OUR SEASON AT A GLANCE

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY:DISCORD

A new play by SCOTT CARTER


Tucson: 04/09/16 – 04/30/16
Phoenix: 05/05/16 – 05/29/16

A Founding Father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary walk into a … stop me if you’ve heard this one. Join us for a laugh-out-loud, whip-smart new comedy as Discord takes the third U.S. President, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace, locks them in a room with ‘no exit’, and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence. A blistering battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, this perceptive new comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.

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2016/2017 SEASON


Tucson: 09/10/16 – 05/06/17
Phoenix: 10/06/16 – 05/28/17

For our 50th season, you’ll enjoy a brilliant year of the finest contemporary and classic American Theatre produced the way only ATC can. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as we bring you the current hit Broadway drama that Ben Brantley of the New York Times called the “#1 play of the year”: King Charles III. You’ll want to dance in the aisles during the foot-stomping new musical celebrating the life and work of the inimitable Johnny Cash: Ring of Fire. The 50th Anniversary Season will also include an epic revival of the beloved musical about family, faith, and tradition, Fiddler on the Roof.

We’ll be assembling the clues and challenging your intellect in the thrilling world premiere Sherlock Holmes mystery commissioned by ATC: Holmes and Watson. God visits ATC for the first time when another recent Broadway hit comes to ATC, the hilarious comedy by the 13-time Emmy-winner writer/producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: An Act of God. We’re also thrilled to bring you The River Bride, the 2013 winner of ATC’s National Latino Playwriting Award.

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KING CHARLES III

By MIKE BARTLETT


Tucson: 09/10/16 – 09/30/16
Phoenix: 10/06/16 – 10/23/16

The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne with Camilla by his side. As William, Kate, and Harry look on, Charles prepares for the future of power that lies before him…but how will he rule? The play draws on the style and structure of a Shakespearean history play, but with modern verve, a comic subplot, and even the occasional appearance of a significant ghost. This exciting and provocative new drama of political intrigue by Mike Bartlett, King Charles III explores the people underneath the crowns, the unwritten rules of democracy, and the conscience of its most famous family.

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AN ACT OF GOD

By DAVID JAVERBAUM


Tucson: 10/22/16 – 11/12/16
Phoenix: 11/17/16 – 12/04/16

You won’t want to miss the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play direct from Broadway, where God and His devoted angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight…and boy is He not holding back! Written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), this outrageously irreverent and deeply thoughtful new comedy is sure to be a heavenly highlight of the season.

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Music by JERRY BOCK
Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
Book by JOSEPH STEIN


Tucson: 12/03/16 – 12/31/16
Phoenix: 01/06/17 – 01/29/17

TRADITION! It has been a 50-year tradition at ATC to bring you the best and most vibrant professional theatre Arizona has to offer. Our Golden Anniversary season will feature an epic production of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof. Join us for this richly heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring such Broadway classics as “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” we invite you to this uplifting 50th Anniversary Celebration production that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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THE RIVER BRIDE

By MARISELA TREVIÑO ORTA


Tucson: 01/14/17 – 02/04/17
Phoenix: 02/09/17 – 02/26/17

Presented in association with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Once upon a time, in a fishing village along the Amazon, there lived two sisters struggling to find their happily-ever-after. Helena is dreading her sister, Belmira’s, wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers! And she knows that her sister only wants to escape their sleepy Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river – a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Brazilian folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself.

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RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

Created by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Conceived by WILLIAM MEADE


Tucson: 03/04/17 – 03/25/17
Phoenix: 03/30/17 – 04/16/17

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and family. 38 classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and the title tune – performed by a multi-talented cast of ten, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that is a foot-stompin’, crowd-pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Johnny Cash’s remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate!

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HOLMES AND WATSON

By JEFFREY HATCHER


Tucson: 04/15/17 – 05/06/17
Phoenix: 05/11/17 – 05/28/17

Following Holmes’s “death” at Reichenbach Falls, Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up claiming to be Holmes all over the world. Then…a newspaper clipping arrives. A remote mental asylum reports that three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective. Each matches Holmes’s physical description. But one of them is quoted saying something only the real Holmes could possibly know. Watson travels to the asylum to confront the three patients, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. A thrilling new Sherlock Holmes mystery from the celebrated writer of the ATC smash hits Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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