Tiger By The Tail

by Frawley Becker
Directed by Jules Aaron

When a middle-aged therapist starts a correspondence with a young state prisoner, the therapist gets far more than he bargained for in this searing West Coast Premiere, which garnered Best Play from the 2005 Firehouse Theatre Projectís Festival of New American Plays in Richmond and at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre in Detroit before going on to a full production in New York. With the therapist located in California and the prisoner in Florida, this compelling piece depicts the unlikely relationship of two men who meet through a personal ad. The prisoner's letters are unexpectedly eloquent, articulate, and full of heartfelt emotion and real poetry. The two men manage a meeting and suddenly a life together seems possible when the prisoner is released. Or will the harsh brutality of prison life and its guards challenge that chance?

Opens March 6