Thursday August 23, 2001 |
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Arizona Theatre Company presents wide variety of shows this fall
Arizona Theatre Company's theatrical lineup this fall includes a little something for everyone.
"In planning our 35th season, we wanted to both honor the grand history of ATC and also point towards the future with renewed energy and initiative," stated David Ira Goldstein, artistic director at ATC, in a press release.
The company, in its 35th season, is putting on several shows, including work from actors, directors and designers who have previously worked on the company's events.
Set to be performed first in this season's show lineup is the international hit, "Two Pianos, Four Hands," written by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt and directed by Bruce Sevy, director of ATC's 1999 Master Class.
|Two Pianos, Four Hands Sept. 8 -29
Ghosts Oct. 13 - Nov. 3
My Fair Lady Nov. 24 - Dec. 15
Call 622-2823 for ticket information
"Two Pianos," scheduled to open Sept. 8, is described in a press release as a "unique event - a comedy accentuated with music."
The show features two actors accompanied by two grand pianos and reflects on the lives of two musicians who are compelled by their love for music to forget past obstacles and pursue their art form - music - for pure pleasure.
If thrill or suspense is more appealing to your ideals, "Ghosts," by Henrik Ibsen, should hold you captive in mid-October.
"Ghosts," described in a press release as "(Henrik) Ibsen's most shocking and contemporary play," captures the essence of one woman's experience being haunted by her family's secrets and past.
Directed by Marshall W. Mason and newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson,"Ghosts" should prove to be a delight to audiences. A press release declares Mason and Wilson as having had "one of the longest, most fruitful collaborations in the history of American theatre.
To conclude ATC's fall season, the company will show the classic musical "My Fair Lady." The well-known and well-loved classic was previously performed at ATC in 1986 and will be re-staged this November to commemorate the company's 35th anniversary season.
The classic show features the familiar characters Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins in their often comical, always amusing, up-and-down relationship as linguistic student and professor.
"My Fair Lady" will include choreography by Patti Wilcox and musical direction by Michael Koerner, who both worked on last season's "H.M.S. Pinafore."
With such a diverse selection of performances lined up for fall, there will undoubtedly be something that any theater-going individual can appreciate.
"We try to present a balanced season so there's something for everybody," ATC's communication director Heather Scriven said. "A musical, drama, comedy - the whole season gets a little bit of everything."
Scriven added that individuals under the age of 25 may be eligible for a discounted price on individual performances or season tickets. Individual tickets will be discounted at $10, and "Club Balcony" season subscriptions can be reduced up to 50 percent for full-time students.