FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arizona Theatre Company Announces
2013 Summer on Stage Performances on July 25 & 26
Students to perform in “Elephant’s Graveyard” and “In Your Eyes”
TUCSON, Ariz. (June 6, 2013) – Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) will wrap up its 2013 Summer on Stage youth program with two full-scale performances: “Elephant’s Graveyard” on July 25 and “In Your Eyes” on July 26. Both performances will start at 7 p.m. at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. in downtown Tucson.
The performances mark the end of the annual five-week intensive training program for high school students. The camp gives students the exclusive experience of working with a full-scale theatre company while sharpening important life skills such as teamwork and improvisation. Participants of Summer Backstage, a technical theatre training program that runs parallel to Summer on Stage, aid in design and production.
Winner of the 2008 Keene Prize for Literature, George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard” takes the sensationalized true story of Mary the Elephant and transforms it into a beautifully written and poignant exploration of American obsession with violence and spectacle.
“In Your Eyes”, a never-before-seen musical from the Tony Award-winning duo Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, tells the story of high school students attempting to make sense of the chaos that ensues when a plot of gun violence is suspected at their school.
“ATC invests in changing lives through the power of theatre,” says Stephen Wrentmore, Summer on Stage Artistic Director. “Nowhere is that more apparent than in the transformative experience these young artists gain through Summer on Stage.”
About Arizona Theatre Company
Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent professional theatre in the state of Arizona. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the US that operates in two cities. Now entering its 47th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the intimate and elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of shows, all produced in Arizona, reflect the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Mark Cole brings national arts management expertise to ATC as managing director, and 21-year veteran David Ira Goldstein continues to serve as ATC’s artistic director.
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