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This new season offers you a kaleidoscope of reflections and explorations of the American experience, themes of literal and metaphorical family, and views of the world we live in. Through these six plays you’ll find countless ways to connect these stories to American History, cultural awareness, self-exploration, current events and much more. Our Study Guides, provided when you attend a matinee, will explore in more depth how you can connect each experience to your curriculum.


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The Royale - September 24, 2019

The Royale is not your usual sports play. First of all, it is not really about life in the ring. Second, not a single punch will be thrown, at least not with fists. The play is a deeply theatrical and emotionally moving piece about the life of the outsider in American culture. Set in 1910, deep in the midst of Jim Crow, it explores one man’s struggle while reflecting a much broader one. It is also a play about a brother and his sister – his sister, who as he climbs for glory and respect, remains his greatest adversary and strongest motivation.

Keywords: Family, Boxing, Pushing Boundaries, Racial Struggles, Segregation, Cultural Icons, Early 1900s

Cost: $10 per student; $20 per chaperone;
1 free chaperone per every 10 students
Genre: Theater
Location: Temple of Music and Art, Tucson

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.
Run Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Length: ~150 minutes
Grades: 7-12


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Silent Sky - November 5, 2019

Based on the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, astonishing discoveries await as she maps distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. But this brilliant, headstrong pioneer must struggle for recognition in the man’s world of turn-of-the-century astronomy. During this time of immense scientific discoveries, women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Silent Sky shines a bright light on women whose achievements have been too long overlooked by the telescope of history. In this exquisite blend of science, history, family ties, and fragile love, a passionate young woman must map her own passage through a society determined to keep a woman in her place.

Keywords: Astronomy, Women’s Rights Movement, Passion, Stars, Romance, Wonder, History, 1900-1920 

 

Cost: $10 per student; $20 per chaperone;
1 free chaperone per every 10 students
Genre: Theater
Location: Temple of Music and Art, Tucson

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.
Run Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Length: ~150 minutes
Grades: 1-12


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Cabaret - December 17, 2019

A powerful, musical love story centered on Sally Bowles, a talented cabaret performer at Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub and Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration. Set in 1930’s Berlin during the Nazi’s regime rise to take over the German government, Cabaret is a big award-winning musical critique of apathy, and a clever and terrifying look at totalitarianism.

Keywords:  Nazi Rise to Power, Love, Apathy, Politics, History, Fascism, Entertainment Industry

Cost: $10 per student; $20 per chaperone;
1 free chaperone per every 10 students
Genre: Theater
Location: Temple of Music and Art, Tucson

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.
Run Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Length: ~150 minutes
Grades: 7-12


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“Master Harold” …and the Boys - February 4, 2020

“Master Harold”…and the Boys takes place in South Africa during the early years of apartheid. A stunning masterpiece! One of the most powerful coming-of-age plays ever written, still timely, still compelling, and still profoundly moving.

Keywords: Unlikely Friendship, Family, Power, Coming of Age, Race, Art and Culture 

Cost: $10 per student; $20 per chaperone;
1 free chaperone per every 10 students
Genre: Theater
Location: Temple of Music and Art, Tucson

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.
Run Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Length: ~150 minutes
Grades: 7-12


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The Legend of Georgia McBride - March 24, 2020

A big-hearted, FIERCE, music-filled comedy. Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works brings in a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music, humor, and plenty of sequins, this joyful, acclaimed new play is taking the nation by storm.

Keywords: Love, Drag, Entertainment Industry, Family, Passion, Money, Elvis 

Cost: $10 per student; $20 per chaperone;
1 free chaperone per every 10 students
Genre: Theater
Location: Temple of Music and Art, Tucson

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.
Run Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Length: ~150 minutes
Grades: 7-12


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Women in Jeopardy! - May 5, 2020

Screw the mid-life crisis; let’s solve some crimes! Middle-aged mom Liz has a new man. And let’s face it… he’s just plain creepy. When a mysterious disappearance sets the community on edge, Liz’s best friends leap to the rescue as the zany caper flings them from the ‘burbs’ to the wilds of Utah; because there’s no danger great enough to stop women from solving crimes if they want to! A riotous comedy about trading in wine glasses for spy glasses when the mid-life crisis just isn’t your speed.

Keywords:  Friendship, Mystery, Adventure, Divorce, Murder, Community, Female-Centric Humor 

Cost: $10 per student; $20 per chaperone;
1 free chaperone per every 10 students
Genre: Theater
Location: Temple of Music and Art, Tucson

Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Arrival Time: 9:30 a.m.
Run Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Length: ~150 minutes
Grades: 9-12