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                                       Janet S. Tiger
                            Swedenborg Hall, San Diego


      This page has info about

(The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!)

including  information about tickets for the upcoming production, photos, links to bio pages and  press releases. 
For immediate info, please call 858-274-9678.

          THE END OF DEATH by Janet S. Tiger 
                                             (More photos and bio pages will be posted shortly
                      For more photos- click on the End of Death Photos button at the top of the page)

  To order tickets via an email PayPal,
                       please click here
(Include the dates and number of tickets requested.  A return PayPal  e-mail will be sent with full instructions)            
 If you have any difficulty with this - please call 858-274-9678

Tickets are $10.00/advance              ($15.00/at the door $12/seniors/students/military)

For a complete list of dates, please scroll down page

   starring Jonathan Dunn-Rankin as 'The Visitor'  
 (seen here with the Grim Reaper)
(click here to see Jonathan's bio page)

Jonathan Dunn-Rankin (right) recently starred in
Glengarry Glen Ross
at 6th and Penn

 (Click here for link to Jennifer Chung's review
in the SD Union-Tribune.)

Jonathan is a former President of San Diego AFTRA.

                            and Teresa Beckwith as 'Joanne'  click here for bio page


                 Teresa most recently appeared in the Olive Tree's production of Overtones

Steve Rowe as 'Don"
Steve is performing in A Streetcar Named Desire
(click here to go to Steve's bio page)

Lynne Goodman as 'Tillie'  (click here for bio page)
(with the Grim Reaper)
                                                                                                             Joseph Baker (click here for bio page)

Rob Conway (click here for bio page)

Brandon Cano
(click here for bio page) is the Grim Reaper and Assistant Director

                                                                                Shara Free (click here for bio page)
Jake Mogin (click here for bio page)

                                                                        Pamela Wistrom (click here for bio page)

Ilo Neukam  (click here for bio page)

                                                 DIRECTOR - DIANE SHEA
          (bio soon -click here to see info on RENNY'S STORY, Diane's most recent show.)

     (from l-r)     Brandon Cano, Joseph Baker, Shara Free, Jonathan Dunn-Rankin, Lynne Goodman, Teresa Beckwith,
                                                                                                                     Pamela Wistrom, Steve Rowe, Jake Mogin

Our fantastic crew -

Brendan  Luster  (click here for bio page) will be doing lighting

Jessica Plautz (click here for bio page)  is our set designer

Benjamin Rehm  (click here for bio page)
will be doing sound

Katie Rehm - Production Assistant (click here for bio page)

Jerry Levens Executive Producer
(photo and bio page coming soon) 

Caitlin Sussman (click here for bio page) will be helping with promotion
THE END OF DEATH will have its world premiere in August 2007 at Swedenborg Hall -

     Tickets  $10/00/in advance          $15.00/at the door.   Call 858-274-9678 or   
                                                                                  tigerteam1@gmail.com for PayPal

There will be performances on -

Preview -Thurs., August 2nd   $5.00

Fri., August 3rd,
8:00 PM is Opening Night.
Sat, August 4, 8PM
Sunday, Aug. 5,   matinee - 3 PM

Friday,  Aug.10th
8:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 11,  8:00PM
Sunday, Aug. 12,  matinee - 3PM

Friday,  Aug.17th
8:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 18,  8:00PM
Sunday, Aug. 19,  matinee - 3PM

 We have an option to perform on Friday and Saturday August 24th and 25th, and if sales warrant it, we will. We will know by the 15th of August if we will extend the show.

There was  a 'Meet the Cast' Dessert Reception
for Sponsors on Sunday afternoon, March 25th.
(photos soon)
For more info tigerteam1@gmail.com or 858-274-9678

THE END OF DEATH is a full-length play by Janet S. Tiger

For more info, look around this website - Janet has written over 50 plays, screenplays and monologues.  Her work has received more than 30 awards nationally, including an NEA-COMBO Fellowship Grant.  She has plays published and produced from New York (Off-Broadway) to New Zealand.  Her play BLIND WOMAN'S BLUFF is a popular favorite in Pioneer Drama Service's catalog, and her work is seen every week somewhere in the world. (Maybe at a high school or college near you)

THE END OF DEATH.   There is still room!   If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the writing of the play and/or the production, please call 858-274-9678 or email  - tigerteam1@gmail.com

UPCOMING WORKS- (if you want a flier with the graphics, please e-mail tigerteam1@gmail.com)


PRESS RELEASE                         CONTACT - KATIE - 858-274-9678
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     JUNE 5, 2007


THE END OF DEATH (The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!) by award-winning playwright Janet S. Tiger and starring acclaimed San Diego actor Jonathan Dunn-Rankin receives its world premiere on August 3rd, 8 PM at Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler, SD 92103 and runs through August 19, with shows Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sunday matinees at 3 PM.

