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

Past Shows - Mainstage


The Norwegians by C. Denby Swanson
Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley


Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl
Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies
Always Patsy Cline by Ted Swindley
Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Things Being What They Are by Wendy MacLeod
Show People by Paul Weitz
Heisenberg by Simon Stephens
Accomplice by Rupert Holmes


The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare
The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor
Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod
Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang
 Red, White, and Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
The Effect by Lucy Prebble
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan
Death by Design by Rob Urbinati


Buyer and Cellar by Jonathan Tolins
The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh
Below the Belt by Richard Dresser
Annapurna by Sharr White
Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck
Baskerville by Ken Ludwig
The Voice of the Prairie by John Olive


Old Jews Telling Jokes by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent
No Way to Treat a Lady by Douglas Cohen and William Goldman
One Slight Hitch by Lewis Black
Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo
The Lady With All The Answers by David Rambo
[sic] by Melissa James Gibson
My Name is Asher Lev by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Radio Play - adapted by Stephen Frankenfield


The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith
Move Over Mrs. Markham by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Enchanted April by Matthew Barber
The Columnist by David Auburn
Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck
My Life in Sports by Bill Epstein
Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon
God's Man in Texas by David Rambo
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!) by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez


Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti
Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler
Southern Comforts by Kathleen Clark
Loot by Joe Orton
Dorothy Parker's Last Call - written and performed by Lesley Abrams
Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
9 Parts of Desire by Heather Raffo
The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays by Ken Ludwig


The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Regrets Only by Paul Rudnick
The Cemetery Club by Ivan Menchell
Two Into One by Ray Cooney
Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan
Visiting Mr. Green by Jeff Baron
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner
Souvenir by Stephen Temperley
Holiday Memories by Truman Capote


All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney
Harvey by Mary Chase
Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck
Collected Stories by Donald Margulies
Fallen Angels by Noël Coward
It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry


The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein
The Dinner Party by Neil Simon
Trying by Joanna McClelland Glass
Taking Steps by Alan Ayckbourn
How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
Half and Half by James Sherman
Three Viewings by Jeffrey Hatcher
The Foreigner by Larry Shue
Reckless by Craig Lucas


The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
Wife Begins at Forty by Ray Cooney, Arne Sultan, and Earl Barret
Picnic by William Inge
What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton
Cloud 9 by Caryl Churchill
A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner
The Gin Game by D.L. Coburn
Don't Dress for Dinner by Marc Camoletti
The Santaland Diaries and Season's Greetings by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello


Beau Jest by James Sherman
Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan and The Seattle Repertory Theatre
Lemon Sky by Lanford Wilson
The Mystery of Irma Vep by Charles Ludlam
Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell
The Housekeeper by James Prideaux
The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard


Private Lives by Noel Coward
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Spider's Web by Agatha Christie
Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig
Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
I DO! I DO! Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
Educating Rita by Willy Russell
Funny Money by Ray Cooney
Design for Murder by George Batson


I Hate Hamlet

I Hate Hamlet I Hate Hamlet

by Paul Rudnick | December 28, 2006 - February 3, 2007 | Directed by Howard Allen

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

“fast-mouthed and funny...brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals.” - Village Voice

Andrew Rally (Stephen Frankenfield), the star of a recently cancelled television series is offered every actor’s dream role—Hamlet. Part of him wants to do it. Trouble is, Andrew hates Hamlet! This dream then turns into a hilarious nightmare as the ghost of John Barrymore (Richard Ivey) returns from the dead to help Andrew fight his fears and play the role of a lifetime. The contrast between the two actors, the towering Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Rally, hot young television star leads to an insanely funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and, of course, the apartment . Andrew is surrounded by his dreamy, ditzy girlfriend Deirdre (Jodi Rankin), his psychic real estate broker Felicia (Kristi Loera), his slick, super-cool Hollywood producer Gary (Eric Schumacher, and his longtime agent Lillian (Maxine Gallespie) who has a deliciously wonderful secret past! A laugh out loud comedy wrapped in affectionate humor for the theatre!

