Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Rogue Theatre presents The Bridge of San Luis Rey


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Subject: The Bridge of San Luis Rey opens at The Rogue!


The Rogue Theatre


300 East University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ - 520-551-2053 -






     As the strains of Andean music and the images of Spanish colonial life fill The Rogue Theatre, we happily anticipate the opening of this extraordinary novel-turned-play.
     So many of our audience members love immerse themselves in a play at The Rogue, by reading, studying, discussing, and listening. As we prepare for the exciting opening of The Bridge of San Luis Rey, we are pleased to offer two Saturday afternoon talks about the play and its background. 

     Join us at The Rogue on both Saturday April 16 and Saturday April 23 for what will certainly be thought-provoking afternoons with Rogue theater artists and a special guest lecture from Tappan Wilder, Thornton's nephew. 

     (And be sure to get your tickets soon for the play, some dates are already sold out!)




Two Talks about 

The Bridge of San Luis Rey



Bringing the Novel to the Stage

With Director Joseph McGrath and Adapter Cynthia Meier 


Saturday, April 16

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Free, no reservation required


Cynthia has adapted the script and Joe is staging the adaptation for the first time. Together, they have created a unique retelling of the Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey. In this open talk, Cynthia will describe the process and problems of changing a novel to a stage script and Joe will describe the creative problems in the staging of a script with narrative. They will also give a summary of the plot and characters of the story to prepare you for seeing the play for the first time.



a very special guest lecture. . .  

Wilder and His Bridge
Then and Now


with Tappan Wilder 


Saturday, April 23

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Tickets $10

available on-line or call 551-2053


Tappan Wilder is Thornton Wilder's nephew and literary executor.


He is an accomplished writer and academic himself and has written afterwords to both

Our Town and Heaven's My Destination, as well as given many talks about Thornton's life and work. Tappan is, quite expectedly, the staunchest defender of his uncle's legacy. He knew him well, and has described Thornton as "an enthusiastic man, a fine actor, a good musician, a prolific and detailed letter writer, and one of the foremost Joyce scholars in the world."

Tappan is in Tucson to see the opening night production of The Bridge of San Luis Rey. He is a graduate of Yale College and holds an M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin and a M. Phil. in American Studies from Yale.






April 21 - May 8, 2016

Directed by Joseph McGrath
Musical Direction by Jake Sorgen

Buy tickets online at

 or call 520-551-2053 


Production Sponsor: Joan Cook 


featuring Matt Bowdren, Gabriella de Brequet, Connor Foster, 

Marissa Garcia, David Greenwood, Holly Griffith, 

Christopher Johnson, Kathryn Kellner, Ryan Parker Knox,

 Cynthia Meier, David Morden, Miguel Molina and Jake Sorgen.


For complete information on the production, click here.


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challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.




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