Based on the no-longer-science-fiction idea - 'what if we lived forever?', THE END OF DEATH is offering an unusual special - anyone over the age of 100 gets a free ticket!  (with valid ID, of course).

Tiger, Swedenborg Hall's Playwright-in-Residence, was commissioned to write THE END OF DEATH as part of the Artist-in-Residency program.  Her first play at the hall, RENNY'S STORY, about a Holocaust survivor, sold out its May 2006 run, and her one-act, THE TOWEL LADY, was an audience favorite at the UHAO. (University Heights Arts Open)

   "This is very exciting for us to have our own playwright - and commission a world premiere," said Rev. Carla Friedrich, pastor of Swedenborgian Church where the Hall is located. She added, "Pardon the pun, but I am dying to see it."

Directed by Diane Shea, there is more info on the cast, crew and playwright online at www.PlaysbyJanetSTiger.com, (End of Death page)  where tickets can be purchased via PayPal starting June 15.

Tickets are $10.in advance   $15/at the door   $12/seniors/students/military Seating is limited, please get your reservations in soon. 

For information and reservations,  please call 858-274-9678.  www.TheEndOfDeath.com

Photo attached -

Jonathan Dunn-Rankin (with the Grim Reaper) stars in the world premiere of THE END OF DEATH(The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!) by Janet S. Tiger opening Friday, August 3, through Aug. 19 at Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler,SD 92103.  858-274-9678.

Available for interviews -

Janet S. Tiger
Rev. Carla Friedrich
Jonathan Dunn-Rankin

all cast members

Additional information about Jonathan Dunn-Rankin

Jonathan Dunn-Rankin (The Visitor) has performed on a numerous local stages- including the Old Globe (ten plays, three Atlas Awards), the San Diego Rep and most recently 6th@Penn ("Glengarry Glen Ross") and "School of the World" (Vantage Theatre).   Jonathan was a newscaster on KFMB-TV Channel 8,   executive director of the Pacific Southwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (1980-2002), president of Diversionary Theatre (2000-2005), and is currently executive director of Bravo San Diego, Inc. He is a member of San Diego Actors Alliance and has been a mainstay of The Scripteasers since 1966.

Additional information about the playwright-

Janet S. Tiger had her first play read at the SD playreading group Scripteasers  - with Jonathan Dunn-Rankin as the lead in1980.   Since that first reading, Janet has penned over 50 monologues, one-acts, full-length plays and screenplays- and has received over 30 national and local playwriting awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)-COMBO Grant.  Her work has been published and produced internationally, from New York to New Zealand.  In San Diego, her THIRD PARTY was a San Diego Theater Critics Best New Play nominee.  She wrote the part of 'The Visitor' in The End of Death for Dunn-Rankin and is delighted to be working with him again.   www.playsbyjanetstiger.com

The End of Death (The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be!) A new play by Janet S. Tiger Playwright-in-Residence Swedenborg Hall,

 Award-winning San Diego playwright Janet S. Tiger has been chosen as Swedenborg Hall's first Playwright-in-Residence, and she received a commission to write The END OF DEATH, which will have its world premiere in August, 2007, at Swedenborg Hall.

This play is sponsored by the following wonderful people:  

Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Astor

Edith Basinger
Dr. and Mrs. Don Fields

Edmee Forshey

Lynda Fox
Laurie Lehmann-Gray
Albert and Trudy Kallis -Kallis Family
Molly and Miriam Gersho
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Ginsberg
Cheryle E Gruesz
Emily and Jeffery Jacobs
Pauline Jaret, PhD
David Kahn
Dee and George Kirazian
 Lisa and Steve Kradjian
Raphael Levens
Sharon Lund
Mrs. Sarah Nadler
Shirlyn Nash
Dr. Sheryl North
Paula and Jeffrey Remmel
William Schechter
Lenore and Robert Simon
Phyllis Unger
Irena Urdang de Tour

Tiger’s one-woman show, RENNY'S STORY, was produced at Swedenborg Hall to sold-out houses last May, and her TOWEL LADY was the hit of the UHAO this past September. D.J. Sullivan –a longtime Scripteaser member - was the executive producer of THE TOWEL LADY.

