2022-2023 Season (Coming Soon)

The Lion

Created by Benjamin Scheuer

Directed by Sean Daniels & Alex Stenhouse

Tucson: 09/24/2022 – 10/15/2022
Phoenix: 10/20/2022 – 11/06/2022

Some stories have to be sung. Arizona Theatre Company in association with Danielle Tarento presents “The Lion,” a heartwarming and powerful one-man folk musical. This mesmerizing true story of survival and redemption reminds us that great things can come from challenging times. Max Alexander-Taylor stars in the lead role of Ben with a supporting cast of six guitars. “The Lion” is a story about courage; the music about finding it. Co-Produced with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

Created by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon

Directed by Veronika Duerr

Tucson: 11/05/2022 – 12/02/2022
Phoenix: 12/08/2022 – 12/23/2022

Boisterous sister Lydia Wickham returns front and center for this holiday season joined by her long lost husband and the home’s downstairs residents. The bustling staff find themselves amid a holiday scandal, complete with misunderstandings and shenanigans. When the festivities spiral into chaos, Lydia finds her voice in this celebration of family and forgiveness. Don’t miss this sequel to last season’s holiday show!

The Glass Menagerie

Created by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Chanel Bragg

Tucson: 01/21/2023 – 02/11/2023
Phoenix: 02/16/2023 – 03/05/2023

“The Glass Menagerie,” one of the greatest plays of all time, is a poetic and raw portrayal of a family on the brink of change. Reimagined for Arizona Theatre Company’s stages, this intimate and intense classic that changed the way we tell stories draws from the memories of narrator Tom and explores the complex web of love, longing, loyalty, and constraints that bind families together.

Pru Payne

Created by Steven Drukman

Directed by Sean Daniels

Tucson: 03/04/2023 – 03/25/2023
Phoenix: 03/30/2023 – 04/16/2023

Written by Pulitzer Prize Nominee Steven Drukman, this ATC world premier is a remarkable, funny, and life-affirming story about the relationship between a mother and son. An esteemed critic, Prudence “Pru” Payne is widely recognized as a wit, a scholar, and a public intellectual; her son Thomas lives in that shadow. But as her memory begins to fade, all her preconceived notions – about herself and, more importantly, others – also slip away.

Private Lives

Created by Noël Coward

Directed by TBD

Tucson: 04/15/2023 – 05/06/2023
Phoenix: 05/11/2023 – 05/28/2023

Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Amanda and Elyot are enjoying a romantic honeymoon – just not with each other. This hilarious classic comedy filled with clever, witty barbs starts when an explosive divorced couple and their new spouses inadvertently honeymoon in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. When combustible chemistry reignites, mayhem occurs, and strong passions and stronger personalities take over. Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring comedy is a funny, tempestuous battle of equals.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

Created by Matthew Lopez

Directed by Meredith McDonough

Tucson: 06/03/2023 – 06/24/2023
Phoenix: 06/29/2023 – 07/16/2023

This big-hearted, fierce, music-filled comedy has been hailed as “stitch-in-your-side funny” by the New York Times. Casey, an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit, suddenly loses his gig, his rent is overdue, and his wife announces a baby on the way. So, when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen. With some snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story challenges assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth.

Inside the Season

What is it about Jane Austen?

Is it the setting, England during the Regency, where a prince instead of a king ruled and empire waist dresses were introduced by another “Emma”? Is it the language, where women speak up and men listen? Where irony and social commentary meld effortlessly together? Is it characters like Elizabeth Bennet, Elinor Dashwood, Emma Woodhouse, and so many more women with a purpose and a determination to live their lives as they choose? Continue Reading …

About the Play: Women in Jeopardy!

Crime and punishment. Law and order. Wine and cheese. One of these is not like the others, except in Wendy MacLeod’s Women in Jeopardy!, a perfectly structured mash-up of a police procedural and Real Housewives, but with a bit more heart. MacLeod, noted playwright, essayist, and professor at Kenyon College in Ohio, gives us three women – best friends – at a moment in their lives that may seem familiar to some audience members. Continue Reading …

Who was Nina Simone?

Christina Ham’s Nina Simone: Four Women gives us a glimpse into the artistry and activism of one of the most powerful voices in American song history, Nina Simone. By looking at her life’s work through the lens of three other women – a housekeeper, an activist, and a prostitute on the day of the Birmingham church bombing on September 15, 1963 – we see how the Nina Simone we now know came to be. Continue Reading …

Q&A with Scenic Designer Arnel Sancianco

Recently, Associate Artistic Director Chanel Bragg interviewed Arnel Sancianco, the talented scenic designer for Nina Simone: Four Women.

Arnel is a professor at Arizona State University and identifies as a first-generation Asian scenic designer of Filipino descent who is now a proud Arizona transplant! Click here to read what he shared.