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

Live Theatre Workshop
3322 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85716
Reservations: (520) 327-4242

September 8 - October 8, 2022
No shows September 15-18 and Saturday, October 1AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE at Live Theatre Workshop

An Almost Holy Picture

by Heather McDonald

Directed by Sabian Trout

Stephen Frankenfield as Samuel




September 8 - October 8, 2022
No shows September 15-18 and October 1

Previews: September 8 and 9 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night:
Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM

Regular Performances:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3:00 PM
Saturday Matinee on October 8 at 3:00 PM (no evening show)

COVID Safety Guidelines


Previews & Thursday Tickets: $15
General Admission: $23
Students, Seniors 62+, & Military: $21

To make your reservation call (520) 327-4242
or buy tickets online


An Almost Holy Picture employs humor and intellect to explore life’s big questions. Samuel, a church groundskeeper, is shaped by three major life experiences, and his affirming story captivates. A Pulitzer Prize nominated play, An Almost Holy Picture has been lauded for its inspiring look at love, loss, ideology and fatherhood.




 Sabian Trout (Director) is thoroughly enjoying her seventeenth season as LTW’s Artistic Director. A few favorite directing credits include THE BEST BROTHERS, BUYER & CELLAR, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, PHOTOGRAPH 51, REGRETS ONLY, RECKLESS, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, TRYING, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, and ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Sabian has over 35 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.


 Stephen Frankenfield (Samuel) is the Assistant Director of Children’s Programming here at LTW. He is a graduate of (AAMDA) American Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in New York City. Some of his notable acting credits include: THE GAME'S AFOOT OR, HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAY, ACCOMPLICE, STAGE KISS, THE BEST BROTHERS, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, BELOW THE BELT, I HATE HAMLET, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE and most recently, DRY POWDER & SHOOTING STAR. Some of his directing credits include: MOON OVER BUFFALO and SOUVENIR. He has been nominated for 7 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards, five times for acting and twice for directing. He writes and directs for LTW’s Children's Theatre, as well as the Education Department. He has had 5 of his plays published and produced around the world, in schools and other youth organizations. He'd like to give a big thank you to his two boys who continue to inspire him everyday, on and off stage.


Stephen Frankenfield in AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE at Live Theatre Workshop

 Tina Evans (Production Stage Manager) (She/They) is excited to be backstage this go around! They were last seen as Holly Berry in ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE and have acted or stage managed other LTW Children’s Theatre shows such as THE CONUNDRUM AT CAMP CATALINA, MONA LISA ON THE LOOSE, ROCKIN’ CINDERELLA, RAPUNZEL, and LITTLE RED RIDING BOOTS. Tina graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Conservation and when off the stage can be found teaching, rock climbing, or dancing it up at home with her daughter. Special thanks to her family for helping support taking all of these late nights at the theatre.


 Karin Hupp (Props Master/ Scenic Painter) has been the prop master for over seven years; she also does scenic painting and box office. Some of her favorite projects included the wedding cake for ONE SLIGHT HITCH, the hound from BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK MYSTERY, and the cookies from FROG AND TOAD. Favorite scenes she has painted include Dorothy Parker's VICIOUS CIRCLE and the bookshelves in THE COLUMNIST. Karin enjoys working for LTW because it helps her grow as an artist.


Stephen Frankenfield in AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE at Live Theatre Workshop

 Marli Ray (Scenic Design/ Build) I am in my final semester of undergrad at the University of Arizona and a Technical Director for the Arizona Repertory Theater. I have a real passion for teaching tech theater to anyone who is willing to learn, and am always willing to learn myself. I want to take a moment to thank Live Theatre Workshop for the countless opportunities they have given me. I also want to thank the wonderful, loving folks who have made this my favorite theater to work for.


 Brian McElroy (Sound Designer) Essentially raised on the LTW stage, Brian migrated to its backstage at the end of high school. In the 9 years since he began, he has contracted as a stage manager, sound designer, or lighting designer for over fifty LTW productions and dozens of other amateur and professional productions in Southern Arizona and off-Broadway. However, he has never lost his love for acting, and is eager to be back at it. You may have seen him recently in Winding Road's SPRING AWAKENING (Otto) or in the LTW Children's Theatre productions of ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE (Jingle), ONCE UPON THIS TIME (Princes, Step-mothers, and others), and DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Guitarristo). Brian fills his heart every day working as an editor supplying supplemental education materials to millions of K-8 students worldwide.


 Richard Gremel (Lighting Designer) has been lighting up the LTW stage for the past 15 years. His lighting designs have also been seen on other Tucson stages in the past. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona where he received a B.F.A. in Theatre Education. Richard is the acting and technical theatre teacher at Empire High School. He is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Arizona Thespians Teacher of the Year and the 2018-2019 OnMedia Tucson Arts Hero Award. Aside from tech and teaching, Richard acts, directs, and writes plays for the LTW stage. He currently has ten published plays which have been seen all over the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, England and Australia.


Stephen Frankenfield in AN ALMOST HOLY PICTURE at Live Theatre Workshop

Ojas Sanghi (Assistant Sound Designer) is excited to be working on this production with Live Theatre Workshop. Enjoy the show!