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Due to a conflict with the Fourth Avenue Street Fair, the performance dates of Three Tall Women have been changed to March 8–25 and the reading of Endgame has been changed to April 1. Those people who had purchased tickets prior to December 5th are being contacted about rescheduling their tickets. Please call the box office at 520-551-2053 if you have tickets but have not heard from us.



'Three Tall Women' by Edward Albee

Three Tall Women

by Edward Albee


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

March 8–25, 2018

Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus 2:00 P.M.matinees Saturday, March 17 & 24

Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances

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The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
300 East University Boulevard

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In a unique conceit, Albee posits a dialogue between a woman at the end of life and two versions of her younger self.
The different ages of one’s life, it seems, don’t always see eye to eye,
and a life’s reflections are viewed from distinctly different and differing vantage points.


Free Open Talk:
Who’s Afraid of Edward Albee?

Saturday, February 24, 2:00–3:00 P.M.

The Rogue Theatre
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Edward Albee

Edward Albee

Director Christopher Johnson will discuss the life and work of playwright Edward Albee. His presentation will be followed by a sneak preview of the play.

This open talk is supported in part by a generous gift from Paul Winick & Ronda Lustman.




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Christopher Johnson, Director

Christopher Johnson (Director) first came to The Rogue in 2011 to play Jewel in As I Lay Dying, and now serves as Artistic Associate and General Manager. Directing credits include Penelope and his adaptation of The Picture of Dorian Gray for The Rogue; boom, Cabaret, The Year Of Magical Thinking, The Altruists and Speech & Debate for Winding Road Theater Ensemble; Hedwig and The Angry Inch for The Bastard Theatre; Wit, Persephone Or Slow Time, The Book Of Liz, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, Say You Love Satan, Robots Vs. Fake Robots, Killer Joe, The Rocky Horror Show, Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Penis Monologues, Savage In Limbo, Bug, Titus Andronicus and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Etcetera at Live Theatre Workshop where he served as Artistic Director from 2007–2012. Christopher helps to coordinate and produce The John & Joyce Ambruster Play-Reading Series for The Rogue, where he has directed readings of Elizabeth Rex, The River,his adaption of Oscar Wilde’s A House of Pomegranates, and most recently Don Juan in Hell. He was last seen on stage as Prior Walter in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Mac Award Winner––Best Actor, Drama).
Christopher Johnson’s direction of The Grapes of Wrath is supported in part by a generous gift from Karen DeLay & Bill Sandel.



A Cynthia Meier
B Patty Gallagher*
C Holly Griffith
The Boy Ryan Parker Knox*
  *Member of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


Patty Gallagher (B)

Patty Gallagher (B) is a Rogue ensemble member. She is Professor of Theatre Arts at University of California Santa Cruz where she teaches movement, mask, Balinese dance, and clown traditions. With The Rogue, she was last seen as the White Snake in The White Snake. She has performed the roles of Mrs. Kilbride in By the Bog of Cats, Rosencrantz in Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Mabel in The Lady in the Looking Glass, Madame Moiselle in Dante’s Purgatorio, Hannah Jarvis in Arcadia, Kali in Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), Red Peter in Kafka’s Monkey, Mrs. Samsa in Metamorphosis, Monkey King in Journey to the West, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Player 1 in Shipwrecked!, Alibech in The Decameron, Ariel in The Tempest, Rani in Naga Mandala, Emilia in Othello, the Player in Act Without Words, Orlando in Orlando, Sonnerie and Scarron in Red Noses, Winnie in Happy Days, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard and Shen Te in The Good Woman of Setzuan. She has worked with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, The New Pickle Circus, Ripe Time Theatre, Two River Theatre, Teatro Cronopio and Grupo Malayerba. She has performed, choreographed and directed workshops in Asia, South America, Europe, and the U.S. In 2006 she was Fulbright Scholar in Quito, Ecuador. In 2014 she was awarded the Pavel Machotka Chair in Creative Studies at UCSC’s Porter College. She holds a doctorate in Theatre from University of Wisconsin–Madison. From 2002 to 2010, she was Director in Residence at Circus Center San Francisco.
Patty Gallagher’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Sally Krusing.

Holly Griffith (C) is a 4th year member of the Acting Ensemble at The Rogue. Favorite productions include The Grapes of Wrath, Celia, A Slave, Macbeth, The White Snake, Uncle Vanya, Angels in America Part One, By the Bog of Cats, Hamlet, and Arcadia. She has also served as a Box Officer and Co-Producer of the John & Joyce Ambruster Play-Reading Series at The Rogue. Holly holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Arizona, serves as an Artistic Associate at The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre, and has a fierce interest in the history, culture, and literary tradition of Ireland. Love to the Griffs.
Holly Griffith’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift fromTim Wernette & Carolyn Brown.

