Contact: Christopher Johnson
Artistic Director of Etcetera,
the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop
(520) 425-4163 | RumspringaAndCoke@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop, proudly presents
THE WIZARDS HAVE LANDED
A new play by Ryan Butler
Directed by Christopher Johnson
Featuring Ryan Butler
ONE WEEKEND ONLY!
June 24th and 25th, 2011
Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 PM
All tickets are $10 at the Box Office
To make a reservation call (520) 327-4242
Approx. running time: 60 minutes with no intermission
For more information go to www.EtceteraLateNight.com
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP - 5317 E. Speedway | Tucson, AZ 85712
Located on the North side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft
THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT. NO ONE UNDER 16 ADMITTED.
An autobiographical memory play inspired by the dark stand-up comedy of the late Bill Hicks, THE WIZARDS HAVE LANDED chronicles Bill’s influence on a young man who struggles for individuality while attending a tyrannical Nazarene School, copes with the death of his best friend, and searches for spirituality after his loss of faith. Part homage to one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century and part autobiographical performance piece, this tragicomedic one-man show celebrates the heroes who enrich the inner lives which exist within us all.
RYAN BUTLER - Playwright / Actor - has appeared in productions of THE FOREIGNER (Ellard), WORDS, WORDS, WORDS (Milton), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Bob Cratchit), WEST SIDE STORY (Diesel) and most recently with Etcetera as Morse Code (ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS) and Jack (SAY YOU LOVE SATAN). Ryan’s directing credits include AN AMERICAN MILLIONAIRE and AN EVENING AT FLEET STREET: HIGHLIGHTS FROM SWEENEY TODD. Ryan graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2009 with a M.A. in English Literature and from the University of Arizona in 2005 with a B.A. in Classics and Theatre.
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON - Director - is proudly in his fourth season as the Artistic Director of Etcetera, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop, where he has directed MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE, SAY YOU LOVE SATAN, ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS (2010 MAC Award nomination - Best Director, comedy), KILLER JOE (2010 MAC Award nomination - Best Director, comedy), Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (2010 MAC Award nomination - Best Director, musical), DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, I WROTE THIS PLAY TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME, THE PENIS MONOLOGUES, SAVAGE IN LIMBO, BUG, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and TITUS ANDRONICUS. Since 2004, Christopher has acted in 27 Etcetera productions. He has performed elsewhere with Winding Road Theater Ensemble -- with whom he serves as an Artistic Associate, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Brachiate Theatre Project, 1984 Theatre, Old Pueblo Playwrights and Tucson’s Shakespeare Under The Stars.