Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tucson: TTA Special: Winding Road offers 2 tickets for $20 to closing weekend performances of A HUMAN EQUATION.


From: Christopher Johnson []
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:16 PM
Subject: Winding Road offers 2 tickets for $20 to closing weekend performances of A HUMAN EQUATION.


Winding Road Theater Ensemble’s final weekend of performances of the World Premiere production of Peter Bonilla’s A HUMAN EQUATION is just a few days away. Don’t miss your chance to catch this beautiful play in it’s first full staging, right here in Tucson. Winding Road will be offering 2 tickets for $20 as a closing weekend special, simply mention this listing at the box office.


“I cannot commend the entire cast enough....The subject matter was riveting and had me on the edge of my seat throughout. Thank you for bringing this play to Tucson. I am an  avid theater goer, attending most every venue in Tucson...and I can say I've never witnessed anything quite like this. I thank you sincerely for your stellar performances in this emotionally impacting, thought-provoking play. Bravo!”

-Carmella C., Audience Member  


“The ensemble cast members do an excellent job of conveying different characters; the changes in costume are minimal, but the distinctions between the different people are perfectly clear...Some of these stories are very moving; for example, actor Steve Wood gives a beautiful speech from the perspective of a husband whose wife died in the towers...”

-Laura Owen, Tucson Weekly


“Staging an unproven play by an unknown playwright takes guts. Winding Road Theater Ensemble has got lots of premiered Peter Bonilla's first play, A HUMAN EQUATION...and the gamble paid off...The Winding Road production, directed by Glen Coffman, was straightforward and unwound like a documentary. There are plenty of opportunities for confusion because of the multiple roles each actor had - but Coffman kept clarity in mind and that confusion never arose...Bonilla will be a playwright to be reckoned with. Winding Road showed courage and foresight in staging this play.

-Kathleen Allen, Arizona Daily Star



By Peter Bonilla


Directed by Glen Coffman

Featuring Amy Erbe, Janet Henderson, Roger Owen, Eva Tessler, Brian Wees, Steve Wood and Jeff Scotland as Kenneth Feinberg

Final performances: September 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM, September 25 at 2:00 PM

Tickets can be purchased online at

Call 520-401-3626 for reservations and information

Christ Presbyterian Church -- 6565 East Broadway Blvd.

The play is about Kenneth Feinberg, who managed the process of distributing the Victim's Compensation Fund in the aftermath of 9/11, and his struggle with finding a way to put a value on the loss of life. 


                The play, by Philadelphia playwright Peter Bonilla, was developed at PlayPenn, a nationally-renowned new play development organization, with actor David Strathairn as Feinberg. Winding Road will bring the playwright to Tucson for the first weekend of performances.


                Director Glen Coffman is a founding member of Winding Road, and has directed many readings, workshops, and productions of new plays. His Tucson credits include LEMON SKY, PICNIC, THE LION IN WINTER and FIFTH OF JULY.


                A HUMAN EQUATION will play in repertory with staged readings of UNITED, ensemble member Toni Press-Coffman's new play in development about the 40 people who lost their lives on United Flight 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on 9/11.

                Staged readings, directed by Christopher Johnson, will conclude this week at Christ Presbyterian Church (6565 East Broadway Blvd.), Thursday, September 22 at 7:30 PM, and will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director, and other participating artists. See the website ( or call 520-401-3626 for more information.


Christopher Johnson

Artistic Director of Etcetera

The Late-Night arm of Live Theatre Workshop

5317 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85712


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