Charming AF

In her new adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Emma, director Autumn de Wilde goes for broke, aiming to achieve it all: historical realism and a contemporary spirit, comedy and emotional depth, style and substance, romantic fantasy and social commentary. It's a lot to weave together, and sometimes a thread gets lost in the film's dense tapestry. But overall this adaption is intelligent, significantly new and devastatingly charming.

Alive and Kicking

A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe is currently one of the hottest plays making the circuit right now. With a story that is modern and fiercely female, it is no surprise that Arizona Repertory Theatre at the University of Arizona added it to its 2019/20 Season and produced it with a team made, predominantly, of women.

A Killer Production

The Norwegians, by C. Denby Swanson, is more like a Tucson winter than the Minnesota winter in which it’s set; it’s brisk without being cold, bright but not quite sunny, with moments of warmth chased by a sudden chill.

Under the Skin

Arizona Theatre Company’s production of Master Harold… and the Boys, Athol Fugard’s semi-autobiographical play set in 1950’s South Africa, begs the audience to question how we deal with difficult times.

Apartheid Revisited

Back in 1982, when Athol Fugard’s play “Master Harold” … and the Boys first hit Broadway, a New York Times critic got it right. This Friday night, Arizona Theatre Company opens its own production, at a time when the U.S. is undergoing its own wrenching battles over racism and inequality.

A Hoot

SAPAC’s Hot Mikado is a well-executed (pun intended) take on an old favorite

Food for Thought

Winding Road Theatre showcases ensemble talent and honest storytelling in their latest offering, Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal.

Come and Hear the Music Play

Arizona Theatre Company brings an all-new production of Cabaret (written by Joe Masteroff with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb) to Southern Arizona this winter. Set during the waning days of Weimar Berlin and the Nazis’ rise to power, Cabaret is a deliberately timed choice for ATC. Its warnings about noxious populism and apathy in the face of evil resonate strongly today.


The Range

Tickets still available for Gaslight Music Hall drive-in concerts

Senseless loss of life in the Black community

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Staff Pick Events

  • Art Walk Sundays @ Madaras Gallery

    • Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free
    • 2 going/interested
  • Tour the UA Tree-Ring Research Lab @ The UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

    • 1 going/interested
  • Arizona State Museum’s Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest @ Arizona State Museum

    • Ongoing, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for all adults. Students and youth under 17 years old are free
    • 4 going/interested

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