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Beowulf Alley Theatre- Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART by Shirley Lauro & Fronting the Order by Warren Bodow, Kid’s Summer Camp & More

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A Piece of My Heart
Extra Presentation!
A Piece of My Heart
Graphic Design by Kathy Liddiard
Graphic Design by Kathy Liddiard

by Shirley Lauro

directed by Whitney Morton

May 28th-June 13th

Special Thanks to our Play Sponsor, Ruth Baron

Special Ticket Pricing for 2009-2010 Season Subscribers and Flex Pass Holders

We Honor the Sacrifice Made by All Military Families with Special Ticket Prices

Ticket prices range from $10-$20. Click here for more information

Summer Kids@the Alley

Theatre Arts Enhancement Camp
June 7th-August 6th

Get the kids out of the house and away from the video games and TV this summer! Give them a 3-D experience without the silly glasses. Be a part of the action, not just an observer.

Our summer program for students ages 9-17 offers a lively, interactive, performance-based experience that will provide an expressive outlet through theatre.

Each two-week session is priced at an affordable $290.

There are four sessions from which to choose: Attend One…Or Come Back For More!

Students taking more than one session will build on what they’ve learned. Each session will feature at least one or more special guests who specialize in acting, directing, playwriting, design or technical skills. There’s plenty to learn, more friends to meet, and plenty of fun! Click here for a description and dates of this exciting opportunity to create new experiences.

And speaking of Education…
Thanks to our students from the U of A Retailing and Consumer Sciences who worked with us on projects throughout the season. Your creativity was invaluable and we’ll be putting your projects to good use in the near future.

Performances of
Classic Radio Shows

1st and 3rd Tuesday each month
7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
General seating.

$8 for adults and $5 each for the first two children ages 6-12
Cash at the door, no reservations required

The Old Time Radio Theatre company of performers have some terrific scripts to present to you through July with more coming in August. Directed by Sheldon Metz, the Old Time Radio Theatre Company includes Jacob Brown, Jon Benda, Warren Bodow, Janet Bruce, Joel Charles, Geri Courtney-Austein, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, Audrey Ann Gambach, Barbara Glover, Bill La Point, Steve McKee, Mark McLemore, Joan O’Dwyer, Jessica Risco, Jeff Scotland, Ina Shivack, Jared Stokes, Pat Timm, John Vornholt, and Brian Wees plus occasional guest performers and the technical genius of Mike Saxon and Samuel De Jesus.

A sample of what’s in store:

Tuesday, May 18th
The Bickersons: Tax Refund begins this evening’s performance. Starring Don Ameche and Frances Langford, The Bickersons began as a radio sketch comedy that ran as part of other shows until 1946, when it became its own series. After a turn on NBC, it moved to CBS and ran until 1951. John and Blanche Bickerson spent their entire time in a relentless verbal war. Their quick dialogue brought laughter to all.

John: “You can accuse me of being selfish or inconsiderate, or anything else, but drinking is not one of my failures.”

Blanche: “No, it’s one of your few successes.”

Leiningen vs. the Ants was a short story published in December, 1938, in Esquire Magazine. It later became one of radio’s most famous thrillers. The story will keep people on the edge of their seats. The story centers on a scrappy, no-nonsense plantation owner called Leiningen, and his stubborn refusal to abandon his plantation in the face of a seemingly unstoppable mass of army ants, described as “an elemental act of God!” These are ants that can devour a horse to the bones in two minutes. It was adapted to radio on January 14, 1948 as an episode of Escape on CBS Radio. It subsequently became the famous film, The Naked Jungle, with Charlton Heston, who later recreated the role originally performed by William Conrad.

“Ten miles long, two miles wide-ants, nothing but ants!”

2010-2011 Early Bird Subscriptions

 On sale now until June 30th!

