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

September 2 - October 9, 2021

BLOOMSDAY at Live Theatre Workshop

Bloomsday

by Steven Dietz

Directed by Maryann Green

Starring
Christopher Moseley
as Robert
Jake W. Montgomery
as Robbie
Joanne Mack Robertson as Caithleen
Emily Gates as Cait

ABOUT THE PLAY

An old-fashioned, new-fangled Irish romance from one of America’s most prolific playwrights. Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour 35 years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves. Through youthful Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them – only briefly – together. This time-traveling love story blends wit, humor, and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it becomes the past.

"A story filled with sweet charm…Dietz’s convention of mixing the past with the present…works beautifully and when mixed with his signature rich characters makes for a wonderfully engaging time…there’s an honest and sobering realism to the piece that takes this beyond a simple romantic comedy and places it in the realm of a tragic love." - Memeteria.com

PERFORMANCES

September 2 - October 9, 2021

Previews: September 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Saturday, September 4 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 9 at 3:00 PM

Mainstage COVID Safety Guidelines

TICKETS

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

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

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Steven Dietz - Mr. Dietz's thirty-plus plays have been produced at regional theaters across the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions of his work have been seen in England, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, Sweden, Rus sia, Slovenia, Argentina, Peru, Greece, Singapore, and South Africa. Recent plays include the widely-produced thriller, Yankee Tavern; the Steinberg Award finalist, Becky's New Car; the Pulitzer-nominated Last of the Boys (produced by Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago); and the Edgar Award-winning Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (from William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle). Other plays include Fiction (produced Off-Broadway by the Roundabout Theatre Company), Shooting Star, Inventing van Gogh, The Nina Variations, Private Eyes, Halcyon Days, God's Country, and Lonely Planet (PEN-USA Award for Drama). Mr. Dietz's work as a director has been seen at many of America's leading regional theaters. He divides his time between Seattle and Austin, where he is a professor at the University of Texas.

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

 Richard Gremel (Scenic Designer/ Lighting Designer) has been lighting up the LTW stage for the past 13 years. 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.

 

(Clockwise from top left) Emily Gates, Jake Wesley Montgomery, Christopher Moseley, and Joanne Mack Robertson in BLOOMSDAY at Live Theatre Workshop

 Joanne Mack Robertson (Cait) is thrilled to be making her Live Theater Workshop debut. She is a newcomer to the Tucson theater scene, with local performances in PERFECT TIMING at Roadrunner Theater and LUNA GALE at St. Francis Theater. Some favorite roles include Henrietta Leavitt in SILENT SKY, Annabella Schmidt /Pamela/ Margaret in THE 39 STEPS, Theda Blau in IT HAD TO BE YOU (AACTfest national outstanding actress award), Cindy Savage in SELF-HELP (Excellence in Acting Award, American Association of Community Theaters), Norma Cassidy in VICTOR/VICTORIA, Annie Sullivan in THE MIRACLE WORKER, and Charlotte Wallace in BEYOND THERAPY. Joanne’s film credits include productions for the British BBC, The Discovery Channel and CBS/Lifetime Television. During the day, Joanne works as a voice artist and video producer with Big Picture Video Production. Before relocating to Tucson, Joanne was the founder and director of Park Avenue Theater, a theater company for children and teens in Prescott, Arizona. Joanne is forever grateful for the love and support of her husband, Jeff, children and grandchildren, a continual source of joy, energy and inspiration.

 

 Maryann Green (Director) is honored to be a part of the LTW family, since they gave her her first ever paid acting gig over 20 years ago. She has a BFA in Theatre Education and a Master's Degree in Directing from the Chicago College of Performing Arts. When she's not at LTW, she's molding the young minds of tomorrow at Rincon and University High School. She is the producer/director of the Tucson Fringe Festival, which celebrates its 10th year in January 2022. She would like to thank her husband and son for being such wonderful humans and you for attending this show.

 

 Karin Hupp (Props Master/ Scenic Painter) has been the prop master for over three 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.

 

(Clockwise from top left) Christopher Moseley, Joanne Mack Robertson, Jake Wesley Montgomery, and Emily Gates in BLOOMSDAY at Live Theatre Workshop

 Emily Gates (Caithleen) is so excited to be working with the phenomenal Live Theatre Workshop to help bring this production of Bloomsday to the stage! Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona getting her bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. Some of Emily’s favorite shows include: Tiny Beautiful Things, Filming O’keefe, Over the River and Through the Woods, Silly Woman, Accomplice, Show People, Appropriate, Time Stands Still, Love and Information. Emily would like to thank her mother, father and older sister for always loving and supporting her. Emily would also like to thank the incredible Live Theatre Workshop family for giving her this incredible opportunity, and the fabulous cast and crew of Bloomsday for being wonderful. Enjoy the show!

 

 Marchus Lewis (Stage Manager) is honored to be a part of the live theater Workshop family in this wonderful company of BLOOMSDAY. Above all, he is committed to the arts as a means of participating in the artistic dialog that is so vital to the health of any society, and especially ours. He has received an AFA in visual and performing arts at PCC where he studied theatre. Marchus’s most recent productions that he has been involved in are: A life in the Theater, Best of Stories that Sore, Show People, Inspecting Carol, and Death by Design.Thank you for supporting local theatre.

(Clockwise from top left) Joanne Mack Robertson, Christopher Moseley, Jake Wesley Montgomery, and Emily Gates in BLOOMSDAY at Live Theatre Workshop

 

 Chloe Loos (Costumer) is so excited to be costuming another show for Live Theatre Workshop! Her costumes have previously been seen in Accomplice, Death by Design, House of Blue Leaves, and Seminar. When not costuming, dramaturging, or directing, Chloe works at the University of Arizona. For more information on her upcoming projects, please see chloeloos.com.

 

 Christopher Moseley (Robert) earned his B.F.A from the University of Arizona and his M.F.A from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Chris has been involved in many LTW productions. He has directed two shows at LTW; SHOW PEOPLE and BASKERVILLE, A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY. He has appeared many times on the LTW stage, most recently in DEATH BY DESIGN, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR and THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Abridged). Other plays Chris has been seen in include THE COCKTAIL HOUR, BEAU JEST, CLOUD NINE AND BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE. Chris is the Director of Education for Arizona Theatre Company.

 

 Jake Wesley Montgomery (Robbie) most recently performed as Sam in Shakespeare In Love with Shakespeare Dallas, Alan in Equus with Lakeside, and Otto in Spring Awakening with SMU; he has played roles such as Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot and Princeton in Avenue Q. He earned his B.F.A. in Theatre from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. jakewmontgomery.com

 

 

 Brian McElroy (Sound Designer) Essentially raised on the LTW stage, Brian migrated to its backstage during college. In the 9 years since he began, he has contracted as a stage manager, sound designer, or lighting designer for over forty LTW productions and dozens of other amateur and professional productions in Southern Arizona and off-Broadway. Most recent sound designs at LTW include RADIANT VERMIN, THE NORWEGIANS, and ACCOMPLICE while favorite past designs include HOUND OF BASKERVILLE, THE EFFECT, and ANNAPURNA. Favorite non-LTW productions in sound operation/design include Arizona Onstage's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and Roadrunner's GOD OF CARNAGE. While he values his professional theatre and stagehand training, and finally holds his degrees in Neuroscience and miscellaneous other things in his grubby paws, Brian fills his heart every day working as an editor at a local eLearning company supplying supplemental education materials to millions of K-8 students worldwide.

 

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