Mainstage - THE 2014-2015 SEASON
Under the Artistic Direction of Sabian Trout,
Live Theatre Workshop is proud to announce its 2014-15 Mainstage Season!
For information on ticketing and season subscriptions, call (520) 327-4242.
June 19 - July 19, 2014
Dorothy Parker’s Last Call
Written & Performed by Acclaimed Tucson Actress Lesley Abrams
Poet, critic, author, activist and member of the infamous Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker delighted in skewering the culture of early Twentieth Century. This original one-woman show is a dynamic exploration of the life of America's first lady of wit.
July 24 - August 30, 2014
By Brian Friel
A poetic tale of a woman blind since infancy, who is given the chance to see. A beautiful exploration of Molly's fantasies and expectations of how modern medicine will change everything she's ever known - including the lives of those closest to her.
"An entrancing story...rich with rapturous poetry" - David Richards, NY Times
September 4 - October 11, 2014
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]
By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Praised by the LA Times as “wildly funny” and 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!” – Today Show
October 16 - November 15, 2014
9 Parts of Desire
By Heather Raffo
This Off Broadway hit was inspired by the playwright's trip to a modern art museum in Baghdad in August 1993, and details the lives of nine Iraqi women that span the decades between the first and second Gulf Wars and occupation. Described by The New Yorker as “an example of how art can remake the world,” it is a portrait of the extraordinary (and ordinary) lives of a cross-section of Iraqi women: a sexy painter, a radical Communist, doctors, exiles, wives and lovers. This work delves into many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war.
Contains Adult Themes. Not recommended for children under 17.
November 20 - December 28, 2014
The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays
By Ken Ludwig
This hilarious play from the master of comedy Ken Ludwig brings murder, mystery, mayhem and madcap adventure to the stage. Broadway superstar William Gillette, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a dinner party. But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette will have to summon every ounce of Sherlock he can to solve the mystery. This play will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final bow.
January 8 - February 14, 2015
The Savannah Disputation
By Evan Smith
Two daffy Catholic sisters find themselves in a verbal smack down with a door-to-door evangelist in their own home. Crackling with wit and brimming with emotion, what unfolds is an up-to-the- minute comedy about organized religion, faith and morals.
February 19 - March 28, 2015
Move Over Mrs. Markham
By Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Nine People. Four Assignations. One Apartment. One Night. Wildly Funny Chaos! From the master of farce, Ray Cooney, comes this hilarious evening of complication, deception, and untamed fun. One of Britain's most popular comedies.
April 2 - May 10, 2015
By Matthew Barber
Based on the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.
May 14 - June 13, 2015
By David Auburn
At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation's most influential journalist, beloved, feared and courted by the Washington world. But as the '60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well.
Contains Adult Themes and Language