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Theater Arts 2013-2014 Season

PCC theatre arts 2012-1013 season takes the audience from family jungle adventures to edge-of-your-seat suspense, rollicking 50s rock ‘n roll romance to a young girl’s hopeful inspiration. The productions feature the talents of Pima's performing arts students. Buy tickets online. 
Box office: (520) 206-6986

2013-2014 Season - Bravo!

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Oct. 2 -13 
Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre
School matinee performances are available for elementary and middle school groups. Call 206-6986 for reservations.

Adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Families will love this courageous, moving story of love and friendship, and triumph over a disability. Louis is a trumpeter swan born without the ability to make a sound. Deeply concerned for his son’s well being, Louis’ father steals a trumpet from a music store to give his son a voice. Louis goes out into the world searching for a way to pay back his father’s debts and through his many adventures he overcomes his fear of being different, makes new friends, discovers his talents and falls in love. ASL interpreters: October 11. Tickets $8 with discounts for groups of ten or more.

Sept. 28, 9-11 a.m.
Black Box Theatre
A free event for kids and their parents. Learn more about The Trumpet of the Swan, mingle with the cast and enjoy fun activities, tasty treats and a short preview scene from the play.

Scout Theatre Adventure Night
Oct. 5, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
For girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders. The event includes discount tickets for The Trumpet of the Swan, an onstage Q&A session with the director and cast, and a chance to get autographs. Tickets for scout groups $6.

The Trumpet of the Swan

Nov. 14-24
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. 
Black Box Theatre

By Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. Directed by Nancy Davis Booth. In 1998 University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, beaten and left to die tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. He died 6 days later. The horrific event became a watershed moment in America. The play is a theatrical collage about the reaction of the town people, when in the spotlight of national media, rumors became myth in achingly soul-searching confusion. An open dialogue with the audience, cast and director will follow every performance. ASL interpreters: 11/21. Tickets $15 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

The Laramie Project

Feb. 20 - March 2
Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre
A school matinee performance is available for middle and high school groups. Call 206-6986 for reservations.

Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl. Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Nancy Davis Booth and Dr. Mark Nelson. A heartwarming musical, set in a small Jewish village in 1905 Russia, revolves around the hardworking, but poor dairyman Tevye, the father of five daughters. He’s a big-hearted patriarch wishing to preserve his traditions and maintain his family while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1964 and ran for almost 10 years. The initial production won nine Tony Awards. Musical numbers include the memorable favorites Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, Sabbath Prayer, Miracle of Miracles, Do You Love Me?, and Sunrise, Sunset. "It's as close to musical theatre perfection as it gets!" exclaims director Poelstra.  ASL interpreters: 2/26.
Tickets $18 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

opening night - Thu., Feb. 20, beginning at 6 p.m.

Featuring a multimedia presentation of submitted heritage images from the PCC and Tucson communities, refreshments and entertainment. The celebration is free and begins at 6 p.m. The musical begins at 7:30 p.m.—tickets start at $18.

Fiddler on the Rooffamily heritage photo

April 17-27
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. 
Black Box Theatre

A murder-mystery by Agatha Christie. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Eight strangers are trapped together at a manor house in a snowstorm. One of them turns up dead. Who among them is the murderer and who will be the next victim? Christie’s clever and thoroughly entertaining story is a classic who-dunnit with an ingenious plot that engages the audience from start to satisfying finish. The Mousetrap had its world premiere at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham in 1952 and is currently the longest running play in the world. ASL interpreters: 4/24. Tickets $15 with discounts for students/seniors/PCC employees and groups.

The Mousetrap

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