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2012 American Theatre Wing
National Theatre Company Award

 

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'Penelope' by Enda Walsh

Penelope

by Edna Walsh

PRODUCTION SPONSORS:
PAT AND JOHN HEMANN

Directed by Christopher Johnson
Music Direction and Original Composition by Jake Sorgen

March 2–19, 2017

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

Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances

Performance Schedule
Ticket information

The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
300 East University Boulevard

Free Off-Street Parking
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A wild contemporary rendering of the suitors to Penelope
in competitive courtship as they sense the impending doom of Odysseus’ return
in this familiar classic told from an unexpected point of view.

A Free Open Talk:
The Mystery of Waking Up

Penelope and the Suitors by John William Waterhouse
Penelope and the Suitors by John William Waterhouse

Saturday, February 25, 2:00 P.M.

The Rogue Theatre
Free—reservations not required
Free Off-Street Parking
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Christopher Johnson, Director

Director Christopher Johnson will talk about Enda Walsh and Penelope,
and the Rogue actors will share a sneak preview of the play!

For more background on the play and its ties to Homer’s Odyssey,
check out Jerry James’ essay “Getting to the Bottom of the Pool”

This open talk is supported in part by a generous gift from Pat & John Hemann.

 

Complete information on Penelope

 


 

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

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

 


OUR 2016–2017 SEASON

SEASON SPONSOR: DAVID AND NORMA LEWIS FOUNDATION

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

Uncle Vanya

The White Snake

Penelope

Macbeth

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches     Uncle Vanya     The White Snake     Penelope     Macbeth

Angels in America
Part One: Millennium Approaches

by Tony Kushner
September 8–25, 2016

Uncle Vanya
by Anton Chekhov
November 3–20, 2016

The White Snake
by Mary Zimmerman
January 12–29, 2017

Penelope
by Enda Walsh
March 2–19, 2017

Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
April 27–May 14, 2017

 

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

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.

Click here for more information about the plays

Season 12 brochure mini-pic

 

OUR FULL-COLOR 2016–2017 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

 


 

John & Joyce Ambruster
Play-Reading Series
2016–2017

Lungs

Lungs by Duncan Macmillan

A distinctive, off-kilter love story of two people who wish to have a child but are running out of time.

Directed by David Weynand

Sunday April 2, 2017  2:00 P.M.

Purchase tickets online

 

Tickets $15
Purchase at our Web store or
call the Box Office at 520-551-2053

 


 

Our Twelfth Season
2016–2017
Retrospective

 

Tales of the Jazz Age
July 2016

Pure poetry in motion...

—Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

Astoundingly beautiful and mesmerizing performance!

—Rosalva Parada, Audience Member

It was my idea of a great, entertaining afternoon.

—Barb Dantzler, Audience Member

Allison Knuth, Lauren Renteria, Bo Brinton, Logan Moon Penisten, Holly Griffith, Daniel Diaz, Claire Hancock  as Nancy Lamar and Christopher Johnson as Clark Darrow

Allison Knuth, Lauren Renteria, Bo Brinton, Logan Moon Penisten, Holly Griffith, Daniel Diaz,
Claire Hancock as Nancy Lamar and Christopher Johnson as Clark Darrow

 

Claire Hancock as Nancy Lamar and Matt Bowdren as Jim 'Jelly-Bean' Powell

Claire Hancock as Nancy Lamar and Matt Bowdren as Jim “Jelly-Bean” Powell

Complete information on Tales of the Jazz Age

Photos by Tim Fuller

 

Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches
September 2016

"ANGELS IN AMERICA" has a universal sweep and a timelessness.
It reminds us of the costs of greed, ignorance and living an inauthentic life, and underscores the necessity for love and generosity and acceptance.
This Rogue production drives that home with a terrible beauty.

—Arizona Daily Star

Every time I leave the Rogue, I think this is the best production I've ever seen, but indeed this IS the best.

—Pat Hammes, Audience Member

Each of these scenes vibrates with compressed intensity.
There are no flat spots, no filler.
The pace is brisk and the subject matter explosive.

—Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

Christopher Johnson is spellbinding in the role of Prior.

—Arizona Daily Star

Grace Kirkpatrick as the Angel and Christopher Johnson as Prior Walter

Grace Kirkpatrick as the Angel and Christopher Johnson as Prior Walter

 

Sterling Boyns as Mr. Lies and Holly Griffith as Harper Pitt

Sterling Boyns as Mr. Lies and Holly Griffith as Harper Pitt

 

Joseph McGrath as Roy Cohn and Ryan Parker Knox as Joe Pitt

Joseph McGrath as Roy Cohn and Ryan Parker Knox as Joe Pitt

Photos by Ed Flores

Complete information on Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches

 

Uncle Vanya
November 2016

 

Ryan Parker Knox as Uncle Vanya

Ryan Parker Knox as Uncle Vanya

 

Matt Bowdren as Astrov and Holly Griffith as Sonya

Matt Bowdren as Astrov and Holly Griffith as Sonya

 

Ryan Parker Knox as Uncle Vanya and David Weynand as Serebryakov

Ryan Parker Knox as Uncle Vanya and David Weynand as Serebryakov

 

Grace Kirkpatrick as Yelena

Grace Kirkpatrick as Yelena

 

David Weynand as Serebryakov and Grace Kirkpatrick as Yelena

David Weynand as Serebryakov and Grace Kirkpatrick as Yelena

 

Vince Lucarini as Telegin and Molly McKasson as Marina

Vince Lucarini as Telegin and Molly McKasson as Marina

Photos by Tim Fuller

Complete information on Uncle Vanya

 

The White Snake
January 2017

The White Snake is pure, magical joy.
—Arizona Daily Star

An evening of enchanted theater.
—Chuck Graham, Tucsonstage.com

The White Snake had it all: enchantment, acting, amazing staging, comedy,
myth twisting, poetry, and an ending that brought me to tears.
—Dan Gilmore, Audience Member

An inspiring way to start off the new year.
—Barbara Seyda, Audience Member

The White Snake

 

Patty Gallagher as the White Snake and Bryn Booth

Patty Gallagher as the White Snake and Bryn Booth

 

Holly Griffith as the Green Snake, Ryan Parker Knox as Xu Xian and Patty Gallagher as the White Snake

Holly Griffith as the Green Snake, Ryan Parker Knox as Xu Xian and Patty Gallagher as the White Snake

 

Patty Gallagher as the White Snake, Holly Griffith as the Green Snake and David Weynand as Fa Hai

David Weynand as Fa Hai, Sterling Boyns, Claire Marie Mannle and David Greenwood

 

Holly Griffith as the Green Snake, Patty Gallagher as the White Snake and David Weynand as Fa Hai

Marissa Garcia and Patty Gallagher as the White Snake

Photos by Tim Fuller

Complete information on The White Snake

 


 

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