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Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

MAY 11 - JUNE 10, 2017

ANNAPURNA at Live Theatre Workshop

Annapurna

by Sharr White

Directed by Sabian Trout

Featuring Keith Wick and Rhonda Hallquist

ABOUT THE PLAY

After twenty years apart, Emma tracks Ulysses to a trailer park in the middle of nowhere for a final reckoning. What unfolds is a visceral, profound, funny, sweet meditation on love and loss with the simplest of theatrical elements: two people in one room. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.

"White's poetry is endearing and quite lovely, and his dialogue is sharp, funny and consistently very honest…"—BroadwayWorld.com.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

 

PERFORMANCES

May 11 - June 10, 2017

Previews: May 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM

TICKETS

Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $20
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $18

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
or buy tickets online

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Sharr White's plays have been developed or produced at theatres across the country and Europe, including Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC Theatre, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Melbourne Theatre Company, The Magic Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. White's The Other Place received its world premiere Off-Broadway with MCC Theatre, featuring Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards) and directed by Joe Mantello (Lucille Lortel nom). The Other Place subsequently received its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club with Joe Mantello again directing Laurie Metcalf (Tony nom). The Other Place was also a recipient of the 2010 Playwrights First Award; the 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation’s Theatre Visions Fund Award; and was an Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. Annapurna premiered at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco and was a finalist for the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. The Los Angeles premiere of Annapurna was directed at the Odyssey Theatre by Bart DeLorenzo, and starred Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman—a production that The New Group moved Off-Broadway in the spring of 2014. White's The Snow Geese premiered on Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman theatre in October 2013, starring Mary Louise Parker, Victoria Clark and Danny Burstein, and directed by Daniel Sullivan, as a co-production between Manhattan Theatre Club and MCC Theatre.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 Rhonda Hallquist (Emma) has had the pleasure of playing several roles at LTW, Mary in THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION (2015 Mac Award - Best Comedy), and as Fay in LOOT (2014 Mac Award Nominee - Best Actress, Comedy). Other acting roles include Myra Kesselman (REGRETS ONLY), Rachel (RECKLESS - 2011 Mac Award nominee - Best Actress), Lane (THE CLEAN HOUSE - 2010 Mac Award nominee - Best Actress, Comedy). For Beowulf Alley Theatre, she played Maureen (THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE - a 2011 Mac Award nominee - Best Actress), and Beth (DINNER WITH FRIENDS). For Sacred Chicken Productions, she played Casey (ANTON IN SHOW BUSINESS - 2009 Mac Award nominee - Best Actress, Comedy). As a director for LTW she has helmed GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS, THE COLUMNIST, VISITING MR. GREEN (2013 Mac Award winner for Best Comedy, and Best Director, Comedy), HOLIDAY MEMORIES, and THE COCKTAIL HOUR.

 

Keith Wick and Rhonda Hallquist in ANNAPURNA at Live Theatre Workshop

 Sabian Trout (Director) is thoroughly enjoying her eleventh season as LTW’s Artistic Director. Previous LTW directing credits include THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, BAD DATES, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, 9 PARTS OF DESIRE, DOROTHY PARKER'S LAST CALL, PHOTOGRAPH 51, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, REGRETS ONLY, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, MAURITIUS, RECKLESS, THREE VIEWINGS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, THE DINNER PARTY, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, THE GIN GAME, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH, BELL BOOK AND CANDLE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, BROADWAY BOUND and BABY WITH THE BATHWATER. Sabian has over 30 years of experience as a director, actor, stage manager, producer, and theatre teacher. Professional credits include productions at the Stratford Festival of Canada, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, The Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis, Austin’s State Theatre, LA Theatre Works, and Arizona Theatre Company.

 

 Keith Wick (Ulysses) last appeared in the LTW production BUYER AND CELLAR and ONE SLIGHT HITCH. Other LTW credits include GOD’S MAN IN TEXAS, THE COLUMNIST, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, BOEING BOEING, TWO INTO ONE, REGRETS ONLY, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, RECKLESS (2011 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award nomination for Best Actor), THREE VIEWINGS (2011 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award nomination for Best Actor), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER (2010 Arizona Daily Star MAC Award Winner – Best Actor in a Comedy), WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, WIFE BEGINS AT FORTY, A TUNA CHRISTMAS, LOST IN YONKERS, FUNNY MONEY, SPIDER’S WEB, and DANCING AT LUGHNASA. He has also appeared in several LTW All Together Theatre productions. Favorite roles include Fluellen in HENRY V, Second Man in AND THEY DANCE REAL SLOW IN JACKSON, and Clive Champion-Cheney in THE CIRCLE. Keith is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and a recipient of an AriZoni award for his portrayal of Dromio of Syracuse in the Southwest Shakespeare Company production of A COMEDY OF ERRORS.

 

 

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