Monday, April 23, 2007

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre special benefit performance of John Steinbeck's American classic play, Of Mice and Men


From: Beth Dell []
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 1:23 PM
Subject: Press Release about the special BBQ



  Beowulf Alley Theatre

11 South 6th Avenue · Tucson, AZ   85701

622-4460 · FAX: 622-4460



 April 23, 2007                                                           Contact:        Beth Dell


                                                                                                            (520) 622-4460



(Tucson, AZ)— Beowulf Alley Theatre Company will be holding a special benefit performance of John Steinbeck’s American classic play, Of Mice and Men, on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at 1:30p at the theatre, located at 11 South 6th Avenue, between Broadway and Congress. This event will include a special barbeque dinner, with the cast, immediately following the performance and includes door prizes and entertainment by local residents and international artists, Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen. The proceeds of this event benefit the theatre. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible. Tickets may be purchased on-line at or by phone at (520) 882-0555. Ticket prices are $65.00 for the entire afternoon of entertainment.

Steinbeck received the 1938 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Of Mice and Men and, in 1962, the Nobel Prize for Literature.

In Depression-era California, unable to maintain stable work because of Lennie’s low mental capacity, George and Lennie find work on a ranch, dreaming of one day owning a ranch of their own. Their hopes, like "the best laid schemes o' mice an' men," begin to go awry.  Soon after settling in and making friends, their world is ripped apart by tragedy.  John Steinbeck's classic tale of two friends explores the underside of the American Dream.

Glen Coffman directs Of Mice and Men. Stephen Elton is featured in the role of Lennie and Terry Erbe in the role of George. Additional members of the cast include David Alexander Johnston, Amy Erbe, Greg Sweet, Tim McKiernan, Brian Wees, Jonathan Hicks, Nate Weisband and Darwin. 


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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