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2012 American Theatre Wing
National Theatre Company Award

 

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T. S. Eliot and John Farrell

The Rogue Theatre
in collaboration with Figures of Speech Theatre
presents


Four Quartets

A RECITATION FROM MEMORY OF T.S. ELIOT’S POETIC MASTERWORK

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 P.M.
One Performance Only
The Rogue Theatre

Tickets: $20, available at our Web store or by calling the Rogue Box Office at 520-551-2053

An unquestioned masterpiece of 20th-century literature, T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets is a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and human striving toward the divine.

Eliot completed Four Quartets in 1941, as Britain slid into the abyss of World War II, and he feared that civilization itself might perish in the coming years. Writing at the height of his artistic powers, Eliot packed into the four long poems a summation of his views on poetry and art, on mystical experience, and on humankind’s relationship to history and time.

In 2011, with rarely granted permission of the Eliot Estate, John Farrell of Figures of Speech Theatre committed to memory the one thousand lines of Eliot’s masterpiece and prepared them for performance. John’s recitation of Four Quartets affords audiences an opportunity to immerse themselves in these gorgeous lines of poetry, spoken from memory, and renew their understanding of one the 20th century's most exceptional poets.

Click here to learn more about Figures of Speech Theatre and read review of Four Quartets.


 


'The Lady in the Looking Glass' by Virginia Wolfe


 

SEASON SPONSOR:
NORMA DAVENPORT

PRODUCTION SPONSORS:
NILS & ANN HASSELMO

The Lady in the Looking Glass

A Concert of Seven Stories by
Virginia Woolf
Adapted for the stage by Cynthia Meier

Directed by Joseph McGrath
Music Direction by Jake Sorgen

February 26–March 15, 2015

Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus a Saturday 2:00 P.M. Matinee March 14

Music Preshow begins 15 minutes before curtain
Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances

Performance Schedule
Ticket information

The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
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A collection of seven short stories by the great modernist writer, Virginia Woolf,
brought to the stage for the first time by The Rogue Theatre.
A feast of language and inner landscape in which worlds are discovered in simple moments.

 

Complete information on The Lady in the Looking Glass
See our Tickets page for detailed schedule and ticket purchase options

 


 

2014 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre received
five nominations and three awards in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2014 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

The Nominations

Best Actor in a Drama: Matt Bowdren and Ryan Parker Knox in Betrayal
Both gave full, complicated and tense life to their characters.
Best Actress in a Drama: Marissa Garcia in Betrayal
“Marissa Garcia‘s Emma gave us a deep sense of this woman’s struggles to keep her emotion—and deception—hidden.”
Best Director, Drama: Cynthia Meier for Betrayal
“Cynthia Meier‘s direction of the Rogue’s production of the talky Betrayal was full of angst and tension.”
Best Drama: Betrayal
“The Rogue impressed with its eloquent, tense and heart-wrenching production.

The Winners

Best Actor in a Drama: Ryan Parker Knox in Arcadia
“...shimmied into the skin of the tutor Septimus... and became the character
with intellectual sharpness, a roving eye, and a razor-sharp wit.”

Best Drama: Arcadia
“The Mac goes to The Rogue Theatre for its electrifying production of Tom Stoppard’s complex Arcadia.
This is not an easy play to stage, but The Rogue made it look easy while it clarified, provoked and entertained.

Best Director, Drama: Cynthia Meier for Arcadia
“The play has the potential to be dry and convoluted. Meier gave it coherence, movement
and made it the riveting production playwright Tom Stoppard surely intended
.”

 


 

 

The Rogue company of actors reprising some of their favorite roles

The Rogue company of actors reprising some of their favorite roles

Photo by Tim Fuller

 

10th Anniversary Season
2014–2015

SEASON SPONSOR: NORMA DAVENPORT

Awake and Sing

Jerusalem

Waiting for Godot

The Lady in the Looking Glass

The Merchant of Venice

Awake and Sing
by Clifford Odets, September 11–28, 2014

Jerusalem
by Jez Butterworth, November 6–23, 2014

Waiting for Godot
by Samuel Beckett, January 8–25, 2015

The Lady in the Looking Glass
by Virginia Woolf, adapted by Cynthia Meier
February 26–March 15, 2015

The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare, April 30–May 17, 2015

 

 

Great plays await!
Individual tickets are now on sale for all performances

Click here for more information about the plays

Click here to download a printable brochure
(7.7 MB, viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader)

See our Tickets page for a detailed schedule and ticket purchase options

Season tickets for the 2015–2016 season will go on sale February 26, 2015

 

Season 8 brochure mini-pic

 

OUR FULL-COLOR SEASON BROCHURE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

If you would like a copy mailed to you, please send your postal address to

director@TheRogueTheatre.org

or

THE ROGUE THEATRE
300 East University Boulevard, Suite 150
Tucson, Arizona 85705

 


Earlier This Season

 

Awake and Sing
September, 2014

One of Rogue’s finest productions ever!
The atmosphere created by the costumes, stage set and lighting
equal the impact of the actors in this exceptional production!