Save at least 20% over Single Ticket Price

To read the Arizona Daily Star’s coverage of our 2010-2011 season, click here. For the third year, we are offering affordable Early Bird Subscriptions. Buy Two, Get Two Free Full Season Subscriptions is good for our 5-play season PLUS special discounts on other presentations.” The price for the First Sunday Subscription is just $60 each and for all other performances, the Full Season subscription is $80 each. The Buy Two, Get One Free Flex Pass Subscription is a pass good for 4 admissions any way you like – 4 admissions to one play, 2 admissions to 2 plays, etc and is just $74 each. With this Early Bird option, you can mix and match 12 admissions. It’s a great opportunity to save 20% or more over the single ticket price and enjoy special offers from restaurants, other Beowulf programs and discounts for merchandise. When you do the math, you’ll agree that seeing a live theatre performance at Beowulf Alley is less than a trip to the movies! Seniors, students, and starving artists will benefit from these great prices, too! Click Here to learn more.

Fronting the Order

by Warren Bodow
directed by Sheldon Metz
Tuesday, May 11th at 7:15 p.m.
Admission: Pay what you will
Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The five character play is set in 1959 in upstate New York and deals with the clash between fast profits and long-term good. Four encyclopedia salesmen are about to canvass the town, getting into homes with a patently deceptive pitch. Deception plays a leading role in the relationships of the men, as well. The play’s theme is developed with a lot of humor, sharp witty characters, and multiple turnabouts.

After the performance, you are asked to help Warren with your comments and observations. Like his last play, RACE MUSIC, which enjoyed a three-week run in New York this past September, our goal is to develop this play for New York and other theater venues.

For More information about the staged reading presentation, Warren Bodow and Sheldon Metz, click here.

The members of the readers group for this play are Mary Ellen Thompson, Roger Owen, Todd Fitzpatrick, Robert Anthony Peters, Jake Chapman and Denise Blum.

Late Night Theatre for the Night Owls in the Crowd

La Llorona/Medea adapted from Euripides
Jealousy, Rage and a Ghost Story

June 4, 5, 11 & 12
7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

General seating
$8 Cash at the door, no reservations required

 

La Llorona/Medea is the classical Greek tragedy of one woman’s horrible crime, spurred on by jealousy and rage told through the mirror of the Latino folktale, La Llorona, the weeping woman. Part tragedy, part ghost story, La Llorona/Medea is a scary story to tell in the dark, Hell has a fury like a woman scorned, and it is Medea. This play has adult themes.

The production team includes Danielle Shirar, Nicole Scott, Tristyn Tucci, Michael Fenlason, Evan Engle and Josh Parra.


We’re just off-Broadway! Beowulf Alley Theatre is located at 11 South 6th Avenue (downtown north of Broadway and south of Congress). For more information, please refer to the website,
www.beowulfalley.org or call the theatre at (520) 882-0555.

It is our mission to create captivating experiences for our patrons, students, and the Tucson community through the highest artistic and technical quality productions and education programs and to provide a theatre where performing artists, educators and technicians can develop and present their skills and art.

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Beowulf Alley Theatre Company- presents Sam Shepard’s FOOL FOR LOVE & Cowboy Poetry by Bill Black

Saturday Night, January 23rd Performance is Sold Out!
Daved Wilkins and Jessica Risco;
Photo by Creatista/Scott Griessel
 

Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love

Only Two Weekends Left!

All four actors gave excellent performances on opening night. This is not an easy play to pull off, being full of inner tension that keeps ratcheting up the ante…” –C. Graham

      There are just two weekends left to see Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, directed by Mike Sultzbach including a presentation of Cowboy Poetry by Tucson’s own Bill Black preceding each performance (www.billblackaz.com). Tickets are selling briskly. The cast includes Dan Higgins, Jessica Risco, Eric Smith, and Daved Wilkins. Beowulf Alley Theatre is located at 11 South 6th Avenue (Downtown between Broadway and Congress).

