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Julia Matias and Christopher Johnson discuss life in 'Touch.'

Despite its contemporary setting, “Touch” is as old as Greek mythology: boy meets girl – boy loses girl – boy goes through hell to get her back. First premiered 13 years ago in Tucson, the play has gone on to productions in New York, Los Angeles and the prestigious Humana Festival in Louisville. Read more»

Toni Press-Coffman plays a dying cancer patient in 'Wit.'

Contemplation of Death in the abstract is one thing; the physical reality of death is something much more difficult and personal. Live Theatre Workshop's 'Wit' has a smart, compelling structure matched by an emotionally draining narrative. Read more»

Speaking Friday before the opening of the Winding Road Theater Ensemble's production of Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July,” director Glen Coffman said poignantly that until Thursday, he had considered Wilson to be America’s greatest living playwright. Read more»

Toni Press-Coffman's 'Armor,' produced by the Winding Road Theater Ensemble.

After the summer malaise, the Tucson theatre season starts back in earnest this month. Last week, Winding Road Theatre Ensemble kicked it by premiering a new work by Toni Press-Coffman. This weekend, Arizona Theatre Company, Rogue Theatre and Beowulf Alley Theatre open their seasons, followed closely by Arizona Repertory Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Borderlands, et al. Read more»

Durham, Trice shine in 'Picnic'

Live Theatre Workshop has mounted a new production of William Inge’s 50’s classic, "Picnic." Intentionally or not, it manages through casting to subvert the somewhat shopworn work and infuse it with ironic implications the author could have never foreseen. Read more»