Oh My Tiger

Three young princes hungry for life experience encounter a tiger with a real appetite. Based on a Buddhist myth, Oh My Tiger is a departure from classic coming of age stories of loss of innocence and conquest. Here the youngest brother chooses to feed his body to the starving tigress and his older, wiser siblings are left to reckon with the humility and courage of his actions. This show considers radical compassion at a time in twentieth centuryAmerica characterized by selfhood, cynicism and apathy. Cross-gender casting, shifts in scale and earnest, apologetic speeches from actors to audience make for a playful exploration of morality in the modern world.

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Conceived and directed by Mira Kingsley, adapted from The Hungry Tigress myth by Sibyl O’Malley, Original Music Composed by Daniel Corral with Lyrics by Sibyl O’Malley; choreographed in collaboration with performers Sarah Leddy, Darius Mannino, Kristen Smiarowski; sound design by Colbert S Davis IV, lighting design by Pablo N. Molina, scenic design by Caitlin Lainoff, costume design by Sibyl O’Malley, puppet design by Katie Shook.


Highways Performance Space,Santa Monica,CA May 2009


Produced in collaboration with Highways


Songs from Oh My Tiger