Opening This Week

Listings COMMUNITY TEEN THEATRE PROGRAM. Opening September 18 and continuing through September 26: The Assembly Women, by Aristophanes. Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Himmel Outdoor Amphitheater, between the library and the tennis courts. Food and non-alcohlic beverages are welcome, and audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, as seating is festival style. Admission is free. Call 791-4663 for information.

THE INVISIBLE THEATRE. 1400 N. First Ave. Opening September 23 and continuing through October 11: Sylvia, A.R. Gurney's modern romantic comedy. There's a benefit performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 20, for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation; tickets are $15. Preview performances are at 7:30 p.m. September 21 and 22; tickets are $11, with a percentage of the sales donated to the Humane Society of Tucson. Regular performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets range from $14 to $17.50. Call 882-9721 for reservations and information; or stop by the theater Tuesday through Friday. Call Phyllis Goodman at 882-9721 for group ticket sales.


ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY. Temple of Music and Art. 330 S. Scott Ave. Continuing through October 3: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the prize-winning play written by the comedic Steve Martin. Show times vary. Tickets range from $19 to $28, available at the ATC box office and all Dillard's outlets. Discounts are available for seniors, students, and military. Half-price "rush" tickets are offered one hour prior to curtain at the ATC box office only. ATC offers audio-described performances for visually impaired theatregoers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 30. American Sign Language- interpreted performances are offered at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 24, and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 30. Hearing impaired patrons may access the box office via Arizona Relay at (800) 367-8939 (TTY/ASCII). Call 884-8210 for information or group discounts. Call 622-2823 or (800) 638-4253 for to order tickets by phone.

LIVE THEATRE WORKSHOP. 5317 E. Speedway. Continuing through October 11: Play It Again Sam, Woody Allen's romantic comedy. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, $9 for seniors and students. Call 327-4242 for tickets and information.

QUINTESSENTIAL PRODUCTIONS. 118 S. Fifth Ave. Continuing through September 27: No Exit, Jean-Paul Sartre's dark fantasy/morality play. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for seniors 60 and over, students, and military with ID. Group discounts are available. Call 798-0708 for tickets and information.

Last Chance

ARIZONA REPERTORY THEATRE. UA Marroney Theatre, south end of the pedestrian underpass on Speedway and Park Avenue. Continuing through September 20: I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnick. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September 19. Weekend matinees continue at 1:30 p.m. through September 20. Tickets range from $10 to $16. Call the Fine Arts box office at 621-1162 for reservations and information.


AUDITION NOTICE. The Tucson chapter of the association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, Inc. (AIVF) announces open auditions for 1998-'99 productions, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 26, at the Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St. A headshot, résumé, and at least one prepared monologue are required. AIVF is looking for males and females of all ages and races. Call 622-1751 to schedule a time or for information.

AUDITION NOTICE. Arizona Rose Theatre Company announces auditions for a new youth performance group, ages 9 to 17. Singers, dancers, musicians, and variety performers with training and/or experience are invited to audition from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 19, at 149 N. Stone Ave., ground floor, next to the Main Library. Singers will sing a short song a capella or with tape. Dancers will interview only at this call. Musicians and Variety Artists: do your thing. Call-backs are from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 19. Call 888-0509 for information.

AUDITION NOTICE. Cityplayers announces auditions for their first two productions at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 20, in their new, 40-seat performance space (under construction) at 439 N. Sixth Ave. (west corner of Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street). Musical roles are available for
10 men, 10 women, and a teenage boy. Auditioners are asked to have a musical piece prepared for the pianist, or a pre-recorded tape. The company will have readings for seven male roles (ages 20 to 45). Volunteers are welcome for musicians, costumes, props, and technical assistance, or ensemble acting classes. Call the theatre's temporary phone number at 888-5787 for more information.

AUDITION NOTICE. P.O.E. productions announces auditions for its upcoming independent feature film, Wormwood. Males and females ages 18 to 70 are needed for 35 speaking roles. Casting continues throughout September. Rehearsals and filming are in October and November. Audition appointments are required. Call P.O.E. productions at 218-2600 for information and appointments.

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.

FILM FORUM. The Tucson Film Office, in conjunction with other arts organizations, announces the first in a series of quarterly seminars entitled, Tucson Film Forum, which spotlights local filmmakers. Robert Loomis, an internationally acclaimed feature filmmaker currently working on a project to be filmed in Tucson, speaks at the first forum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 22, at The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Loomis will discuss his creative process, his "budget" filmmaking experience, and his next picture. Call the Tucson Film Office at 791-4000 for information.

HELP WANTED. Third St. Kids, a world-renowned performing arts organization for children and youth with and without disabilities, is in need of an experienced drama teacher/director to establish theatre curriculum. The troupe is also in search of a proficient ASL interpreter interested in and knowledgeable about theatre, to work in a new training program with children and artists who are deaf. Applications are being accepted at 1 S. Church Ave., Suite 500. Call 622-4100 for information.

HELP WANTED. Quintessential Productions, 118 S. Fifth Ave., seeks directors, designers, technicians and instructors for its 1998-'99 season. Productions include Priestly's An Inspector Calls, Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, Strindberg's Miss Julie, and Odet's The Country Girl. Call 798-0708 for more information.

TUCSON SCREEN WRITERS GROUP. Group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 19, at the Woods Branch Library, 3455 N. First Ave., and 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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