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The Rogue Theatre in the Press

Bach at Leipzig, November 2017:

Bach at Leipzig laughs at human nature

Review of Bach at Leipzig by Chuck Graham on November 7 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue’s Bach at Leipzig hits all the right notes

Review of Bach at Leipzig by Kathleen Allen to appear in the November 9 Arizona Daily Star

Celia, A Slave, September 2017:

Celia, A Slave filled with timeless wisdom

Review of Celia, A Slave by Chuck Graham on September 12 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Powerful Celia is a play for our time

Review of Celia, A Slave by Kathleen Allen to appear in the September 14 Arizona Daily Star

A House of Pomegranates, July 2017:

Wilde’s World
Rogue and Artifact Dance create magic

Review of A House of Pomegranates by Sherilyn Forrester in the July 13 Tucson Weekly

Theatre becomes poetry in Rogue’s House of Pomegranates

Review of A House of Pomegranates by Chuck Graham on July 11 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Christopher Johnson on the Wilde side

Preview of A House of Pomegranates by Kathleen Allen in the July 6 Arizona Daily Star

Macbeth, April–May 2017:

Piece of Work
Classic bard handled with aplomb

Review of Macbeth by Sherilyn Forrester in the May 4 Tucson Weekly

A sweeping Macbeth at The Rogue

Review of Macbeth by Chuck Graham on May 1 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

The Rogue brings on the blood with Macbeth

Preview of Macbeth by Kathleen Allen in the April 27 Arizona Daily Star

Penelope, March 2017:

A Odyssey of Sorts
The Rogue lifts Enda Walsh’s mythology of male

Review of Penelope by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 9 Tucson Weekly

Rogue’s Penelope won’t leave you alone

Review of Penelope by Kathleen Allen to appear in the March 9 Arizona Daily Star

Daring theatre, ancient truth fills Penelope

Review of Penelope by Chuck Graham on March 6 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue Theatre goes dark and quirky with Penelope

Preview of Penelope by Kathleen Allen in the March 2 Arizona Daily Star

The White Snake, January 2017:

Designing and flowering: The White Snake at Rogue Theatre

Review of The White Snake posted January 26th in the Tucson Sentinel

White Snake will slither into your heart

Review of The White Snake by Kathleen Allen in the January 19 Arizona Daily Star

White Snake proves love was never easy

Review of The White Snake by Chuck Graham on January 14 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue Theatre takes its turn at charming White Snake

Preview of The White Snake by Kathleen Allen in the January 12 Arizona Daily Star

Uncle Vanya, November 2016:

Vanya and Vodka
The Rouge captures Chekhov is all his maddening and moving glory

Review of Uncle Vanya by Sherilyn Forrester in the November 10 Tucson Weekly

Existential ennui fills Uncle Vanya

Review of Uncle Vanya by Chuck Graham on November 8 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Uncle Vanya offers comedic chops with a tragic edge

Review of Uncle Vanya by Kathleen Allen to be published in the November 10 Arizona Daily Star

With Uncle Vanya, Tucson’s Rogue Theatre peers again into our inner lives

Preview of Uncle Vanya by Kathleen Allen in the November 3 Arizona Daily Star

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, September 2016:

Rogue takes on challenge of Angels in America

Review of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Kathleen Allen in the September 15 Arizona Daily Star

Fallen Angel
Profound Pulitzer Prize-winning play rises at The Rogue

Review of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Sherilyn Forrester in the September 15 Tucson Weekly

Angels in America has poignant patina

Review of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Chuck Graham on September 11 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

The Rogue tackles Part One of Angels in America

Preview of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Kathleen Allen in the September 8 Arizona Daily Star

Tales of the Jazz Age, July 2016:

Rogue, Artifact give us all that jazz

Review of Tales of the Jazz Age by Kathleen Allen in the Arizona Daily Star online

The Rogue and Artifact collaborate to create poetry in motion

Review of Tales of the Jazz Age by Chuck Graham on July 16 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue, Artifact Dance jump into Jazz Age in ‘special collaboration’

Preview of Tales of the Jazz Age by Chuck Graham in the July 17 Arizona Daily Star

The Bridge of San Luis Rey, April–May 2016:

Bridge of San Luis Rey is magnificent

Review of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Chuck Graham on April 25 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue nails Bridge of San Luis Rey
Meier’s adaptation shows respect for the popular novel

Review of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Kathleen Allen in the April 28 Arizona Daily Star

Wilder novel finds Rogue home
Nephew will attend the stage adaptation of author’s second novel

Preview of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Kathleen Allen in the April 21 Arizona Daily Star

Miss Julie, February–March 2016:

