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Listings ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Marroney Theatre, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway and Park Avenue. Previewing September 1 and continuing through September 20: I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnick. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. September 1 through 5, and Fridays and Saturdays thereafter through September 19. Weekend matinees are at 1:30 p.m. September 6 through 20. Preview tickets are $8, with regular show tickets ranging from $10 to $16. Call the Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for reservations and information.

ARIZONA YOUTH THEATRE. 5671 E. Speedway. Opening August 28 and continuing through September 19: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday. Performance is appropriate for audiences ages 4 to adult. Tickets are $6, $4 for children, with complimentary tickets available to nonprofit organizations. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.

BORDERLANDS THEATER. PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. 2202 W. Anklam Road. Previewing at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 27, and continuing through September 6: Once On This Island. Preview tickets are $12 general, $7 for students with I.D. There is an Opening Celebration at 8 p.m. Friday, August 28, with tickets for $18 (inclues play and reception), $16 for performance only. Student rush tickets are $7 (15 minutes prior to curtain). Regular performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. General admission tickets range from $12 to $16. Call 882-7406 for reservations and information.

CANYON DEL ORO ASSEMBLY. 2950 W. Lambert Lane. August 28 and 29 only: The Curious Savage, a comedy by John Patrick. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A catered meal is served at 7 p.m. Advance reservations are required, and tickets are $11 with dinner. Call 742-1168.


LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Extended through September 6: Relatively Speaking. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8.50, $7.50 for seniors and students. Call 327-4242 for tickets and information.

Last Chance

PANORAMIC PRODUCTIONS. Tucson Center for the Performing Arts. 408 S. Sixth Ave. Continuing August 28 through 30: Shifted Gaze, a suspense drama by new Tucson playwright Mark Brady. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Discounts are available for students, seniors, people living with a disability, and groups. Call 792-8480 for information.


AUDITION NOTICE. The Actors' Theatre announces auditions for their second annual holiday show of the 1998-99 season, A Christmas Carol. Auditions are from 7 to
10 p.m. Friday, August 28, at The Actors' Theatre, Sante Fe Square, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Road. All roles are available. Please bring a picture and résumé if available. Call 751-6419 for information.

AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Rose Theatre Company is looking for strong character actors and individual performers that can "step out," and work well within an ensemble. Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 27, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 29, at 149 N. Stone Ave. Call-backs will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 29. Singers should plan to sing a short, contemporary Broadway ballad and/or up-tune, a capella or to a self-provided tape. Actors should either bring a short, contemporary monologue, or be prepared to cold-read and improvise. Ages 9 and up may audition.

AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Youth Theatre, 5671 E. Speedway, will audition performers ages 4 through adult for Jack and the Beanstalk, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, August 31 and September 1. There is a $1 audition fee. Call 546-9805 for reservations and information.

AUDITION NOTICE. The Third St. Ensemble Company, an off-shoot of Third St. Kids, is looking for performers between the ages of 10 and 21. Call 622-4100 for information and appointment times.

AUDITION NOTICE. Desert Players Theater announces auditions for their upcoming performance Forty Carats. Auditions are from noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, August 30, at the TMA Cabaret Theatre (upstairs), 330 S. Scott Ave. The cast calls for six women between the ages of 17 and 65, and five men between the ages of 22 and 50. A one-minute monologue is requested, but cold readings are also acceptable. A photo and résumé are also requested. Call-backs will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 579-3201 for information.

AUDITION NOTICE. Quintessential Productions. 118 S. Fifth Ave. Auditions for the 1998-'99 season are from
6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, August 30, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 31. Rolls are available for actors of all ethnic groups. Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting one- to two-minute monologues, and to bring a current photo and résumé. Audition appointments are required. Call 798-0708 for appointments and information.

AUDITION NOTICE. Absurd, wacky, weird, strange, following the road less-traveled, looking for a challenge? If so, Theater Z2 is holding auditions from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 4, and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 5, at the International Arts Center, 516 N. Fifth Ave. A photo and résumé will be accepted but not required. Call 446-7418 for information.

CALL FOR ACTORS. Old Tucson Studios auditions dancers and stunt women. Apply in person between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at Human Resources, 201 S. Kinney Road. No phone calls, please.

DAMESROCKET THEATRE. 125 E. Congress St. Damesrocket Theatre's summer/fall play reading series, featuring new works by Tucson and regional playwrights, continues at 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 31, with a reading of Jeff Schwamberger's Sweet Chariot, a play about two old friends facing middle age. Plays will continue to be read on the last Monday of each month, through November. Each reading will be followed by a reception. Admission is $3 per reading. Call 623-7852 for information.

DIRECTORS WANTED. Desert Players is preparing its 1999-2000 season, and is accepting proposals from prospective directors. Interested parties should send a personal résumé with a project script and estimated budget to Desert Players Theatre, P.O. Box 43264, Tucson, AZ 85733. Call Robert Ulsrud at 733-0733 for information.

HELP WANTED. Quintessential Productions, 118 S. Fifth Ave., seeks directors, designers, technicians and instructors for its 1998-'99 season. Productions include Sartre's No Exit, Priestly's An Inspector Calls, Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Strindberg's Miss Julie, Shaw's Misalliance and Odet's The Country Girl. Call 798-0708 for more information.

SCRIPT MEETINGS. Professional and aspiring writers for the stage, screen, radio, and other performance media are invited to join Old Pueblo Playwrights, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the creation of new scripts by Arizona authors. OPP meets for readings and critiques at 7 p.m. each Monday in the Rehearsal Hall of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Call 615-8980 for information.

TEMPLE FOR RENT. The Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Center for the Performing Arts have rental spaces available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call 884-8210 for more information.

TEMPLE TOURS. See the Alice Holsclaw and Cabaret theaters and all the behind-the-scenes areas with free guided tours at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, starting in the courtyard of the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Reservations are not required, but calling ahead to confirm tour availability is suggested. Call 884-8210 for information.

TUCSON SCREEN WRITERS GROUP. Group meets monthly for all those interested in writing for film and television. Members meet to share information and resources, and read from works in progress. Call 323-1602 for information. TW

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