Beowulf Alley Theatre opens "Page on the Stage"
We're Ready to Share Three New Plays from Three Local Playwrights...
Join us in the comfort of our air-conditioned theatre for some summer fun!
And as a special bonus for TTA List Members, please enjoy a refreshing beverage on us! Just go to this webpage and print your coupon: http://beowulfalley.org/html/tta_coupon.html.
Three teams of actors, directors and playwrights, along with a talented technical team, have been in workshops over the last six weeks preparing three new plays for your enjoyment. Now they are ready to be presented on the Beowulf Alley Theatre stage.
Writing a play is a solitary process. There is a story to tell. Each character must be developed. What is the setting? How is it all connected? All of this comes from the playwright's mind as words are applied to the paper. The story is read and re-read, facts are checked, new ideas pop up and pages are re-written until the playwright is confident that the work has merit and meaning on the PAGE.
For each of our three playwrights, we have brought a team of actors and a director together to see the plays through different eyes, new thoughts, and new interpretations arise as they breathe life into the playwright's work. For several days a week, actors have been on STAGE, working with the director and playwright, page-by-page, scene-by-scene, to develop more clarity and understanding of the themes. The playwrights have returned to rehearsals with a new set of pages, new or modified words on the page to refine thoughts and more clearly convey their stories. And now, it is time to put the PAGE ON THE STAGE!
Please join us over the next three weeks to experience full, black-box productions of three diverse plays by three local playwrights, John Vornholt, Gavin Kayner and Jonathan Northover. We'll ask you for your feedback. We'll discuss your thoughts, ideas, interpretations and perceptions and you'll have the opportunity to play a role in the making of a play that someday could be seen on stages locally, regionally, on Broadway or London's West End - or maybe - on Beowulf Alley's stage in the near future.
The First Third by John Vornholt, directed by Dave Sewell.
Cast - Jeff Scotland, Ryan Amstutz, Sukhdan Baron, Joshua Silvain, Royce Sparks, and Michael Guyll.
Performances are at 7:30p on June 30, July 4, 9, 15 & 17 and 1:30p on July 3 & 11.
The Language of Flowers by Gavin Kayner, directed by Steve Anderson.
Cast - Brian Taraz, Kristina Sloan and Robin Van Auken.
Performances are at 7:30p on July 1, 3, 7, 11 & 16 and 1:30p on July 10 & 18.
A Work of Art by Jonathan Northover, directed by Lydia Borowicz.
Cast – Stephen Frankenfield, Sean Dupont, Chelsea Bowdren, Cynthia Jeffery and Steve McKee.
Performances are at 7:30p on July 2, 8, 10, 14,& 18 and 1:30p on July 4 & 17.
Tickets are $30 for a 3-play package or $12 each for one or two plays. After June 29, tickets will be $15 each at the door or by phone but you can still purchase the $30 package and the individual plays for $12 online. For more information about the plays and performance dates and times, please go to http://beowulfalley.org/html/tta_coupon.html or call us at (520) 882-0555 for more information. There is a student/military rush ticket for $10, cash at the door with ID, 15 minutes before performance.
And if you like what you see, consider making a donation to our Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is fun-draiser to create a seed fund for next summer's Page on the Stage event.
Special notes: We will have matinees on both Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to plan to see our play The First Third on the evening of July 4th and celebrate the fireworks on A Mountain. Then, on July 10th plan to join in the 2nd Saturdays festivities before and after the evening presentation of A Work of Art.
Who says there’s nothing to do in Tucson in the summer?!
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