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Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
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BUYER & CELLAR at Live Theatre Workshop

Buyer & Cellar

by Jonathan Tolins

Directed by Sabian Trout

Featuring Keith Wick


An irresistible one-man play with the most delicious fictitious premise —an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work as a shopkeeper in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Laugh out loud as this play employs wit and perspicacity to poke fun at the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism.

“This seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view." — The New York Times

"A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true." —The New Yorker

"Fantastically funny." — The New York Post

Contains adult language


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



January 5 - February 11, 2017

Previews: January 5 and 6 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 PM

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


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


Jonathan Tolins - in addition to "Buyer & Cellar," are "The Twilight of the Golds," "If Memory Serves," "The Last Sunday in June," "Secrets of the Trade," and "The Forgotten Woman." He and his husband Robert Cary contributed additional material to the 2014 Broadway revival of "On the Town." His films are "The Twilight of the Golds" and "Martian Child," both co-written with Seth E. Bass. Television credits include "Queer as Folk," The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards, "Partners," "Grease Live!" (with Robert Cary), and "BrainDead." Tolins has written articles for Opera News, Time, and The Huffington Post, and is a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Quiz.



 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 in BUYER & CELLAR at Live Theatre Workshop

 Keith Wick (Alex More) last appeared as Doc in the LTW production 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.