Holly Griffith (C)
Ryan Parker Knox (The Boy)

Ryan Parker Knox (The Boy)   Three Tall Women marks Ryan’s 29th production at the Rogue spanning more than five seasons as a member of the Acting Ensemble. He remains humbled by the fierce intellect of his fellow company members and the gracious support from the faithful Rogue patrons. Ryan is a South Dakota native and graduate from USD in 1999 with a BFA in Acting, and also spent over a decade performing in Minneapolis/St Paul before arriving in Tucson in the autumn of 2011. He would like to sincerely thank his family and friends for all their support through all the ups and downs.
Ryan Parker Knox’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Ed & Nancy Landes.

Cynthia Meier (A) is Co-Founder and Managing and Associate Artistic Director for The Rogue, and has appeared in The Grapes of Wrath, A House of Pomegranates, Macbeth, Uncle Vanya, Angels in America Part One, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, By the Bog of Cats, The Lady in the Looking Glass, Awake and Sing, Purgatorio, Measure for Measure, Mistake of the Goddess, Mother Courage and Her Children, The Night Heron, The New Electric Ballroom, As I Lay Dying, Major Barbara, The Real Inspector Hound, The Decameron, Ghosts, Not I, Our Town, A Delicate Balance, Immortal Longings, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Red Noses, The Goat (2008 Mac Award for Best Actress), The Maids, Endymion, and The Balcony. Cynthia has been nominated for seven Mac Awards for Best Actress from the Arizona Daily Star. She has also performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Arizona Repertory Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company), Blithe Spirit and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michigan Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet and Chicago Milagro (Borderlands Theatre) and A Namib Spring (1999 National Play Award winner). Cynthia co-founded Bloodhut Productions, which toured throughout the western United States. Cynthia holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Arizona.
Cynthia Meier’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Bill & Barb Dantzler.

Cynthia Meier (A)



Jake Sorgen (Music Direction)

Jake Sorgen (Music Direction and Composer) was music director for The Grapes of Wrath, Bach at Leipzig, Celia, A Slave, A House of Pomegranates, Macbeth, Penelope, The White Snake, Uncle Vanya, Angels in America Part One, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Miss Julie, By the Bog of Cats, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Merchant of Venice, The Lady in the Looking Glass, Waiting for Godot, Jerusalem and Awake and Sing at The Rogue Theatre, and has performed as a musician at The Rogue in Purgatorio and Betrayal. Jake is an improviser/composer/musician originally from Woodstock, New York. He performs solo and in music and interdisciplinary ensembles around the world with musicians, writers, actors, and dancers. Jake's 4th solo album is set for release in 2018. This summer, Jake will premiere an as yet untitled original work as the 2018 Maverick Prodigy at the Maverick Concert Hall in New York. Jake studied guitar with Ed DeLucia, improvised music with violist Mary Oliver, and movement with dancer Katie Duck and performed and studied with members of the Instant Composers Pool and the Creative Music Studio in the Netherlands and New York.
Jake Sorgen’s music direction is supported in part by a generous gift from Kristi Lewis.



Costume Design Cynthia Meier

Costume design is supported in part by a generous gift from Ellen Bodow

Scenic Design Joseph McGrath
Lighting Design Deanna Fitzgerald*

Lighting design is supported in part by a generous gift from Ed & Anne Griffith.


Production Staff

Stage Manager Shannon Wallace
Master Electrician Peter Bleasby
House Manager Susan Collinet
Box Office Manager Thomas Wentzel
Box Office Assistants Kara Clauser, Holly Griffith,
Allie Knuth & Rebekah Thimlar
Program Advertising Paul Winick
Poster, Program & Website Thomas Wentzel

  *Represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees


Deanna Fitzgerald (Lighting Design)

