Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tucson: the da Vinci Players present America Hurrah


From: Robert Encila []
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 11:30 PM


Studio Connections and the da Vinci Players present America Hurrah by Jean-Claude van Itallie, at St. Francis Theatre, 4625 E. River Road. Performances are February 4-20.


America Hurrah premiered Off-Broadway as a trilogy in 1966, ran 640 performances and was widely hailed as the watershed play of the sixties. It was the first major dramatic expression of the anti-Vietnam war movement, catching theatergoers by surprise. The play finds its Tucson revival as an updated double bill (Interview and TV), directed by Robert Encila, who recently collaborated with the playwright on the play’s current version.


Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM, and Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $15 general and $12 students/seniors. For reservations, call 731-1559 or log on to


"… amusing, startling and invigorating, a stage along the road to a real theatre of commitment in America." - Eric Bentley


"I think you’ll be neglecting a whisper in the wind if you don’t look in on America Hurrah. 

There is something afoot here...” - The New York Times


“Brilliant!” - Harold Pinter


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