OUR SEASON AT A GLANCE

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 all over the world claiming to be Holmes. 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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2017 / 2018 SEASON


Tucson: 09/09/17 – 05/12/18
Phoenix: 10/05/17 – 06/03/18

The season ahead is chock-full of surprises to transport you out of the humdrum of the everyday.

We begin our 51st season with Chapter Two, Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy about a recently widowed writer and his new lady love, written as a tribute to Mr. Simon’s second wife, Marsha Mason – and Ms. Mason herself will be returning to ATC to direct the show! Then, you’ll be romanced by our long-awaited production of National Latino Playwriting Award-winner The River Bride: a heartrending tale of true love, regret, transformation, and the struggle to stay true to your family while staying true to yourself. Next, you can “dream the impossible dream” with our exciting new flamenco-influenced production of the Tony-winning favorite Man of La Mancha.

The spring half of the season begins with Outside Mullingar, a romantic comedy set in the farmlands of Ireland and penned by John Patrick Shanley, the author of Doubt and Moonstruck. Then, the creative team that tore down the house at ATC with It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues (2003/2004) and Love, Janis (2006/2007) turns up the heat with a uniquely rousing, raucous musical event in Low Down Dirty Blues. We’ll finish the season with one of the most powerful and moving stories of the 20th century: The Diary of Anne Frank.

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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. Long live the King! 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. An 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.

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.

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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

God isn’t happy, and She (that’s right – She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight – in no uncertain terms!

You won’t want to miss the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new Broadway hit play where God and Her angels answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued humankind since Creation. Written by 13-time Emmy Award winner David Javerbaum (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), directed by 4-time Oscar nominated Marsha Mason, and starring the hilarious Paige Davis (host of television’s Trading Spaces), this sweetly outrageous and gently irreverent new comedy is sure to be a heavenly highlight of the season.

Contains mature language. If this were a movie, it would be rated PG-13.

Approximate running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission.

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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,” this uplifting 50th Anniversary Celebration production raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

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LA ESQUINITA, USA

By RUBÉN C. GONZÁLEZ


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

What happens to a small border town when big promises from big business are broken? At a bus stop on the 40A Red Line, in cross-cultural hip-hop fueled language at once poetic and powerful, one of the southwest’s premier Mexican-American writer/performers, Rubén C. González, presents a tour-de-force of interlocking stories: ten characters on a passage through a once-booming town, now forgotten. The main source of employment, Thompson Tire Factory, has gone overseas, leaving the town’s infrastructure in disarray. Told by the wise, omniscient custodian, Lencho, and experienced through the eyes of 18-year-old Daniel, La Esquinita, USA connects the disparate stories of those left behind – of the people we, as a society, systematically choose to avoid – into a captivating new American narrative of self-identity, unity, and peace. Much like the works of John Leguizamo, Anna Deveare Smith, and Danny Hoch, La Esquinita, USA is a virtuoso solo performance – a gorgeous, brave story of love, forgiveness, and ultimate redemption. An Arizona premiere from the famed El Teatro Campesino.

La Esquinita, USA is performed in English and contains some mature language. Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.
School matinee shows are edited/modified to be suitable for all high school students.

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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. The show features 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, and paints 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!

Approximate running time is 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

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MEN ARE FROM MARS – WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS – LIVE!

By ERIC COBLE
Based on the book by JOHN GRAY


Tucson: 03/31/17 – 04/01/17

The Off-Broadway hit comedy Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus – LIVE! is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up and is a lighthearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 bestselling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast-paced, this show is definitely for adults, but it will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

Contains mature subject matter.

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ALBATROSS

By MATTHEW SPANGLER and BENJAMIN EVETT


Phoenix: 03/16/17 – 03/25/17

Albatross, is a high-octane adventure story and multimedia extravaganza, arriving in Phoenix after triumphant runs in New York City, Boston, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Albatross combines sophisticated multimedia with a performance that the EdFringe Review called “at times astounding” to thrust Coleridge’s supernatural sea yarn into the modern moment.

Performed as a one-person show by Benjamin Evett, Albatross blends audio and visual technology with a fast-paced, darkly-comic sea yarn to explore themes of regret, isolation, and the interconnected relationship between human beings and the natural world. Inspired by the classic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Albatross brings you face to face with the Ancient Mariner, doomed for eternity to retell his harrowing story of an old ship, a voyage to the bottom of the world, and a mystical seabird. It delivers a profound and timely message about mindfulness and the effect of our actions on all living things.

Approximate running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission.

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