Our Season at a Glance
Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Stephen Wrentmore
Tucson: September 14 – October 5, 2013
Phoenix: October 10 – 27, 2013
At a refined bachelor flat trouble is brewing! In Oscar Wilde’s most beloved and endlessly delightful classic, Jack is in love with Gwendolen, Algernon is in love with Cecily. But Gwendolen and Cecily are both in love with Ernest, who in fact does not exist. In a tangle of mistaken identity and delicious wordplay, the lovers also face the indomitable force of Lady Bracknell. Full of sparkling wit, provocative remarks and with satirical humor at every turn, this truly is one the most loved and enduringly popular plays of all time, brought to new life with ATC's panache.
Written by Katori Hall
Directed by Lou Bellamy
Tucson: October 19 – November 9, 2013
Phoenix: November 14 - December 1, 2013
The Lorraine Motel. Memphis. 1968. In this gripping re-imagining of the events on the eve of his assassination, we find Martin Luther King Jr. in his hotel room after delivering his most memorable speech - when an unexpected visitor arrives with surprising news. Through this encounter, Dr. King is forced to confront his doubts, destiny and legacy to his people. A soul-stirring hit in London and on Broadway, The Mountaintop’s dramatic, magical storytelling gives us insight into King, the man, and reaches a summit that might surprise you.
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne
Directed by David Ira Goldstein
Tucson: November 30 – December 21, 2013
Phoenix: December 31, 2013 – January 19, 2014
It's hilarity on wheels in this hit, award-winning musical comedy for anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. In this smash Broadway hit, Kira, a beautiful, magical Greek muse, is sent on a quest from the heavens to inspire a young artist to achieve his greatest dream – to build the first roller disco. (Hey...It's 1980!) A delightful musical spoof of the classic Olivia Newton-John/Gene Kelly film, this hilarious roller-skating, disco-dancing adventure weaves a tale of endless fun perfect for the whole family. Featuring popular '80s songs like "Magic," "All Over The World," "Suddenly," "I'm Alive," "Evil Woman," and "Xanadu."
Written by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by James Still
Tucson: January 18 – February 8, 2014
Phoenix: February 13 - March 2, 2014
Meet the Wyeths, a seemingly-perfect upper middle class family replete with wealth, political influence and A-list connections “living the dream” in Palm Springs. Then their daughter Brooke arrives home for the holidays to reveal the impending publication of her 'tell-all' memoir. In this critically acclaimed Broadway hit the truth crackles with wit, razor-sharp one-liners, a fierce cast of characters, and a storyline that grabs you from the opening scene to the riveting conclusion.
"The Best New Play on Broadway!"
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times
Written by Mark Brown
Based on the novel by Jules Verne
Directed by David P. Saar
Tucson: March 1 – 22, 2014
Phoenix: March 27 – April 13, 2014
Stampeding elephants! Raging typhoons! Runaway trains! Pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime. In 1872 London, Phileas Fogg believes that, with modern transportation, it's now possible to travel around the world in 80 days. Impossible! It's a whirlwind journey filled with exotic locales and great fun. Beware! There's villainy, a damsel in distress and narrow escapes. Jules Verne's masterpiece will keep you on the edge of your seat and rolling in the aisles in this whirlwind adventure across seven continents.
Written by David Ives
Directed by Shana Cooper
Tucson: April 5 – 26, 2014
Phoenix: May 1 – 18, 2014
One of the sexiest, intelligent, most acclaimed new plays in recent Broadway history. Venus in Fur introduces us to Vanda, a startlingly talented young actress determined to land the lead in a new play based on a classic erotic novel. When Vanda shows up hours late for her appointment, she knows she may have blown her chances. Her emotionally charged audition for Thomas, the demanding playwright/director, becomes an electrifying game of cat and mouse that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex.
"All the hype is true!" – Newsday
mature themes and language.
ATC’s Play Reading Series
Hear original plays at Arizona Theatre Company!
Tucson: October 12 – December 7, 2013
Phoenix: October 13 – December 8, 2013
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 sponsored by Providence Service Corporation. Admission is only $5!
“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.”
Contains mature themes and language.
Café Bohemia also presents the second season of Intermezzo, poetry, prose and performance. Please see the poster [PDF] for more information about upcoming events.
2013 -2014 Schedule
by Silvia Gonzales S.