Deanna Fitzgerald (Lighting Design) is a professional Lighting Designer and member of United Scenic Artists, as well as an Associate Professor and head of lighting design and technology at the University of Arizona, where she also serves as the Associate Director of the theatre program and the Director of Graduate Studies. Her lighting design credits include theatre, dance, opera, circus-themed, puppets, architectural lighting and more. She is also a registered yoga and meditation teacher and conducts classes and workshops focused on using these and other "quietive" practices to enrich creative processes. Some of Deanna’s career highlights include the lighting designs of Cirque Mechanics: Boom Town, which toured for 2 years with an off-Broadway appearance at The New Victory Theatre, and Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo US Tour. She designed the lighting for the world premiere STOMP OUT LOUD, the Las Vegas version of the internationally acclaimed STOMP. Other design credits include the San Francisco Opera’s Merola and Coconut Grove Playhouse’s Young Artist programs, as well as numerous original dance designs for choreographers such as Deborah Hay, Ben Levy and Andy Vaca. Other credits include 6 years as the Lighting Director on the International Tour of STOMP; Production Director of the Opera Theater Music Festival in Lucca, Italy; Lighting Supervisor/Assistant Lighting Designer at the Santa Fe Opera; Lighting and Tour Consultant for the Original Broadway Cast tours of the Greater Tuna trilogy and Assistant Lighting Designer at the Cincinnati Ballet.

Shannon Wallace (Stage Manager) has served as stage manager for The Rogue Theatre productions of The Grapes of Wrath, Bach at Leipzig, Celia, A Slave, A House of Pomegranates, Macbeth, Penelope, Uncle Vanya, Angels in America Part One, The Bridge of San Luis Rey and The Picture of Dorian Gray, and as assistant director for The White Snake. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, focusing on both stage management and lighting design. During her time in school she worked on over 25 productions with Arizona Repertory Theatre, including: Bat Boy: The Musical, Avenue Q, Love Song, Cymbeline, Nine, Boeing Boeing, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Oklahoma!, Lend Me A Tenor, The Full Monty and Othello. She also worked at Arizona Theatre Company on their Summer on Stage productions of Elephant’s Graveyard and Legally Blonde: The Musical. Additionally, she had the opportunity to work as assistant stage manager for Oklahoma City Philharmonic’s The Christmas Show 2014. And she enjoyed a summer with the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, working as part of the company and events management team.
Shannon Wallace’s Stage management is supported in part by a generous gift from Andy & Cammie Watson.

Shannon Wallace (Stage Manager)
Peter Bleasby, Master Electrician

Peter Bleasby (Master Electrician) lit his first show at 13. Professionally, he was with BBC-TV for several years, and was an assistant to UK lighting designer Richard Pilbrow during the inaugural production of the National Theatre (Hamlet, directed by Olivier.) He transferred to architectural lighting, but maintained his theatre interests by lighting many shows on both sides of the Atlantic. When the Rogue established itself at the Historic “Y” in 2009, he volunteered for the initial season, returning in 2013 with  lighting designer Don Fox, and later working with Deanna Fitzgerald. He devised the installation of the permanent wiring system that enables lighting teams to devote more time to the creative process. For the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation he directs the technical and logistical aspects of fundraisers, including the fashion show Moda Provocateur.

Susan Collinet (House Manager) earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Arizona in 2008. Decades before returning to college as a non-traditional student, Susan spent twenty years in amateur theater, mostly on the East coast, as well as in Brussels, Belgium in the American Theater of Brussels, and the Theatre de Chenois in Waterloo. She has worked in such positions as a volunteer bi-lingual guide in the Children’s Museum of Brussels, the Bursar of a Naturopathic Medical school in Tempe, Arizona, an entrepreneur with two “Susan’s of Scottsdale” hotel gift shops in Scottsdale, Arizona, and as the volunteer assistant Director of Development of the Arizona Aids Project in Phoenix. Susan continues to work on collections of poetry and non-fiction. Her writing has won awards from Sandscript Magazine, the John Hearst Poetry Contest, the Salem College for Women’s Center for Writing, and was published in a Norton Anthology of Student’s Writing. In addition to being House Manager, Susan serves on the Board of Directors and acts as Volunteer Coordinator for the Rogue.

Susan Collinet, House Manager



Advance purchases are recommended for all performances.

Price: $38 all performances except for
$28 Previews Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9

$15 Student Rush tickets 15 minutes before curtain for all performances, pending availability
(Valid student ID required. No advance reservations for Student Rush.)

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Tickets may be rescheduled up to 24 hours before a performance, pending availability.

Please let us know if you will be unable to attend, so that we may make use of your seats for sold-out performances.


Performance Schedule for Three Tall Women

Location: The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y, 300 East University Boulevard
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Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30 pm DISCOUNT PREVIEW
Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 pm DISCOUNT PREVIEW
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30pm OPENING NIGHT
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2:00 pm matinee

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm matinee

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 2:00 pm matinee



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