From: angela horchem [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 3:35 PM
Subject: LTW presents SOUTHERN COMFORTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Live Theatre Workshop proudly presents
By Kathleen Clark
Directed by Sheldon Metz
Featuring Pat Timm & Michael Woodson
March 27-May 4, 2014
Preview Performances: Thursday, March 27 & Friday, March 28 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night Performance: Saturday, March 29 at 7:30 PM
Performances: Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM
with Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
*No Performance April 20*
Preview Tickets: $12 | Regular Tickets: $18 with discounts available
To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
Running Time: 1 hour 40 min with one intermission
For more information go to www.livetheatreworkshop.org
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP * 5317 E. Speedway * Tucson, AZ 85712
Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, INC.
Southern Comforts follows the development of a December-December relationship between a feisty widow and a crusty widower who find love late in life.
A “delightful, even sneakily sexy, romance” ~ The New York Times
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Kathleen Clark's plays, SOUTHERN COMFORTS and SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM, were produced off-Broadway and are presented widely throughout the US and Canada. Prior to the New York production, SOUTHERN COMFORTS was produced at the Coconut Grove Playhouse with Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter. Her comedy, IN THE MOOD, was produced at the Berkshire Theatre Festival. Ms. Clark was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and has twice been selected to attend the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference with her plays, SOUTHERN COMFORTS and BANNER. She is married to theatrical producer, Richard Frankel, and has three children. For further information, go to kathleenclarkplaywright.com
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Sheldon Metz (Director) has directed theatre in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Tucson. He was founder and Executive Director of A.C.C.T., too!; Director of the West Coast Theatre Conference (LA) and The Theatre Conference (NY); and, Associate Artistic Director/Producing Director for the Playwrights’ Kitchen Ensemble, under Dan Lauria. In L.A., Metz won 14 directing awards and 20 set design awards. In Tucson, he’s directed NOCHE DE LOS MUERTOS, PROOF!, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, FRONTING THE ORDER and THE RADIUM GIRLS. For LTW, he’s helmed OLEANNA, COLLECTED STORIES and CEMETERY CLUB. He recently completed a tour with Robert Shaw's TRIBUTE TO OLD-TIME RADIO, which he wrote, directed, and performed. Sheldon is Founder/Artistic Director for the new Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists (TADA!), dedicated to bringing new scripts to the stage. He directed it's first production EMMETT, DOWN IN MY HEART. As co-founder of Murder Mayhem, he writes and directs murder mystery dinner shows at various locations. He also is the founder of the new, soon-to-come, Alliance Performance Center of Tucson. Sheldon thanks his wife Linda who allows him to do this.
Pat Timm (Amanda Cross) is delighted to be a part of this charming production of SOUTHERN COMFORTS. A native of Sioux Falls, SD who lived for many years in Schenectady, NY, she is very happy to be in Tucson--where you don't have to shovel the heat! Pat appeared in and directed numerous productions in both locations. She was seen last season in REGRETS ONLY here at LTW. Pat was part of the RADIUM GIRLS ensemble at Beowulf Alley, where she also directed A CACTUS CHRISTMAS. Previous memorable roles include Billie Dawn in BORN YESTERDAY, Chelsea in ON GOLDEN POND, Maggie in THE SHADOWBOX, Josie Hogan in MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Clairee in STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Meg in CRIMES OF THE HEART, Maude in A COUPLE OF WHITE CHICKS SITTING AROUND TALKING, Mrs. Reese in THE FARNDALE AVENUE...series, and especially Lady MacBeth in "The Scottish Play."
Michael Woodson (Gus Klingman) has previously appeared with Live Theatre Workshop in 19 productions over the past 8 years. Last season he was Sam the Butcher in THE CEMETERY CLUB, Jack McCullough in REGRETS ONLY, Freddie Filmore in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE and Philip the philatelist in MAURITIUS. Michael has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, The Invisible Theatre, The Wilde Playhouse, and Stray Theatre. A member of the Screen Actor’s Guild, he was seen in the television series Legend and The Young Riders as well as the television movies Gunsmoke III, To the Last Man, and Geronimo. Commercial work includes Rawlings Radar Ball, The Arizona Lottery, and Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce.
Tucson Theatre Announcements List
Subscription information at TucsonStage.com