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling | February 8 - March 18, 2007 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"...sharp funny dialogue...the plays builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving." - NY Daily News

“Suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy” - NY Post

Based on a true-story, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a heartwarming comedy, revolving around the lives of a close-knit circle of friends who meet every Saturday morning in a beauty shop in the small Louisiana Parish of Chinquapin County. At the center of the group is Shelby Eatenton, about to be married and start her own family -- despite the fact that her diabetes could get in the way. Her mother, M'Lynn Eatenton, looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fears to support her daughter's decisions. In Truvy's beauty salon, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done, Truvy and her assistant, Annelle, dispense shampoo and free advice to Shelby and M'Lynn, and enjoy the quick witted remarks of Miss Clairee; the local social leader, and the town's rich curmudgeon, Miss Ouiser. The play is alternately hilarious and touching - and, in the end, deeply revealing of the importance of friendship. A moving story wrapped in witty humor, and told by women who are lively, funny, and marvelously amiable company-- in good times and bad.

Holy Spirit on Grand Avenue

Holy Spirit on Grand Avenue Holy Spirit on Grand Avenue Holy Spirit on Grand Avenue

by Toni Press-Coffman | March 22 - April 29, 2007 | Directed by Glen Coffman

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

West coast premiere!

Local award-winning playwright Toni Press-Coffman spins a tale of memory, friendship and acceptance in this psychological thriller. Friends since grade school, three women gather for the weekend to catch up on their now hectic lives. As they reminisce the story of Dianna, their young classmate that was violently murdered in the 3rd grade stirs up emotions and memories that can no longer be denied. Dense, clever and rich in mystery...the plot will have you on the edge of your seat.

Starring Amy Erbe as Celeste, Suzanne Darrell as Stephanie, Carrie Hill as Barbara, David Johnston as Nathan, Paul Matlock as Bobby, and introducing Molly Howard as Diana.

Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle Bell, Book and Candle

by John Van Druten | May 3 - June 10, 2007 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Review: Weekly

"...completely enchanting- a wonderfully suave and impish fantasy." -NY Times

A few modern people can cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism...Gillian Holroyd (Jodi Rankin) just happens to be one of them. In this classic romantic comedy Gillian casts a spell over Shepard Henderson (Jeremy Thompson), partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heals in love with her...problem is...a witch cannot fall in love! And as we know, the course of true love never runs smooth!

Also starring Roberta Streicher as Miss Holroyd, Michael Woodson as Sydney Redlitch, and Cliff Madison as Nicky Holroyd.

Chapter Two

Chapter Two Chapter Two

By Neil Simon | June 14 - July 22, 2007 | Directed by Doug Mitchell

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"Lovely whimsical and touching and... always funny... Most of the time downright hilarious." -NY Post

Based on part of Neil Simon's life, Chapter Two mixes laughter with heartache. George Schneider, a writer whose wife has recently died, returns to a lonely apartment. His younger brother Leo, a theatrical press agent and born matchmaker, tries to snap George out of his emotional tailspin by supplying him with unwanted and unsuccessful dates. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone... and she's a winner. Still, it's a rocky road ahead for the not so young lovers. George struggles with contradictory impulses to embrace a new life but remain faithful to the old. George and Jennie stumble on, tripping over George's pent up emotions and Jennie's wariness born of her recent marital fiasco. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie's dizzy and neurotic married friend.

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

by George Axelrod | July 26 - September 2, 2007 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"One of the theater's biggest comedy hits -- original and funny..." -NY Times

Richard Sherman (Cliff Madison) roams restlessly around his empty apartment, bemoaning the fact that his wife of seven years, and their son, have just walked out on him. Then, without warning, a gigantic flower pot tumbles down from an overhead balcony, nearly putting him permanently out of his misery. The jarring event has a strange effect on Richard. He now sees his marriage as wasted time and feels it necessary to exercise his libido as quickly as possible. Suddenly reborn, he invites the delectable doll (Missie Scheffman) who lives on the floor above down for an evening of temptation. The night doesn't quite go the way he thought it would, as morality and guilt sneak into his head. In his conscience - literally following him about the apartment - a soul-struggle of heroic and hilarious proportions ensues.

