Sunday, February 05, 2017

Upcoming Theater Events at ZUZI!


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Upcoming Theater Events

"Tales of Transformation" 

A Wamer Mime and A3D Production
Directed by Rick Wamer

Three physically imagined, short plays to provoke reflection and humor.

Kafka's Monkey is the award-winning play by Colin Teevan. A thirty-five-minute solo monologue of particularly physical endurance. Imprisoned in a cage and desperate to escape, Kafka's monkey reveals his journey to become a walking, talking, spitting, smoking, hard-drinking man of the stage. Based on the short story A Report to an Academy by Franz Kafka, this new adaptation reveals human tensions with freedom and choice, how we often deal with our human limitations, and begs the question, "How far behind us is our primitive animal nature?" A cogent tale for our times. 


Wamer has cast Kate Clarke in the lead role of Kafka's Monkey which represents his spoken theatre directorial debut in Tucson, following many years of directing and co-producing the works of Theatrical Mime Theatre with Lorie Heald. In Seattle, Ms. Clarke has worked with Annex Theatre, Alice B., The Seattle Group, The Empty Space, New City Theatre, Printers Devil, and the Seattle Shakespeare company.

Inside Caligari is an ensemble theatrical mime work by Rick Wamer, loosely inspired by the silent film classic, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari", and is a query into current hazards of social and populist inducements to slumber and, "What price, freedom?" A short visually poetic essay on the transformational conflicts within the carnival of the mind! 


The cast of Inside Caligari includes three actors from Los Angeles, Jessica Denison, Brenna Fredrickson, and Susanne Makosky, and Ryan Lawrence from Tucson.

Genesis is a short monologue by Rick Wamer that takes place at a young author's conference. A reveal of a more innocent time stolen away by confrontations of harsh realities of life and death. It is a delightfully humorous pathos of the transformation of innocence to the next phase of life's journey.


Genesis, a work he created, is also performed by Wamer, the 2015 recipient of the Buffalo Exchange Contributor to the Arts Award. Wamer exhibits " impressive depth of interpretation and heart" - Marcel Marceau "...never less than mesmerizing." - Tucson Weekly

"Tales of Transformation" performance schedule:

February 17, 18 & 19, 2017

Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 1:00 pm 


For complete information about the show please visit or call 520.990.7425.

Zuzi Theater at the Historic Y

738 N. 5th Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85705 


Box Office:, Antigone Books or at the door 


All Tickets are General Admission: $18.00

Students, Seniors, Military: $15.00

Group Discounts of ten or more: contact Rick Wamer at 520.990.7425



Photos from left to right: Kate from Kafka's Monkey, Kate from Kafka's Monkey, Rick from Genesis. Photos by Larry Hanelin



"NOT MY PRESIDENT'S DAY" Political Theater Presents:



A staged reading of "The Higher Education of Khalid Amir," winner for Best New Script at the Midtown International Theater Festival off-off Broadway, is being presented at ZUZI Theater as part of a national theater action called "Not My President's Day."

On February 20th, theater artists from around the nation will be presenting work that is anti-Trump and anti-Trumpism, organized through the national Facebook group "Nasty Women and Bad Hombres." Tucson's theater action is being coordinated by Monica Bauer, an off-off Broadway playwright who relocated to Tucson in 2015. Since becoming a Tucsonan, Bauer has produced a Solo Theater Festival, and participated in both the 2016 and 2017 Tucson Fringe Festivals. Her group, Theater New and Now, will be presenting a three week run of her play "The Maternal Instinct" at ZUZI! Theater in The Historic Y in March. For further information, contact Monica Bauer at

Join local actors from many of Tucson's theaters for a staged reading of an award-winning political comedy, "The Higher Education of Khalid Amir", directed by the playwright, Monica Bauer. Featuring Tony Caprile, Alida Holguin Gunn, Mark Klugheit, Roger Owen, Clark Ray, Daymeon L. Rembert, and guest artist from New York Debra Lass. A gay, cross-dressing Middle East Studies professor is pursued by the dumbest FBI agent in American history, as a right-wing TV personality, a Trump-loving Governor, a former 60's radical, and a Latina with a secret all end up attacking, or protecting, Khalid Amir.

February 20th, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm,

on the ZUZI Theater stage at The Historic Y

Free and open to the public. Ages 16+ due to adult situations and language.



The Maternal Instinct


Produced by Theater New and Now

Directed by Maria Caprile

Written by Monica Bauer

Topics include science, genetics, addiction, alcoholism, as a lesbian marriage is put to the test. A play about the science of love, and the love of science. Winner, third place New Works for Young Women, runner-up for New South Writing Prize at the Brighton (UK) Fringe Festival. Previously produced in Boston, New York, Louisiana, and Brighton, England.

What happens when one spouse feels the aching need to have a baby, and the other one refuses to consider it, for reasons that may or may not be true? Lillian's a brilliant research scientist, and a supposedly recovering alcoholic, working on the genetics of the maternal instinct in mice. Her wife, Sarah, wants to have a baby. When Lillian puts her foot down, the marriage is in trouble, and friends and family try to come to the rescue, with comic, and potentially tragic, results.

March 3-19

Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm

Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets available at


Pablo & Friends invite you to a live music performance featuring ZUZI! Dance showcase of Frida Kahlo: Blood and Gold

Let us serenade you with an evening of music and dance in honor and celebration of the life of Frida Kahlo.


Music performed by Pablo Peregrina, Sally Withers, and Glenn Weyant.

Featuring Nanette Robinson, choreographer and dancer.

The Javarita Coffeehouse at the Good Shepherd Church

17750 S. La Cañada Drive.

Sahuarita, Arizona


April 7th at 7:00pm

Tickets at the door for $10


ZUZI! Dance, 738 N. 5th Ave., In The Historic Y, Tucson, AZ 85705


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