Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts - Theatre Arts presents Roosters Nov. 9-20


From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 3:50 PM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - Theatre Arts presents Roosters Nov. 9-20


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam, Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-3062 <>
Dr. Frank Pickard, director

October 5, 2011

Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the contemporary American Southwest drama ROOSTERS

what: PCC theatre arts presents ROOSTERS
where: PCC Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
when: November 9-20, 2011, Wed. preview, Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. 
general admission: Tickets $15 with discounts available. Box office hours: Tue.-Fri., noon-5p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.
information: 520-206-6986, <> ,

Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the passionate and culturally relevant drama Roosters by Milcha Sanchez Scott and directed by Dr. Frank Pickard. Performances in the intimate Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre run Nov. 9-20. Scott interlaces tempestuous scenes with moments of dream-like imagery as she weaves a tale of family conflicts and needs. Within the metaphor of the rooster dominated hen house, the dynamics of a poor migrant family plays out.
Beautifully wrought and complex characters include the father, recently released from jail for murdering a man over a cockfight; his resentful son bitter over his father’s abandonment; an ethereal daughter hiding from reality in a shroud of spirituality; the long-suffering wife and mother striving for family peace and normality; and a lusty profane aunt. Symbolism and themes of mysticism infuse the dialogue. “In this culture where there is room for only one dominant male figure, fights between men often result in death or at best, expulsion from their community. I want the audience to take away a heightened sense of awareness about the intricate dynamics of Hispanic-American relationships and values,” explains Pickard.
The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or <> .
A photo call for the media is scheduled for Tuesday, October 25 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre. Director Frank Pickard is available for interviews: call 520-206-6720 or e-mail

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