Native Gardens

Native Gardens

Tucson: 09/08/18 - 09/29/18*

Phoenix: 10/04/18 - 10/21/18*

An absolutely hilarious new comedy that’s anything but neighborly!

High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens.

Native Gardens is a true breath of comic fresh air.” – DC Theatre Scene

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End

Tucson: 10/20/18 - 11/10/18*

Phoenix: 11/15/18 - 12/02/18*

We’ve come a long way, baby…

A loving tribute to the Ohio wife and mother turned longtime Arizona resident who made herself into a national superstar as a bestselling author and syndicated journalist, who was lauded for opening up the secret world of the mother and housewife. Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist, who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

“Immensely entertaining!” – TheaterMania

The Music Man

The Music Man

Tucson: 12/01/18 - 12/30/18*

Phoenix: 01/05/19 - 01/27/19*

Trouble’s comin’…

The irresistible musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages – and into your heart – with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best.

“Even if you’re seeing it for the umpteenth time, you can be surprised by the musical’s vigor, warmth, uplift, and virtually faultless construction. Here is both popular art and a model of musical theatre craft.” – New York Times


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In order to provide consistent patron service, ATC has standardized curtain times in both Tucson and Phoenix for the 2018/2019 Season. Performance times for BOTH CITIES will be as follows:

  • Tuesday – Saturday Evenings: 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Evenings: 7:00 p.m.
  • All Matinees: 2:00 p.m.

New subscriptions to the 2018/2019 Season are now on sale! Click here to purchase new 6-Play or Mini Subscriptions. If you want to purchase 2018/2019 Flex Passes, please contact your local box office (Tucson: 520-622-2823 | Phoenix: 602-256-6995).

Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running

Tucson: 01/19/19 - 02/09/19*

Phoenix: 02/14/19 - 03/03/19*

The crossroads of a revolution.

There’s a new president in the White House. Racial tensions are on the rise. But no, it’s not 2018. It’s 1969 – and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Two Trains Running explores a time of extraordinary change – and the ordinary people who get left behind.

“Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” – New York Times

American Mariachi

American Mariachi

Tucson: 03/09/19 - 03/30/19*

Phoenix: 04/04/19 - 04/21/19*

A vibrant new comedy.

Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis … or can they? A heartwarming and hilarious new comedy about music’s power to heal and connect, featuring gorgeous live mariachi music that will send your heart soaring.

Things I Know to be True

Things I Know to be True

Tucson: 04/20/19 - 05/11/19*

Phoenix: 05/16/19 - 06/02/19*

Produced by Arizona Theatre Company and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Can a parent love their children too much? Is it possible to not love them enough? These are questions that hover over Things I Know to Be True, a beautiful and painfully perceptive portrait of a family and the frictions that arise when grown-up children try to push beyond the confines of their loving parents’ expectations.

“FIVE STARS! A thing of beauty. An absolute gem.” – Daily Telegraph

Welcome to the 2018/2019 Season
Scene in America!

Download the 2018/2019 brochure.

Welcome to the Arizona Theatre Company! I cannot tell you what it means to have the opportunity to share my vision for the future with you.

I’m still learning about this amazing theatre company, but this I know: No other theatre in our region will deliver you a wider, more thrilling breadth of programming. We LIVE to challenge ourselves and to provide you with the highest quality productions that rival our peer institutions on a national scale, here in your own backyard.

This new season offers you a kaleidoscope of reflections and explorations of the American experience, themes of literal and metaphorical family, and views of the world we live in. Scene in America, our season theme, resonates in each and every play in the 2018/2019 season. I’m ecstatic about the six plays we’ve chosen and the artists attached to them. You’ll find something for everyone, and some new flavors added to the mix – including an American premiere!

Invest with us and share in the ownership of new vision as we connect back to our communities and illuminate our unique citizenry with exceptional theatre.

  • Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías | Directed by Jane Jones
    A hilarious new comedy that’s anything but neighborly!
  • Erma Bombeck – At Wit’s End by Allison and Margaret Engel | Directed by Casey Stangl
    Our beloved Erma comes home to Arizona in this touching and hilarious romp celebrating this pioneering American icon.
  • The Music Man by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey | Directed by David Ivers
    The quintessential American musical featuring innovative onstage community initiatives. The title speaks for itself, so grab the best seats now!
  • Two Trains Running by August Wilson | Directed by Lou Bellamy
    The acclaimed director who brought Fences to ATC (and one of my professors!) returns to helm this American classic.
  • American Mariachi by José Cruz González | Directed by Christopher Acebo
    Live large, dream larger as three young women from the same family buck tradition to form an all-female mariachi band. Set in the 1970s, this hilarious and wildly entertaining new play features a vibrant family ready to share lots of live mariachi music sure to light up our stages and connect to the whole of our community!
  • Things I Know to Be True – An American premiere by Andrew Bovell | Directed by Mark Clements | Produced by Arizona Theatre Company and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
    We are thrilled to introduce this new play to the American theatre. This deeply moving, highly theatrical and innovative portrayal of an American family is stunningly written and sure to bind all those who see it together.

We invite you to join our beloved family of subscribers today!


David Ivers
Artistic Director

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*Plays and dates are subject to change.