The Subject was Roses

The Subject was Roses The Subject was Roses The Subject was Roses

by Frank Gilroy | September 6 - October 14, 2007 | Directed by Chuck Rankin

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

1965 Pulitzer Prize Winner
1965 Best Play of the Year, N.Y. Drama Critics

The action in this engrossing drama is deceptively simple. A son who went away to war as a pampered boy comes back as a man of his own, and the varying effects on his mother and father are devastating. The family want to love one another, to relive the good old times and build some better ones together, but they find it impossible to communicate. They have grown irrevocably apart, and can no longer reconcile the dream and the reality. A polka throws mother and son into fits of laughter; but then, this isn't the boy she remembers at all. His father gives up a lucrative business appointment to take him to a ball game, and they have a whale of a time; but the next morning the rancor of husband and wife turns sour the love of father for son. They want to love one another, but do not know how.

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower Cactus Flower Cactus Flower Cactus Flower

by Abe Burrows | October 18 - November 25, 2007 | Directed by Cliff Madison

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"You will find the jokes fast and funny, the situation becoming funnier as the play skips along." -NY Times

A dentist (Roger Owen) stays single by telling his many girlfriends that he is married and has three children. His story backfires when he falls in love and asks the lady (Elizabeth Leadon) to marry him. She demands to see his wife and the children -- and he has to produce a wife to assuage the girlfriend's conscience. The laughs never stop as his devoted dental assistant (Maxine Gillespie) pretends to be his wife -- and she blossoms like a cactus flower the moment she steps out of her starched uniform. "You will find the jokes fast and funny, the situation becoming funnier as the play skips along." N.Y. Times

Also starring Eric Anson as Igor Sullivan, Roberta Streicher as Mrs. Dixon Durant, Steve McKee as Harvey Greenfield, Bob Kovitz as Sr. Sanchez, Megan Lamb as Boticelli's Springtime, and Paul Matlock as Waiter/Man

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

The Last Night of Ballyhoo The Last Night of Ballyhoo

by Alfred Uhry | November 29, 2007 - January 6, 2008 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Review: Weekly

Winner of the 1997 Tony Award for Best Play.
"Everything falls into place in this... winning new play... wonderfully crafted script." -Variety

The Last Night of Ballyhoo takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. Gone with the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta's elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Freitag family: bachelor Adolph (Bill Epstein), his widowed sister, Boo Levy (Toni Press Coffman), and their also widowed sister-in-law, Reba (Peg Peterson). Boo is determined to have her dreamy, unpopular daughter, Lala (Megan Patno), attend Ballyhoo, believing it will be Lala's last chance to find a socially acceptable husband. Adolph brings his new assistant, Joe Farkas (Eric Schumacher), home for dinner. Lala is charmed by Joe and she hints broadly about being taken to Ballyhoo, but he turns her down. This enrages Boo, and matters get worse when Joe falls for Lala's cousin (Holli Henderson). The family gets pulled apart and then mended together as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.



Dearly Departed

Dearly Departed

by David Bottrel and Jessie Jones | December 29, 2005 - February 5, 2006 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

When the patriarch of a southern family keels over dead, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan. LTW revives this explosively funny play.

Broadway Bound

Broadway Bound

by Neil Simon | February 9 - March 19, 2006 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

The third in Simon's trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother trying to break into the world of professional comedy writing. Not only does the play sparkle with hilarity, it is also unexpectedly moving.

Black Coffee

Black Coffee

by Agatha Christie | March 23 - April 30, 2006 | Directed by Jodi Rankin

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

Sir Claude Amory has come up with a formula for an atomic bomb, is then poisoned, and Hercule Poirot is called in to solve the case in this classic mystery that will both surprise and delight Christie fans.

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson | May 4 - June 11, 2006 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer house on Golden Pond. Audiences will delight in this warmly perceptive study of a spirited elderly couple facing their twilight years.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old LaceArsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring | June 15 - July 16, 2006 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

“The famous comedy success produced a smash hit in New York. One of the most popular plays of our time.” - Samuel French, Inc
Abby (Peg Peterson) and Martha Brewster (Robert Streicher) are charming old ladies? Is it really so bad to populate your cellar with the remains of socially and religiously acceptable roomers? Join in the antics of this madcap classic comedy...just don’t drink the tea!

