Friday, January 23, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company Adds 2 Performances to Run of "Five Presidents"



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Subject: Arizona Theatre Company Adds 2 Performances to Run of "Five Presidents"




            TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 23, 2015): Arizona Theatre Company has added two additional performances to the world premiere production of Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland's Five Presidents.

            New performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 27 and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.  Ticket prices are $37 to $67 and can e purchased online at or at the Arizona Theatre Company Box Office (520-622-2823).

            Five Presidents is a co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theater. ATC season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser.

In Five Presidents, Cleveland, who wrote House of Cards, The West Wing, Mad Men and Six Feet Under, takes us inside a conference room in Yorba Linda, Calif. where former Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan and then-President Bill Clinton vent frustrations, revisit old grievances and offer a humanizing and unforgettable look at five great men trying to find relevance after being the most powerful people in the world.

The role of Gerald Ford will be performed by Jeff Steitzer for the remainder of the run in Tucson as well as in productions in Phoenix and Milwaukee.  Steitzer, who returns to ATC where he last appeared as Danny and Zeus in Xanadu and first appeared as Frank, the loveable psychiatrist in Private Eyes, replaces John Bolger, who had to leave the show for family reasons.

ATC follows Five Presidents with Romeo and Juliet, Feb. 28-March 21; and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, April 4-26.

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About Arizona Theatre Company:

Touching lives through the power of theatre, Arizona Theatre Company (ATC), is the preeminent fully 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 U.S. that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 48th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of home-grown productions reflects the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of community outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Designated the State Theatre of Arizona, ATC is led by Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein, Interim Managing Director Matt Lehrman, Managing Director Emeritus Jessica L. Andrews, and a dedicated Board of Trustees. 



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