Upward Mobility
Rogue Theatre stays true to Miss Julie’s 19th century Swedish story of sex, sexism and class politics

Review of Miss Julie by M. Scot Skinner in the March 3 Tucson Weekly

19th century constraints bedevil Miss Julie

Review of Miss Julie by Chuck Graham on February 29 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

The Rogue Theatre’s production of Miss Julie will take your breath away

Review of Miss Julie by Kathleen Allen to be published in the March 3 Arizona Daily Star

Miss Julie not as easy going as the name implies

Preview of Miss Julie by Kathleen Allen in the February 25 Arizona Daily Star

By the Bog of Cats, January 2016:

By the Bog of Cats both chilling and wrenching

Review of By the Bog of Cats by Chuck Graham on January 12 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue’s By the Bog of Cats a dark stunner

Review of By the Bog of Cats by Kathleen Allen in the January 14 Arizona Daily Star

Rogue Theatre play mixes tragedy and humor in By the Bog of Cats

Preview of By the Bog of Cats by Kathleen Allen in the January 7 Arizona Daily Star

Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, running in rotating repertory, October–November 2015, July 2015:

A stage full of Hamlet, Rosencratz and Guildenstern

Review of Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Chuck Graham on October 22 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

To Be, Or Not
Invisible Theatre gets a bit convoluted, and Rogue give us some mighty Hamlet

Review of Hamlet by Sherilyn Forrester in the October 22 Tucson Weekly

Rosencrantz played with sense of joy, silliness

Review of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Kathleen Allen in the October 22 Arizona Daily Star

Words, story rule Rogue’s Hamlet

Review of Hamlet by Kathleen Allen in the October 22 Arizona Daily Star

On stage: Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Stoppard comedy paired in repertory

Preview of Hamlet and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Kathleen Allen in the October 15 Arizona Daily Star

The Picture of Dorian Gray, July 2015:

The Man in the Mirror
The Rogue gives us a theatrical version of Wilde’s Dorian Gray

Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Sherilyn Forrester in the July 23 Tucson Weekly

Dorian Gray faithful to Wilde’s story, wit, language

Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Kathleen Allen in the July 23 Arizona Daily Star

Sin gets ugly in Dorian Gray

Review of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Chuck Graham on July 18 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

At The Rogue: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Preview of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Kathleen Allen in the July 16 Arizona Daily Star

Wilde Nights
Christopher Johnson gives us some good theater and exactly what we expect from one of our fave local actor/directors

Preview of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Sherilyn Forrester in the July 9 Tucson Weekly

The Merchant of Venice, April–May 2015:

The Rogue: Rogue Bard
The Rogue successfully produces Shakespeare’s problem play

Review of The Merchant of Venice by Sherilyn Forrester in the May 7 Tucson Weekly

This Merchant of Venice is rich with meaning

Review of The Merchant of Venice by Chuck Graham on May 4 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue takes on a challenge
Merchant of Venice, filled-with-questions comedy, to be staged

Preview of The Merchant of Venice by Kathleen Allen in the April 30 Arizona Daily Star

The Lady in the Looking Glass, February–March 2015:

The Lady in the Looking Glass worth a good look

Review of The Lady in the Looking Glass by Kathleen Allen in the March 8 Arizona Daily Star

Laughing Virginia
Two plays give Tucson literary pleasure and comedy gold

Review of The Lady in the Looking Glass by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 5 Tucson Weekly

Rogue Theatre Woolf production is “magic”

Review of The Lady in the Looking Glass by Anna Mae Ludlum in the March 5 Arizona Daily Wildcat

Get swept up in this Looking Glass

Review of The Lady in the Looking Glass by Chuck Graham on March 2 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

The Lady in the Looking Glass at The Rogue

Preview of The Lady in the Looking Glass by Kathleen Allen in the February 26 Arizona Daily Star

Waiting for Godot, January 2015:

Godot: The perfect ink blot test

Review of Waiting for Godot by Chuck Graham on January 12 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue production gives clarity—sort of—to Waiting for Godot

Review of Waiting for Godot by Kathleen Allen for the Arizona Daily Star

Rogue Theatre tackles Godot

Preview of Waiting for Godot by Kathleen Allen in the January 8 Arizona Daily Star

 


2014 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre received
five nominations and three awards in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2014 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

The Nominations

Best Actor in a Drama: Matt Bowdren and Ryan Parker Knox in Betrayal
Both gave full, complicated and tense life to their characters.
Best Actress in a Drama: Marissa Garcia in Betrayal
“Marissa Garcia’s Emma gave us a deep sense of this woman’s struggles to keep her emotion—and deception—hidden.”
Best Director, Drama: Cynthia Meier for Betrayal
“Cynthia Meier‘s direction of the Rogue’s production of the talky Betrayal was full of angst and tension.”
Best Drama: Betrayal
“The Rogue impressed with its eloquent, tense and heart-wrenching production.

