Tiger Style

Tiger Style!

Dates: April 7 - 23, 2023

  • April 7th, 7:30pm
  • April 8th, 7:30pm
  • April 9th, 2:00pm
  • April 14th, 7:30pm
  • April 15th, 7:30pm
  • April 16th, 2:00pm
  • April 21st, 7:30pm
  • April 22nd, 7:30pm
  • April 23rd, 2:00pm

As children, Albert and Jennifer Chen were at the pinnacle of academic achievement. But now they suck at adult life. Albert’s just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer’s just been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable egghead brother and sister would do: go on an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to Shenzhen, TIGER STYLE! Examines the successes and failures of tiger parenting from the point of view of a playwright who’s actually been through it.


Content Warning: Tiger Style uses language that might not be appropriate for children under the age of 13. Viewer discretion is advised.

Tiger Style!

A Play About Family by Mike Lew

Director: M. Graham Smith

Assistant Director: Tanvi Agrawal

Intimacy Coordinator/Choreographer: Roberta Inscho 

Costume Designer: Sharon Peng

Set Designer: Jeffrey Cook


Byron Guo as Albert Chen

Carissa Ratanaphanyarat as Jennifer Chen

Kyle Goldman as Russ The Bus

Thomas Nguyen as Tzi Chuan/Dad

Regielyn Padua as Therapist/Mom.

Cinnabar Theater is pleased to offer $10 Game Night tickets for ticket holders for the February 15th performance of "Tiger Style". We'll watch your young ones while you enjoy an evening of theater!

Ages 6-12

5:30pm Drop Off at the Cinnabar Theater Studio Space, located at the Petaluma Village Premium Outlets. 

Pickup 10-10:30pm 

Children will enjoy an evening of theater games, music, and pizza followed by a kids friendly movie. 

Please note, The event will be cancelled if we do not meet the minimum number of 5 participants.

Get Your Tickets

"This Tiger is KING!"

Stage and Cinema

"Funny, outrageous, and surprisingly thought-provoking beneath all its biting sarcasm."

Broadway World

"‘Tiger Style!’ roars about stereotypes in Mike Lew’s comedy."

The Washington Post

Mike Lew's (Playwright) plays include Teenage Dick (Donmar Warehouse, Wooly Mammoth, Ma-Yi at the Public, and Artists Rep productions; Public Studio, O’Neill, OSF workshops), Tiger Style! (Olney, Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, and Alliance productions; O’Neill and CTG workshops), Bike America (Ma-Yi and Alliance productions), microcrisis (Ma-Yi, InterAct, and Next Act productions), Moustache Guys, and the book to the musical Bhangin’ It (Richard Rodgers Award; La Jolla Playhouse, Jerome Robbins Project Springboard and Rhinebeck Writers Retreat "Triple R" workshops).  He is a Tony voter, Dramatists Guild Council member, and resident of New Dramatists. He is a Mellon Foundation Playwright in Residence at Ma-Yi and former La Jolla Playhouse Artist-in-Residence (both with Rehana Lew Mirza). Honors include Lark Venturous and NYFA fellowships and the Kleban, PEN Emerging Playwright, Lanford Wilson, Helen Merrill, Heideman, and Kendeda awards. He is former co-director of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the largest collective of Asian-American playwrights in the country.

Thanks to our 2022/2023 Sponsors!

Hewlett Foundation

Clay Foundation – West

Carney Foundation

Community Foundation/Sonoma County

Lew & Janet Baer

Elaine & Chris Stevick

Gene & Elizabeth Wright

Don Duffala & Sandy Smethurst

Bergin Family Foundation

Petaluma Community Guild

Rich & Diane Zimmerman

Kim & Clyde Schultz, DDS

Exchange Bank

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