Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tucson: UA Theatre Arts Presents One Act Play Festival


From: Paula Newsome []
Sent: Thursday, April 02, 2009 4:07 PM
Subject: UA Theatre Arts Presents One Act Play Festival



UA School of Theatre Arts presents annual One Act Play Festival


Dates & Times: April 28 – May 2 at 8 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m.


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


General Admission: All seats are $5 per block of plays.


Performance Information: Each block consists of different one-act plays:


Block One: April 28 & May 1 at 8 p.m.


The Unwanted by Walter Wykes:  A sensual dessert layered upon the reality of guilt and consequence.


The Problem by A.R. Gurney:  A play about the ability to truly and openly share yourself with your partner, with no fear of being misunderstood or rejected.


The Chocolate Affair by Stephanie Alison Walker:  A woman faces self-esteem issues.


The Other Five Percent by Bryan Goluboff:  It is Halloween night and a young girl is alone on the streets of New York.  She meets two men, one who plans to hurt her, the other keep her safe, but appearances are deceiving.



Block Two: April 29 at 8 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m.


Seascape with Sharks & Dancer by Don Nigro:  A complicated mix of love, hate deceit and hope—an aspiring writer is unsure where he is going in life until a woman enters his life unconventionally and changes his world view.


I'm Not Stupid by David E. Rodriguez:  The story of a mother and her son should be one of love and happiness, but when you put them into an environment that is dirty, decrepit and falling apart, they become like the world around them.


Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter:  A play best described in the words of the 2005 Nobel Committee's announcement of Pinter's prize in literature:  "His plays uncover the precipice under everyday prattle and force entry into oppression's closed rooms".


The Worker by Walter Wykes:  Two characters are faced with difficult choices that could alter life as they know it.


Block Three: April 30 & May 2 at 8 p.m.


Thirst by Eugene O'Neill:  Three strangers are lost at sea.


Blackbird by David Harrower:  Two lovers reunite after fifteen years.


Shady Meadows by Lisa Dillman:  A young couple moves into a starter home built over swamp land only to find major problems that interrupt their American Dream.


Black Light by Alvaro Menen Desleal:  Two men have just been killed for going against their society's political views and are trying to find their place in the living world.


And Jonathan Loves David by John Nauman:  A musical tale about love and redemption between two gay men, set in New York City.



Seating is limited and there is no late seating for any of the shows.  Some shows contain adult language and themes.


Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162, Open: M-F, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and one hour prior to evening and weekend show times.


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.


Media Contact: Paula Newsome, (520) 626-2686,



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