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

Live Theatre Workshop
5317 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712
Reservations: (520) 327-4242
livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com

Mainstage - THE 2018-2019 SEASON

Under the Artistic Direction of Sabian Trout,
Live Theatre Workshop is proud to announce its 2018-19 Mainstage Season!

Descriptions and dates for all shows are listed below.

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For more information on ticketing and season subscriptions, call (520) 327-4242.


Red, White, and Tuna

By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard

June 14 – July 21, 2018

They’re Back, Y’all! We are proud to present the third in this series of hilarious plays, set in the fictional town of Tuna, the “third-smallest” town in the state of Texas. Keith Wick and Stephen Frankenfield play the entire cast of more than 20 eccentric male and female characters of various ages. This silly comedy is an affectionate and satirical commentary on small-town, Southern life and attitudes. Alongside Tuna’s perennial favorite characters, new Tuna residents burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion, setting the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun.

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19
Friday: 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20
Saturday: 6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21
Sunday: 6/17, 6/24, 7/1, 7/8, 7/15

 


July 26 -August 25, 2018

The Effect

By Lucy Prebble

“I can't tell the difference between who I am and a side effect.” Connie and Tristan can’t hide how they feel around each other: Hearts thumping, sleepless nights, and a slightly ill excitement. They’ve fallen for one another, and fallen hard—unless their chemistry is a side-effect of an antidepressant they’re taking as clinical trial participants. The trial’s supervising doctors must untangle the ethical implications of Connie and Tristan's illicit relationship. A passionate and provocative look at the mysteries of attraction.

Contains Adult Language and Themes.

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23
Friday: 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24
Saturday: 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
Sunday: 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19

 


August 30 - October 6, 2018

Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan

When the 6-year-old protagonist of this story learns his mom is in the hospital because she tried to hurt herself, he leaves a note on her bed to remind her of all the things that make life worth living. “Ice cream” and “Kung Fu” movies, for example. “Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose,” is an excellent one, and “me” is perhaps the saddest. This look at mental illness through a child’s eyes is somehow poignant and funny all at once, and it breaks your heart and stitches it back together in exactly the way theatre is supposed to. Starring LTW favorite Steve Wood.

"One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression—and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see" - The Guardian

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4
Friday: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5
Saturday: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6
Sunday: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30

 


October 11 - November 17, 2018

Death by Design

By Rob Urbinati

A mix of Noël Coward wit and Agatha Christie plot. Set in an English country manor in 1932, playwright Edward Bennet and his wife, the actress Sorel Bennett, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. Their quiet weekend dissolves as various guests arrive unexpectedly, each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. This play is more than an homage—it's a new classic. But don’t expect this play to unlock the mystery to designing the perfect murder—unless the weapon of choice is laughter.

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15
Friday: 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16
Saturday: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17
Sunday: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11
Saturday Matinee: 11/17 at 3pm

 


November 29 - December 29, 2018

Snoopy!!!

Based on the comic strip “PEANUTS” by Charles M. Schulz
Book by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates,
Warren Lockhart, Arthur Whitelaw and Michael L. Grace
Music by Larry Grossman
Lyrics by Hal Hackady

Tuneful! Charming! Hilarious! Yes, SNOOPY!!! – the musical sequel to YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN – deserves each of its three exclamation points. Based on the beloved Peanuts comic strip by Charles Schulz, the show sparkles with wit and warmth as it depicts life as seen through the eyes of Schulz’s unforgettable characters. Fun for audiences of all ages, this is a show your family won’t want to miss. Featuring Michael Martinez as Snoopy and welcoming back LTW stage favorite Holli Diffin as Woodstock!

SHOW DATES:
Thursday at 7pm: 11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27
Friday at 7pm: 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 12/28
Saturday at 7pm: 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22
Sunday at 3pm: 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23
Saturday Matinee: 12/29 at 3pm

 


January 10 - February 16, 2019

Stage Kiss

By Sarah Ruhl

Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with an amorous history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the onstage love story follows them offstage. A charming farce about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one.

“Sarah Ruhl delivers a brilliant comedy that aims for big laughs and hits its target. Funny: There’s nothing like it." - The New York Post

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14
Friday: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15
Saturday: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16
Sunday: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
Saturday Matinee: 2/16 at 3pm

 


February 21 - March 30, 2019

Time Stands Still

By Donald Margulies

Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies. This outstanding script tells the story of Sarah, a photojournalist recuperating from a tour in a war-torn country, and James, a foreign correspondent seeking a change of venue. The couple faces tough choices about their future as they try to find their happiness in a changing world that seems to have gone crazy. Can Sarah and James hold on to a sense of right and wrong, not to mention their sanity while grasping for the purpose, meaning, and reason for living that they long for?

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
Friday: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29
Saturday: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
Sunday: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
Saturday Matinee: 3/30 at 3pm

 


April 4 - May 11, 2019

Always...Patsy Cline

Created and originally directed by Ted Swindley
Based on a true story

This extremely popular, heartfelt musical revue tells the true story of the country music legend’s unlikely friendship with a fan, Louise Seger, cemented by years of letter-writing. Featuring a wealth of Cline’s beloved hits such as “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” and “Crazy,” Always…Patsy Cline features Amanda Gremel in the title role.

"Sweet dreams again" - USA Today

"A song-filled valentine" - Los Angeles Times

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9
Friday: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10
Saturday: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11
Sunday: 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5
Saturday Matinee: 5/11 at 3pm
No Show Easter Sunday 4/21

 


May 16 - June 15, 2019

Appropriate

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

The 2015 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play. Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly deceased patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. After a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.

Contains strong language, adult themes and subject matter that may be considered offensive

SHOW DATES:
Thursday: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13
Friday: 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14
Saturday: 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15
Sunday: 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9

 



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