By Martin McDonagh
An especially dark black comedy. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
* 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play
* 2004/2005 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play
* 2004/2005 Two Tony Awards for Production
* 2004 It was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play
Directed by Eugenia Woods
November 20th through December 6th, 2009 Fridays and Saturdays 7:30PM, Sundays 6:00PMZUZI's Theatre738 N. 5th Avenue, Tucson, AZ
THE PILLOWMAN image created by Shannon Erickson
By John Leguizamo
This one-man, high-energy, thrilling, action-packed tour-de-force features Alejandro Samaniego as all 6 characters of a Colombian-Puerto Rican family from Queens:
Little Miggy, 9 years old and the youngest of the 4 boys presenting his science project to his school class, "Monsters, Freaks, and Weirdos," a project "based loosely on my family, and any similarities are just purely on purpose," he says.
Krazy Willie, a Desert Storm veteran looking for ways to feel better about himself, while trying to convince his fiance to actually show up at their wedding.
Rafael, a flamboyant and "occasional heterosexual with a slight hint of masculinity." Rafael is an actor who firmly believes he is Lawrence Olivier's long lost love child and is on a quest to reunite himself with his "daddy."
Javier takes center stage in his wheelchair. He tapes himself on a camcorder that he will be sending to Krazy Willie's wedding since he can't attend. The tape is sure to set off fireworks at the ceremony as he makes it "his moment."
Gladyz, the mother. We see her trying to keep her family together as she smokes and eats chicken at the same time and calls it "smoked chicken."
Finally, the father Felix makes his entrance at Krazy Willie's wedding by offering his toast to the newlyweds. This awkward, funny, and ultimately tragic speech ends with him flirting with his son's new bride.
Come spend time with a family maybe much like your own. Just as in real life, their stories and their family relationships are riddled with joy, pain, resentment and humor all at the same time. SPIC-O-RAMA reveals to us the struggles we all go through in a funny and touching way.
* 1992 Dramatists' Guild Hull-Warriner Award for Best American Play
* 1992 Lucille Lortel Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Broadway Performance
* 1992 Drama Desk Award for Best Solo Performance
* Spic-O-Rama also aired on HBO, receiving four CableACE Awards.
NOTE: No one under 15 years old will be admitted without a parent or guardian.
MAKE ME A SONG
Music by William Finn
Conceived by Rob Ruggiero
MAKE ME A SONG: THE MUSIC OF WILLIAM FINN is a tribute in the form of a revue, showcasing more than twenty songs from the repertoire of writer and composer William Finn. Finn is best known as the composer of the acclaimed Falsettos (for which he received two Tony Awards - Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score) and the Tony-winning Broadway smash The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This compilation of Finn's finest, selected by Rob Ruggiero, includes selected Finn masterpieces from a career spanning more than 25 years of distinctive, often hilarious and emotional songs from the creator of In Trousers, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland (Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, two Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, the Lucille Lortel Award, and Guggenheim Fellowship in Musical Composition).
May 13th through May 23rd, 2010
The Cabaret at The Temple of Music and Art
330 S. Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