Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Upcoming Events March-April 2011


From: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:00 AM
Subject: Beowulf Alley Upcoming Events March-April 2011



Who Said There's Nothing To Do Downtown?
Check out Beowulf Alley's
To Do List through April!

Check below for plays for adults and children, workshops for young adults, special events and audition information.


Bring Your Co-Workers, the Girls Who Lunch, your Moms, Dads and Grandparents for some lunchtime
arts and culture!


at Beowulf Alley Theatre


Beware the Ides of March


a play by Catfish Baruni

directed by Susan Arnold

Fridays, 12:15PM

March 18, and 25, 2011

Why sit in the break room, a noisy restaurant or stay at home alone? Start your weekend early with a little entertainment. For more information and to order tickets online, click HERE.

BYOLunch or order one from us created by our partner, Empire Pizza & Pub.

When purchased at least the day before: Play only, $6, with Lunch $13

When purchased at the door: Play only, $8

Groups of 10 or more receive $1 OFF online Play price.

Order online at or

by phone at (520) 882-0555

First hour at the Pennington Street (at Scott Ave) Garage is free.



Hey Kids! If you see a Leprechaun, it must be St. Patrick's Day! Final weekend for



presented by

Active Imagination Theatre at Beowulf Alley Theatre

It's family-friendly, educational, interactive theatre for pre-school and elementary age children!

12:00 noon on March 19 & 20, 2011.

When a local farmer steals the leprechaun's bucket of gold, the leprechaun trades three wishes to get it back.

Ticket Prices are:

Online advance purchase at

$5 children & $8 adults

At the door or by phone:

$5 children & $10 adults

3 and under in parents' laps always free.

Call the box office at (520) 882-0555 or e-mail for further information and to ask about our lively birthday parties or to schedule a visit to your child's day care, pre-school or elementary school. Prices are very reasonable for this exciting, educational event!

Click HERE to purchase tickets.



Tucson Fringe Festival


We are proud to participate in the inaugural Tucson Theater Fringe Festival, which will run from Wednesday evening, March 23 through Sunday evening March 27. There are a total of three venues presenting performances pieces. For information or to purchase tickets, please go to the Festival's website, Beowulf Alley is not a ticketing site for this event.

What is a Fringe Festival? The United States Association of Fringe Festivals says that generally, Fringes are:

  • Focused on the performing arts: Theater, dance, puppetry, spoken word and the like make up the Fringe core, but festivals often may include film and visual arts elements. Fringes don't have a focus on a single discipline or genre, but are a performing-arts smörgåsbord
  • Uncensored: No one gets too fussy about swears or nudity but squeaky-clean content isn't marginal or discouraged, either
  • Easy to participate in: Ticket prices are low for audiences and production fees are low for artists. Show selection varies from festival to festival but is generally quite open to participation by the gamut of amateurs to professionals
  • Festivals: They last from just a few days to a few weeks and involve boatloads of people at multiple venues
  • Original: Fringes feature a huge array of original material-sometimes by design, but usually because that's what Fringes naturally do well
  • Rapid-fire: Typically, tech is minimal and time is a factor at our festivals. Shows are often kept brief (Fringes most frequently have shows right around 60 minutes in length) and technical requirements kept simple (minor sets, streamlined cues, nothing elaborate)

It all started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, as an alternative festival that played concurrently with the Edinburgh International Festival. In 1948, Robert Kemp, a local journalist, gave it the name Fringe: "Round the fringe of official Festival drama, there seems to be more private enterprise than before..." -- Wikipedia

Generally, however, all the festivals are committed to an open forum of expression that minimizes the financial risks for both artists and audiences. Fringes strive to keep application fees and ticket prices low so that more people can participate in the festivals.


The Hamlet Project
Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot)

The Hamlet Project will host a FAQ Meet on Saturday morning March 26th at 10:30am at the theatre. Interested parties may also contact Michael directly at Please use the subject line: The Hamlet Project

We are looking for Tucson's best young actors to audition for the roles of Hamlet and Ophelia. Winners will receive a cash prize and lead roles of the play in both a live performance and a digital media presence, as well as free participation in The Hamlet Project workshops.

