ensemble Project. He directed The Waiting Room, Insomniac, Throwing It Together and Inamorata in New York and And The Same in the Berkshires. Keith studied with Athol Fugard, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Maria Irene Fornes, Anne Hamburger, Carey Perloff and Venable Herdon, among others. He holds a degree with Honors from the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design)

CHRIS FITZE (Sound Design) is very pleased to be working with the DRC! Over the past 20 years, Chris has designed shows for several different venues including: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Children's Theater of Maine, St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center, and Portland Stage Company. He is Technical Director at Morse High School in Bath where he oversees a crew of 30 kids. He also designs and builds sets. Chris works days at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine as a member of their Exhibits/ Operations team. He send his love to Jessica, Martin, and Arthur.

JENNIFER WHITLEY (Assistant Director) is pleased to be a part of Dramatic Repertory Company's second season. Currently, Jen is a member of the Portland improv comedy group The Improvised Puppet Project. She also joined Stranger Than Fiction this past spring, which is an improv group based in the Granite State. When not playing uke for the internationally famous band Uke Skywalker Meets Mando Calrissian, Jen is studying to become a yoga teacher.





OCT. 27 - NOV. 6, 2011


“WINSOME & POIGNANT!
Sharply and sympathetically acted -- the cast
combines keen comic timing with
feeling for their character's plights.
Casey Turner is EXQUISITE!”

- Portland Phoenix, November 2, 2011
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“GEMLIKE & EFFECTIVE! 
The characters, at times, despair quite movingly
but also evince just enough quirkiness to make
them both laughable and endearing.
Turner is EXCELLENT!

- Maine Sunday Telegram, October 30, 2011
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TIGERS BE STILL
by Kim Rosenstock
directed by Keith Powell Beyland


Fresh off extended, Sold-Out runs in New York
and San Francisco, comes Kim Rosenstocks's Tigers Be Still
- a quirky, heartfelt comedy from one of the
most exciting new voices in theatre.

What is Tigers Be Still about? It's about Top Gun,
Depends Commercials, Anger Management, Chihuahuas, Everyone Poops, Petty Larceny, Art Therapy, Middle School,
"The Rose," The Town Pond, The Prom, "Take My Breath Away," Postal Sex, Yoga Fit, The Drug Store Industry, The Shoe Closet, Escaping...and Roving Man-Eating Felines.

Tigers Be Still is a story of how easy it is to become broken,
and, equally, how easy it is to be mended.



“A perfect blend of comedy and drama,
TIGERS BE STILL is as entertaining as it is moving.”

- Theatre Is Easy

“Theresa Rebeck, Lisa Loomer, Sarah Ruhl,
David Lindsay-Abaire, Annie Baker, and a handful of others have produced bodies of theatrical work that reflects the wild absurdity of modern society along with the profound sadness and disconnection it causes.
Add Kim Rosenstock to this elite group.”

- Backstage


at the STUDIO THEATER
@ PORTLAND STAGE
25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine [map]








THE "ICEMAN" COMETH RAFFLE
During the run of Tigers Be Still, DRC will be conducting a raffle. The winner will receive:

  • A Blu-ray copy of the 25th Anniversary
    release of Top Gun

  • A 27 x 40 Wall Poster from Top Gun

  • A copy of the unpublished manuscript
    to Tigers Be Still autographed
    by the playwright, Kim Rosenstock!


Congratulations to Vivian & Herbert M.
Winners of The "Iceman" Cometh Raffle!

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