“Men and women like May and Eddie headed west because they didn’t belong anywhere. We feel that need to stay in motion in Bill Black’s poems. We meet the ramifications of it in “Fool For Love.” – C. Graham
General tickets by phone or at the door are $20 with an online-only ticket price of $18 at www.beowulfalley.org using our secure server via PayPal or Google. And something new — Student/MilitaryRush Tickets for $12, cash only (identification required) – will be available 15 minutes prior to curtain for each night of the performance, based on seating availability.

Remaining performances are Thursdays-Saturdays, January 21, 22, 23 (sold out), 28, 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, January 24 and 31 at 1:30 p.m. The box office phone number is (520) 882-0555. May be inappropriate for persons under 13 years old.

“The evening begins with a pre-show performance by cowboy poet Bill Black. Black’s poems are like old Bill Monroe songs. They’re warm and nostalgic and leave you with a smile.–Tucson Weekly

      In a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert, May, a disheveled young woman and Eddie, struggle through recriminations and physical violence. Eventually May and Eddie tire of their struggle and embrace—but it is evident that the respite is temporary and that their love, the curse of the past which haunts them, will remain forever damned and hopeless.

“Winner of the [1984] Obie Award [for Best New American Play], this masterfully constructed work brings searing intensity and rare theatrical excitement to its probing, yet sharply humorous study of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West.”

– Dramatists Play Service

“Risco and Wilkins give committed, full-throttle performances as their characters pace and circle and climb the walls, using every last inch of Joel Charles’ functional motel set.” – Tucson Weekly

Sponsored in part by Arizona Commission on the Arts, Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Janet S. Brunel Residuary Trust.

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production. Founded on the basis of dialogues with local theatre artists who wanted a permanent home to practice their craft, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can present their skills. Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent and volunteer pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its programs including education for adults and youth.

Please help us complete our facade improvement! Join us for Facade Fantastique! on February 11, 2010 at Hotel Congress featuring Diane Van Deurzen and Lisa Otey. For more information, go to http://www.beowulfalley.org/html/facade_fantastique.html or call (520) 882-0555.

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Beawulf Alley Theatre Company- 2010 programs and season kick off

Happy New Year! Make a Resolution to Support the Arts! January 2010
Congratulations to director Sheldon Metz and his production team for Proof and director Michael Fenlason and team for Seascape. Both plays were nominated for the 2009 MAC Award for Best Drama!
 Mainstage: Fool for Love Opens! 

 Spring Youth Program Kicks Off Next Week! 

 Old Time Radio Theatre Offers Family Fun (ages 6 and older) in January 

 We’re Getting Healthier at Concessions! 

 Mainstage: Fool for Love Opens! 

  Dan Higgins, Daved Wilkins, Jessica Risco, Eric Smith
Dan Higgins, Daved Wilkins, Jessica Risco, Eric Smith 

Director Mike Sultzbach and the cast members Dan Higgins, Jessica Risco, Eric Smith and Daved Wilkins offer you an engaging evening of theatre along with our friend, Bill Black, who will kick off the evening with poetic tales of the modern West. Our technical team and advisors, Joel Charles, Josh Davis, Rachel Davis, Michael Fenlason, Bill Galbreath, Kelsie Hanson, John Howard, Noah Trimm and Amber Wright, have put the finishing touches on the many elements that go into creating a production. And wrangler-Stage Manager, Mary Davis, stays busy keeping this production running smoothly. Subscribers may make reservations online or call the theatre at 882-0555. Leave a message if voicemail picks up.

 

Single tickets are just $20 by phone at 882-0555 or at the door with an online purchase price of $18. Student/Military Rush tickets are available 15 minutes before curtain. Make your reservations soon. Tickets are selling briskly!

 Spring Youth Program Kicks Off Next Week! 

