Thursday, January 22, 2015

UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THIS


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:17 PM
Subject: A Heady Comedy About Friends, Marriage, Kids & All of…"THIS"


Best friends from high school in NYC push against middle age in Melissa James Gibson's brilliant comedy of today, called, THIS.  The Gen-Xers in Gibson's play define middle age as "a sudden sense of urgency mixed with intense exhaustion." Admit it. You feel that way sometimes, don't you? Embrace it & laugh about it in February at UA Arizona Repertory Theatre. 


"A work…concerned with the sound and power of language… The most alluring new play to open in New York this season." —NY Times. 

"…a wonderfully original take on urban friendship and the comedy of manners—a design for living for our times…the best new comedy I've seen in many a season." —NY Observer. 



CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Dir. of Marketing & Development 520.626.2686
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approx Run Time: 90 minutes NO INTERMISSION Hank Stratton, Director

All press inquiries to be made through the Office of Marketing & Development: (520) 626-2686

Media Photo Call: Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 4:30pm in the Marroney Theatre

January 22, 2015

UA's Arizona Repertory Theatre presents THIS by Melissa James Gibson directed by Hank Stratton

TUCSON, AZ - In this comedy, four young, ambitious neighbors struggle to transition from the carefree 'that' of growing up to the tumultuous 'this' of adulthood. As they push the limits of their friendships, they show us that language can be a catalyst for intimacy as well as a weapon of defense. Capturing the experience of life happening while we make other plans, This gives us a humorous, wise & honest story about fallible - but bright - people in midlife who know that desire & misfortune don't automatically vanish after marriage.

Dates & Times:

Previews: Feb 8 at 1:30pm, Feb 9 at 7:30pm Evenings: Feb 11-14, Feb 19-21, Feb 27-28 at 7:30pm Matinees: Feb 15, Feb 21-22, Mar 1 at 1:30pm

Place: Marroney Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $28,

Senior/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $19,

Preview $17, Alumni discount 10% off

Deeper discounts apply for groups numbering 10+

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or or

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park. If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,
Production Sponsor: Gootter & Associates




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