Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Winding Road presents THE ALTRUISTS by Nicky Silver


From: Winding Road [mailto:windingroadte@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 11:32 AM
Subject: Winding Road presents THE ALTRUISTS by Nicky Silver




proudly presents the Arizona Premiere of




June 13-30, 2013

Directed by Christopher Johnson

Preview performance on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 PM

Opening Night performance on Friday, June 14 at 7:30 PM

Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM with Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM

Performing in The Cabaret at The Temple of Music & Art

330 S Scott Avenue| Tucson, AZ 85701

Preview Tickets: $15 | Regular Tickets: $20 | Discount Tickets: $17*

*Discounts available for Theatre Artists or with Senior / Student / Military ID

To make your reservations now call (520) 401-3626

or to purchase tickets online visit us at windingroadtheater.org

Produced by Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


Set during the afternoon of a huge protest, THE ALTRUISTS follows a gun-toting soap opera actress, her homeless and philandering lover, a Social Worker who thinks poor people are tedious and brings home male prostitutes when he needs an extra project, a male prostitute, and a gay woman who can't stop having sex with men because "POLITICALLY! I'M A LESBIAN POLITICALLY! ISN'T THAT ENOUGH?" This group of radical social activists learns the hard way that "firebombs don't grow on trees" in this furiously fast-paced black comedy by Nicky Silver.


Directed by Christopher Johnson and featuring Eric Anson, Shanna Brock, Brad Bultman, Dani Dryer and Evan Werner.


"Hilarious…the extravagantly amusing Nicky Silver has written one of his most consistent explosions of dark yet good-natured satire…we are carried aloft on the demented joy of [his] hyperarticulate imagination."

—NY Newsday


Nicky Silver (Playwright) is the author BEAUTIFUL CHILD, PTERODACTYLS (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination), THE EROS TRILOGY, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Drama-Logue Award), THE FOOD CHAIN (Outer Critics Circle nomination), FAT MEN IN SKIRTS, FIT TO BE TIED, THE MAIDEN'S PRAYER, FREE WILL & WANTON LUST (Helen Hayes Award), MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE and THE ALTRUISTS, as well as the new book for the Rogers and Hart musical THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE.


Christopher Johnson (Direction) is the Artistic Director of Winding Road Theater Ensemble. Directing credits include HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH for The Bastard (Theatre), SPEECH & DEBATE and UNITED for Winding Road and WIT, PERSEPHONE OR SLOW TIME, THE BOOK OF LIZ, MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE, SAY YOU LOVE SATAN, ROBOTS VS. FAKE ROBOTS, KILLER JOE, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, SAVAGE IN LIMBO, BUG and TITUS ANDRONICUS for Etcetera at Live Theatre Workshop where he served as Artistic Director for five seasons. He has previously appeared with Winding Road in UNITED, FIFTH OF JULY, THE LION IN WINTER and ARMOR.


Winding Road Theater Ensemble is a group of artists whose mission is to tell dynamic, theatrical stories that illuminate the human condition and celebrate the theater’s power to entertain us, to move us, and to bring us joy. Inspired by the disparate creative journeys that eventually brought us together, WRTE has a special commitment to developing new work by living American playwrights. We fulfill our mission by producing seasons of contemporary and classic works representing diverse styles, themes, and perspectives; and by presenting readings, workshops, and full productions of new plays.






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