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Rogue Theatre's 'Grapes of Wrath' an ensemble epic

The Rogue is the only theatre company in Tucson — and, I would guess, one of the few in the country — with the aesthetic sensibility, technical proficiency, resident ensemble and dramatic chops to undertake an earnest production the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel.... Read more»

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Deep & Provocative: 'Two Plays for Lost Souls' at the Scoundrel and Scamp

Two intelligently conceived and professionally mounted one-act plays mark the opening of a new theatre company here in Tucson: the Scoundrel and Scamp. One is a truly dramatic monologue, the other a weird and compelling piece of theatre.... Read more»

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Designing and flowering: 'The White Snake' at Rogue Theatre

Rogue is the only theater in Tucson with the intellectual, creative, and financial resources — a talented, experienced team of producers, designers, and ensemble actors, and a well-heeled, educated, audience — needed to present and receive this wonderfully sumptuous production. ... Read more»

Rogue proclaims, 'Let England shake, rattle and roll'

Rogue Theatre’s latest, "Jerusalem," focuses on Johnny “Rooster” Byron, a hard-drinking, profane but lovable ne’er-do-well and lady’s man. Rooster’s main redeeming quality is his drug dealing, reviled by proper town folk, but also quietly relied upon by the villagers. Inspired by William Blake and a life-loving Gypsy, the play explores life in the vanishing wilds of Britain.... Read more»

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Quirky, interweaving Japanese tales are rough silk onstage

In The Rogue Theatre's latest, "after the quake," two disparate works — one a comic book fantasy where a mousy hero saves Tokyo, unbeknownst to its residents, the other a gentle, seemingly tragic, love triangle — are threaded into a beguiling enigma of a play that eschews logic for a deeper, primal response. The production closes Sunday.... Read more»

Downtown Lowdown: Folk fest, Cinco de Mayo and more

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, check out the The Tucson Folk Festival and enjoy some of the many family-friendly (and some not so family-friendly) events in downtown this weekend.... Read more»

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Rogue's play 'The Night Heron' is a strange bird

“The playwright teases, torments and tantalizes the audience,” observed one audience member during the Rogue’s traditional post-show discussion with the cast and director. He added pensively, “And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.”... Read more»

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Last chance to 'Journey to the West'

Rogue Theatre's sprawling epic will please those with a taste for the exotic and for spectacle.... Read more»

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Local theater Rogues travel to India

Tucson’s Rogue Theatre will perform at Jagriti, an artistic organization dedicated to English language theatre, in downtown Bangalore, a city of more than 8 million in south-central India. ... Read more»

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Shakespeare’s shaky 'Winter’s Tale' gets some respect

The Rogue Theatre has mounted a quality budget production that Shakespeare himself might smile at for its achievements in entertainment value. "The Winter's Tale" is not great as far as Shakespeare goes, but it is Shakespeare nonetheless, still among our best literature in the last 500 years. ... Read more»

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The sound of one hand clapping at 'New Electric Ballroom'

“The New Electric Ballroom” by Enda Walsh is a 2008 Edinburgh Fringe Festival prize winner, firmly in the Theatre of the Absurd tradition with Godot overtones.... Read more»

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'Shipwrecked' a wildly imaginative ride

Sometimes it feels like children’s theater, sometimes vaudeville, sometimes theater of the absurd – but throughout, “Shipwrecked” is simply fun, fun, fun. ... Read more»

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'It Can't Happen Here' happening here

The Rogue Theatre will join theatres around the country Oct. 24 in presenting a staged reading of Sinclair Lewis' "It Can't Happen Here,' as the cautionary tale of American fascism gets a 75th anniversary revival.... Read more»

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Theatre: Musicals, major Brits, 9/11 & more

9/11 memorials, Bernstein, Shaw and Stoppard are among the shows hitting Tucson stages in September with the start the fall 2011 theatre season.... Read more»

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Playwright's vision reshapes medieval 'Decameron' tales

“The Decameron” is a large work, not quite epic, but complex and multilayered. It demands the audiences’ full attention throughout. Those up to the challenge will be rewarded. ... Read more»

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Pinter's 'Old Times' a Sisyphean search for truth

Throughout the play, now on at the Rogue Theatre, Pinter circles around to the same words, activities and images he has already presented, repeating but contradicting, layering different meanings and interpretations on top of our prior notions.... Read more»1

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