Monday, March 15, 2010

Tucson: Live Theatre Workshop Presents it's 2010-2011 Mainstage Season


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Hi all! Well,here it is! Our upcoming season of art delight!


  Live Theatre Workshop proudly presents
 its 2010-20111 Season


June 18 - 20, 2010
"Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney
A stage reading of one of the most touching and humorous stories of two people who share their lives though a series of letters. This moving piece requires no set as Gurney masterfully portrays the story of Andrew Makepeace Ladd, III and Melissa Gardner, the separate lives they live, the friendship they share, and the ultimate realization of their deep love for one another.


June 24 - July 25, 2010
"Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill
"Intelligent, inventive and funny." --N.Y. Times
"I really don't know when I've had more fun. ... It blends farce,
pathos into a work of total theatre." --N.Y. Daily News
The time-shifting comedy created a sensation Off-Broadway
directed by Tommy Tune. Here we are in 1880, in darkest but British Africa as portrayed in old movies, plays and novels.


July 29 - August 29, 2010
"A Thousand Clowns"  by Herb Gardner
This acclaimed comedy by Herb Gardner has had three successful Broadway runs and features one of the funniest nonconformists of the stage. A bachelor uncle is raising his sister's precocious son, but when he finds himself unemployed, social services shows up to make sure the boy is receiving a proper upbringing.


September 2 - October 10, 2010
"The Gin Game" by DL Coburn
This winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize, which originally starred Jesica Tandy and Hume Cronin, uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives.


 October 14 - November 14, 2010
"Don't Dress For Dinner"  by Marc Camoletti 
A frenetic case of mistaken identity with more twists than a corkscrew! Bernard is planning a weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in a French farmhouse. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, is packing his wife Jacqueline off to her mother's, and has even invited his best friend to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Suppose Robert turns up not knowing why he has been invited? Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers? What happens if the cook is mistaken for the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook? An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. "Hurtling along at the speed of light, [this] breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention."  - Guardian.
Starring Keith Wick, Jodi Ajanovic, Rhonda Hallquist, and Debbie Runge
November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011 
"The Santa Land Dairies and Season's Greetings" by David Sedaris,
Adapted by Joe Mantello
A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy's. "Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing." —NY Times. "A sardonic, merrily subversive tale—just the antidote to bright-eyed joy before too many shopping days have passed. Worth more than a photo album full of Santas!" —NY Newsday. "A satirical brazenness that holds up next to Twain and Nathanael West." —The New Yorker. "THE SANTALAND DIARIES is quite possibly the thirty-one funniest pages of text published in the past quarter century…David Sedaris slays me." —Seattle Weekly. "A caustic mix of J.D. Salinger and John Waters." —Publishers Weekly. "A subversively cynical, misanthropic wit!" —Time Out.
Starring Christopher Johnson and Kristi Loera
 January 6 - February 13, 2011
"The Sisters Rosensweig" by Wendy Wasserstein
Winner of the 1993 Outer Critics Circle award for Best Broadway Play. A captivating portrait of three disparate sisters reuniting after a lengthy separation and coming to terms with their differences, respect and love for one another. "The laughter is all but continuous." —The New Yorker. "Funny. Observant. A play with wit as well as acumen…In dealing with social and cultural
paradoxes, Ms. Wasserstein is, as always, the most astute of commentators." —NY Times. "This is a simply lovely, funny play, and such family values benefit from small revelations." —NY Post.
Starring Carlisle Ellis and Holli Henderson
 February 17 - March 20, 2011
"Balm In Gilead" by Lanford Wilson 
This vivid and powerful play, first produced by La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, illuminates the bleak and terrifying world of young exiles and outcasts in New York City in the late 1960s. The setting is an all-night coffee shop on New York's upper Broadway, where the riff-raff, the bums, the petty thieves, the lost, and the desperate of the big city come together. The movement of the play is kaleidoscopic in effect, a surging mosaic of overlapping and interrelating speeches and
action as separate goals and characters are blended together around a common center --
creating one of the most exciting and highly theatrical plays of the 20th century.
Directed by Sabian Trout


March 24 - May 1, 2011
"Trying" by Joanna McClelland Glass 
Trying is a two-character play based on the author's experience during 1967-1968 when she worked for Francis Biddle at his home in Washington, D.C. Judge Biddle had been Attorney General of the United States under Franklin Roosevelt. After the war, President Truman named him Chief Judge of the American Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. The play is about a young
Canadian girl and an old, Philadelphia aristocrat, "trying" to understand each other in what Biddle knows is the final year of his life. "Comic and touching." - The New York Times
"Trying is a portrait of generational reconciliation. It is enormously bracing theatre." - New York Daily News "Trying is a beautifully written, delicate and engaging two-hander." - Toronto Globe and Mail, "Unquestionably a Pulitzer Prize contender." - Chicago Sun-Times, "The number one rated show in New York." - Zagat Theater Survey, "Exquisitely literate, moving and
compelling." - Variety
Starring John Mills and Holli Henderson 


 May 5 - June 12, 2011
"Taking Steps" by Alan Ayckbourn 
A farcical masterpiece -- with a wife in a quandary, a fiancee in a cupboard, a devious builder, a nervous solicitor, a ponderous personnel officer and a drunken bucket manufacturer -- all
embroiled in a hilarious tale of love, confusion and freedom. "Alan Ayckbourn's experiment in space and time is one of his funniest farces, with realistic characters of the kind one greets with
delighted recognition... The composite set comprises attic, master bedroom and sitting room, connected by invisible doors and staircases which have been mimed by the cast. This affords many opportunities for comic business. Much of the action is simultaneous, but the characters cannot see beyond their own four walls, so the audience become omniscient godlike figures watching the poor humans fluttering helplessly like insects in webs of their own making."
Starring Keith Wick and Jodi Ajanovic


Shows run Friday and Saturday evenings at
7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m.
Two preview performances Thursdays and Fridays of first week of run
Call 327-4242 for Reservations.
$18 General Admission $16 Students, Seniors and Military


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