Thursday, June 28, 2012

'The Next Theatre' Summer Debuts at Beowulf Alley Theatre


From: Beowulf Alley Theatre Company []
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:41 AM
Subject: 'The Next Theatre' Summer Debuts!


Season Tickets are here!

If you haven’t gotten them already, get your 2012-2013 season ticket package for next year! With fantastic savings, between 14%-38% off a regular ticket and our flex-pass that let’s you pick and choose which shows you want to see, it’s a great deal!

You can purchase your season tickets online, in person at any one of our shows or over the phone at 520-885-0555.




         What is 'The Next Theatre'?

The Next Theatre is the new, experimental subgroup of Beowulf Alley Theatre looking to explore exciting and different ways to present performance. We will be playing with theatre 'traditions' and challenging audiences idea of what shows are and what they can do. We look to inspire conversation, provoke emotions and turn the typical theatre-going experience on it's head.

This Summer Debut season brings us an experimental mash-up of film and live performance with Joan is Burning. Followed by a look to the past with a recently found Eugene O'Neill one-act, Exorcism. Next we present Hope by Jem Street, an arizonan playwrite, which looks into what it takes to go into politics. In closing, we present an adaption by Joan O'Dwyer, The Body and the Bath. A Lord Peter Whimsy murder mystery that's sure to please!

For more information about getting involved with The Next Theatre, please fee free to email us at or give us a call at 520-885-0555.  




7:30pm on Sunday, July 1st.
You can make reservations for this special show by calling the box office, 520-885-0555. Pay-What-You-Will pricing is good at the door only.

Due to popular demand, we have added a special Sunday evening performance of Joan is Burning. We are making it even easier to see it as well, with a special Pay-What-You-Will pricing, a portion of the proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood and enjoy the wonderful Tucson evening.

Joan is Burning is a satirical comedy of the near future. In 2018 New Orleans, Joan works for a public relations firm and has created a program that can sell anyone anything. Her love life in shambles, her only healthy relationship is with her phone/computer, her employer an avaricious, unprincipled executive, Joan must decide what she ought to do with such a newfound power. All the while an anonymous protest for the rights of women shadows her. Will Joan join the fight?

A multi-cultural, multi-media presentation that includes extensive use of film, created by Josh Parra, and original music by Skads Muskie. Joan is Burning is part of The Next Theatre at Beowulf Alley’s mission to effect relevant, entertaining themes with new models of narrative presentation. Portions of the proceeds to this production will go to benefit Disappeared Women, a women’s health advocacy group.




         ...Coming up Next!

EXORCISM, A one-act by Eugene O’Neill.


Directed by Nicole Scott

Recently rediscovered, this autobiographical one-act was buried by O’Neill. The play was performed by the Provincetown Players in 1920 for about two weeks and then quickly withdrawn. It is speculated that O’Neill was too uncomfortable with such an honest portrait of himself and his father. Exorcism is about a troubled young man and his difficult relationship with his family. It is something of a palimpsest for Long Days Journey Into Night, as the main character Ned is reminiscent to Jamie Tyrone.

Starring Evan Engle as Ned, Ken Bieder as Jimmy, David Swisher as Major, Mark Klugheit as Malloy and Michael Fenlason as Nordstrom.

This production will run Friday and Saturday, July 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th at 7:30PM and Sunday July 8th at 2:30PM.

Tickets run $8-$15 and can be purchased online, over the phone or at the door. Reservations and purchases can be made are 520-885-0555




         Later this Summer!



by Jem Street


Directed by Michael Fenlason

Hope is a new play and part of her graces trilogy that includes Faith and Love. Street’s work meditates on American life in the first part of the new millennium with humor, candor and a sense of history. Hope is the story of Joe Chandler, a Tennessee businessman being courted to run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Chandler must look back over his life and determine if he has “been a good enough man to be a politician.” In flashback his history with romantic relationships, a stormy relationship with his racist father, and all that he has been must be seen through this ironic prism.

This is a full-length play and the performance dates are Friday and Saturday July 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th at 7:30 PM and Sunday July 22nd at 2:30 PM.

Tickets are available online, over the phone or at the door. Reservations and purchases can be made at 520-885-0555.




         Wrapping our Summer Debut is...

The Body in the Bath

an adaption by Joan O’Dwyer


This play, adapted from Dorothy Sayers' first American printing of "Whose Body," takes place after World War I in England. Lord Peter is rich, intelligent, circumspect and genteel, but, dash it all, so very loveable. When he pairs up with Inspector Parker of Scotland Yard -- and is further aided by his trusty servant, Bunter -- the mystery of the naked body in the bath (wearing only pince nez, mind you!) is certain to be solved.

This Lord Peter Whimsy adaption will run August 3-18th, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Note: No Sunday Performance August 19th.





About Beowulf Alley Theatre Company

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production. Funding is provided through ticket sales and the generous support of individuals and businesses, with smaller support from granting agencies and foundations. Founded in 2001, the intimate, 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators and technicians can present their skills. Beowulf Alley has received critical acclaim, including five Mac Awards and eleven MAC nominations, as well as recognition in the Tucson Weekly's "Best of..." Awards for acting, set design and new play presentations. The company has presented over 400 performances to Tucson audiences and provides performance and rehearsal space for rent by other organizations.




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