Pygmalion Theatre Co.’s Tigers Be Still addresses mental illness and grief. But don’t worry: It’s a comedy. Sherry Wickman, recently graduated with a master’s in art therapy, attempts to start her life after school amid family mental health issues, work struggles and a literal tiger escaping from the zoo.
Utah has one of the highest rates of suicide and depression in the nation, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women make up a growing portion of these statistics, lending increased importance to Pygmalion’s focus on telling women’s stories through theater.