December 7, 2013 at 9:30pm – at The Temple Lounge
December 8, 2013 at 7:00pm – at the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (147 E. Adams St, Phoenix AZ)
Finalist for ATC’s 2012 National Latino Playwriting Award
A broken, aging bullfighter buys a painting from a blind man and from the oils a flamenco dancer and guitar player emerge to sing and dance for him. A boarding house maid appears to be educated in the art of bullfighting and passes him her talents and the confidence to face the bull, but his success turns to grief when he discovers at whose expense he triumphed.
Silvia Gonzales S. began her playwriting in Arizona, after acting in numerous Yuma Community Theater productions. Her play El Vagon/Boxcar was a National Winner of VOCES at Repertorio Espanol (NYC). Subsequently, it was produced by Phoenix’s Teatro Bravo with Borderlands Theater. Spindrift Theater in San Francisco produced the play and members remounted the play and named their new theater El Vagon Theater after the play. Theater for Young Folk at Arizona State University produced Alicia in Wonder Tierra (Or I Can’t Eat Goat Head) directed by Pam Sterling. The play was also produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Coterie, Cara Mia Theatre Company with The Dallas Children's Theater, Utah State Theater, and Teatro Humildad. Alicia was a Kennedy Center New Voices/New Vision participant, and Silvia garnished a commission from John F. Kennedy Center and the Oregon Commission on the Arts.
Director Stephen Wrentmore is the Associate Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre Company and the Curator of Café Bohemia. His recent directing work includes Café Bohemia’s presentations of Kill Shakespeare: A Live Stage Reading and War of the Worlds; The Importance of Being Earnest, Freud’s Last Session and The Great Gatsby at Arizona Theatre Company, and ATC’s Jane Austen’s Emma, co-directed with ATC Artistic Director, David Ira Goldstein.
Previously This Season:
by Caridad Svich
October 12, 2013 at 9:00pm – at The Temple Lounge
October 13, 2013 at 7:00pm – at the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural Center (147 E. Adams St, Phoenix AZ)
Co-Winner of ATC’s 2013 National Latino Playwriting Award
Spark is a play about three sisters living in the US, caught in the mess of a recent war’s aftermath. It is about what happens when soldiers come home, when women of little economic means must find a way to make do and carry on, and the strength, ultimately, of family. A contemporary US story of faith, love, war, trauma, and a bit of healing.
Playwright Caridad Svich has received the National Latino Playwriting Award twice. Other awards include the 2012 OBIE for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize. Among her major works are Archipelago, 12 Ophelias, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable), Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Mans' Blues, and The House of the Spirits (based on the Isabel Allende novel). Her plays and translations have been produced across the US and abroad at diverse venues including Borderlands Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Denver Center Theatre, Mixed Blood, 7 Stages, 59E59, Repertorio Espanol, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Teatro Mori (Chile). She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press, associate editor of Contemporary Theatre Review for Routledge, UK and Drama Editor of Asymptote literary journal. She is published by TCG, Smith & Kraus, Backstage, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, Eyecorner Press, Manchester University Press, StageReads and more. This season, In the Time of the Butterflies (based on the Julia Alvarez novel) receives its English language premiere at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Carthage is work-shopped with Signdance Collective International, and she is developing a new piece with DC-based ensemble force/collision. Visit her at http://www.caridadsvich.com.
Read an AZLatinos.com article featuring Caridad Svich.
Director Katherine Monberg’s recent directing work includes Elephant’s Graveyard at ATC’s Summer on Stage, Tortilla Curtain for ATC’s Café Bohemia, and Savage Bond at the OPP New Play Festival, which she will also direct as part of Beowulf Alley Theatre Company’s current season, opening in November. Ms. Monberg is also the Literary Associate at Arizona Theatre Company, where she works as the staff dramaturg, coordinator of the Café Bohemia new play reading series, and manages the National Latino Playwriting Award and dramaturgical internship program, in collaboration with the University of Arizona.
The Kingston Trio returns to the Temple of Music and Art!
Tucson: February 12-13, 2014
Phoenix: No Events Scheduled
In 1957 The Kingston Trio emerged from San Francisco's North Beach club scene to take the country by storm, bringing the rich tradition of American folk music into the mainstream for the first time. During the late 50s & early 60s, the Trio enjoyed unprecedented record sales and worldwide fame, while influencing the musical tastes of a generation.
Through changing times, the Trio has played on, remaining popular for a simple reason... great songs that sound as good today as the first time you heard them. And fifty-six years after Tom Dooley shot to the top of the charts, the Trio is still on the road thirty weeks a year, bringing back all the great memories and making new ones.