The Hamlet Project Workshop will take actors through an intensive course of Shakespeare's work, language, history and performance. It is an acting workshop with the specific text of Shakespeare's play that will culminate in mid-summer performances and digital media internet events. Actors will learn stage technique as well as film acting. Each actor will perform live in front of an audience, whether in Hamlet, or in two supporting productions of Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot) and Clown Romeo and Juliet.

Actors may audition for the Project through video post or individual audition at the theatre on Sunday, March 27th at 7:00PM and Saturday April 2nd from 10am to 2pm. The workshop space is limited.

WHEN: The Hamlet Project Workshops will begin in May with performances in June.

WHERE: Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S 6th Avenue in Downtown Tucson.

COST: Workshop cost is $99. Some scholarships are available. No actor should be deterred by the workshop cost. We will make every reasonable attempt to include serious students.

WHO: Actors between the ages of 17 and 22.

Michael Fenlason will conduct the workshops. Michael is a director, actor, playwright, acting teacher, content creator, filmmaker and composer who has studied and taught acting in London, Phoenix and San Francisco. He has directed at Raw Space in New York City and The Vanbrugh Theatre in London.


Coming in April...

Old Time Radio Theatre presents two evenings of its nostalgic radio episodes on April 5 and 19. The company of performers, in their vintage costumes, with their Foley sound equipment, re-enact the studio performances of yesteryear to entertain and delight you.

For more information, consult our website or call (520) 882-0555.

April 5 - The Bickersons: Easter,
Vic and Sade: Sade Thinks Baseball is Just a Game and
The Lone Ranger: A Doctor’s Story

April 19 - The Western - Episode 1: Lawless Brewster and
Arizona Rangers, Men of Danger - Episode 1: Mossman








FRONTING THE ORDER, a new play by Warren G. Bodow, will take the stage at the Beowulf Alley Theatre on April 8, 2011 for eleven performances.



Directed by Sheldon Metz, who won recent acclaim for his work on THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at Beowulf Alley, FRONTING THE ORDER runs five characters through a mill of deception, sexual innuendo, and class warfare. Set in a diner in a small upstate New York town one summer evening in 1959, four encyclopedia salesmen prepare to canvass neighborhoods in Olean, New York, knocking on doors with a patently misleading pitch. The play explores the relationships among the men, with the pretty but aging waitress, and with the changing world around them. With wit and humor, the play reminds us that the ‘50s were far more turbulent than we remember or have been told. Five local actors including Bill Epstein and Denise Blum are featured.



Playwright Warren G. Bodow has been a Tucson winter resident for the past five years. A member of Tucson’s Old Pueblo Playwrights, two of his earlier plays received staged readings in Tucson before going on to showcase productions in New York City. In between his college years at Syracuse University, he sold encyclopedias on the road and remembers those days as exciting and eye-opening.



Tickets for FRONTING THE ORDER are available on the Beowulf Alley Theatre website, , or by phone, 520-882-0555. Beowulf Alley Theatre is downtown, at 11 S. 6th Avenue, near Congress.



Performance days, dates, times and prices are:




Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. - $15 – Preview

Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. - $19 – Opening

Thursday - Saturday, April 14-16, 7:30 p.m. - $19

Wednesday-Saturday, April 20-23, 7:30 p.m. - $19



Sundays, April 10 & 17, 2:30 p.m. - $19





Upcoming Auditions:


Head! The Musical - Saturday and Sunday, March 19 and 20, 2-5 p.m.
For information, go to

The Hamlet Project (Ages 17-22) - FAQ Meeting on Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m. to noon
Auditions - Sunday, March 27, 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Michael Fenlason,

Beowulf Alley 2011-2012 Season Auditions - Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Details to follow on approximately March 23. Please check our
website for instructions.



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