WINDING ROAD announces
Tucson, AZ, March 31, 2019 – Winding Road Theater Ensemble announces productions for its 2019-2020 season, continuing its commitment to quality as Tucson's "indie" live theater company.
Main Stage Productions
The season opens with the fall 2019 main stage production of The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman, an American classic first staged at the National Theatre in New York. Directed by the Ensemble's Co-Artistic Director Glen Coffman, this morality drama about corruption and greed within a wealthy, early 20th century Southern family has been revived more than a half-dozen times since its premiere in 1939.
In December 2019, the Company will present The Big Meal, a hilarious, expansive tale that traverses five generations of an ordinary modern family in 90 minutes. Written by Dan LeFranc, The Big Meal won the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award and received a 2012 Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Play. This production is directed by Co-Artistic Director Maria Caprile.
In February 2020, Winding Road will stage Angels Fall by Lanford Wilson. Set in a remote part of New Mexico, six people find themselves in a small mission church, brought together by the closing of a highway due to a possible accident at a nearby nuclear facility. Sometimes brightly humorous, sometimes deeply affecting, Angels Fall becomes a parable of vocation and survival which, in exploring the lives of its characters, illuminates the human condition. This production will be staged as a site-specific work at St. Luke's Chapel and is directed by Molly Lyons.
The Company will close its 2019-2020 season with the second annual Eight 10s in Tucson 10-minute play festival. Playwrights from all over the United States are invited to submit scripts that are then juried "blind" by a panel of local playwrights and performance artists. Eight plays are selected to create an eclectic mix of comedic, dramatic, and fantastic stories for theater-goers, all in a single evening's performance.
Once again, Winding Road will present "Winding Reads", a series of full-length plays presented as staged readings at venues throughout the Tucson area. Selections for 2019-2020 include:
- The Wrong People Have Money by Reed McColm
Popular York University professor Martin Delancey is challenged by a wealthy consortium of investors to conduct a serious study into the feasibility of an "impossible" endeavor. Delancey and his team encounter myriad obstacles in that study, but it may just turn a wild idea into a major business opportunity. The Wrong People Have Money is the funniest play ever written about moving Greenland South.
- Christmas Break by Tucson playwright Monica Bauer
When daughter Lilly comes home from college with newfound passion, the McNally family has a big decision to make: invest in Lilly's scheme to end world hunger or pay for life saving treatment for the family pet. Add a teenaged son longing to be the center of attention and a retired monk looking for a place to land and you've got all the ingredients needed for a Christmas to remember.
- The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort
A grieving mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for her son, lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. Loosely inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, it is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate.
Season tickets will be on sale within the month, so watch your email! We look forward to bringing you more dynamic theatrical stories that illuminate the human condition and celebrate theater's power to entertain diverse audiences.
Tucson Theatre Announcement List
TucsonStage.com for subscription information