Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tucson: THE DECAMERON, music and more at The Rogue Theatre



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Subject: THE DECAMERON, music and more at The Rogue Theatre




The Rogue Theatre

300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - 


This is a very exciting month at The Rogue Theatre.  In addition to the enchanting tales of The Decameron, we will enjoy early music, learn about Boccaccio and discuss the purpose of art. What could be better?




ART MATTERS 2011: Why Art?

A Panel Discussion on the  Value of the Performing Arts

co-sponsored by The Arizona Daily Star

"Why Art?" Why do we make it?
The catalyst for this discussion is a recent NEA study that found that ticket sales are going down for the performing arts.


Saturday, April 16th, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.



The panel for this discussion will include:

  • Jory Hancock, Dean of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona
  • Dianna Repp, Anthropologist at Pima Community College, specializing in art, spirituality and end of life issues;
  • Joey Rodgers, co-founder of Dancing in the Streets, a dance school dedicated to low-income students;
  • Joseph McGrath, founder of The Rogue Theatre, an actor, director, and scenic designer;
  • Stephen Wrentmore, Associate Artistic Director, Arizona Theatre Company.
  • George Hanson, Music Director and Conductor at Tucson Symphony Orchestra.
  • Lauren Rabb, curator at the UA Museum of Art 
  • Gilbert Ayala, recording artist and classical guitarist. Gilbert will also

open the discussion with a piece of music.

Join us for a lively discussion about why we create art with some of Tucson's art luminaries!




The Violin Recital by Tim Blevins,
originally schedule for 
Sunday, April 17th, 7:00 p.m.

has been cancelled due to illness.


(but scroll down to read about another musical program
coming at the end of the month!)






Directed by Joseph McGrath  

April 28-May 15, 2011

Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 P.M.

Sunday 2:00, P.M.

It is the summer of 1348 and the Black Death rages in Florence. A group of ten citizens have fled to a villa outside the city walls where they fill their days by creating stories of love, lust, adventure and fate. Spend an evening with an unlikely gathering of refugees as they spin their tales, share their imaginations and discover worlds unknown. Playwright Patrick Baliani will craft this translation of the classic that inspired a world of writings, including Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

  • The Decameron previews on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets for the preview performance are $19.
  • Opening Night is on Friday, April 29, 2011.
  • Regular performances of The Decameron continue on Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, May 15, 2011.
  • Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.
  • A musical pre-show will begin fifteen minutes prior to every performance.
  • Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at or by calling 520-551-2053.
  • Thursdays, March 3 and March 10 are "$25 or pay-what-you-will" performances.
  • Reservations are encouraged for all performances.
  • Half-price student rush for remaining tickets begins 15 minutes before curtain with valid student ID.
  • Free parking is available in our lot off Herbert Avenue (the alley just east of the theatre).

Click here for more information about The Decameron.


Click  here to purchase tickets.




"The Decameron"

A talk by Patrick Baliani


Wednesday, April 20th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.



Learn about the medieval world of The Decameron from translator, adaptor and playwright Patrick Baliani, including insights into the adaptation of a literary masterpiece.  This presentation will delight and inform you in preparation for the Rogue's production of The Decameron, opening April 29th.

For more information about
The Decameron
click here.




Music from Boccaccio's Florence

Saturday, April 23, 2010, 2:00 p.m

Join us for a musical celebration of the music of The Decameron;

a program of 14th century Florentine vocal and instrumental music.

Harlan Hokin directs Paul Amiel, Carolyn Hokin and Robert Villa in a program of pieces that Signor Boccaccio would have known during his life.




Enjoy a spectacular meal before the performance at

533 N. 4th Avenue
Two blocks from The Rogue Theatre

In celebration of Opening Night, Friday, April 29, 2011, Delectables will feature a special "Rogue menu."
Rogue Season Ticket Holders receive 20% off their entree throughout the run of the show! 

To make a reservation, call (520) 884-9289
For more information, visit or
Delectables' Facebook page, "Delectables on Fourth"





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