Opening This Week
ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Previews March 23 through 28, opening March 29 and continuing through April 23: A Perfect Ganesh, the tale of two friends who take a two-week passage through India. RSVP by March 22 for a singles' mixer on Tuesday, March 26. A gay and lesbian mixer will meet Thursday, March 28. RSVP by March 25. Cost for either is $20, and includes pre-performance reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by performance at 7:30 p.m. Regular performance tickets range from $17 to $26, available at the ATC box office and all Dillard's. Call 622-2823 for reservations. Call 884-8210 for information only.
CHILDSPLAY. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. 622-2823. Encore performance March 23 and 24 only: Wolf Child, a story of a young boy's untamed heart. Show time is 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11 for adults, $8 for students and seniors. Call 622-2823 for reservations and information.
INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. 882-9721. Previews March 24 through 26, opening March 27 and continuing through April 14: Censored, the story of Käthe Kollwitz, the world-renowned artist and human rights activist who lived and worked in Nazi-ruled Germany. Tickets are $9 for previews, $12 to $15 for regular performances. There will be a Wingspan benefit performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Reservations are required. IT box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information.
LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. Temple of Music and Art Cabaret Theatre. 330 S. Scott Ave. Opening March 22 and continuing with performances Friday through Sunday through March 31: the third annual Festival of Irish Plays, featuring Riders to the Sea and In the Shadow of the Glenn by John Millington Synge, Cathleen Ni Hoolihan by William Butler Yeates and The Leprechaun and the Farmer of Tralee, an adaptation of an Irish fairy tale. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, $3 for children, at the door. Call 327-4242 for reservations and information.
ARIZONA YOUTH THEATER. 5526 E. 22nd St. 790-0844. Continuing through April 6: The Dream, sci-fi fun involving ESP, the FBI and UFOs. Production is most appropriate for ages 6 to adult. Show time is 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, with Saturday matinees at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $4, $2 for children. Call 790-0844 for reservations and information. Select performances are ASL interpreted.
BIANCO THEATRE. Gaslight Theatre. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. March 23 only: Motley Tales, a musical comedy consisting of four "fractured" fairy and folk tales, performed by this troupe of child actors. Tickets are $7, $5 students/children. Call 290-9108 for information and tickets.
GASLIGHT THEATRE. 7010 E. Broadway. 886-9428. Continuing through March 23: Dirty Deal at the Lucky Lady, a Western musical comedy. Tickets are $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students/active military, and $6 for children. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Reservations are required. Call 886-9428.
ONE IN TEN THEATRE. Historic Y Theatre. 738 N. Fifth Ave. 770-9279. Continuing through March 30: Children's Hour, the story of how one child's lie destroys the lives of two women. Advance tickets are $9, $8 seniors and students, and are available at Antigone Books. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 770-9279 for reservations and information.
Out Of Town
BISBEE REPERTORY THEATRE. 94 Main St. Bisbee. (520) 432-3786. Continuing through March 30: Eleemosynary, a three-woman comedy/drama that probes into the delicate relationships between three generations of family. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7, $3.50 for children 16 and under, available at the door. Call (520) 432-3786 for information.
CENSORED FORUMS. Invisible Theatre offers the following forums in conjunction with IT's production of Censored: Dr. Mark Luprecht discusses The Life and times of Käthe Kollwitz and the "Degenerate Art" Exhibition from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23; and Dr. C. Jane Rice presents Käthe Kollwitz: A Feminist Artist Perspective from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. following the Thursday, March 28, performance. Call 882-9721 for information.
PRIMAVERA FRINGE EVENT. The Womb-bat, a one-act play within a poem within a play, is presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at The Grill, 100 E. Congress St. The readers' theatre-style reading is based on writer/director Dorrie Gilder-Iter's experience with having a hysterectomy. Admission is free.
CALL FOR PERFORMERS. Cabaret Magritte is looking for artists who work in performance, music and spoken word for the April 6 show at The Temple Of Music And Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Submit proposal for pieces no longer than 15 minutes to: Cabaret Magritte, 3661 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 587, Tucson, AZ 85719. Artists may be asked to perform their works before final approval, and all those chosen will be required to attend a rehearsal. Deadline is March 30.
AUDITION NOTICE. Catalina Players announces auditions for Charlie's Aunt, scheduled for production May 31 through June 8, on Monday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 2, in the Fellowship Hall at Catalina Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway. Readings begin at 7:30 p.m. both evenings. Cal Emil LaManda at 886-7546 or Dave Sewell at 888-5815 for information.
TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple Of Music And Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental space available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call James at 884-8210 for more information.
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