 
Natalie, Ingrid, Matt 

There was a wonderful documentary on television last week, Class Act, about the value that arts education has in the lives of so many people. Doctors, teachers, lawyers, business people, all spoke of how the arts helped to develop their creativity, ingenuity and innovation, confidence, empathy and leadership skills. One man in the documentary said, “The purpose of arts education is not to produce ‘artists’ – that happens as a by-product. The purpose of arts education is to speak to and realize the full human potential of average people.” The arts explores and attempts to understand the human condition. The arts are just as important as sciences, sports, languages and mathematics. This is why we are committed to building a youth drama program at Beowulf Alley. Take a look at our offerings for this spring. Click here for more information.

 

 Old Time Radio Theatre Offers Family Fun (ages 6 and older) in January 

Janet Bruce, Jeff Scotland, Joan O'Dwyer, Jacob Brown, Ina Shivak
Janet Bruce, Jeff Scotland, Joan O’Dwyer, Jacob Brown, Ina Shivak
Many of us missed the days before television when families gathered around the radio, listening to stories – soap operas, westerns, comedies and suspenseful dramas. Closing your eyes and drifting into a fantasy world, with the kids on the floor, dad in his favorite chair and mother on the sofa with her knitting, families listened to the sounds of doors opening and closing, wind blowing, stairs creaking and other sounds crafted from Foley equipment. Join us as we recreate a delightful evening of story-telling!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

$8 for Adults, $6 children 6-12 for first two children

This time, the audience will be drawn back to, first, 1932 with their presentation of an episode of Vic and Sade: Mr. Dempsey & Mr. Tunney Meet in a Cigar Store followed by a June 26, 1948 version of Sgt. Preston of the Yukon: Breakup.

 

Vic and Sade was one of radio’s longest running shows, on-air from 1932 to 1946. It also ran on T. V. in 1949 and again in 1957. The slice of life show ran about 15 minutes a day, talking about seemingly mundane daily topics and human-interest stories with a slight bit of whimsy and easy naturalness that just seemed to hit the right note with its audience. The show just made people feel good. Come join us as we go to “the small house halfway up in the next block.”

 

While the show, Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, is well known by that name, the actual name of the radio show, prior to 1951, was Challenge of the Yukon. The show bore the common trademarks of a simple, vigorous adventure plot, a staunchly bigger-than-life male hero, and lively music cribbed from the classics. Sgt. Preston R.C.M.P., and Yukon King preserved law and order, and justice “ruled triumphant.” The use of one of the three most famous canine heroes on radio, the Husky, Yukon King, drew an audience of youth, many of whom, because of this show, made their way to the Pacific Northwest. “On King…On you Huskies!”

Directed by Sheldon Metz, the cast includes Jacob Brown, Geri Courtney-Austein, Sydney Flynn, Vince Flynn, Steve McKee, Jeff Scotland, Jared Stokes, Brian Wees, John Vornholt, supported by the sound genius of Mike Saxon.

 We’re Getting Healthier at Concessions! 

We are proud to be partnering with Delectables Restaurant & Catering for healthier concessions snack packs and treats. How about fresh fruit, brie and bread, chips with guacamole or a freshly baked brownie? Prices vary but none are higher than $4. And remember – you can enjoy your snacks and drinks during the performances! Give it a try and tell us what you think. 

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production. Equal and fair treatment will be provided to all participants regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status and/or marital status. Founded on the basis of dialogues with local theatre artists who wanted a permanent home to practice their craft, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can present their skills. Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent and volunteer pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its programs including education for adults and youth, late night theatre to experiment with and gain experience, readers theatre for playwrights’ unpublished works, lunchtime theatre to bring art to the workday and screenings of independent film artists. And true to its roots, the Theatre maintains ongoing dialogues with the community, including Dialogues with theatergoers after the first Sunday matinee performance of each of its main stage plays, at Readers’ Theatre nights, and other presentations, providing an opportunity for theatergoers to discuss the plays with the director and artists. Writers who cover the Tucson arts scene say the Theatre provides its audiences with “the best total package”—plays, performances and productions that are high in artistic and technical quality. Beowulf Alley has received critical acclaim, including two Mac Awards and nine MAC nominations. The company has presented over 375 performances to Tucson audiences since 2002 and has served hundreds of theatre artists. The theater also provides performance and rehearsal space for other Tucson theater companies. For more information, log on to www.beowulfalley.org. Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Janet S. Brunel Residuary Trust. 

