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
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

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THE 2022-2023 SEASON

We are so excited to unveil our plans for our 2022-2023 Season. Now is the perfect time to renew or become an LTW subscriber and enjoy all eight Mainstage shows or fill up your calendar with delight by adding all Mainstage and Children's Theatre shows to your subscription. We can't wait to spend time with all of our amazing donors, subscribers, students, and patrons at our wonderful new theatre campus.

MAINSTAGE TICKET PRICES

$23 General
$21
Military, Senior, Student
$17
Thursdays and Previews


BOSTON MARRIAGE

by David Mamet

October 13 - November 19, 2022

Set at the turn of the century, Anna and Claire are two ladies in love. For these scheming socialites, maintaining their class status is full-time work, and hilarity cleverly ensues as their plans unfold. Anna has become the mistress of a wealthy man and has already received an emerald. Meanwhile, Claire is infatuated with a respectable young woman and she enlists Anna’s help to arrange a secret meeting with her. When this plan goes awry, Anna and Claire’s status and wealth are suddenly in jeopardy. Writers and theatre goers have long admired David Mamet’s hilarious, expertly-written dialogue in this acclaimed jab at the patriarchy.

“Brilliant...One of Mamet’s most satisfying and accomplished plays and one of the funniest American comedies in years.” - The New York Post

“Devastatingly funny...exceptionally clever...demonstrates anew [Mamet’s] technical virtuosity and flexibility.” - The New York Times

SHOW DATES
Thursday: Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10,17
Friday: Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18
Saturday: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, *19 (3pm)
Sunday: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13

Seating Chart: Mainstage


STONES IN HIS POCKETS

by Marie Jones

January 12 - February 18, 2023

Hollywood comes to rural Ireland in this hilarious multi-award winner which ran for four years in London’s West End. This off- beat, endearing tale in which two local Irishmen work as extras on a Hollywood film brilliantly mixes comedy with the poignancy of unexpected loss. Every artist with unrealized childhood dreams will invest in the successes and shortcomings of Charlie and Jake in this acclaimed production of Stones In His Pockets.

"If there is a more cleverly constructed, enterprisingly acted play on offer in London right now, I cannot think of it" -The Times

"It is clearly magical, this comedy by Belfast writer Marie Jones, dealing as it does with myths, memories, class and sex, with two actors who create a whole world on stage.The play itself not only sends up the delirious fantasy of film, it becomes a moving and heartfelt tribute to the imaginative power of live performance" - The Guardian

SHOW DATES
Thursday: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16
Friday: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17
Saturday: Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, *18 (3pm)
Sunday: Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12

Seating Chart: Mainstage


ON THE VERGE, OR THE GEOGRAPHY OF YEARNING

by Eric Overmyer

February 23 - March 25, 2023

Set in 1888, three female explorers at the top of their game team up to conquer Terra Incognita, the most desired and mysterious of unexplored territories. On this fantastical journey they encounter cannibals, trolls, artifacts, and more as each of their destinies are revealed to them. A study of ambition and the human condition, On The Verge, Or The Geography of Yearning has captivated fantasy and science fiction lovers for over thirty years and its acclaim has only grown.

“A frolicsome jaunt through a continuum of space, time, history, geography, feminism and fashion, Mr Overmyer’s cavalcade is on the verge of becoming a thoroughly serendipitous journey.” - The New York Times

SHOW DATES
Thursday: Feb. 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23
Friday: Feb. 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24
Saturday: Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, *25 (3pm)
Sunday: Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19

Seating Chart: Mainstage


THE OTHER PLACE

by Sharr White

March 30 - May 6, 2023

Juliana is a successful medical scientist whose life is unraveling. She is dealing with a divorce and disapproves that her daughter has eloped with an older man. While Juliana grasps to regain control, a mystery unfolds and facts begin to blend with fiction. As her distress reveals that things may not be what they seem, her focus on The Other Place (a cottage on Cape Cod) turns to obsession as Juliana believes this is where she might reunite with her missing daughter. Are phone calls from her daughter a delusion? Is her obsession warranted? Juliana’s assuredness is put to the test as The Other Place’s twists and turns are sure to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
Note: This show contains explicit language.

