Mainstage - THE 2017-2018 SEASON
Under the Artistic Direction of Sabian Trout,
Live Theatre Workshop is proud to announce its 2017-18 Mainstage Season!
For information on ticketing and season subscriptions, call (520) 327-4242.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Based on The Comic Strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz
Book, Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner
Additional Dialogue by Michael Mayer
Additional Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
June 15 – July 1, 2017
Preview Thursday and Fridays at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3pm
Celebrating its 50th year since Charlie Brown first stepped foot onto the stage; we will take you back to the fun memories of the whole “PEANUTS” gang. Throughout this musical adventure, you will peak into the life of some of your favorite iconic characters like Lucy, Schroeder, Snoopy, and of course Charlie Brown! Some memorable songs include “My New Philosophy” and “Happiness”. Come play along with us as we help Charlie get the courage to talk to the Little Red Headed Girl, play baseball, see Snoopy’s imagination as he flies through the air, and see if Lucy will ever be nice to Charlie. Fun for audiences of any age, this is a show your family won’t want to miss.
July 13 -August 19, 2017
Same Time, Next Year
By Bernard Slade
One of the most popular romantic comedies of our era, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture with comedy-great Alan Alda. Slade's heartwarming tale remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a 25 year love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year.
"Delicious wit, compassion, a sense of humor and a feel for nostalgia." - The New York Times
"Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic." - The New York Post
August 24 - September 23, 2017
By Theresa Rebeck
Four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction, some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this biting Broadway comedy.
“FIVE STARS! Sexy, savvy and uproarious!” - Time Out New York
“BIG LAUGHS! AN AUTHENTIC RUSH OF PLEASURE.” - The New York Times
October 5 - November 11, 2017
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
Get your deerstalker cap on and prepare to laugh—the play is afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (THE GAME'S AFOOT and MOON OVER BUFFALO) comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone’s favorite detective solving his most notorious case. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
November 16 - December 23, 2017
The Voice of the Prairie
By John Olive
Three actors winningly take on more than 20 roles while guiding the audience through a nostalgic journey of young love on the run and middle-aged longing, a sepia-tinged early America of prairie lands and radio days, "a strange (and lovely) world where wooden boxes can pull ghosts out of the sky. Winner of a 2005 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Special Commendation and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Show.
"Endearing."- The New York Times
"A skillful play with a deft heart."- The Los Angeles Times
January 4 - February 10, 2018
The House of Blue Leaves
By John Guare
This wildly funny dark comedy tells the tale of Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper by day and a songwriter with visions of glory by night. Artie dreams of escaping his humdrum life in Queens, and making it big writing songs for the movies in Hollywood. It's 1965. Pope Paul VI is visiting New York. The Vietnam War is about to begin in earnest. Can Artie's old high school buddy, now a Hollywood movie producer, give him a shot at the big time? Or will a blessing from the Pope do the trick?
"A brilliant play...beautifully fashioned...Wacky and sometimes sad... combined hilarity, poignancy, outrage and tragedy." - The New York Daily News
"Enchantingly zany and original farce." - The New York Times
February 15 - March 24, 2018
The Best Brothers
By Daniel MacIvor
A bittersweet comedy from one of Canada's most beloved playwrights, Bunny Best has met her unfortunate end after a mishap at a Gay Pride parade. Now her two sons, Kyle and Hamilton, have the task of arranging her funeral and caring for her most beloved companion, a troublesome Italian greyhound named Enzo. In the bustle of obituary-writing, eulogy-giving, and dog-sitting, sibling rivalry quickly reaches its peak and years of buried contentions surface. A witty and amusing tale of woe. You'll leave the theatre desperately wanting a dog!
March 29 - May 5, 2018
Women in Jeopardy
By Wendy MacLeod
Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcees Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After all, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in a hilarious off-road adventure.
May 10 - June 9, 2018
By Christopher Durang
This irreverent and insightful comedy follows Veronica on her wildly comic journey through the afterlife. Gandalf, Jesus, and a Hindu Spirit help guide us through this screwball look at life, death and reincarnation.
"This is Durang at the top of his metaphysical, apocalyptic, high-and-pop cultural game…thoroughly lovable. And funny." —NY Newsday.
"A delightful eighty-minute crazy-quilt fantasy." —Associated Press.