Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tucson: The Rogue Theatre presents THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM


From: The Rogue Theatre []
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:01 AM
Subject: Visit THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM at The Rogue Theatre





The Rogue Theatre
300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 - 



by Enda Walsh

Directed by Bryan Rafael Falcón


Laura Lippman, Joseph McGrath and Cynthia Meier in The New Electric Ballroom.
Photo by Tim Fuller.

February 23 - March 11, 2012


A heartbreaking story by one of Ireland's most exciting new playwrights about sisters who spend their waning years reliving their sexual awakening at the dance hall outside their rural Irish fishing village.

  • The New Electric Ballroom previews on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Tickets for the preview performance are $23.
  • Opening Night is on Friday, February 24, 2012.
  • Regular performances of The New Electric Ballroom continue on Saturday, February 25 through Sunday, March 11, 2012.
  • Curtain times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 2:00 P.M.
  • A musical pre-show by members of "Twelve Measures of Interest" will begin fifteen minutes prior to every performance.
  • Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at or by calling 520-551-2053. 
  • Thursdays, March 1 and March 8 are "Half-Price" nights; all tickets for these shows are $15.
  • Reservations are encouraged for all performances.
  • $15 student rush tickets can be purchased 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).

For more information about The New Electric Ballroom, click here.

To purchase tickets, visit our website here


Bryan Rafael Falcón (Director) is a director/designer, recently re-based in Tucson, who also spends time crafting the occasional independent film. He is the former artistic director of two Indiana-based theater companies: The Backporch Theater Company (a Shakespeare traveling troupe) and New World Arts (an experimental black box theater company). His most recent projects include assistant directing As I Lay Dying and The Tempest at The Rogue and directing Tracy Letts' Bug at New World Arts. Every once in awhile he flexes a pen to stroke a quiet phrase or two.   


The cast of The New Electric Ballroom includes:

  • Cynthia Jeffrey (Breda) is an ASU graduate with a degree in Theatre Arts. Cynthia has lived in Hawaii for 15 years where she worked as a DJ for "K-Hawaii's Rock N' Roll" and earned four Tiki Awards for Best Actress in such shows as A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Crimes of the Heart (Meg) and Beyond Therapy (Prudence).  In Tucson, she received Mac Award nominations for her performances as Sheila in Relatively Speaking and Inez in No Exit and won recognition for her role as Amanda in Live Theatre Workshop's The Glass Menagerie

·         Laura Lippman (Ada) has previously performed with The Rogue Theatre as Elena in The Decameron and Anna in Old Times. She was the assistant director for The Rogue's production of A Delicate Balance, and she recently directed Dead Man's Cell Phone for Chicken Lipps Productions and Blackbird at Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, which earned her the 2010 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Director of a Drama. Selected acting credits include Annie in All My Sons, Phoebe in As You Like It, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth, Flo in Dorothy Parker's Big Blonde plus participating in the development of many new plays and devised theater projects.     

  • Joseph McGrath (Patsy) is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and is the Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which he has performed in many of its plays.  Joe was most recently seen in the ensemble of Shipwrecked!, and as Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara, Bernard in New-Found-Land, Deeley in Old Times, Caliban in The Tempest, and Pastor Manders in Ghosts.  In 2009, Joe won the Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Tobias in A Delicate Balance. Joe also authored and directed Immortal Longings for The Rogue and has directed The Balcony, Endymion, The Maids (Arizona Daily Star 2007 Mac Award for Best Play), Red Noses, Our Town, The Decameron, The Real Inspector Hound (Arizona Daily Star 2011 Mac Award for Best Comedy and Best Director) and As I Lay Dying.  
  • Cynthia Meier (Clara) is the Managing and Associate Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which she has directed and acted in many plays. Most recently she was seen as Addie Bundren in As I Lay Dying, Lady Britomart Undershaft in Major Barbara, Mrs. Drudge in The Real Inspector Hound, Pampinea in The Decameron and Mrs. Alving in Ghosts. In 2008, she received the Arizona Daily Star's Mac Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Rogue's production of The Goat. Cynthia has also performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Arizona Repertory Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company), Blithe Spirit and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Michigan Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet and Chicago Milagro (Borderlands Theatre), A Namib Spring (1999 National Play Award winner), and Smirnova's Birthday, The Midnight Caller, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Tucson Art Theatre).
  • Dawn C. Sellers (Music Director) performed in The Rogue's production of Shipwrecked! and Our Town, was Assistant Director for Naga Mandala, Assistant Director and pianist for Ghosts, and Music Director for Shipwrecked!, Major Barbara, The Tempest and Old Times. Dawn was a pianist, composer and educator prior to receiving an MFA in dramatic writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She has composed music for Off-Broadway and is published by Hal Leonard, Alfred and Kjos Music Publishers. In Tucson, her plays have been produced by This Side Up Productions, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, Live Theatre Workshop, and Live Theatre Workshop's Etcetera series, as well as The Arizona Women's Theatre.  

For complete information about the 2011-2012 season, click here.


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