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Welcome to our 26th Season

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Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

Sept 20 – 29 @ Taliesin West

What’s a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face his 6 wives in the afterlife?

Macbeth

Oct 25 – Nov 9 @ Mesa Arts Center

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

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.”

The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged)

Dec 20, 21, 22 @ The Madison Center for the Performing Arts

From the people that brought us the Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged, the internationally famous Reduced Shakespeare Company bring us an irreverent yet heartwarming romp through tradition. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) bursts with festive, slapstick fun as these cheerfully ridiculous clowns celebrate all of our favorite holiday traditions—at once.

Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, & Louisa

Jan 24 – Feb 2 @ Taliesin West

As Louisa May Alcott turns to figures and stories from her own life for inspiration, the lines between fact and fiction begin to blur. Her novel comes to life before her and things get a little weird. Part adaptation, part biography, but definitely NOT your Marmee’s Little Women.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Feb 21 – Mar 7 @ Mesa Arts Center

Shakespeare’s fantastical romantic comedy filled with lovers, dreamers, fairies, magic, and laughter from top to Bottom!

Richard the Second

Feb 21 – Mar 7 @ Mesa Arts Center

“The prequel to Shakespeare’s most famous historical trilogy, Richard the Second is a thrilling political drama that still resonates today with national and personal themes of leadership, loyalty, and legitimacy. An all-female cast brings new life and vision to this classic work, reimagining the usurpation of Richard’s throne by the banished upstart Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry the Fourth). Richard the Second is the second production in our Blackfriars Series, inspired by the original principles of Shakespeare’s indoor winter theater of the same name.”

BECOMING OTHELLO: A Black Girl’s Journey

Feb 22, Feb 27, March 27, March 29, 2020 @ Phoenix Art Museum

A 90 minute, 5-Act, living memoir which explores a young woman’s acting journey on the road to becoming Othello, her trials and triumphs with race and the classics, some memorable experiences on her gender flipped journey and her fun-loving and tumultuous youth; complete with moving multimedia images, lyrical language from Black women playwrights, William Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and the King James Bible, along with soulful songs and the music that shaped her life in her beloved Harlem.

Hudson: A Historical Musical

Apr 9 – 25 @ The Madison Center for the Performing Arts

The untold and untrue story of the mutiny of 1611 and the fate of Henry Hudson, his son, his brave crew, and his name.