We’re nearing our deadline. Please help us make the facade a reality!

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Beowulf Alley Theatre- Presents Sam Shepard’s FOOL FOR LOVE & Cowboy Poetry by Bill Black

      Beowulf Alley Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s play FOOL FOR LOVE

      1984 Obie Award for Best New American Play

      Directed by Mike Sullzback

      And a nightly presentation of Cowboy Poetry by Tucson’s own Bill Black, a slightly different entertainer 

      Preview Performance: Friday, January 15  $1o.00

      January 16-31 2010: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.

      Sundays- 1:30 p.m. $20.00 

      In a stark motel room at the edge of the Mojave Desert, May, a disheveled young woman and Eddie, struggle through recriminations and physical violence.  Eventually May and Eddie tire of their struggle and embrace- but it is evident that the resp;ite is temporary and that their love, the curse of the past which haunts them, will remain forever damned and hopeless. 

      “Winner of the 1984 Obie Award for Best New American Play, this masterfully contructed work brings searing intensity and rare theatrical excellement to its probing, yet sharply humorous study of love, hate and the dying myths of the Old West.” dramatists Play Service

      Produced by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service. 

     Cast includes: Dan Higgins, Jessica Risco, Eric Smith, Daved Wilkins 

      May be inapprop;riate for persons under 13 years old. 

      Student/Military (ID required) Rush Ticket- $12

      15 minutes prior to curtain- cash only – pending seating availablility 

      Beowulf Alley Theatre Company

     www.beowulfalley.org 

     11 South Sixth Avenue

     Tucson, Az.  85701

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Beowulf Alley Theatre Company- 2009-2010 Season Continues & Theater Classes

December 2009
It takes a community to build a theatre and just look at what we’re creating together! We would like to thank all of our many supporters for the contributions that you make to our theatre.

Thank you to our business sponsors, the media, patrons, donors, volunteers, actors, technicians, designers and production teams who give us hours of service, help us promote our many activities, participate as audiences and help us through donations to manage our daily operations. Enjoy the holidays with your family and invite them to enjoy the holidays with us!

We’re just $5,300 away from a new facade but time is growing short. January 31st, 2010 is our deadline! Please help us. Without your help, we cannot receive the matching funds from the City of Tucson to revitalize our storefront theatre.

Main Stage: Rabbit Hole Run Was Terrific! Thanks!

Mainstage: Fool for Love to be Presented in January 2010
Special Event: She Loves Me to Take Stage December 11 & 12

LNT@the Alley (Late Night Theater) Is Burning the Midnight Oil!

December 8th Readers Theatre presents Jean Sidden’s Passing By
Old Time Radio Theatre Offers Family Fun (ages 6 and older) in December and January
IndeFliks@the Alley Offers Short Films and a Full Feature Film In December
ActingLab@the Alley Presents an Evening of Scenes, December 19

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights!
It’s Almost Time for First Night 2010 and Beowulf is participating in this family-friendly New Year’s Eve Event!
We’re Getting Healthier at Concessions!
Flex passes make a terrific stocking stuffer! A 4-admission Flex Pass is just $64 and can be used any way you like (2 admissions, 2 plays; 4 admissions, one play; your choice!) What a great treat for someone you love who loves theatre. Click here to purchase online.

Please check our online website calendar for dates, times and ticket pricing. Subscribers can use our online form to request their dates for main stage plays or call the box office at (520) 882-0555. Single tickets for main stage productions may be reserved when purchased in advance with a VISA, Mastercard, Discover Card and now – American Express – by phone. Online, our discounted ticket reservations are processed through PayPal or Google (your choice) and we can accept any payment method they accept. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. All other programs are cash at the door. We cannot accept currency larger than a $20 bill. All sales are final. There are no refunds. Exchanges may be made within the same main stage performances with 24-hour advance notice.