Janet – a Scripteaser member since the 1980s – had her very first play read at a Scripteaser Meeting – at D.J.’s house in 1980! Upcoming production August 2007, Swedenborg Hall For more info, please call 858-274-9678 www.playsbyjanetstiger.com


PRESS RELEASE                         CONTACT - Jerry 858-274-9678
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         April 15, 2007

Executive Producer DJ Sullivan and Rev. Carla Friedrich revealed some major firsts for 50-year-old SwedenborgHall - joining the SD Performing Arts League and releasing a calendar of theatrical events for 2007 which includes the world premiere of THE END OF DEATH (The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!) -a play commissioned specifically for the Hall 's first Playwright-in-Residence, Janet S. Tiger.

"This is a very exciting time for us - between DJ and Janet, we have a full season of great performances coming up," explained Rev. Friedrich, pastor of the Swedenborgian Church, where the Hall is located.  Friedrich also noted that,  "Janet 's play, RENNY'S STORY, premiered here at the hall last year to sold out houses and is being produced again in conjunction with Ohr Shalom at their stage right now.  (April 21 is the last night)  THE END OF DEATH is scheduled to open in August and will have a wonderful cast featuring Jonathan Dunn-Rankin, who most recently starred in 6th&Penn's GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS ."

DJ Sullivan, well-known for her stage and screen roles, has been conducting her Actors Workshop on Thursday evenings for decades and Sullivan Players will have two plays - TALKING WITH in May, and a Reader's Theater of WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN AND WHY IS HE SAYING THESE TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT ME? in October.

Sullivan and Tiger have theatrical connections going back 27 years - when Tiger's first play was read at a meeting of Scripteasers, a San Diego group for writers and actors.  The location of the reading - DJ Sullivan's house.

"It's a great honor to be the Playwright-in-Residence and work with DJ again," said Tiger.  The recipient of numerous national and local playwriting awards, including a COMBO-NEA Grant, this is Tiger's first residency.  "We have a great cast -  and Diane Shea will direct (she's directed many of my plays locally)- so I'm looking forward to a true ensemble experience." http://playsbyjanetstiger.com/END_OF_DEATH.html

As members of the San Diego Performing Arts League, some shows at SwedenborgHall will have discount tickets available.  Please save the dates for an exciting year of theater.

For more info, 858-274-9678.
Photos attached-

1- SwedenborgHall -

(top l-r) DJ Sullivan (Executive Producer/Sullivan Players), Janet S. Tiger (Playwright-in-Residence)
(bottom l-r) Rev. Carla Friedrich (Pastor), Diane Shea (Director)

announces theatrical calendar as newest member of San Diego Performing Arts League, with four plays including the world premiere of Tiger's END OF DEATH.

2- Jonathan Dunn-Rankin, former San Diego SAG-AFTRA President, who will star in Janet S. Tiger's, THE END OF DEATH (The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!),  which will have its world premiere in August at SwedenborgHall in San Diego.

The complete schedule for 2007 is:

Sullivan Players

TALKING WITH by Jane Martin

Opens   Saturday May 5  7PM

Friday, May 11  7PM
           Saturday, May 12, 7PM

          Fri  May 18,
                May 19
          Sunday, May 20, 2PM

          Fri, May 25, 7PM
               May 26, 7PM
               May 27, 2PM

ACTORS Showcase - June 4, 7PM
                   June 6, 7PM
                   June 7,  7PM

END OF DEATH -  Preview -Thursday Aug. 2 -  8PM
    Fri   Aug. 3  - 8PM  Opening Night
    Sat   Aug. 4  -8PM
    Sun   Aug. 5 -  3PM

Aug. 10 - 8 PM
Aug. 11 - 8 PM
Aug. 12- Matinee - 3PM

Aug. 17 - 8 PM
Aug. 18 - 8 PM
Aug. 19- Matinee - 3PM

Reserved - Aug. 24 - 8 PM
                  Aug. 25 - 8 PM
                   Aug. 26 - mat - 3PM

UHAO  - Play by Janet S. Tiger

Sullivan Players - Readers Theater  October


DJ Sullivan Workshop  every Thursday at the Hall  858-274-1731