Our Season at a Glance

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Arizona Premiere

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by Christopher Durang

Tucson: September 13 – October 4, 2014
Phoenix: October 9 – October 26, 2014

The winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play!

In rural Bucks County, PA, Vanya and Sonia have frittered their lives away in their family’s farmhouse full of regret, angst and the alarmingly ambiguous prophecies of their house keeper. Enter their sister, self-absorbed movie star Masha, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. This Broadway sensation, delights audiences with abundant comic twists. 

“The theater erupts in booming gusts of laughter that practically shake the seats.” – The New York Times

Contains mature language.

Wait Until Dark

Wait Until Dark

Written by Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Tucson: October 18 – November 8, 2014
Phoenix: November 13 – November 30, 2014

A gripping thriller from the author of Dial M For Murder.

Don’t let Susan Hendrix’s quaint Greenwich Village apartment fool you; hidden within is a treasure for which conmen would kill. Susan, tragically blinded in an automobile accident, unwittingly becomes the key player in a dangerous game threatening all she holds dear. Employing disguise and deception, two crooks become increasingly desperate and depraved, but must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. Spellbinding theatre as only ATC can do it.

“...a roller-coaster ride that leaves the audience giddy from terror.” – TheatreMania

Murder for Two

Arizona Premiere

Murder for Two

Book & Music by Joe Kinosian
Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Scott Schwartz

Tucson: November 29 – December 20, 2014
Phoenix: December 31, 2014 – January 18, 2015

The perfect blend of music, mayhem and murder! In this hilarious 90-minute tour-de-force, 2 performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Currently running off-Broadway to critical raves and packed houses, The New York Times calls Murder for Two “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” You won’t want to miss this killer musical comedy!

Five Presidents

World Premiere

Five Presidents

Written by Rick Cleveland

Tucson: January 10 – January 31, 2015
Phoenix: February 5 – 22, 2015

The eagerly anticipated world premiere by the Emmy Award-winning writer of The West Wing, Six Feet Under, Mad Men and House of Cards.

It’s April 27, 1994. In Yorba Linda, California, the five living Presidents – Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton – gather in a conference room to wait for the start of Richard Nixon’s funeral. A loving, witty and touching speculation on what may have happened at this true-life event, Five Presidents gives us a humanizing and unforgettable look at five great men trying to find relevance after being the most powerful people in the world.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Written by William Shakespeare

Tucson: February 28 – March 21, 2015
Phoenix: March 26 – April 12, 2015

ATC’s first ever production of Shakespeare’s poetic masterpiece.

Jealousy. Prejudice. Betrayal. And the chance that true love could actually conquer all. Romeo and Juliet comes to vibrant life through the inventive talents of award-winning director Kirsten Brandt and designer David Lee Cuthbert, whose state-of-the-art scenery, lighting and projections bring new life to the warring world of the Capulets and Montagues. Romeo and Juliet like you’ve never seen before!

“Bold, ambitious, and stirring...Brandt has become a disciplined and inventive theatrical storyteller.” – San Diego Union-Tribune

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

Arizona Premiere

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

Written by Herbert Siguenza
Based on the writings of Pablo Picasso

Tucson: April 4 – April 26, 2015
Phoenix: April 30 – May 17, 2015

The work of Pablo Picasso forever changed the way that the world looks at art. This one-man show, written by and starring the astonishing actor and artist Herbert Siguenza, will forever change the way that you think about Picasso. In a performance that explodes with color, Picasso’s most intimate thoughts rip through the air with each thundering brushstroke as Siguenza creates six new masterpieces live on stage in this Arizona premiere. He rages, dances, takes a bath, admonishes, philosophizes, scolds – and paints, right in front of you.

“...an utterly engaging portrait of an artist at work. Don’t miss it!” – SDGLN

Café Bohemia 2014-15

Café Bohemia 2014-15

Tucson: September 6, 2014 – April 28, 2015
Phoenix: September 7, 2014 – April 19, 2015

Café Bohemia, a season of play readings, jams, and ideas, features diverse new works from bold and inventive playwrights. Tucson audiences are invited to enter the dramatic process at its inception, being among the first people in the world to hear these stories come to life and investing in the future of the American theatre by starting relationships with new playwrights and new audiences.

“Café Bohemia is a space for new voices, sharing ideas and asking questions,” said ATC Associate Artistic Director Stephen Wrentmore. “It partners and reflects our main stage season, but also offers an opportunity for us to spotlight a new generation of artists with our audiences. What I love is the transparency of process and the excitement of creating a play-jam. It offers a rough and ready authentic response to a play by a group of talented actors who are responding, like a jam session, to the play as they read it. And with the continued commitment of ATC in supporting the National Latino Playwriting Award these works could become nationally significant over time.”

Generous support for Café Bohemia is provided by Providence Service Corporation, Emerson and Peggy Knowles, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contains mature themes and language.

Intermezzo

Café Bohemia presents the third season of Intermezzo, evenings of prose, poetry and performance live in The Temple Lounge.

September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm
October 14, 2014 at 7:00pm
November 11, 2014 at 7:00pm
December 16, 2014 at 7:00pm
February 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
March 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
April 28, 2015 at 7:00pm

WordUp

A fresh new opportunity for local playwrights, poets, writers and storytellers to stretch their creative muscles and develop new works with the support of ATC’s professional literary staff. WordUp meets at 7:30pm on alternate Wednesdays, September through May, in The Temple Lounge. Please see the poster [PDF] for more information.

For more information about Café Bohemia performances and satellite events, visit the official blog at www.atccafebohemia.blogspot.com. 

For more information about Café Bohemia performances and satellite events, you can also visit the blog at www.atccafebohemia.blogspot.com.


2014 -2015 Schedule

September 6, 2014 at 8:00pm – at The Temple Lounge (Tucson)
September 7, 2014 at 7:00pm – at Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

October 11, 2014 at 8:00pm – at The Temple Lounge (Tucson)
October 12, 2014 at 7:00pm – at Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

November 22, 2014 at 8:00pm – at The Temple Lounge (Tucson)
November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm – at Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm – at The Temple Lounge (Tucson)
February 22, 2015 at 7:00pm – at Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

March 28, 2015 at 8:00pm – at The Temple Lounge (Tucson)
March 29, 2015 at 7:00pm – at Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

April 18, 2015 at 8:15pm – at The Temple Lounge (Tucson)
April 19, 2015 at 7:00pm – at Herberger Theater Center (Phoenix)

Special Thanks to ATC's 2014-2015 Full Season Sponsors
I. Michael and Beth Kasser

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