Main Stage: Rabbit Hole Run Was Terrific! Thanks!

L-R: Martie van der Voort, Kristina Sloan, Ian Mortensen, Nell Summers, Gabe Nagy. Directed by Sara Falconer.
L-R: Martie van der Voort, Kristina Sloan, Ian Mortensen, Nell Summers, Gabe Nagy. Directed by Sara Falconer.

Closing weekend of Rabbit Hole was bittersweet. We are always a little tearful to end a wonderful project and say farewell for awhile to those who have worked so hard but there are new plays to mount and another story to tell. Thanks to the many who worked their magic on this amazing production from front of house to back, from the scene shop to the props and costume shoppers. You all deserve a little R & R and a standing ovation for a job well done! Thanks to all of our patrons who attended and supported this critically acclaimed production!

Mainstage: Fool for Love to be Presented in January 2010

Fool for Love, Sam Shepard’s postmodern western, a Pulitzer Prize nominee and winner of the 1984 Obie award, sets its characters in a misty world of dreams and memories. May (Jessica Risco) lives in a run-down motel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Eddie (Daved Wilkins), May’s horse-wrangling lover of 15 years suddenly reappears after a prolonged absence, igniting old rage. Like caged animals, the two must battle to turn away from each other or return to their reckless and combative relationship. The Old Man (Dan Higgins) who stalks their world may or may not be related; he may or may not exist in reality but his presence keeps pulling May and Eddie into their past. Martin (Eric Smith), May’s current beau, is a simple, undemanding character caught in the crossfire between May and Eddie. Performances run from January 15-31, 2010. Click here to purchase your tickets now!

Special Event: She Loves Me to Take Stage December 11 & 12

Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble and Beowulf Alley Theatre present the romantic musical comedy, She Loves Me. This production is appropriate for ages 6 years and over.

Performance locations, dates, and times are:

Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 South 6th Avenue
(downtown between Broadway and Congress)

Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, December 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and

ArtFare, 55 North 6th Avenue
(downtown between Congress and Pennington)

Friday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices and Purchase Outlets:

$12 General Admission, $10 Seniors & Students

Purchase through Arizona Youth Chamber Ensemble members, by cash or check made payable to Beowulf Alley Theatre Company; by phone at (520) 882-0555 using VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express; online with debit/credit cards via PayPal or Google at http://www.beowulfalley.org/html/tickets.html.

The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack (played by Hunter Hnat) and Amalia Balash (played by Julie Sandfort). The two, despite being strongly at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other’s secret pen pal, having met through lonely-hearts ads. The story ends on Christmas Eve with the endearing and uplifting sense of possibility often felt during the holiday season.

Directed by Steve Anderson; Music Director, Stephanie Fox; Accompanist, David Craig. Script/Music/Lyrics: Joe Masteroff (script), Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics). Produced by special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI).

 

LNT@the Alley (Late Night Theater) Is Burning the Midnight Oil!

Just look at what our Night Owl’s are planning for us between now and the New Year… Oh, Yeah – Not appropriate for anyone under the age of 16.

Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. and January 2, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. – $8 Cash at the Door

Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed
Improvisational Comedy in the style of ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway’ Watch as they create fast paced games and scenes (based on audience participation and suggestion) right off the top of their heads! Every show is different! Enjoy one of the most unique forms of theater in Tucson!

Fridays & Saturdays, December 4, 5 & 11, 12 at 10:00 p.m. – $8 Cash at the door

Phyro-Giants! by Michael Bleiden
Phyro-Giants! takes on marriage, fidelity, ghosts, God, and long-distance phone services during a dizzying dinner between four friends and strangers who reveal more than they bargained for. Michael Blieden’s Phyro-Giants! explores the phenomenon of restaurant intimacy – that strange sense of comfort and honesty experienced at a dinner with acquaintances who, for one night, become a person’s closest confidants. Wine flows, desserts are shared and four loosely connected individuals share their hopes, dreams, fears, fantasies and secrets in this modern day fable told in real time.

