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

Season Tickets
THE 2022-2023 SEASON

 

Live Theatre Workshop 2022 Spring/Summer Season

Exciting things are happening this 2022-2023 Season at Live Theatre Workshop! Our classes and camps present educational opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. Our eight Mainstage shows and six Children’s Theatre shows offer up comedy, mystery, science fiction, love, and music. There’s something for everyone, with acclaimed offerings from established playwrights and compelling new material from up-and-comers. We look forward to celebrating the joy of theatre with you this year!

All of our programs work together year-round to entertain theatre lovers, educate and train theatre artists, and foster a love for the arts. Art has the power to transform people and communities, and LTW uses the performing arts to make a difference and share the passion of theatre between all generations.

Now is the perfect time to renew or become an LTW subscriber and enjoy all seven Mainstage shows or fill up your calendar with delight by adding all thirteen 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.

Please check out our latest safety guidelines to help us ensure a smooth transition back into enjoying outstanding theatre with others:

COVID Safety Guidelines

Show Packages:

8 Mainstage Shows:
General Admission $176
Senior/Student/Military $160
All Thursdays $136

6 Mainstage Shows:
General Admission $135
Senior/Student/Military $123
All Thursdays $102

 

4 Mainstage Shows:
General Admission $90
Senior/Student/Military $82
All Thursdays $68

Add Children's Theatre tickets:
Adults $12
Children $10


Seating Charts

Mainstage

Children’s Theatre

Season Tickets can be purchased by calling our box office at 520-327-4242 or by emailing livetheatreworkshop@gmail.com.


Mainstage

ALL MAINSTAGE SHOW TIMES
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
Closing Saturday Matinee at 3:00pm


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


 

Children's Theatre


DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: THE MUSICAL

by Michael Martinez

October 29 - November 13, 2022

The Day of the Dead comes to life in a new bilingual children’s musical. When Juana stumbles into the world of the dead in search of her beloved pet turtle, she comes face to face with Mictecacihuatl, her hilarious sidekick Grito, and some of her grumpiest ancestros. Juana learns to face her greatest fears and that not everything is always what it seems to be. The whole audience is invited to help Juana on her journey between the world of the dead and the world of the living.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 5pm: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12
Sunday 1pm: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13

Seating: Children’s Theatre


ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: A CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG

by Richard Gremel

December 4 - 18, 2022

The Cheer Squad is preparing for the Christmas Extravaganza to raise Christmas Cheer, but after most of them get sick from drinking bad eggnog, it’s up to a band of misfit reindeer and elves to save the day. But the Broadway producer reviewing the Christmas Extravaganza is secretly the head of the coal industry, and would like nothing more than to have every child get coal in their stockings. Come join in the fun, sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes, and enjoy a visit from the big guy himself.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Friday 7pm: Dec. 9, 16
Saturday 7pm: Dec. 10, 17
Sunday 3pm: Dec. 4, 11, 18

Seating: Children’s Theatre


NO OTHER NEMESIS

by Catherine Oda

January 28 - February 12, 2023

Space Lady (Karate Expert, Alien, Hero) and Doctor V (Totally Real Doctor, Air Guitar Enthusiast, Villain) are sworn enemies, and yet, they find themselves the only constant in each other’s lives. It seems as if they live in a simple episodic monster-of-the-week series. That is, however, until the Masquerader, a new ruthless villain, tries to destroy the city that Space Lady and Doctor V have been fighting over! The sacred bond between hero and villain will be stressed as things start to get real. What will happen? Who will win? Find out, in a battle of Good and Evil versus Slightly More Evil!

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 5pm: Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11 Sunday 1pm: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12

Seating: Children’s Theatre


TOOTH FAIRIES IN TRAINING

by Richard Gremel

April 15 - 30, 2023

It is the first day of tooth fairy training for Bridget Bicuspid and Marty Molar. But things aren’t going as well as they wanted. As hard as they try, they just don’t have what it takes to become official tooth fairies. When Calvin McCavity threatens to end the Fairy Flight Force once and for all, it is up to Bridget and Marty to save the day before it’s “tooth” late.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday 5pm: April 15, 22, 29
Sunday 1pm: April 16, 23, 30

Seating: Children’s Theatre


YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS OF TUCSON

June 3 & 4, 2023

LTW’s 4th annual Young Playwrights of Tucson Competition encourages students from all over our community to write and submit their short stories for a chance to be workshopped in the summer. Each top young playwright is teamed up with one of LTW’s seasoned playwrights/directors to help get their plays from the scripts to the stage. Local talented students audition, perform, and run the tech for all of the shows. This is a great way to see Tucson youth blow you away with how much talent they have. With the help of LTW’s Children’s Theatre leaders, these students take the stage and give a voice to the stories they want everyone to hear.

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, June 3 at 2pm & Sunday, June 4 at 11am

Seating: Children’s Theatre


PUFFS (ONE ACT FOR WIZARDS)

by Matt Cox

July 14 - 30, 2023

The New York Times proclaims Puffs “A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’” This clever and inventive play “never goes more than a minute without a laugh” (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life).
Best for wizards ages 11 and up

SHOW DATES AND TIMES
Friday 7pm: July 14, 21, 28
Saturday 7pm: July 15, 22, 29
Sunday 3pm: July 16, 23, 30

Seating: Children’s Theatre


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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