The first act of LAND OF THE TIGERS takes place in a world much like our own – except with Tigers who worship a volcano goddess, fight brutal wars with swans and fret over global cooling. The second act takes the audience back to the first day of rehearsal for the abomination they’ve just witnessed, in a satire of the inherent folly and nobility of creating a work of art.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS (winners in bold)
4 Ovation Award nominations (Best New Play, Costumes, Featured Actor, Sound) 3 Garland Awards (Makeup, Production, Playwriting) 6 LA Weekly Award nominations (Comedy Direction, Female Comedy Performance, Comedy Ensemble, Male Comedy Performance, Production Design, Production of the Year) 3 LA Drama Critics Circle nominations (Costume Design, Featured Actor, Makeup) “Pick of the Week” (LA Weekly) “Critic’s Pick” (Backstage West) “Highlight of 2009″ (LA Stage).
LA Times – “Subversively Inventive and consistently entertaining…. hilariously ridiculous”
LA Weekly – “Hilarious and thought provoking comedy.... it’s delightful how the bumbling tiger actors of Act 1 are subsequently revealed as the optimistic, dedicated, yet benighted ensemble of Act 2.”
Stage Scene LA – “WOW! Wildly original, deliciously silly.... a two-acter unlike any you’ve seen before”
Backstage West – “The inspired members of Burglars of Hamm have pulled out all their visionary stops.”
LA Stage Watch – “Terrific! When these Burglars case the joint, hidden satirical gems virtually jump out of the safe.”