 

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, December 17, 18, 19 and the Disappointed Saturday, December 26th show, 9:30 PM

Ho Ho Ho: Another Grand Mall

Inappropriate humor for Christmas

Includes sketches “The Travels of Joseph and Mary,” “How the Klingons Stole Christmas” and “Tourette’s Syndrome Santa.”

 

Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and get in half price.

A good toy, okay? It’s Christmas.

 

 

Check out the antics of LNT at First Night 2010!

December 8th Readers Theatre presents Jean Sidden’s Passing By

Readers Theatre will present Passing By, a collection of short adaptations by Jean Siddens, liberally based on three of Anton Chekhov’s short stories. In a spirit of irony reminiscent of Chekhov’s early writing the plays explore themes of love, change and moving on. Of Poetic Nature, Will ‘O The Wisp and Natural Order answer the question Chekhov left to the reader’s imagination: “What happened next?”

 

Readers Theatre is about the words. The program is designed for the public to hear the words and respond with comments and questions to help the playwright refine the script. Readers Theatre is held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, as scripts are available. Admission is pay-what-you-will.

Old Time Radio Theatre Offers Family Fun (ages 6 and older) in December and January

Many of us missed the days before television when families gathered around the radio, listening to stories – soap operas, westerns, comedies and suspenseful dramas. Closing your eyes and drifting into a fantasy world, with the kids on the floor, dad in his favorite chair and mother on the sofa with her knitting, families listened to the sounds of doors opening and closing, wind blowing, stairs creaking and other sounds crafted from Foley equipment.

In December and January at Beowulf Alley, our team of actors will present live presentations of some of the finest radio shows of the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Sunday, December 13 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m, join us for Little Women and Vic and Sade’s Christmas Show. General tickets are $8 for ages 12 and older. The first two children in each family, ages 6-12 are $5 each, additional children in a family are free. To grandparents: leave your kids at home and bring your grandkids. Or bring your kids and make them buy your ticket. This is a fun holiday treat for the family!

At First Night 2010, OTRT will present Pinocchio for the younger set, and the young at heart, and later that night, the suspensful Three Skeleton Key. (Requires a First Night Button for admission.)

Wednesday, January 6 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. “The Bickersons-John’s Operation” and “The Hitchhiker” (suspense) General tickets are $8 for ages 12 and older. The first two children in each family, ages 6-12 are $5 each, additional children in a family are free.

 

 

Tuesday, January 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. “Vic and Sade: Mr. Dempsey and Mr. Tenney Meet in a Cigar Store” and “Sgt. Preston of the Yukon: The Break-up”.

IndeFliks@the Alley Offers Short Films and a Full Feature Film In December

IndeFliks for December will be a collection of interesting and different activities. IFASA provides the content for our viewers and patrons to enjoy. Here’s a listing of activities:

November 30, 7:00 p.m.: IFP Cinema Lounge, Open to the public, $5 Cash at the Door.

An hour-long collection of entertaining short films by Arizona filmmakers, compiled bi-monthly by IFP/Phoenix. This month’s selection is comprised of nine films, including The Blacksmith and the Carpenter, starring then-Tucsonan Clint James opposite Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo.

 

December 1, 2 and 3 at 12:15 p.m.: IndeFliks Shorts at Lunchtime, $3 Cash at the Door

 

30 minutes of Independent short films, family friendly for 8 years and above, and a great escape at lunchtime. Order a $6 bag lunch the day before you plan to see the films and we’ll have it ready for you when you arrive. Or pick up a lunch and bring it with you! The same short films will be shown each of the three days.

 

December 13 and 20 at 7:00 p.m.: Romance at Frisky’s Bar (81 minutes),

Mature audiences, though unrated.

