Refugees by Land and Sea

Refugees by Land and Sea

“No Place,” a largescale oil painting by Paula Crawford, is a highlight of Take Nothing for Granted, a large group show at Pima College’s Bernal Gallery that also features pieces by Kate Breakey, Danny Lyon, Jenny Day, Ernesto Esquiver, Ellen McMahon and others.

 

A haunting comedy

The Rogue Theatre’s production of Blithe Spirit is, in the words of the play itself, “a jolly time with Elvira.” Noël Coward’s play, directed here by Joseph McGrath, is at turns cheeky and biting, even occasionally caustic, but always a great deal of fun. 

Shining Lights

Marcus-Orlen, a long-time local painter, has always been a consummate colorist and a magical realist, making oils on canvas that dazzle the eye and the imagination.

Gender Bender

TransFormations is framed as a trans support group. Whether they know it or not, the audience is full of new group members with varying levels of knowledge on this subject.

Season of Ghosts

This weekend kicks off the annual Open Studio Tour, as well as a swirl of activities related to Día de los Muertos, the Mexican—and southwestern—holiday honoring the dead. Here’s a quick list.

Ad Astra

Playwright Lauren Gunderson's prolific pen did not falter in writing Silent Sky, currently on stage at Arizona Theatre Company. Silent Sky is the story of 19th-century female astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

Master Work

Five Movements will be a highlight of Ballet Tucson’s fall concert next week. The show also features In the Mood, a new big band work by choreographer Mark Schneider for the whole company, and a reprise of Jekyll & Hyde, created by the company’s Chieko Imada and Cabana.

Royal Treatment

The Scoundrel & Scamp’s adaptation of the novel The Little Prince, translated by Claire Marie Mannle, and adapted and directed by Holly Griffith, delivers everything I so love about this book.

Star Turn

For those of you who want to know more about Silent Sky: If you loved Hidden Figures, this is a similar story.

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.

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