The Winners

Best Actor in a Drama: Ryan Parker Knox in Arcadia
“...shimmied into the skin of the tutor Septimus... and became the character
with intellectual sharpness, a roving eye, and a razor-sharp wit.”

Best Drama: Arcadia
“The Mac goes to The Rogue Theatre for its electrifying production of Tom Stoppard’s complex Arcadia.
This is not an easy play to stage, but The Rogue made it look easy while it clarified, provoked and entertained.

Best Director, Drama: Cynthia Meier for Arcadia
“The play has the potential to be dry and convoluted. Meier gave it coherence, movement
and made it the riveting production playwright Tom Stoppard surely intended
.”

 

 

Jerusalem, November 2014:

Rogue proclaims, “Let England shake, rattle and roll”
Inspired by William Blake and life-loving Gypsy, Jerusalem explores life in the vanishing wilds of rural Britain

Review of Jerusalem by Dave Irwin posted November 14 on TucsonSentinel.com

Two Plays, Many Ideas
Winding Road Theater and The Rogue Theatre both have plays that demand your attention

Review of Jerusalem by Sherilyn Forrester in the November 13 Tucson Weekly

Life means more in Jerusalem

Review of Jerusalem by Chuck Graham on November 13 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Allegory or rite-of-passage tale, Jerusalem is buzz worthy

Review of Jerusalem by Kathleen Allen in the November 13 Arizona Daily Star

Dark humor, abstract plot drive Jerusalem

Review of Jerusalem by Kevin C. Reagan in the November 7 Arizona Daily Wildcat

British blokes promise humor in Jerusalem
Rogue Theatre stages Jez Butterworth’s play of wonders, questions — and it’s a bit bawdy

Preview of Jerusalem by Kathleen Allen in the November 6 Arizona Daily Star

Awake and Sing, September 2014:

Compelling Awake and Sing at The Rogue

Review of Awake and Sing by Chuck Graham on September 20 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue opens season with Odets’ classic

Preview of Awake and Sing by Kathleen Allen in the September 4 Arizona Daily Star

Odets’ Awake and Sing coming to Rogue Theatre

Preview of Awake and Sing in the August 29 Arizona Jewish Post

The Rogue becomes an equity theatre, September 2014:

Read the article about local theatre including Invisible Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, The Rogue Theatre and others, by Kathleen Allen in the September 7 Arizona Daily Star

Betrayal, April–May 2014:

The Rogue’s Dante’s Purgatorio—Sins and shades shape an engrossing climb

Review of Dante’s Purgatorio by Kathleen Allen in the May 1 Arizona Daily Star

Dante and Virgil on the Road
Rogue Theatre takes on the middle section of Dante’s Divine Comedy interestingly and ably

Review of Dante’s Purgatorio by Sherilyn Forrester in the May 1 Tucson Weekly

Purgatorio captures possibility

Review of Dante’s Purgatorio by Chuck Graham on April 30 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

World premiere of Dante’s Purgatorio at Rogue Theatre

Preview of Dante’s Purgatorio by Kathleen Allen in the April 24 Arizona Daily Star

Betrayal, February–March 2014:

Betrayal renews faith that theater can provoke, excite without being ponderous

Review of Betrayal by Kathleen Allen in the March 6 Arizona Daily Star

A Puzzle of a Play
Rogue Theatre creates a great experience out of a challenging Harold Pinter work

Review of Betrayal by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 6 Tucson Weekly

Betrayal is brilliant

Review of Betrayal by Chuck Graham on March 3 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

The Rogue takes a deep look at the consequences of Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Preview of Betrayal by Kathleen Allen in the February 27 Arizona Daily Star

Arcadia, January 2014:

Rogue’s riveting Arcadia among company’s best productions

Review of Arcadia by Kathleen Allen in the January 16 Arizona Daily Star

Celebrating Stoppard
Rogue Theatre takes on Arcadia with great success

Review of Arcadia by Sherilyn Forrester in the January 16 Tucson Weekly

Seeking knowledge in Arcadia

Review of Arcadia by David and Judy Ray on January 14 in Sonoran Arts Network

Thinking, chuckling in Arcadia

Review of Arcadia by Chuck Graham on January 13 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Passion links Stoppard’s Arcadia

Preview of Arcadia by Kathleen Allen in the January 9 Arizona Daily Star


2013 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre received
seven nominations and two awards in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2013 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

