Rousuck's Review: "Tiger Style!" at Olney Theatre Center | WYPR

Rousuck's Review: "Tiger Style!" at Olney Theatre Center

Aug 1, 2019

Regina Aquino as Jennifer, Sean Sekino as Albert in TIGER STYLE!
Credit Teresa Castracane Photography

It's Thursday, and time for our weekly visit with theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom with her review of Tiger Style!, now on stage at Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland.

Tiger Style! is playwright Mike Lew's response, in part, to the criticisms of Chinese-American author Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a 2011 bestseller which argued that a strict Chinese style of parenting is superior to Western methods. Lew's play, first performed in Boston in 2016, satirizes the rampant stereotypes of Asian-American culture, and examines the timely issues of identity and immigration.

Directed by Natasu Onada PowerTiger Style! features Regina Aquino  as Jennifer Chen, Sean Sekino as Albert Chen, and Michael Glenn, Kurt Kwan, and Eileen Rivera in multiple roles.

Tiger Style!  continues at the Olney Theatre Center through August 18.  For ticket  info, click here.