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2012 American Theatre Wing
National Theatre Company Award


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'Bach at Leipzig' by Itamar Moses

Bach at Leipzig

by Itamar Moses


Directed by Cynthia Meier
Music Direction by Jake Sorgen

November 2–19, 2017

Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus 2:00 P.M.matinees Saturday, November 11 & 18

Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances

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The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
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A comic imagining, in the vein of Stoppard, of 18th Century rivals gathering
to compete for the position of Leipzig's Thomaskantor.
Politics, religion, and fragile egos collide in a desperate competition
before their hopes are dashed by the history trumpeted in the title of the play.

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Celia, A Slave

Bach at Leipzig

The Grapes of Wrath

Three Tall Women

King Lear

Celia, A Slave
by Barbara Seyda
September 7–24, 2017

Bach at Leipzig
by Itamar Moses
November 2–19, 2017

The Grapes of Wrath
by John Steinbeck, adapted by Frank Galati
January 11–28, 2018

Three Tall Women
by Edward Albee
February 22–March 11, 2018

King Lear
by William Shakespeare
April 26–May 13, 2018


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Click here to listen to Cynthia Meier and Joseph McGrath, co-founders of The Rogue Theatre,
as they reflect on why we chose the plays we did
and why we’re excited to share them with you.

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John & Joyce Ambruster
Play-Reading Series

Cloud Nine
by Caryl Churchill
Sunday October 1, 2017  2:00 P.M.

The River
by Jez Butterworth
Sunday December 3, 2017  2:00 P.M.

Don Juan in Hell
by George Bernard Shaw
Sunday February 4, 2018  2:00 P.M.

by Samuel Beckett
Sunday March 25, 2018  2:00 P.M.

Tickets $17 each play
General admission

Season tickets for all four plays $60
Reserved seating

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2016 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre received
six nominations and five awards in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2016 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

The Nominations

Best Actor, Comedy: Matt Bowdren as Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya
“Bowdren wiggled into the skin of the alcoholic doctor.”
Best Actor, Comedy: David Weynand as Professor Serebryakvo, in Uncle Vanya
“Weynand’s portrayal of the professor made us laugh and cringe at the character’s self-importance and lack of insight.”
Best Actress, Drama: Marissa Garcia as Hester Swane in By the Bog of Cats
“...we understood the anger and bitterness of Hester.”
Best Actress, Drama: Holly Griffith as Harper Pitt in Angels in America
“We got her desperation, and grasped her need to let her mind drift in order to escape.”
Best Actor, Drama: Matt Bowdren as Jean in Miss Julie
“Bowdren was riveting in the role of Jean, the lowly manservant to a count with a nearly irresistible daughter.”
Best Drama: Angels in America
“It reminded us of the costs of greed, ignorance and living an inauthentic life without ever preaching or pandering.”

The Winners

Best Actor, Comedy: Ryan Parker Knox as Uncle Vanya in Uncle Vanya
“Knox made the character’s vulnerability and desperation palpable.
Sure, we laughed. But we were deeply disturbed, as well.”

Best Director, Comedy: Joseph McGrath for Uncle Vanya
“...who saw to it that both the humor and the drama emerged organically.”
Best Comedy: Uncle Vanya
“It is often hard to remember that the playwright Anton Chekhov thought this a comedy,
but this Rogue production laid out why. While the laughs were plentiful,
it is the underlying tragedy that sticks with you.”

Best Actor, Drama: Christopher Johnson as Prior Walter in Angels in America
“...Johnson gave a profound tenderness to match the rage in his portrayal of Prior.”
Best Director, Drama: Matt Bowdren for Angels in America
“...infused The Rogue’s Angels in America with the compassion and anger the play requires.
His direction made the sprawling piece intimate and urgent.”

A Special Mac

“Though not a locally-created production, Dreamscape, which played over
a weekend at the Rogue, was an astounding experience.”



Our Thirteenth Season


Celia, A Slave
September 2017

While set in the past, this unflinching, brutally honest play is relevant to many of the issues facing our nation to this day.
—Andrew Brown, Arizona Public Media

Images and thoughts from Celia keep tapping on my shoulder unexpectedly since Friday.
—Christopher Wendel, Audience Member

Incredible, important, and heart breaking.
—Chrysta Faye, Audience Member

Friends, do something for your soul and go see Celia, A Slave,
a most-timely and remarkable production by the The Rogue Theatre,
written by our very own Barbara Seyda, a brilliant genius.
Actors are fully embodied and incredible, choreography by Barbea Williams is magic,
music by Jake Sorgen and Vicki Brown lifts the theatre,
and incredible direction and staging by Cynthia Meier brings to life the cruelty and grace of a horrific era.
A story set in 1855 Missouri could not have more relevance to every year that followed, including this one.
Art is what we need. Go see it.
—Kimi Eisele, Audience Member

The Cast of 'Celia, A Slave'


Producer Andrew Brown of Arizona Public Meida has created a nine-minute video on Celia, A Slave,
with footage from two rehearsals and interviews with actors and the director.


Vaune Suitt as Celia and Sterling Boyns as George

Vaune Suitt as Celia and Sterling Boyns as George

At the dance

At the Dance


Don't tell this story

“Don’t tell this story”

Photos by Tim Fuller

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