Southwest Shakespeare Company’s 2018/2019 Season

Subscriptions and Single Ticket Sales NOW AVAILABLE!



For Season Subscriptions

Click here To purchase ALL 4 Shows (Two Repertory Seasons) @ $120 each subscription

Click here To purchase 2 Shows (One Repertory Season) @ $65 each subscription 

For Single Tickets

Don’t miss this special ticket pricing for our 25th anniversary season!

Premium reserved seating @ $35 or general seating @ $25

If you are under 25 years of age or an educator, tickets are only $13 with the discount code STDNT or TEACHR. (You will be asked to show ID at the theater.)

Choose your single ticket order from the options below to complete your order online or call the Mesa Arts Center Box Office Team and complete your order over the phone 480-644-6500.



October 26 – November 10

Mesa Arts Center

A deadly riddle, a shipwreck, a tournament of knights, an evil queen, gods and goddesses, murder, betrayal, redemption, another shipwreck! Shakespeare’s epic-romantic adventure Pericles, The Prince of Tyre was one of the most popular of his time but is rarely produced in ours. It’s the story of a man who has it all, loses everything, and fights his way back to life for love and family.
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Pericles only.

October 26 – November 10

Mesa Arts Center

Just in time for Halloween and on its 200th birthday, we bring to life a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel about how Victor Frankenstein, in his obsessive quest to overcome death, destroys his own life. This theatrically unique staging employs 13 actors to reanimate the infamous gothic tale of the man who makes a monster in a world that makes monsters of men.
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to Frankenstein only.

February 22 – March 9

Mesa Arts Center

One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, As You Like It, bursts at the seams with life and music as the great heroine of the story, Rosalind, leads a cavalcade of comic characters into the Forest of Arden. Shepherds, Clowns, Lovers, and Fools people Shakespeare’s romantic landscape and fill it with wit, joy, and lots of laughter!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to As You Like It only.

February 22 – March 9

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Shakespeare’s hilarious and challenging comedy about two opposites who attract, pits Katherine “the Shrew” against her would-be husband, the swaggering swain, Petruchio in this ultimate battle of the sexes! He wants her money, she wants nothing to do with him, neither expected to fall in love. Our new vision of this classic work will star Southwest Shakespeare Co’s real-life husband-and-wife artistic directors, Quinn and Betsy, in the lead roles!
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to The Taming of the Shrew only.





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Julius Caesar

Nov. 16th, Dec. 14th, and Jan. 18th

As part of our continuing mission of bringing classical theatre to the community through education, Southwest Shakespeare Company is taking one of the Bard’s most enduring tragedies, Julius Caesar, right out from the headlines and into the schools. This timeless cautionary tale of political intrigue and violent societal upheaval is, like its author, “not of an age but for all time.” A highly condensed, fast-paced, roller coaster through Rome’s crumbling Democracy, Julius Caesar, warns us all about what can happen to a people, when their nation falls into the wrong hands.   

The Holiday Show!

Nov. 30th, Dec 1st, Dec. 2nd

Get in the Holiday season with this jolly, original show! Featuring Southwest Shakespeare Company’s favorite performers and a few celebrity guests!  Please stay tuned for further details of this Holiday show offering.  As we near the holiday season, show specifics will be announced.


Death of Kings: Seize the Crown

March 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th, 31st

This adaptation of eight of Shakespeare’s history plays concentrates the bloody civil war between the houses of Lancaster and York, both vying the English throne, into one evening of thrilling, theatrical battle. Adapter and Director, Irwin Appel and his troupe of actors from UC Santa Barbara bring new life and a new vision of these classic plays to the Southwest Shakespeare Company.


Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s All Female Othello

April 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th

Debra Ann Byrd, the founder and Artistic Director of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival leads an all-female cast as the title role in Othello, the Moor of Venice. This unique vision of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays about jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal is brought to the stages of Scottsdale as you’ve never seen it before. Do not miss this once-in-a-lifetime production, straight from New York City.



Ticketing Information

IMPORTANT subscription and ticket information: When purchasing tickets for a performance, the show links will take you to the Mesa Arts Center online shopping cart to make your selection.

Should you have any questions:
MAC Box Office: 480-644-6500

Southwest Shakespeare:
480-435-6868 (messages only)