Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tucson: Last Weekend to See A Piece of My Heart - special ticket offer for TTA List


From: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company []
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:04 PM
Subject: Hot Summer, Cool Prices and Activities!


Last Weekend to See A Piece of My Heart and Late Night's LaLlorona/Medea

Final Four Performances of
A Piece of My Heart

by Shirley Lauro

2-for 1 Tickets available – mention this email at the box office or
enter coupon code TTAHeart during on-line ticketing

"I never even thought about this side of the Vietnam War...what brave women!" - Audience Member

directed by Whitney Morton

June 10th- 12th at 7:30 and
June 13th at 1:30

The true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them...

Special Ticket Pricing for 2009-2010 Season Subscribers and Flex Pass Holders

We Honor the Sacrifice Made by All Military Families with Special Ticket Prices

Click here for more information

Special Thanks to our Play Sponsor,
Ruth Baron


Summer Kids@the Alley-No Experience Needed!


Theatre Arts Enhancement Camp
June 21th-July 2nd

Get the kids out of the house and away from the video games and TV this summer! Give them a 3-D experience without the silly glasses. Be a part of the action, not just an observer.

Our summer program for students ages 9-17 offers a lively, interactive, performance-based experience that will provide an expressive outlet through theatre.

Each two-week session is priced at an affordable $290.

There are two additional sessions from which to choose following this one: July 12th-July 23rd and July 26th to August 6th - Attend One...Or Come Back For More!

Students taking more than one session will build on what they've learned. Each session will feature at least one or more special guests who specialize in acting, directing, playwriting, design or technical skills. There's plenty to learn, more friends to meet, and plenty of fun! Click here for a description and dates of this exciting opportunity to create new experiences.


Performances of
Classic Radio Shows


1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
General seating.

$8 for adults and $5 each for the first two children ages 6-12
Cash at the door, no reservations required

The Old Time Radio Theatre company of performers have some terrific scripts to present to you. Directed by Sheldon Metz, the Old Time Radio Theatre Company includes Jacob Brown, Jon Benda, Warren Bodow, Janet Bruce, Joel Charles, Geri Courtney-Austein, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, Audrey Ann Gambach, Barbara Glover, Bill La Point, Steve McKee, Mark McLemore, Joan O'Dwyer, Jessica Risco, Jeff Scotland, Ina Shivack, Jared Stokes, Pat Timm, John Vornholt, and Brian Wees plus occasional guest performers and the technical genius of Mike Saxon and Samuel De Jesus.

A sample of what's in store on June 20th:

My Friend Irma continues to be the most popular request and this evening's episode, The Boss Buys a Racehorse is one of their funniest. Irma's boss, Mr. Clyde is buying a race horse. Irma comments,

"Well, Mr. Clyde wouldn't buy any old animal. He's very particular. Remember what I went through before he hired me?"

Dependable, level-headed Jane Stacy narrated a weekly misadventure of her innocent, bewildered roommate, Irma, a dim-bulb stenographer from Minnesota, both in their mid-twenties, who lived in an apartment rented from their Irish landlady, Mrs. O'Reilly. Irma's boyfriend Al was a deadbeat, barely on the right side of the law, jobless, with many crazy, failed, get-rich-quick schemes. Al planned to marry Irma at some future date so she could support him. Professor Kropotkin, the Russian violinist at the Princess Burlesque theater, lived upstairs and greeted Jane and Irma with remarks like, "My two little bunnies with one being an Easter bunny and the other being Bugs Bunny." The Professor insulted Mrs. O'Reilly, complained about his room and reluctantly became O'Reilly's love interest in an effort to make her forget his back rent. Irma's boss, attorney Mr. Clyde, once fired Irma but had to hire her back because she had such an odd filing system he couldn't find anything. Useless at dictation, Irma mangled whatever Clyde dictated. Asked how long she had been with Clyde, Irma said, "When I first went to work with him he had curly black hair, then it got grey, and now it's snow white. I guess I've been with him about six months."

