This production was staged as part of our 2015/16 Season

Tiger Style!

Tiger Style!

September 30 to October 18, 2015 | On the Alliance Stage
World Premiere
Part of the Alliance Series

Contains: Profanity and mild thematic elements. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Run time: Approximately 2:00, including one 15-minute intermission

"Tiger Style! earns its exclamation point...a spirited, fast-paced, colorful, funny, and entertaining romp that's as energetic as it is easy to like." —ArtsATL

"[Francis] Jue, [Emily] Kuroda, and [Bobby] Labartino play multiple roles, superbly." —AtlantaINtown

"...wild comedic urban comedy..." —AJC

"The critique of identity and race that [playwright Mike Lew] offers is valuable and will provoke essential conversations in audiences." —Edge Atlanta

By Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winner Mike Lew and directed by the Tony Award-nominated Moritz von Stuelpnagel 

Star students and squabbling siblings Albert and Jennifer Chen used to represent the pinnacle of adolescent achievement. But when it comes to adulthood, they’re epic failures. Albert's just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! Travelling from California to China, Tiger Style! embraces the inner slacker and the outer tiger parent in all of us.

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Cast & Crew


  • Dad
    Francis is ecstatic to be making his Alliance debut. Broadway: Pacific Overtures, Thoroughly Modern Millie, M. Butterfly. Other favorites include Yellow Face (Obie and... read more »
  • Mom
    Emily has performed at South Coast Rep (Fast Company, Our Town, Ballad of Yachiyo, Dogeaters (PPF)), Kirk Douglas, Mark Taper Forum, New York’s Public, La... read more »
  • Russ the Bus
    Bobby is making his Alliance Theatre debut. He was last seen in the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern’s Othello. Regional credits include George Bailey in It’s a... read more »
  • Jennifer
    New York and regional credits include: Water by the Spoonful (Old Globe Theatre), Henry IV, Part 1 (Pearl Theatre Company), You For Me For You (Woolly Mammoth Theatre),... read more »
  • Albert
    Jon is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut. New York credits include Awake & Sing! (NAATCO/The Public), The Oldest Boy (Lincoln Center Theater),... read more »


  • Playwright
    Mike is unspeakably grateful to the Alliance/Kendeda for this opportunity. Mike’s plays include Bike America (Juilliard and Lark workshops, NYC; Kennedy Center/... read more »


  • Director
    Moritz von Stuelpnagel's Broadway debut, Hand to God by Robert Askins, is currently running at the Booth Theatre, following a sold-out engagement off-Broadway last... read more »


  • Understudy for Jennifer
    Shelli is thrilled to be back at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include Tiger Style! and Little Raindrop Songs, a TVY production. Other recent Atlanta... read more »
  • Understudy for Albert/Dad
    Matt is thrilled to be back at the Alliance to work on another dynamite new play. Favorite stage credits: Jesus Hopped the A-Train (Angel Cruz), In the Blood (... read more »
  • Understudy for Russ the Bus
    Brody studied theatre with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance at the University of North Georgia and Brenau University before pursuing his acting career in Atlanta. Latest... read more »

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