See How They Run

See How They RunSee How They Run

by Philip King | July 20 - August 27, 2006 | Directed by Stephen Frankenfield

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

“Breathless show, fast tempo, plenty of laughs.” - Variety
“So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race!” - Samuel French
Come join some of LTW’s finest actors - Cliff Madison as Reverend Toop, Christian Armstrong as Clive, Debbie Runge as Penelope, Steve McKee as the Bishop of Lax, and Jodi Rankin as the town busy-body, Miss Skillon - as they “run” through a show of mistaken identities, stolen identities, numerous slamming doors, and two hours of prat-falls!



by Ira Levine | August 31 - October 1, 2006 | Directed by Chuck Rankin

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

“Two-thirds a thriller, one third a devilishly clever comedy….scream a little, it’s good for you.” - Cue Magazine
Seemingly content playwright, Sydney Bruhl (Bill Epstein), may not be all that he appears. After several successful Broadway hits, Sydney is now dealing with the painful spiraling downwards of a long dry spell. But fate offers him a golden nugget - if he dare take it. A young playwright, Clifford Anderson (Kevin Lucero Less) has sent him a script that Bruhl instantly recognizes as a possible Broadway hit! With the help of his wife, Myra (Kristi Loera), he devises a plan to seduce the young author into the idea of collaborating with him on the play - thus insuring its success. But beware, from this point on the play will twist and turn with devilish cleverness and suspense, and audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play!

Caught In the Net

Caught In the Net

by Ray Cooney | October 5 - November 12, 2006 | Directed by Cliff Madison

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

By popular demand, LTW is proud to present the sequel to one of its most beloved hits, Run For Your Wife. We once again find John and Stanley in a pickle. Only this time it's not the wives they are scrambling to keep apart - it's John's son (with Barbara) and his daughter (with Mary) who at seventeen have met on the internet, fallen in love, and despite John's frantic appeals, are determined to meet one another! Uproariously funny! Non-stop side-splitting laughs!

Murder on the Nile

Murder on the Nile

by Agatha Christie | Nov 16 - December 23, 2006 | Directed by Delani Cody

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

Simon has married Kay, a rich woman, having left his former lover Jacqueline who is now following them on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile. During the voyage Jacqueline works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots Simon, wounding him in the knee. A moment later Kay is found shot dead. By the time the boat reaches it's destination it will be up to Canon Pennefeather (Howard Allen) to lay bare the audacious conspiracy and make sure the criminals do not go free! Full of delicious characters and, in true Christie fashion, an ending that will delight and astound all mystery fans.



The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde | December 30, 2004 - February 6, 2005 | Directed by Dana Armstrong

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

Probably the most famous of all comedies, this masterpiece revolves wittily around a most ingenious case of mistaken identities!

Dial ‘M’ for Murder by Frederick Knot | February 10 - March 20, 2005 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"…original and remarkably good theatre—quiet in style but tingling with excitement underneath." —NY Times
Tony has married Margot for her money and now plans to kill her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. Unfortunately, the murderer gets murdered and almost unbearable suspense ensues!

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams | March 24 - May 1, 2005 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"It could be argued that the hottest playwright in the country right now is a man who has been dead for more than 20 years."—USA Today
Life's dreams and illusions are shattered when truths are revealed for a struggling Southern family in this classic drama of great tenderness, charm, and beauty.

Baby with the Bathwater by Christopher Durang | May 5 - June 12, 2005 | Directed by Sabian Trout

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"…one of the funniest dramatists alive, and one of the most sharply satiric." —The New Yorker
Proud, new parents are a bit disappointed that their baby doesn't speak English and are too polite to check its sex. In a series of brilliantly theatrical and wildly hilarious scenes, the saga of the child's search for identity comes to life.

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney | June 16 - July 17, 2005 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.
"Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney's new comedy, SYLVIA…" —NY Times
" I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…" —NY Daily News

Greg (Howard Allen) brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia (Holli Henderson) offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate (Kristi Loera), Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. Also starring Kevin Lucero Less.