The second presentation for this evening is Dragnet: The Big No Tooth. Dragnet, most noted as one of early television's first police dramas, created by and starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday, Badge number 714, was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. In it's short run, It was one of radio's top-rated shows. While "Just the facts, ma'am" has come to be known as Dragnet's catchphrase, it was never actually uttered by Joe Friday; the closest he came were, "All we want are the facts, ma'am" and "All we know are the facts, ma'am".

"Just the facts, ma'am" comes from the Stan Freberg's parody in St. George and the Dragonet.


Late Night Theatre for the Night Owls in the Crowd

La Llorona/Medea adapted from Euripides
Jealousy, Rage and a Ghost Story

June 11 & 12
10:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

General seating
$8 Cash at the door, no reservations required

La Llorona/Medea is the classical Greek tragedy of one woman's horrible crime, spurred on by jealousy and rage told through the mirror of the Latino folktale, La Llorona, the weeping woman. Part tragedy, part ghost story, La Llorona/Medea is a scary story to tell in the dark, Hell has a fury like a woman scorned, and it is Medea. This play has adult themes.

The production team includes Danielle Shirar, Nicole Scott, Tristyn Tucci, Michael Fenlason, Evan Engle and Josh Parra.


Page on the Stage:

The Outrageous New Play Festival Series

Summer Theatre Fun Coming June 30th

Monsoon season is coming and we have some terrific fun in the works.

Picture this: Three Tucson playwrights presenting their unpublished plays for public viewing after several weeks of working with actors and directors to give their words on the page a place of the stage.

Beginning on June 30 and running until July 18, plan to spend time engaging with playwrights, directors and actors as they workshop three new stories on our stage. From Wednesday to Sunday evenings each week, with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays, playwrights will work with minimal sets, lighting, sound effects, props, and costumes to create an intimate environment where their words are the focus and the audience is the judge.

You’ll have the opportunity to see one play or all three and could even achieve that in a single weekend. Tickets will go on sale on June 1st with reduced prices for advanced purchases until June 25th . And, just for fun, you can support your favorite plays in our “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is,” fun-draiser to help us develop a seed money for next year’s Play on the Stage program.

Who knows? We might even discover a play this summer to fully mount at the end of our 2010-2011 subscription season. Anything can happen!

Click here for a description of the plays and more information about tickets!


2010-2011 Early Bird Subscription Offer Ends June 30th

Save at least 20% over Single Ticket Price

To read the Arizona Daily Star's coverage of our 2010-2011 season, click here. For the third year, we are offering affordable Early Bird Subscriptions. Buy Two, Get Two Free Full Season Subscriptions is good for our 5-play season PLUS special discounts on other presentations. The price for the First Sunday Subscription is just $60 each and for all other performances, the Full Season subscription is $80 each. The Buy Two, Get One Free Flex Pass Subscription is a pass good for 4 admissions any way you like - 4 admissions to one play, 2 admissions to 2 plays, etc and is just $74 each. With this Early Bird option, you can mix and match 12 admissions. It's a great opportunity to save 20% or more over the single ticket price and enjoy special offers from restaurants, other Beowulf programs and discounts for merchandise. When you do the math, you'll agree that seeing a live theatre performance at Beowulf Alley is less than a trip to the movies! Seniors, students, and starving artists will benefit from these great prices, too! Click Here to learn more.



We're Putting on a New Face This Summer

Construction begins in a few days on our new facade. We'll send you updates! Keep an eye on the website for new activity!

We're just off-Broadway! Beowulf Alley Theatre is located at 11 South 6th Avenue (downtown north of Broadway and south of Congress). For more information, please refer to the website, or call the theatre at (520) 882-0555.



Please visit our business sponsors and thank them for supporting the arts. We thank HiFalutin' Restaurant, The Cup Cafe in the Hotel Congress and Pastiche Modern Eatery for their support. When you visit Pastiche Modern Eatery during June and October .

When you choose Beowulf Alley on their Philanthropy with Phlavor list of organizations, Pastiche donates 5% of your check to us and your meal becomes a tasty way to support the Arts. Dining becomes a community service!

It is our mission to create captivating experiences for our patrons, students, and the Tucson community through the highest artistic and technical quality productions and education programs and to provide a theatre where performing artists, educators and technicians can develop and present their skills and art.



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