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Gino Cocchi (Billy), Rhonda Hallquist (Kate), and Carlisle Ellis (Eileen).

An earnestly entertaining and professionally judicious production of Martin McDonagh's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" has opened a six-week run at Live Theatre Workshop. Read more»

UA English professor Bill Epstein and his tour-de-force play, 'My Life In Sports.'

Actor/playwright Bill Epstein's autobiographical “My Life In Sports” takes an unusually frank look at domestic bliss and disaster. Catch it if you can — the short run opened last weekend and closes with matinee and evening performances on Saturday. Read more»

Cyndi LaFrese (yellow), Rick Shipman, Candace Bean (blue), Janet Roby (green) in LTW's 'Boeing, Boeing.'

Set somewhere between the invention of Playboy and the early Kennedy era, “Boeing, Boeing” sees a playboy, Bernard, juggling three fiancés. The trick is that all three are flight attendants for different airlines, which works until the faster Boeing 707 aircraft disrupts his carefully synchronized love life. Read more»

Carley Elizabeth Preston

Originally written for actress and comedian Lily Tomlin and tautly and hilariously scripted by Jane Wagner, Tomlin’s longtime partner, Live Theatre Workshop’s latest production does a lot of riffing on the nature of humanity through its multiple characters. Read more»

Nick Trice, Cliff Madison and Clark Ray in Lobby Hero

Unlike other Tucson theatre companies, Live Theatre Workshop starts its season in June, when most other arts organizations have just ended theirs and are taking a summer break. This season, LTW opened with “Lobby Hero,” a gritty exploration of ethics, leavened by a romantic comedy subplot. Read more»

Angela Horcham and Matt Walley perform Dive, one of the skits in MixTape.

“MixTape,” as its name implies, is an amalgamation of skits, rather than a traditional play. The show of mime, dance, vaudeville and commedia dell'arte was conceived, written and performed by Matt Walley and Angela Horchem, with original music by Michael Martinez. Read more»

Samantha Cormier and Cynthia Jeffery in conflict in 'Collected Stories.'

Live Theatre Workshop’s "Collected Stories" has two fine actresses who manage the drama’s balancing act of competing character arcs: one rising, one falling. The production features lots of intensity and and a script that circles long before reaching an unresolved conclusion. Read more»

Steve Wood, Michael Woodson, Jonanthon Northover,and Carley Preston in Mauritius.

An exciting drama and wry comedy about a small group vying for a rare stamp worth millions. Along the way, we encounter greed, duplicity, old debts and a hint of violence. Read more»

Chris Moseley, Shanna Brock, Carlisle Ellis and Michael Woodson in 'The Cocktail Hour.'

In “The Cocktail Hour,” set in a comfortable, upper class living room circa 1970s, son John spars with his fussy curmudgeon father. “Sins of the Mother ” offers a modern spin on Greek tragedy in a son’s retribution for his wronged mother. One is is acerbic and amusing, the other dark and engaging. Read more»

Cynthia Jeffery and Keith Wick in 'Death and the Maiden.'

“Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman is not a play given to easy or prepackaged answers - by design, it forces us to examine our own ideas of truth and justice. 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»

“Reckless” is an odd-shaped dark chocolate confection – not particularly sweet, more than a little bitter and very dark, indeed. This Live Theatre Workshop production doesn’t defy logic as much as embrace the surreal. Read 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»

“Jailbait” posits two upscale fifteen-year-olds, Claire and Emmy, trying to bluff their way into adulthood by sneaking into a club. Does sex + intimacy = love? Read more»

“Half and Half” by playwright James Sherman, is actually two one-act plays about social attitudes and gender roles between household environs in 1970 and 2005. Read more»

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