The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

The Reduced Shakespeare Company brings us an irreverent yet heartwarming romp through tradition as these cheerfully ridiculous clowns celebrate all of our favorite holiday traditions—at once.

Playing at The Madison Center for the Arts

Dec 20, 21, 2019 – 7:30p

Dec 21, 22, 2019 – 2:00p

For tickets and more information click here:

https://themadison.shovation.com/?search=shakespeare

For information about The Reduced Shakespeare Company click here:

http://www.reducedshakespeare.com/

 


Flachmann Seminar - Macbeth - Nov 2, 2019

The Flachmann Seminar

Seminars this season will be taught by Dr. Susan Willis, dramaturg of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Dr. Willis was an observer at the BBC while it produced “The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon”. Since 1985, she has been the resident dramaturg and a director at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and hosts the adult education series “Theatre in the Mind”. She has also worked with its play program, The Southern Writers Project and is a member of the faculty of Auburn University.

Macbeth – Saturday Nov 2, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

To purchase your ticket click here: https://swshakespeare.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1J00000C3m9WUAR

Attending a Seminar

Delving deeper into the Bard’s works gives one a greater understanding of the play. The seminars also give you a sneak peek behind the scenes as you will meet the designers, mingle with the actors, possible tour of the set and stage and have a special talk back with the actors.

Seminars are from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM (With breaks throughout)

The location for the 2019/2020 Season Seminars: The Mildred Finch Family Life Center located within The First United Methodist Church 15 E 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210 (NE Corner of Center and 2nd Avenue, 2 block south of the Mesa Arts Center) enter through the red doors on the Southeast side of the building.

Reservations are required. The fee for the seminar is $60 for non-subscribers/Bard Card members and includes lunch and a ticket to the show.

You can pay for the seminar online by clicking the link above or call 480-435-6868 to reserve your spot.

Bard Club Members

Admission to the seminars is included in Bard Card memberships.  While the cost of lunch is not included with Bard Cards, all attendees are welcome to purchase their lunch for the day through Southwest Shakespeare Company website for $15.  Please click the button above to purchase your lunch.

Season Subscribers

Admission is not included in your season subscription, however you can purchase a seat to the seminar for a discounted rate by clicking the button above. You may also purchase your lunch at that time.

Educators and Students

Because SSC understands the value of bringing Shakespeare alive to students and has the desire to assist teachers with simplifying this task, we encourage all  teachers to attend SSC Flachmann Seminars. The seminars offer learning techniques teachers can take  directly back to their classrooms.  Attendees will receive expert knowledge of the production and most districts accept this as 10 re-certification credits. Educators will receive a certificate upon completion of the day. Please check with your district to receive professional development credit.

Please call for a discounted code for the seminar. Lunch may be purchased separately.


Free Reading - Toil and Trouble by Lauren Gunderson

What do you do when you're over-educated, under-employed and trying to beat the recession?

Take over a small island off the coast of South America, of course!

Monday, October 7
Doors: 7pm Reading: 7:30pm

The Nile Coffee Shop
105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
(yes, the bar will be open!)

Join us for this reading, then come
see the original! MACBETH opens
at the Mesa Arts Center October
25. Special discount code for
tickets available at the reading.

PG-13 (adult content and language)


Fall Rep Now Playing! Macbeth and The Mystery of Irma Vep

       FALL 2019         

Macbeth 

Oct 25 - Nov 9 @ Mesa Arts Center 

“Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of blood and ambition, witchcraft and war.”

https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/resident-companies/macbeth

 

The Mystery of Irma Vep

Oct 25 - Nov 9 @ Mesa Arts Center

"A Gothic Mystery wrapped in comic absurdity that The New York Times called “Far and away the funniest two hours on a New York Stage…” Producing Artistic Directors Betsy Mugavero and Quinn Mattfeld play all the characters in this hilarious whirlwind spoof of Gothic Melodrama you will not want to miss! The Mystery of Irma Vep is the first production in our Blackfriars Series, inspired by the original principles of Shakespeare's indoor winter theater of the same name."

https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/resident-companies/the-mystery-irma-vep

 

To purchase your Mesa Arts Center Package, which includes our Fall and Spring rep shows:

https://mesaartscenter.com/index.php/shows/resident-companies/southwest-shakespeare-companys-2019-2020-four-show-season-package


Ticket Available NOW! Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?

