Friday, May 23, 2014

Live Theatre Workshop 2014 - 2015 Season


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Live Theatre Workshop

proudly announces its 2014 - 2015 Season


June 19-July 19, 2014


Written and Performed by Acclaimed Tucson Actress Lesley Abrams

Poet, critic, author, activist, and member of the infamous Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker delighted in skewering the culture of the early Twentieth Century. This original one-woman show is a dynamic exploration of the life of America's first lady of wit.


July 24-August 30, 2014


By Brian Friel

A poetic tale of a woman blind since infancy who is given the chance to see. A beautiful exploration of Molly's fantasies and expectations of how modern medicine will change everything she's ever known, including the lives of those closest to her.


"An entrancing with rapturous poetry" ~ New York Times


September 4-October 11, 2014


By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “wildly funny” and by the Montreal Gazette as “the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime,” this irreverent, fast-paced romp parodies all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes.


“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” ~ The Today Show


October 16-November 15, 2014


By Heather Raffo

This Off-Broadway hit was inspired by the playwright's trip to a modern art museum in Baghdad in August 1993, and it details the lives of nine Iraqi women that span the decades between the first and second Gulf Wars and occupation. Described by The New Yorker as “an example of how art can remake the world,” it is a portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a whole cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, doctors, exiles, wives, and lovers. This work delves into the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war.

Winner of a 2005 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Special Commendation and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show.


"…a triumph…thrilling… writing...marked with wit and by a scrupulous attention to the details of character." ~ The New Yorker

"...not a stodgily earnest piece of documentary theater, and therein lies its singular force and compulsion: It is persuasive precisely because it is beautiful." ~ Wall Street Journal

"…powerful, impassioned, vivid, memorable…The voices are a study in contrasts: vivid and subdued, sophisticated and naïve, seductive and standoffish. But they cohere to form a powerful collective portrait of suffering and endurance." ~ NY Times


November 20-December 28, 2014


By Ken Ludwig

This hilarious play from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig brings murder, mystery, mayhem, and madcap adventure to the stage. Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. This play will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final bow.

Winner of The Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Play


January 8-February 14, 2015


By Evan Smith

A heaven-sent comedy drenched in southern charm and infused with a pinch of hellfire and a dollop of damnation. Two daffy Catholic sisters find themselves in a verbal smack-down with a door-to-door evangelist in their own home. Crackling with wit and brimming with emotion, what unfolds is an up-to-the-minute comedy about organized religion, faith, and morals.


"Smith's script is, above all else, VERY funny; it's comedy rooted in situation and character in the best way…blissfully entertaining.”


February 19-March 28, 2015


By Ray Cooney and John Chapman

Nine people. Four Assignations. One Apartment. One Night. Wildly Funny Chaos! From the master of farce, Ray Cooney, comes this hilarious evening of complication, deception, and untamed fun. One of Britain's most popular comedies.


"A riot. The laughter hit of the year...I never stopped laughing." ~ The People

"The dialogue is risque and amusing...Splendid!" ~ London Sunday Express


April 2-May 10, 2015


By Matthew Barber, Based on the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim

When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again, rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.


"A comical, restorative journey of discovery…from darkness to light, from inhibition to unrestrained joy. Beautiful and theatrically rewarding." ~ Daily Variety

"ENCHANTED APRIL is as good as they come: a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet. A magical triumph." ~ LA Times

"ENCHANTED APRIL is that rarity: a play where every single element falls perfectly into place—a show that leaves you positively glowing." ~

"The kind of play that reminds you of why you love theatre." ~ Hartford News


May 14-June 13, 2015


By David Auburn

From the Pulitzer and Tony award–winning author of PROOF, a drama about the press and power, sex and betrayal. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation's most influential journalist: beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington world. But as the '60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well.


"Intensely satisfying." ~ Bloomberg News

"Gripping and moving." ~ Variety



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