Mainstage - The 2013-2014 Season
Under the Artistic Direction of Sabian Trout,
Live Theatre Workshop is proud to announce its 2013-14 Mainstage Season!
For information on ticketing, call (520) 327-4242.
Season Ticket Order Forms coming soon!
June 20 - July 27, 2013
By Kenneth Lonergan
Jeff the security guard tries to make the most of the graveyard shift, cajoling, joking and talking his way through the night. But when confronted with an epic ethical dilemma, Jeff has a mind-bending problem: he wants to do the right thing, but he can’t figure out what “the right thing” is.
"A masterpiece. The best drama, the best comedy and the best romance of the year, all rolled into one." ~ Time Out New York
August 1 - August 31, 2013
VISITING MR. GREEN
By Jeff Baron
Mr. Green, an 86-year-old cantankerous retiree, wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a young corporate executive. This comedy about two men who don't want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping tale as the two form an unlikely friendship. Translated into 22 languages, with over 200 productions in large and small venues, it has won numerous best play and best actor awards throughout the world.
September 5 - October 5, 2013
By Stephen Temperley
For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. Nevertheless, her annual recitals in the ballroom of the Ritz Carlton hotel, where she resided, brought her extraordinary fame.
"A beguiling comic jewel with a heart." ~ Variety
"Tone-deaf but utterly pitch-perfect.…A kind of loony triumph." ~ NY Daily News
October 10 - November 16, 2013
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jes Winfield
Praised by the Los Angeles Times as “wildly funny” and by the Montreal Gazette as “the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime,” this irreverent, fast-paced romp parodies all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 97 minutes.
“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” ~ The Today Show
November 21 - Dec 29, 2013
Based on The Thanksgiving Visitor and
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
Adapted for the stage by Russell Vandenbrouke
A charming, heartwarming holiday tale laced with lyricism and wit, sure to impart a warm glow to audiences of all ages. Eight-year-old Buddy and his eccentric elderly cousin, Miss Sook, deal with the school bully, make fruitcake for Eleanor Roosevelt, cut down the perfect Christmas tree, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
January 9 - February 15, 2014
By Marc Camoletti
Bernard is engaged to Gloria.
And to Gabriella.
And to Gretchen.
His supersonic lifestyle hits turbulence when all three invade his swanky bachelor pad in this high-flying farce.
"The funniest play to hit Broadway in years." ~ The Wall Street Journal
February 20 - March 22, 2014
By Anna Ziegler
Jewish scientist Rosalind Franklin's X-ray imaging revealed DNA’s double helix structure, leading to the Nobel Prize, but not for her. Relive the competitive chase to be the first to map the DNA molecule in this riveting story of a young, ambitious scientist and her unsung, trailblazing achievements.
“Smartly crafted…brisk and knowing… steadily entertaining” ~ Washington Post
March 27 - May 4, 2014
By Kathleen Clark
Southern Comforts follows the development of a December-December relationship between a feisty widow and a crusty widower who find love late in life.
A “delightful, even sneakily sexy, romance” ~ The New York Times
May 8 - June 7, 2014
By Joe Orton
Considered one of the funniest plays of all time, this biting British comedy spins a frenzied web of conspiracies fueled by greed, lust, and hypocrisy. Inept bank robbers hijack mom's coffin to stash the loot from a recent heist, in a farce as macabre as it is hilarious.