Borderlands Boogeyman

Borderlands Boogeyman

While Christopher Rodarte’s students at Sam Hughes Elementary know him as Mr. Rodarte, on paper he is simply “Rodarte,” a man with a love of spookiness who grew up with the story of La Llorona. Rodarte’s new collection of ghostly folktales, La Llorona: Ghost Stories of the Southwest, published earlier this year.

 

Twists and Turns

Accomplice, written by Rupert Holmes, is a whodunnit shell game that switches intended victims and motivated murderers at every turn. Just when you think you know who is doing what to whom, the tables turn and a new scenario and context are introduced.

Spy vs. wry

With sculpted eyebrows,a well-fitted suit and a Mid-Atlantic accent perfect for radio, The Gaslight Theatre’s David Fanning leads the way with a suave touch (and plenty of humor) in the company’s newest production, “009 Licence to Thrill.”

Lush strokes

Two new exhibits, “DeGrazia Paints the Jungle” and “DeGrazia Downtown,” feature never-before-seen paintings by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia.

Mid Century Madness

The late Tucson architect Judith Chafee’s day of recognition has arrived. One of the best architects Tucson has ever had, Chafee made beautiful houses simultaneously filled with light and protected from the harsh desert sun.

Go Mod!

Learn about all 45 of the cool events on modern architecture and design happening in town from Oct. 4 to 13. Be sure to buy your tickets—and RSVP for free events—ahead of time on the website. Some popular events are already sold out.

Drawing on Experience Phoenix artists at Bernal Gallery honor immigrants in bright and bold ink paintings

Artistic Benevolence, is a dazzling suite of 15 oversized paintings, mostly in colored ink on paper. Bold and stripped down—like brothers Gabriel and Isaac Fortoul's outdoor murals—the works picture simple figures, drawn in black lines and colored a flat white.

Vive la Sisterhood

 The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, produced by Something Something Theatre, is a compelling story about the French revolution and sisterhood. They had me all up in my feelings. 

Ring of Fire

America is suffering through an openly racist period right now, but the forgotten histories of African Americans are finally being told, by scholars, by journalists—and by artists, like the team that brought us The Royale. And new ATC director Sean Daniels deserves kudos for choosing this provocative play as the first show of his tenure.

Contested Terrain

An architect-turned-artist who specializes in “reimagining the environment we inhabit,” put together a two-day event that mixes performances with workshops and talks.

When the Moon Comes to Oracle

GLOW: A Nighttime Art Experience, the brainchild of artist and ranch owner Sharon Holnback, annually transforms the Triangle L into a luminous arts wonderland.

Course Correction

Most people have choices in their lives that, upon reflection, have the potential to change its course; which college to attend, what career path to follow, who to spend their lives with. In the case of the play Now and Then by Sean Grennan, playing at Invisible Theatre, this theme plays out in showing us a couple who consider changing the direction of their relationship, but to what end?

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