—Chuck Graham, Reviewer

Matt Bowdren as Ralph Berger

Matt Bowdren as Ralph Berger

 

Ryan Parker Knox as Moe Axelrod and Marissa Garcia as Hennie Berger

Ryan Parker Knox as Moe Axelrod and Marissa Garcia as Hennie Berger

 

David Greenwood as Jacob and Ryan Parker Knox as Moe Axelrod

David Greenwood as Jacob and Ryan Parker Knox as Moe Axelrod

 

Cynthia Meier as Bessie Berger,  Terry Erbe as Uncle Morty, Joseph McGrath as Myron Berger, Ryan Parker Knox as Moe Axelrod, Steve McKee as Sam Feinschreiber, Matt Bowdren as Ralph Berger and Marissa Garcia as Hennie Berger

Cynthia Meier as Bessie Berger, Terry Erbe as Uncle Morty, Joseph McGrath as Myron Berger,
Ryan Parker Knox as Moe Axelrod, Steve McKee as Sam Feinschreiber, Matt Bowdren as Ralph Berger
and Marissa Garcia as Hennie Berger

Photos by Tim Fuller
Lighting design by Don Fox

Complete information on Awake and Sing


 

Jerusalem
November, 2014

Jerusalem reminds us of the primal forces of mystical places, the taming effects of civilization,
and most of all, of the ravages of time on our dreams.

—Dave Irwin, TucsonSentinel.com

 

Sara Mirasola as Phaedra and Joseph McGrath as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron

Sara Mirasola as Phaedra and Joseph McGrath as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron

 

The Rave: Gabriella De Brequet, Holly Griffith, Jake Sorgen, Connor Foster, Nathan Oppenheimer, David Greenwood, Ryan Parker Knox and Joseph McGrath

The Rave

 

Joseph McGrath as Johnny 'Rooster' Byron

Joseph McGrath as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron

 

Connor Foster as Davey, Nathan Oppenheimer as Lee, Joseph McGrath as Johnnie 'Rooster' Byron and Ryan Parker Knox as Ginger

Connor Foster as Davey, Nathan Oppenheimer as Lee, Joseph McGrath as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron
and Ryan Parker Knox as Ginger

Photos by Tim Fuller

Complete information on Jerusalem

 

Waiting for Godot
January, 2015

The actors, all, handled the nuances, silences, and cadences of Beckett's language,
and embraced every aspect of their roles.

—Laura K., Audience Member

 

Joseph McGrath as Vladimir and Matt Bowdren as Estragon

Joseph McGrath as Vladimir and Matt Bowdren as Estragon

 

Joseph McGrath as Vladimir and Matt Bowdren as Estragon

Joseph McGrath as Vladimir and Matt Bowdren as Estragon

 

Joseph McGrath as Vladimir, Matt Bowdren as Estragon, David Morden as Pozzo and David Greenwood as Lucky

Joseph McGrath as Vladimir, Matt Bowdren as Estragon, David Morden as Pozzo and David Greenwood as Lucky

 

Adam Taner Harris as the Boy, Matt Bowdren as Estragon and Joseph McGrath as Vladimir

Adam Taner Harris as the Boy, Matt Bowdren as Estragon and Joseph McGrath as Vladimir

 

David Morden as Pozzo and David Greenwood as Lucky

David Morden as Pozzo and David Greenwood as Lucky

Photos by Tim Fuller

Complete information on Waiting for Godot

 

 


 

Recipient of the 2012 National Theatre Company Award

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The Rogue Theatre has been chosen as one of ten theatre companies nationwide
to receive the National Theatre Company Award from the American Theatre Wing.

The American Theatre Wing is best known as being the Founder of the Tony Awards.  Three years ago, they began this award program to recognize outstanding emerging theatre companies across the country.  It comes with a $10,000 award for operating expenses and considerable prestige.  The award is made to ten companies from all over the U.S. who “have articulated a distinctive mission, cultivated an audience, and nurtured a community of artists in ways that strengthen and demonstrate the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theatre.”

To see the listing of The Rogue among the other top companies, visit the American Theatre Wing website.

 


 

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