Unemployment, heartbreak and a few extra pounds has never been so amusing, promises The Public Theatre of its latest production, “Tigers Be Still,” which opens Friday, Jan. 24, and runs through Sunday, Feb. 2. The play focuses on the dysfunctional, accent on fun, Wickman family: Sherry, unemployed with a master’s degree in art therapy, and her jilted sister, Grace, both living at home. And then there’s mom, too embarrassed by her recent weight gain to come out of her room, choosing instead to communicate with the living room by cell phone. Add to the mix Sherry’s first art therapy client and his dad, and see what drama and comedy ensue. From left, Rebecca Hart as Grace Wickman, Joseph Tisa as as the art therapy client’s father, Anna O’Donoghue as Sherry Wickman and Noah Witke as Sherry’s first art therapy client. Performances are 7:30 p.m.  Fridays, Jan. 24 and 31, and Thursday, Jan. 30, and 8 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb 1. Matinees will be at 2 p.m., Sundays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. A 2 p.m. matinee has been added on Sat. Feb. 1. For tickets call the box office as 782-3200 or visit www.thepublictheatre.org. Contains adult language.

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