The Rogue Theatre
300 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85705 - 520-551-2053 - www.TheRogueTheatre.org
We are thrilled to announce the 2016-17 Rogue Season! The plays we've chosen for the season are full of mystery, drama, laughter, important ideas, beautiful language, interesting characters, and wonder. Read below some of our reasons for choosing these five beauties, and then join us as a Rogue Season Subscriber. Tickets are on sale today!
The Rogue Theatre's
2016-17 Season of Plays
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
By Tony Kushner
September 8 - 25, 2016
Still looking for a Production Sponsor!
When Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes was first produced in 1993, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. Its depiction of gay life in the 1980s is extraordinarily rich and thought-provoking, full of angels and ghosts, drug addicts and everyday people. Now, 23 years after it was first produced, we are still struck by its relevance and humanity.
By Anton Chekhov
November 3 - 20, 2016
Production sponsors: Meg & Peter Hovell
Chekhov's melancholic masterpiece has long been on our list of plays we'd like to do. Full of longing and regret for wasted lives, the play speaks of a society on the verge of sweeping change. Each of the characters is caught in this change as the Russian estate is readied for sale. Uncle Vanya is especially wonderful to see performed by an ensemble company that has worked together over the years, as the Rogue ensemble has.
The White Snake
By Mary Zimmerman
January 12 - 29, 2017
Production sponsors: Barbara Martinsons & Larry Boutis
Zimmerman's plays are always magical and beautiful. We saw the first production of The White Snake at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2012 and immediately knew we wanted to produce it at The Rogue. Based on an ancient Chinese fable, the play tells the story of the white snake who transforms herself into a beautiful woman and comes down from the mountain to learn what it is to be human. The story is at once fanciful and deeply moving.
By Enda Walsh
March 2 - 19, 2017
Production sponsors: Pat & John Hemann
Four years ago we produced The New Electric Ballroom by Enda Walsh, and we've wanted to return to his unique Irish voice ever since. Penelope is a contemporary telling of the story of four suitors who await Odysseus' return in the bottom of an empty swimming pool. Dressed in Speedos, they each try their luck at wooing Penelope with songs, routines, and poems. We alternately laugh out loud and ache for their hopeless attempts for love.
By William Shakespeare
April 27 - May 14, 2016
Production sponsors: John & Joyce Ambruster
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time . . .
Nowhere in the Shakespearean canon is his poetry as rich as it is in Macbeth. Over the years, we've loved exploring many of Shakespeare's lesser-known plays, but this year we wanted to dive directly into one of his best-known, best-loved plays, mostly because of its exquisite poetry. And of course, there are the witches . . . !
Won't you join us for the whole season
in the best seats in the house?
2016-17 SEASON TICKETS
ARE NOW ON SALE
Five world-class plays for only $160
Order by May 8th and receive an additional gift ticket (worth $35) to any show in the season.
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