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ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY
The Official State Theatre of Arizona
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This is an online play reading as part of our Digital Season.

A boy disappears. Then returns unexpectedly two years later. Rumor has it he may have sold his soul to the devil for fame and fortune and a music career.
 
The myth of Robert Johnson is a perfect fit for Halloween. According to legend, Johnson had a tremendous desire to become a great blues musician.  One of the legends often told says that Johnson was instructed to take his guitar to a crossroad at midnight. There he was met by a large man (the Devil) who took the guitar and tuned it. The Devil played a few songs and then returned the guitar to Johnson, giving him mastery of the instrument.
 
In exchange for his soul, Johnson was able to create the blues for which he became famous.
Using this legend as a jumping off point, COVENANT tells the eerie story of a musician who mysteriously leaves town only to surprisingly return 2 years later and turn things in the conservative town completely upside down and inside out.
 
This dark and twisting campfire tale of betrayal, faith, rumor, and the seemingly thin veil of truth will have you on the edge of your seat – and maybe even leaving the lights on after the reading.
 
Join us for this special digital play reading. That is…if you dare.

A delightful award-winning musical about the magic that happens when we let ourselves say “yes.”

From a chance encounter to the unlikeliest of friendships, Charissa discovers there’s much she can learn from her surprising new companion. Based on the true story of Broadway performer Charissa Bertels, My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend is an incredible musical tale of the most unlikely pair, as they reach across generational barriers to find friendship and learn a bit more about themselves.

A musical journey with two of the world’s most iconic women at the height of their power.

It’s 1993 and Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just joined as the second woman on the United States Supreme Court. The first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, is there to greet her. In an intimate, epic three -person musical built of urgent and honest conversations, sweeping songs, and gripping monologues, we come to know these two iconic women at the height of their power. Ruth and Sandra confront each other about law, strategy, civil rights, husbands, kids, dreams, sorrows and the past and future of this country.

Their differences compel them, their sex unites them – together, and famously separately they will set the course for our country and the world.

A face-to-face musical evening with the fiery genius.

Nina Simone rocked the nation with “Four Women”, her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragic 1963 bombing of the Ku Klux Klan at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Nina Simone: Four Women imagines a conversation, often through music, between Simone and three African-American women from varied walks-of-life. Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene, who is the current Resident Director on Broadway’s Hamilton.

“This is still a remarkable show in many ways – it is totally different from any revue you ever saw and, especially given this fine casting, it catches one of the great thinkers, activists, and musicians of the 20th century as she surely was feeling in that given moment in time.” – Chicago Tribune

A riotous comedy! Screw the mid-life crisis; let’s solve some crimes! Middle-aged mom Liz has a new man. And let’s face it… he’s just plain creepy. When a mysterious disappearance sets the community on edge, Liz’s best friends leap to the rescue. This is a hilarious comedy about trading in wine glasses for spy glasses when the mid-life crisis just isn’t your speed.

“The laughs in Wendy MacLeod’s play, come fast and furious…It’s all good, silly fun, directed with precise comic timing by the seasoned Sean Daniels… a new work that’s modern, lively, and loads of fun.” – Boston Globe

A moving new play about the complexities of privilege, citizenship, and the most complex relationship of all: family.

Directed by Kimberly Senior who directed Disgraced on Broadway when it won the Pulitzer Prize. A “Model Immigrant” and business mogul, Honduran born Mando’s cleaning empire is bracing for a downturn and he must rein in his over-privileged American son Orlando. In the wake of a personal crisis, Orlando suddenly finds himself responsible for the fate of a treasured undocumented worker and the future of his father’s entire enterprise.

A big-hearted, FIERCE, music-filled comedy. A theatrical cornucopia of camp, country music, drag, domestic dilemmas, and larger-than-life divas awaits you! Casey is an Elvis impersonator with everything going for him, including a flashy sequin jumpsuit. But just like that he loses his gig, rent is overdue and his wife announces a baby on the way. So when Elvis leaves the building and a drag show moves in, “The King” transforms into an all-out queen with the help of some new friends who become the second family Casey never saw coming. With snappy zingers and dance-worthy numbers, this wildly entertaining story will challenge your assumptions with extraordinary humor and depth. A valentine to the drag queens who helped mentor the playwright through his own coming out as gay while growing up in Florida, ATC is thrilled to bring you this light and fizzy comedy that’s as sweet as it is hilarious.