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn | July 21 - August 28, 2005 | Directed by Stephen Frankenfield

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

Annie, the Cinderella of the family, lives in the shabby Victorian vicarage type house where the family was brought up. Reg, her brother, and his wife Sarah come to stay for a week end so that she may go away for a "rest". The general idea is that Annie ought to pair off with Tom. But for this week end it is Norman, the raffish assistant librarian husband of Annie's sister Ruth, with whom she planned to go. They were to meet secretly but Norman turns up early. When Annie calls the whole thing off Norman decides to stay on at the house and gets roaring drunk.
"Superb comic trilogy. Mr. Ayckbourn is the most remarkable British dramatist to have emerged since Harold Pinter." - London Sunday Times

The Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Neil Simon | September 1 - October 2, 2005 | Directed by Chuck Rankin

Reviews: Citizen

“Delightfully hilarious and witty… a genuinely brilliant play…” N.Y. Post
It’s 1968 and Barney Cashman (Jeremy Thompson) at the age of 47 wants to join the sexual revolution before it passes him by. The problem - Barney is a gentle soul with absolutely no experience in adultery and has a true-blue wife of 23 years that he loves. What to do? Find a safe affair! The three choices are: Elaine (Jodi Rankin), a flaunting sexpot linked to the Mafia, Bobbi (Missie Scheffman) a kooky actress, or Barney’s wifes best friend Jeanette (Nell Summers). In three desperately endearing attempts, follow Barney as he explores his sexuality, his marriage and ultimately his true self.

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward | October 6 - November 13, 2005 | Directed by Cliff Madison

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

“Hilariously funny, brilliant and clever” - Samuel French
The smash comedy hit of London and Broadway comes to the LTW stage. Writer Charles Condomine (Jonathan Northover) invites an eccentric Madame (Jodi Rankin) into his home to learn the language of the occult in order to write his new novel. Participating in the séance are Charles’ lovely, second wife Ruth (Molly Holleran), Dr. Bradman (Chuck Rankin), and Mrs. Bradman (Barbara Armstrong). Little do they all dream that their séance “game” would bring back from the dead Charles’ first wife Elvira (Nicole Stein). The plot thickens as Elvira plots to kill Charles in a car accident so that she may have him all to herself in the spirit world. Her plans go wrong and Charles’ new wife is killed instead! How Charles will extricate himself from these two very blithe spirits makes for a hilarious romp. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this delightfully funny and classic farce.

A Perfect Ganesh by Terrence McNally | November 17 - December 18, 2005 | Directed by Terry Erbe

Reviews: Citizen | Weekly

"...clearly McNally's most important work to date. It is absorbing, moving, funny, and most of all life assertive." -NY Post
A quest for meaning in their lives leads two middle-aged women, Katherine (Toni Press Coffman) and Margaret (Carlisle Ellis) on a journey through India and through painful memories before returning home with and without answers.
Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesha (Jeremy Thompson), is the spiritual center around which the play spins itself, drawing upon the tragic and comic, the beautiful and deplorable, until a breathtaking release arrives for both women at his hands. Also starring Christopher Johnson as Man.



Same Time, Next Year by Bernard Slade | January 1 - February 8, 2004 | Directed by Dana Armstrong

“Genuinely funny and genuinely romantic.”---N.Y. Post
One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran for four years on Broadway, was a successful motion picture and remains one of the most widely produced plays in history. This timeless comedy follows an affair between two people who meet in 1951 at a California seaside inn. After one evening of passion, these otherwise happily married individuals are compelled to meet once every year. Twenty-five years of manners, morals and attitudes are mirrored by the lovers. Their transitions never synchronize, making for hilarious contrasts. This witty and compassionate production is directed by Dana Armstrong and stars LTW favorites Kristi Loera as Doris and Jeremy Thompson as George.

The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie| February 12 - March 21, 2004 | Directed by Bruce Bieszki

Listed as one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century by Samuel French, Inc.
A group of strangers is stranded in an English boarding house during a snow storm, one of them is murdered! To get the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present and rattles a lot of skeletons. Another famous Agatha Christie switch finish! Chalk up another superb intrigue for the foremost mystery writer of her time.

