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Recipient of the
2012 American Theatre Wing
National Theatre Company Award

 

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'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare


 

SEASON SPONSOR:
NORMA DAVENPORT

PRODUCTION SPONSORS:
PAT & JOHN HEMANN

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Cynthia Meier
Music Direction by Jake Sorgen

April 30–May 17, 2015

Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus a Saturday 2:00 P.M. Matinee May 16
Sunday, May 3 and Sunday, May 10 are sold out
You may call The Rogue Ticket Line at 520-551-2053
to be added to a waiting list.

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
300 East University Boulevard

Free Off-Street Parking
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Features one of Shakespeare’s most arresting characters, Shylock, for which
it is known, but the play is an ebullient romantic comedy as well.
The test of the caskets and the courtroom that decides the issue of the pound
of flesh are vivid and theatrical elements of a master dramatist.
The “just” revenge on Shylock, perhaps satisfying to an earlier audience,
is deeply disturbing in the contemporary era.

 

Patty Gallagher as Portia, Holly Griffith as Nerissa, Matt Bowdren as Gratiano and Ryan Parker Knox as Bassanio

Patty Gallagher as Portia, Holly Griffith as Nerissa, Matt Bowdren as Gratiano and Ryan Parker Knox as Bassanio

 

Joseph McGrath as Shylock

Joseph McGrath as Shylock

 

Joseph McGrath as Shylock, David Morden as Antonio, Patty Gallagher as Portia and Ryan Parker Knox as Bassanio

Joseph McGrath as Shylock, David Morden as Antonio, Patty Gallagher as Portia and Ryan Parker Knox as Bassanio

Photos by Tim Fuller

 

Complete information on The Merchant of Venice
See our Tickets page for detailed schedule and ticket purchase options

 


 

ANNOUNCING OUR 2015–2016 SEASON

Hamlet
by William Shakespeare
and
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
by Tom Stoppard
in rotating repertory
October 15–November 22, 2015

By the Bog of Cats
by Marina Carr, January 7–24, 2016

Miss Julie
by August Strindberg
February 25–March 13, 2016

The Bridge of San Luis Rey
by Thornton Wilder, April 21–May 8, 2016

 

Season ticket packages are now on sale

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Our gift to you as an early subscriber
Subscribe by May 18, 2015 and receive
one free ticket per package, a $35 value

Individual tickets for all productions of the 2015–2016 season will go on sale in August, 2015

Click here for more information about the plays

See our Tickets page for a 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

 

STILL TO COME IN OUR

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

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

 

 

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

Click here for more information about the plays

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

 

 

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

 

 

The Lady in the Looking Glass
February–March, 2015

“A richly sensual experience like no other The Rogue Theatre has produced.”
        —Chuck Graham, TucsonStage.com

“Listening to Virginia Woolf's words—spoken with feeling and subtlety and power—
is a rare, luscious experience. Woolf at The Rogue soars.”
        —Kelly Hardesty, Audience Member

Rogue Theatre Woolf production is ‘magic’”
        —Anna Mae Ludlum, Arizona Daily Wildcat


Congratulations to Cynthia Meier for a brilliant adaptation,
Joe McGrath for his quality direction, and the cast—all of whom were stellar.”
        —Shawn Burke, Audience Member

The Rogue Theatre is gracing us with a real treat.”
        —Sherilyn Forrester, Tucson Weekly

 

Patty Gallagher

Patty Gallagher

 

Cynthia Meier and Ryan Parker Knox

Cynthia Meier and Ryan Parker Knox

 

Kathryn Kellner Brown and Holly Griffith

Kathryn Kellner Brown and Holly Griffith

 

Patty Gallagher, Ryan Parker Knox, Charles Zoll, Cynthia Meier and Cynthia Jeffery

Patty Gallagher, Ryan Parker Knox, Charles Zoll, Cynthia Meier and Cynthia Jeffery

Photos by Tim Fuller

Complete information on The Lady in the Looking Glass

 


 

Recipient of the 2012 National Theatre Company Award

American Theatre Wing Logo

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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