Award-winning playwright James Cougar Canfield’s new play, LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII is a sexy, heartbreaking, humorous, and dark exploration of Henry VIII and his relationships with the women in his life… with a feminist twist.

Originally workshopped, performed, and produced by graduates of England’s East 15 Acting School's MA Acting and MFA Acting International programs, LADIES IN WAITING finds King Henry VIII in a purgatory-like situation, where one by one he must face off with each of his wives. Through dark humour, devastating truths, sexy seductions, and powerful revelations, Henry comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.

During its successful London debut and its sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, LADIES IN WAITING received immense critical praise, with multiple four stars reviews, a Top 10 Ranking on Broadway Baby’s Theatre List, and an Eddie Award nomination from London’s Drayton Arms Theatre.

LADIES IN WAITING received a stateside debut in Summer 2017. It experienced a sold-out run during it's time at Hollywood Fringe Festival, as well as being selected as Combined Artform & Fringe Management's Pick of the Fringe and winning the HFF17 International Fringe Award. Next, LADIES traveled to Capital Fringe in Washington D.C., where it had more sell-out success and rave reviews from the Washington Post, DCist, DC Theatre Scene, and more.

In 2018, LADIES IN WAITING made its regional theatre debut with Southwest Shakespeare Company, achieving even more sell-out success, rave reviews, and being nominated for nine BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards. The show was such a success, our little Tudor drama is returning for a second engagement with SSC in September 2019.
Sept 20-29, 2019 @ Taliesin West

"Hudson" at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Can't wait until April to see this original musical when it comes to The Madison Center for the Arts?

Great news!

"Hudson" has been chosen to be part of Utah Shakespeare Festivals Words Cubed!

Hudson, or the series of lamentable and untrue events following the mutiny of 1611

By Quinn Mattfeld and Danny Tieger

Directed by Betsy Mugavero

August 23, 24, 29, and 31 • 9:30 a.m.

A musical tragicomedy about the famous and eponymous explorer, Hudson is the untold and untrue story of the mutiny of 1611 and the fate of Henry Hudson, his son, his crew, and his name.

Important Note: The plays in this series are written for contemporary adult audiences and may contain themes and language not appropriate for children and that some may find offensive.

Venue

Randall L. Jones Theatre 
Corner of 300 West Street and University Boulevard
Cedar City UT 84720-2169

WORDS CUBED MISSION

As part of an ongoing commitment to create a diverse body of work, Words Cubed, a new play initiative at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, nurtures and develops openly-submitted and commissioned-based new plays by providing a professionally supported (i.e. funded) platform for readings, workshops, and fully realized productions.


Shakespeare In the Park

Shakespeare in the Park

 

Free Family Event

Peoria residents, their families, and friends are invited to join us in Centennial Plaza (located behind Peoria City Hall) for an evening of fun for the whole family. There will be food available for purchase, face painting for kids, and much more. Bring thy family, blankets and chairs for Shakespeare in the Park.

Julius Caesar – performed by the renowned
Southwest Shakespeare Company

Julius Caesar tells the story of Julius Caesar and his betrayal by his friend Marcus Brutus. It features many of Shakespeare’s most memorable quotes such as “beware the ides of March” and “Et tu, Brute?” Set in ancient Rome, it is a classic Shakespearean tragedy.

You’ve never experienced Shakespeare quite like this!

Showtime is at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Southwest Shakespeare Company and the City of Peoria.

Click here for more information