Shot in Tucson, with local cast and crew. Everybody comes to Frisky’s Bar looking for love — or at least a warm body — but since patrons rely on smooth moves, cagey schemes and outright lies, it can be tough to know if real romance ever stands a chance. But as the bartender spouts his impenetrable philosophies and frat boys encounter cougars on the prowl, one couple discovers the spark of something that may be the real deal.

http://romanceatfriskysmovie.com/

ActingLab@the Alley Presents an Evening of Scenes, December 19

Phil Bennett’s acting students are hard at work this term studying their craft and, on December 19 from 7:30 to 9:30, they’ll share their scenes with you along with a reception of light snacks and beverages. Admission for this culmination of the fall class term is pay-what-you-will. You’ll have the opportunity to see a collection of the students’ improvisational scenes and learn a bit about the method of teaching that is offered by Philip G. Bennett in his ActingLab@the Alley classes.

New classes are forming for the winter term in January 2010!

Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights!

On Saturday, December 12th at 6 p.m., don’t forget to join everyone downtown to watch the 15th Annual Parade of Lights. Last year’s parade was a lot of fun. Take a look at the link here to learn more and to view a map of the parade route. There will be street closures downtown and the map details parking locations. Come celebrate with us!

It’s Almost Time for First Night 2010 and Beowulf is participating in this family-friendly New Year’s Eve Event!

Order your First Night buttons for the family before December 4th for a discount and make them stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for the entire family. The regular button price is $12 for adjults, $6 for children 6-12 and under 6 are free. By acting now, you can buy those buttons for $10 and $5 respectively for an entire evening of entertainment and fun.

Why First Night? It’s cheaper than a babysitter, more entertaining than watching Times Square on your television and you have an opportunity to enjoy some of the best talent in Tucson for less than you’d ever pay for a ticket to most events. And if you have the stamina to stay up for the fireworks, you can tell all of your friends that you stayed up to see in the First Night of 2010 and did it without a hangover.

Beowulf Alley will present magic, face painting, balloons, Old Time Radio Theatre, sketch comedy from Not Burnt Out Just Unscrewed, LNT@the Alley, card reading and Angel Diamond and the Blues Disciples. For more information about the evening’s events, click here.

We’re Getting Healthier at Concessions!

We are proud to be partnering with Delectables Restaurant & Catering for healthier concessions snack packs and treats. How about fresh fruit, brie and bread, chips with guacamole or a freshly baked brownie? Prices vary but none are higher than $4. And remember – you can enjoy your snacks and drinks during the performances! Give it a try and tell us what you think.

Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) organization, is committed to enriching the community and enhancing appreciation of the arts through the production of innovative, invigorating theatre and theatrical education with the highest standards for acting and production. Equal and fair treatment will be provided to all participants regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status and/or marital status. Founded on the basis of dialogues with local theatre artists who wanted a permanent home to practice their craft, its intimate 95-seat theatre provides a facility that meets professional standards where performing artists, educators, and technicians can present their skills. Because Beowulf Alley engages a talent and volunteer pool that calls Tucson “home” for its productions, the Theatre is committed to helping grow a new generation of Tucson talent with its programs including education for adults and youth, late night theatre to experiment with and gain experience, readers theatre for playwrights’ unpublished works, lunchtime theatre to bring art to the workday and screenings of independent film artists. And true to its roots, the Theatre maintains ongoing dialogues with the community, including Dialogues with theatergoers after the first Sunday matinee performance of each of its main stage plays, at Readers’ Theatre nights, and other presentations, providing an opportunity for theatergoers to discuss the plays with the director and artists. Writers who cover the Tucson arts scene say the Theatre provides its audiences with “the best total package”—plays, performances and productions that are high in artistic and technical quality. Beowulf Alley has received critical acclaim, including two Mac Awards and seven MAC nominations. The company has presented over 325 performances to Tucson audiences since 2002 and has served hundreds of theatre artists. The theater also provides performance and rehearsal space for other Tucson theater companies. For more information, log on to www.beowulfalley.org. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council, the Janet S. Brunel Residuary Trust, and our business sponsors.

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