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon | April 1 - May 19, 2004 | Directed by Cynthia Jeffery

“A bubbling, rib tickling comedy”---N.Y. Times
Opposites attract, mayhem ensues and romance abounds in this wildly popular classic by one of the most produced playwrights of all time.

The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein | May 20 - June 13, 2004 | Directed by Amy Almquist

“...a wonderful and important play.”---N.Y. Newsday | “...witty, hilarious... not just a funny play, but a wise one...”---N.Y. Daily News
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Hull-Warriner Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the play tracks the coming of age of Heidi Holland (Sybille Bruun), a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of their college years through militant feminism and eventually back to the materialism that they had sought to reject in the first place.

No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre | June 17 - July 3, 2004 | Directed by Tobin Jeffery

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.

Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney | July 22 - August 29, 2004 | Directed by Cliff Madison

John Smith (Jeremy Thompson) gets away with having two wives and two homes in Streatham and Wimbledon, separate locations of London, because of his irregular schedule as a taxi driver. Due to a near miss mugging, his cover is about to be blown as Detective Troughton of Wimbledon (Christopher Johnson) and Detective Porterhouse of Streatham (Bruce Bieszki) arrive to separate homes of both wives to investigate the crime.

The wives Mary (Kristi Loera) and Barbara (Holli Henderson) become caught up in the predicament as John travels from wife to wife and complication is piled upon complication. John implores the help of his long time friend, Stanley (Stephen Frankenfield), who finds himself caught up in John's tangled web of hilarious cover ups.

Throw in the gay upstairs neighbor, Bobby (Roscoe Gaines) to completely confuse everyone and the circumstances become hysterically complicated. Can John possibly keep his double life from exploding? This superb example of the British sex farce had them rolling in the aisles in London and New York.

Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton | September 2 - October 3, 2004 | Directed by Bruce Bieszki and Jeremy Thompson

Made into the classic film Gaslight, this deliciously macabre tale is the story of Jack Manningham's (Jeremy Thompson) attempt to drive his young wife, Bella Manningham (Dana Armstrong) insane as he searches their house for hidden rubies...the booty of a murder he committed fifteen years ago. coming to her rescue is the charming Detective Rough (Bruce Bieszki). Together Bella and Rough build evidence against the maniacal Manningham, but not until the story has built to heightened suspense and intrigue. The secrets and mysteries of this gothic play will keep the audience on its toes until the surprising end!

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare | October 7 - November 7, 2004 | Directed by Sybille Bruun

"Such a marriage never was before." —Gremio, Act III, Scene II
Sparks fly, passion flourishes and romance wins the day in Shakespeare's hilarious ultimate battle of the sexes.

Social Security by Andrew Bergman | November 11 - December 19, 2004 | Directed by Bruce Bieszki

"... you can laugh out loud, joyfully, with, as it were, social security, for the play is a hoot, and better yet, a sophisticated, even civilized hoot." —NY Post
Marriage is bliss for two people who live in the art world of New York - that is until her aging mother is dropped off at their doorstep! An Evening of non-stop laughter!



Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn | January 2 - February 9, 2003 | Directed by Dana Armstrong

"Live Theatre Workshop's production of Alan Acykbourn's riotous chamber comedy "Relatively Speaking" fires on all four cylinders" - Gene Armstrong, The Arizona Daily Star
Once again, LTW is staging one of Acykbourn's most hilarious comedies. The twists and turns of this plot, filled with hidden identities and secret love affairs, leaves you breathless. Greg and Ginny are engaged to be married, but first Ginny must tie up some loose ends. Turbulence ensues as Greg follows Ginny away for a weekend with her "parents."

