Monday, February 05, 2007

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company presents Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer


Beowulf Alley Theatre Company

11 South 6th Avenue · Tucson, AZ   85701

622-4460 · FAX: 622-4460


February 5, 2007                                                       Contact:         Beth Dell


                                                                                                            (520) 622-4460



(Tucson, AZ)— Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is pleased to present Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer from March 8-April 1, 2007. Our theatre is located at 11 South 6th Avenue, between Broadway and Congress.

Performance dates, times and ticket prices are:

March 8 & 9                                                  7:30p, $10.00 All tickets

March 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31                     7:30p, $18.00 with discounts (by phone) OR

                                                                                    $16.00 on-line at

March 11, 18, 25, April 1                                1:30p, $18.00 with discounts (by phone) OR

                                                                                    $16.00 on-line at

March 15, 22, 29                                             7:30p, $14.00 All tickets

An unscrupulous sculptor has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique dealer next door. Brindsley hopes to impress his fiancee's pompous father and a wealthy art buyer. The campy neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Seated guests, unexpected visitors, lurking phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

"Pure hilarity." International Herald Tribune.

"Laughter mounts steadily." N.Y. Times.

Black Comedy is directed by Dr. Nancy Arnfield, a retired college theatre educator and administrator and resident of Michigan, who has directed more than 40 productions including Fashion, To Kill a Mockingbird, Auntie Mame, Inherit the Wind, Teahouse of the August Moon, Lysistrata, King John, A Winter’s Tale. Dr. Arnfield is also a performer. Additionally, she has served as a Guest Artist in various production capacities at  LaJolla Playhouse (California), Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.), Lyric Stage (Boston, Mass.), American Repertory Theatre (Harvard Univ.), Stage One (Louisville, Kentucky) and UCLA (California).

The performers in Black Comedy Barbara Flanary Armstrong, Thomas Bushee, Stephen Cruz, William Epstein, Hilary Pursehouse, Nicole Stein, Abe Taltry, and Brian Taraz.



Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. BATC’s artistic mission is to redefine the Tucson professional theatrical landscape by melding the best of traditional theatre with the newest works with a contemporary, urban and gritty attitude. BATC aims to break typical stereotypes about theatre by finding material that is not only new to Tucson, but by producing in a daring and distinctive style that will appeal to a whole new generation of theatergoers.


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