The Boat in the Tiger Suit

Play

New Work
Writers: Hank Willenbrink

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2013
Genres
Dark Comedy
Settings
Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
A boat on a man-made link, Present Day
Cast Size
small
Ideal for
College/University, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

This surreal dark comedy interrogates the divisions and distinctions that make up family. Set on two different dinghies, The Boat in the Tiger Suit begins at Herman’s funeral, who left his family to join the army (and hide from his wife in the process). As Herman’s wife searches for reasons to make her adult children stay, her son Rene slips off to seduce Gene, the soldier who accompanies Herman’s casket. Meanwhile, Rene’s sister April attempts to free herself from her longtime partner and high school sweetheart, Dave. Tacit allegiances are formed, tried, and tested as the quartet of remaining characters stare into an uncertain future of turbulent waters which may contain tigers.

Lead Characters