“A sense of disorientation unites audience and protagonist in “The Other Place,” a new drama by Sharr White about a forceful businesswoman confronting the onset of an illness whose nature keeps eluding her grasp.” - The New York Times

SHOW DATES
Thursday: March 30 April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4
Friday: March 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
Saturday: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, *May 6 (3pm)
Sunday: April 2, 16, 23, 30

Seating Chart: Mainstage


LUNGS

by Duncan Macmillan

May 11 - June 10, 2023

In this brutally honest, intimate production, a young couple debates bringing a child into the world. Zooming in on the results of overpopulation and climate change, W and M’s decision reaches well beyond their relationship, and laughter is the antidote to the stress around their big-picture questions. In Lungs, Duncan Macmillan successfully puts his finger on the pulse of the cultural and personal questions that are informing the life decisions of our young community members, and he does so through empathetic, jarring, and hilarious exchanges.
Note: This show contains explicit language.

“...a bracingly dramatic walk through the thicket of couples communication... at once beguilingly modest and rewardingly polished...a smart and stimulating eavesdrop on the modern vocabulary of intimate negotiation.” - The Washington Post

SHOW DATES
Thursday: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8
Friday: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9
Saturday: May 13, 20, 27, June 3, *10 (3pm)
Sunday: May 14, 21, 28 June 4

Seating Chart: Mainstage


WALTER CRONKITE IS DEAD

by Joe Calarco

June 15 - July 8, 2023

In this endearing plea for common ground, Walter Cronkite Is Dead is set in an airport amidst a flurry of delayed flights. Patty, a boisterous Southerner, strikes up a conversation with Margaret, a liberal from Washington. Over a bottle of wine, they argue about their person- al passions and emboldened opinions about what it means to live in present-day America. When they begin to confide in each other about details of their personal lives, their anger turns to empathy and a friendship forms. This funny, frank, and unpredictable production emphasizes all that could be possible if people from opposite sides of the political aisle took the time to really listen to one another.

“Calarco demonstrates impressive maturity with his lively and insightful dialogue.The play’s sermon against demonizing those with whom we disagree couldn’t be more relevant.” - Variety

SHOW DATES
Thursday: June 15, 22, 29, July 6
Friday: June 16, 23, 30, July 7
Saturday: June 17, 24, July 1, *8 (3pm)
Sunday: June 18, 25, July 2

Seating Chart: Mainstage


VENUS IN FUR

by David Ives

August 3 - September 2, 2023

Thomas, a director in a bind, is desperate to find an actress to play the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Enter Vanda, a vulgar and equally desperate actress. Though, on the surface, she is utterly wrong for the part, she authoritatively and seductively masters the part. As they work through the script, a game of domination and submission plays out with only enough room for one of them to win. This mysterious, charmingly erotic and acclaimed work is a high point in David Ives’ diverse body of work.
Note: This show contains explicit language and adult themes.

“The teeter-tottering test of wills that takes place in VENUS IN FUR makes even the most fraught encounter between a domineering director and a sensitive performer seem like a play date in the sandbox. Actors may be pleased to hear that in this ninety minutes of good, kinky fun, the upper hand does not necessarily belong to the usual suspect.” - The New York Times.

SHOW DATES
Thursday: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Friday: August 4, 11, 18, 25, Sept. 1
Saturday: August 5, 12, 19, 26, *Sept. 2 (3pm)
Sunday: August 6, 13, 20, 27

Seating Chart: Mainstage


HIR

by Taylor Mac

September 7 - October 7, 2023

When a son returns home from Afghanistan ready to challenge his abusive father, he finds an unexpected scenario: Isaac’s father has suffered a debilitating stroke and his mother has gleefully taken control of the household with unwavering support from little sister Max, newly out as transgender. Isaac revels in the old, “be careful what you wish for” mantra, as he struggles to find his place in this new family dynamic. Celebrated as a dysfunctional family dramedy for a new era, Taylor Mac’s HIR turns patriarchy on its head with intriguingly fresh results.
Note: This show contains explicit language and adult themes.

SHOW DATES
Thursday: Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5
Friday: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6
Saturday: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, *Oct. 7 (3pm)
Sunday: Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1

Seating Chart: Mainstage



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 | 3322 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85716. Located on the south side of Fort Lowell between North Country Club Rd and North Palo Verde Ave. Easy, convenient parking available.

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