Clackamas Rep presents 'Tigers be Still'

Aug 24, 2017, 12:11 PM by CCC Staff

OREGON CITY – Clackamas Repertory Theatre concludes its 2017 season with Kim Rosenstock’s critically acclaimed, offbeat comedy "Tigers be Still."

Follow the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who expects the perfect life to fall into place immediately after earning her master’s degree in art therapy. She finds herself unemployed, overwhelmed and back at home hiding in her childhood bed. Things begin to brighten when she finds work as a substitute teacher. Now if only her mother would come downstairs, her sister would get off the couch, her first therapy patient would do one of his take-home assignments, her new boss would leave his gun at home and someone would catch the tiger that escaped from the local zoo, everything would be perfect.

Rosenstock is a writer and producer for the popular Fox television sitcom series "New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel. "Tigers be Still" was her first play and it was nominated for an Outer Critic’s Circle Award.

Clackamas Rep’s performance of "Tigers be Still" features local favorites Heather Ovalle as Sherry Wickman and Annie Rimmer as her sister, Grace Wickman. Rimmer has acted in, directed and designed costumes and projections for Clackamas Rep.

Rounding out the cast are Michael Lissman, a graduate of the theater program at Portland State University, and Tim Blough, a veteran actor and member of Actor’s Equity, with more than 70 performances to his credit including TNT’s "Leverage" and NBC’s "Grimm."

Clackamas Reps’s production team includes director Jayne Stevens, costumer Anna Franz, sound designer Marcus Storey, scenic and lighting designer Christopher Whitten and properties designer Jennifer Whitten.

"Tigers be Still" runs Sept. 7-Oct. 1 in the Osterman Theatre at Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City. Performances take place Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Clackamas Rep will celebrate opening night with a complimentary champagne and dessert reception in the lobby following the Sept. 8 performance. The Sept. 15, 22 and 29 performances will include interactive post-show talkback sessions with the cast and director.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 503-594-6047. For more information, contact managing director Jayne Stevens at 503-594-3914 or

About Clackamas Repertory Theatre

Clackamas Repertory Theatre is a professional theater company in Oregon City. Founded in 2004, it offers high-quality, financially-accessible productions for the citizens of Clackamas County and beyond, prepares current and former Clackamas Community College students for a career in theatre, and gives Clackamas County youth the chance to experience theater firsthand through summer internships and classes at the college. Clackamas Repertory Theatre is a program of the Clackamas Community College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

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