The Boat in the Tiger Suit is an original play by Hank Willenbrink which will be premiering this summer August 22 – 24 & 29 – 31 at 8pm at The Brick Theater.
In this surreal dark comedy, directed by Jose Zayas, Hank Willenbrink 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 solider who accompanies Herman’s casket. Meanwhile, Rene’s sister April attempts to free herself 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.