Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Tucson: UA Theatre Arts Workshop Series presents: THE PILLOWMAN

From: Dallas Thomas [mailto:dallast@email.arizona.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:48 AM
Subject: UA Theatre Arts Workshop Series presents: THE PILLOWMAN

The School of Theatre Arts Workshop Production Series presents “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh.

When a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders, it begs the question, does life imitate art or vice versa? The result is a critical pursuit of the answer, which examines the very nature and purpose of art. Contains mature themes, adult language and violence.

The Workshop Production Series compliments the Arizona Repertory Theatre’s professional training programs in classical and musical theatre. Comprised of staged readings as well as fully mounted productions, the Series often provides student directors, performers, designers and technicians with their first chance to share their passion and talent with an audience. Open to all theatre majors in the school, the Workshop Productions are designed to allow these young artists an opportunity to participate in staging new works, finding new voices for traditional theatre pieces, and experimenting with new theatrical styles.

Audience Enrichment: Learn more about “The Pillowman” through exciting discussions, which are free and open to the public.

Post-show discussion: March 7, immediately after the show in the Directing Studio, Room 116.

Pre-show discussion: March 8 at 1:15 p.m.; Drama, room 125. Guest speakers will lead an exciting dialogue where you can get behind-the-scenes information about the production.

Learn more online through a new blog spot at http://web.cfa.arizona.edu/theatrestudies/. It features photos, articles, and other information designed to enhance your experience with the show.
Dates & Times:
March 6-8 at 8 p.m. and March 8 & 9 at 2 p.m.

Place: Directing Studio, UA Drama Building, Room 116, located near the southeast corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: All seats are $4.

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162.

Parking: Theatregoers may park in the Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Ave. just north of Speedway Blvd. For weekday evening performances, you can pre-pay for parking. Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, take your parking ticket immediately to the garage cashier after parking. Cashier is located on the east side of the main level. Parking fee will be $3 (cash only). After the performance, insert the parking ticket at the gate to exit. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.

The Pillowman Preshow Discussion Saturday, March 8th

Why do you go to the theatre? Is it to be entertained, to learn, or to be provoked? Join dramaturg Erin Berman for an engaging discussion prior to the ART’s workshop performance of The Pillowman, directed by Jordan Parsons, on Saturday March 8th at 1:15 in Drama, room 125.

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