As You Like It by William Shakespeare | February 13 - March 23, 2003 | Directed by Dana Armstrong

"I charge you, O women for the love you bear to men, to like as much of this play as pleases them: and so I charge you, O men, for the love you bear to women, (as I perceive by your simpering, none of you hate them,) that between you and the women, the play may please." - Rosalind, in the Epilogue to As You Like It

A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking by John Ford Noonan | March 27 - May 4, 2003 | Directed by James Gooden

"A lighter than air comedy" - Time
"Dandy" - N.Y. Daily News

Maude is having a bad day, a real bad day. Her obnoxious neighbor, fresh moved in from Texas of all places, just won't leave her alone, and her husband is off gallivanting about on a weekend with his secretary. What's a gal to do? The pushy Texan, eventually wiggles her way under Maude's skin. They find they are united in a common spirit, a shared love...of hating their errant men. The hilarity is fast and furious, and not to be missed. Runs

The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder | May 8 - June 8, 2003 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

"Loud, slap-dash and uproarious . . . extraordinarily original and funny." - N.Y. Times
A certain old merchant of Yonkers is so rich in 1800 that he decides to take a wife. He employs a matchmaker--a woman who subsequently becomes involved with two of his menial clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications.

Desdemona - a play about a handkerchief by Paula Vogel | June 12 - July 13, 2003 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

"Loud, slap-dash and uproarious . . . extraordinarily original and funny." - N.Y. Times
A certain old merchant of Yonkers is so rich in 1800 that he decides to take a wife. He employs a matchmaker--a woman who subsequently becomes involved with two of his menial clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications.
Featuring Dana Armstrong, Christina Owen and Jennifer Bazzell
"Vogel remains one of the smartest most original playwrights to come along in the last few years" --NY Newsday
Pulitzer prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel, reconstructs Shakespeare's Othello, while aligning tongue-in-cheek humor and raising serious questions as to the role of women through the ages. A compelling story of power, manipulation, and trust.

The Fourth Wall by A. R. Gurney | July 17 - August 24, 2003 | Directed by Matt Walley

"The Fourth Wall... is filled with amusing literary references, sophisticated characters and moves along quickly with nary a wasted word..." --Variety
Peggy (Kristi Loera) has redecorated the living room. Instead of her usual elegant taste, Peggy is mysteriously driven to redo the room as if it were a theatre set. Toss in a confused husband (Richard Alpert), a long-time friend (Peg Peterson) with ulterior motives, and a beguiled college theatre professor (Jeremy Thompson), all of whom periodically break out in spirited Cole Porter tunes, and you get an evening of thought provoking laughter enveloped in Mr. Gurney's "love letter to the theatre."
"Anyone familiar with Gurney's work is in for a big surprise... He has turned t"no exithe Gurney genre on its ear and produced two hours of devilishly comic cleverness." --Milwaukee Journal

Cash Flow by D. B. Gilles | August 28 - September 28, 2003 | Directed by Bruce Bieszki

"Gilles writes sharp dialog and finds humor in nearly everywhere the script takes him." --Variety
A hilarious comedy about a publishing firm on the brink of financial ruin. Between the son of the former company president, the treasurer, and the sales manager (who suggests they hire an arsonist to burn the building down), who will come up with a plan to save them all? Does the answer lie in corruption or destruction? The ending will surprise us all!

The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash | October 2 - November 9, 2003 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

At the time of a paralyzing drought in the West we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her potential future as an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. For the truth is, she is indeed a plain girl. The brothers try every possible scheme to marry her off, but without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat, when suddenly from out of nowhere appears a picaresque, sweet-talking man with quite the sales pitch. Claiming to be a "rainmaker," the man promises to bring rain, for $100. It's a silly idea, but the rainmaker is so refreshing and persistent that the family finally consents, banging on big brass drums to rattle the sky. Meanwhile the rainmaker also turns his magic on the girl, and persuades her that she has a very real beauty of her own. She believes it, just as her father believes the fellow can actually bring rain. Rain does come, and so does love.
"Admirable skill... [and] insight into the human heart.... The touch of a poet.... A hit you must see." - N.Y. Mirror

Bullshot Crummond by Ron House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Sherman and Derek Cunningham | November 13 - December 21, 2003 | Directed by Jeremy Thompson

This parody of low-budget 30s detective movies typifies British heroism at its dumbest. Teutonic villain Otto Von Brunno and his evil mistress Lenya crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue by the professor's daughter Rosemary.
"Uproarious." - International Herald Tribune
"Marvelous." - London Sunday Telegraph