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  Tiger Style at Olney Theatre Center

Tiger Style

Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd. Olney

In this outrageous satire about stereotypes, political correctness flies out the window as two Chinese-American siblings search for their authentic selves. Albert Chen is a computer programmer so modest he lets others take credit for his work. His sister Jennifer, a doctor, is so professionally driven she can't sustain a relationship (even if she could find someone worthy of her work ethic). Despite their Ivy League educations, musical virtuosity and impeccable manners, the siblings mount a delayed adolescent rebellion against their disappointed Tiger Mother (and equally demanding Tiger Father). They embark on an "Asian Freedom Tour" that takes them to the People's Republic of China, where the tour goes - no spoilers - terribly wrong.

Thru - Aug 18, 2019

Wednesdays: 7:45pm
Thursdays: 7:45pm
Fridays: 7:45pm
Saturdays: 1:45pm & 7:45pm
Sundays: 1:45pm

Box Office: 301-924-3400

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Talkin Broadway - Recommended

"...Director Natsu Onoda Power views the material with a sensibility that brings out the different satiric levels: the (slightly exaggerated) reality of Jennifer and Albert in California and the disorientation of arriving in the country of their grandparents without knowing the language or much about the national culture. The issue of "where we belong" becomes almost existential: each generation does what it must to survive and to try to make things better for those who follow, and that never ends."
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Susan Berlin

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Buy your ticket today for a rich palette of cultural and political satire. Olney Theatre Center’s Tiger Style! is the best stage comedy I’ve seen in 2019."
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William Powell

MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...“Tiger Style!” is a rollicking production that makes a strong point about American life with laughter and wonderful characterizations. You do not have to be Asian to appreciate this thoughtful and funny production."
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Susan Brall

DCTheatreScene - Recommended

"...Director Natsu Onoda Power packs Olney Theatre's production with an over-the-top-almost histrionic-energy that only builds as the plot becomes more and more comically absurd. The five-member cast adeptly move through multiple roles: Kwan equally convincing as a doting-but-strict "tiger father" and malevolent Chinese dictator; Rivera as a professionally coiffed, demanding "tiger mom" and long-suffering peasant."
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Meaghan Hannan Davant

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