Our Mission
We produce theatre and theatre education in Tucson that entertains, educates, and enlightens children, adults, and families.

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

Mainstage - THE 2019-2020 SEASON

Live Theatre Workshop presents nine plays in the new 2019-2020 Mainstage Season, which includes eight shows selected by LTW Artistic Director Sabian Trout and one show that is also part of the Family Series of LTW shows. Season ticket packages will be available for purchase by current season subscribers in early April. General public season and individual ticket sales begin in early May.


THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE

by Wendy MacLeod

June 20 - July 20, 2019

As up-and-coming Bill readies a new condo for himself and his soon-to-arrive wife, he gets an unexpected visit from Jack, who at first appears to be a nightmare neighbor. What follows is a sharp comedy about the lives we dream of having versus the lives we end up living.

"Despite (or maybe it's because of) its origin in a female mind, this funny, charming, and rather moving play probes the vulnerabilities of middle-class maleness with…good humor, affection and incisive accuracy." ~ Chicago Tribune

 


SHOW PEOPLE

by Paul Weitz

July 25 - August 24, 2019

Jerry and Marnie are Broadway actors who haven't worked in years. At Jerry's insistence, they take on a wildly unorthodox job for a rich, young New York banker in SHOW PEOPLE, a crazy comedy about the darker aspects of the need to be theatrical.

"A smashing light comedy…delightful and witty." ~ NY Observer

"A real laugh-out-loud comedy…guaranteed to make audiences laugh themselves silly." ~ Journal News

 


HEISENBERG

by Simon Stephens

August 29 - September 28, 2019

Amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, Georgie spots Alex, a much older man, and plants a kiss on the back of his neck. This electric encounter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating and life-changing game. Heisenberg brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection.

“On its surface, a satisfyingly life-affirming mating dance between two people who are so utterly dissimilar that of course they are made for each other. But if you choose to tune into the quieter frequencies... a probing work that considers the multiplicity of alternatives that could shape our lives at every moment.” ~ NY Times

 


ACCOMPLICE

by Rupert Holmes

October 10 - November 16, 2019

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s coveted “Edgar” award (the “Oscar” of crime and suspense) The New York Times called ACCOMPLICE “a deliciously witty cocktail of a whodunit with a maniacally seamless plot where skullduggery emerges the winner!”

This theatrical roller coaster will trigger screams of laughter even as audiences vow to keep its secrets hush-hush. “The best fooler since Sleuth and twice as clever!” said the L.A.Times, while L.A. Theatre & Entertainment Review proclaimed it “the comedy thriller of all comedy thrillers!”

 


TILLY THE TRICKSTER

by Molly Shannon

November 29 – December 29, 2019

(Also part of the LTW Family Series)

Molly Shannon has created numerous unforgettable characters on Saturday Night Live and in movies such as SUPERSTAR and NEVER BEEN KISSED and now introduces young readers to her latest hilarious creation, the musical TILLY THE TRICKSTER. Tilly is a mischievous girl who loves nothing more than causing a little trouble. From leaking cups to toothpaste-flavored cookies, Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?

 


THE NORWEGIANS

by C. Denby Swanson

January 9 - February 15, 2020

A "killer" dark comedy about two scorned women and the very nice gangsters they hire to whack their ex-boyfriends. Fast-paced funny dialogue combines the spirit of Fargo with Saturday Night Live in this unexpected, entertaining, quirky comedy.

“C. Denby Swanson's extremely odd and delightful comedy, is something of a guilty pleasure.” - The New York Times

 


RADIANT VERMIN

by Philip Ridley

February 20 - March 28, 2020

When a young couple is offered an ideal house by a mysterious stranger, it prompts the question: How far would any of us go to get our dream home? A fast-paced, pitch-black comedy, RADIANT VERMIN is a provocative satire about consumerism, gentrification, and inequality.

“A blithely told fable for the age of unaffordable housing. Like a Brothers Grimm story, it is executed with its own consistent fantasy logic, deployed to remind us of the dangers of getting what we wish for…it makes for nasty and energetic fun…” - The New York Times

 


RIPCORD

by David Lindsay-Abaire

April 2 - May 9, 2020

David Lindsay-Abaire’s ripping Ripcord is a deeply satisfying and entertaining story of two women thrown together by a comic cosmic force possessed of a wicked sense of humor. A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly chipper woman by any means necessary.

“…sweet-and-sour RIPCORD is great fun…larded with moments of surprise, both wacky and more substantial. When the play gets serious, it’s genuinely moving.” ~ Time Out NY

“A show to treasure.” ~ Deadline.com

 


THE CAKE

by Bekah Brunstetter

May 14 - June 13, 2020

When Della, a North Carolina baker, is asked to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter, she is overjoyed. But that joy is short-lived when she learns that the intended is another bride, and realizes she is faced with an agonizing choice between faith and family. Struggling to reconcile her deeply-held belief in “traditional marriage” and the love she has for the young woman she helped raise, Della finds herself in strange new territory.

“Brilliant... Powerful and meaningful... great writing... abundant wit and humor” ~ LA Post-Examiner

 



ABOUT LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP

Live Theatre Workshop produces inclusive, accessible and affordable professional theatre and theatre education that entertains, educates and enlightens children, adults, and families. Because art has the power to transform people and communities, LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and pass on a passion for theatre to the next generation. LTW is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported by grants and generous people who appreciate LTW’s Mainstage plays, Family Series productions, Etcetera Late-Night productions, and year-round theatre education for youth. Find LTW on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and at livetheatreworkshop.org.

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP | (520) 327-4242 | 5317 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85712. Located on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft roads. Easy, convenient parking available.

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