The Nominations

Best Actor in a Drama: Joseph McGrath in Richard III
“Joseph McGrath’s turn as the title character ... was charming and vicious, funny and sobering.
Best Actress in a Drama: Patty Gallagher in Kafka’s Monkey
“mesmerizing in her portrayal of an ape who has been captured and ‘civilized’”
Best Actress in a Drama: Cynthia Meier in Mother Courage and Her Children
“Cynthia Meier’s turn in the title role ... was full of venom and heart.”
Best Director, Drama: Nic Adams for after the quake
after the quake jumped between stories and used minimal props to tell them.
Nic Adams’ direction meant the audience stayed riveted.”
Best Drama: Richard III
“a devastating piece wrapped in humor and packed with fine acting

Best Drama: Mother Courage and Her Children
“darkly funny and disturbing

Best Drama: after the quake
“storytelling at its best—a simple production that understood both the humor and the drama”

The Winners

Best Actor in a Drama: Matt Bowdren in After the Quake
“Bowdren used a pair of green gloves and his body to easily convince the audience
he was a frog ... He made the challenging role look seamless.”

Best Director, Drama: Cynthia Meier for Richard III
“Cynthia Meier not only seamlessly cut Shakespeare’s script ...,
she directed the play with an eye toward clarity and rhythm.”

 

 


Measure for Measure, November 2013:

Rogue Theatre’s Shakespeare production measures up

Review of Measure for Measure by Kathleen Allen in the November 14 Arizona Daily Star

Old School Measure for Measure feels new

Review of Measure for Measure by Chuck Graham on November 12 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue stays true to Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Preview of Measure for Measure by Kathleen Allen in the October 31 Arizona Daily Star

Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), September 2013:

Yes, mistakes were made!

Review of Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana) by David Ray on September 17 in Sonoran Arts Network

Magic, mythology fill Mistake of the Goddess

Review of Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana) by Chuck Graham on September 17 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue stages traditional Indian myth

Preview of Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana) by Kathleen Allen in the September 12 Arizona Daily Star

after the quake, June 2013:

Quake is provocative storytelling at its best

Review of after the quake by Kathleen Allen in the June 27 Arizona Daily Star

Quirky, interweaving Japanese tales are rough silk onstage
Beguiling enigma of a play woven from short stories by author Haruki Murakama

Review of after the quake by Dave Irwin posted June 26 on TucsonSentinel.com

after the quakean absolute must-see

Review of after the quake by Chuck Graham on June 22 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

After the quake—two tales told from one tragedy
Rogue stages adaptation of Murakami stories written after 1995 Kobe quake

Preview of after the quake by Kate Newton in the June 13 Arizona Daily Star

Richard III, April–May 2013:

“Power, Wealth, Ambition:” It Must Be Shakespeare
Joseph McGrath and Cynthia Jeffery appear on May 2, 2013 on Arizona Public Media’s Arizona Illustrated in an interview by Elizabeth Burden and a scene from Richard III

View the videos below or at the Arizona Public Media Website

 

Tucson’s Rogue Theatre delivers chilling, powerful Richard III

Review of Richard III by Kathleen Allen in the May 2 Arizona Daily Star

Deliciously Villainous
Rogue emphasizes evil and magic in Shakespeare’s Richard III

Review of Richard III by Laura Owen in the May 2 Tucson Weekly

The Cabbage Patch: The Rogue Theatre’s Richard III

Review of Richard III by Holly Griffith on April 30 in The Addie Chapter Blog

Richard III, Shakespeare’s serial murderer

Review of Richard III by Chuck Graham on April 30 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Tucson’s Rogue Theatre brings one of Shakespeare’s most evil, greedy characters to stage

Preview of Richard III by Kathleen Allen in the April 25 Arizona Daily Star

Kafka’s Monkey and Metamorphosis, February–March 2013:

Hunting for Humanity
Change and transformation are among the themes explored in the Rogue’s staging of two works by Kafka

Review of Kafka’s Monkey and Metamorphosis by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 7 Tucson Weekly

Rogue’s adaptations of Kafka: one mesmerizes, one misses

Review of Kafka’s Monkey and Metamorphosis by Kathleen Allen in the March 7 Arizona Daily Star

Kafka makes theatre meaningful

Review of Kafka’s Monkey and Metamorphosis by Chuck Graham on March 2 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Kafka’s insect, ape offer look at ourselves

Preview of Kafka’s Monkey and Metamorphosis by Kathleen Allen in the February 28 Arizona Daily Star

Mother Courage and Her Children, January 2013:

Mother Courage probes for better answers

Review of Mother Courage by Chuck Graham on January 19 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue’s Mother Courage angers, moves

Review of Mother Courage by Kathleen Allen in the January 17 Arizona Daily Star

War and Business Are Hell
The Rogue Theatre takes on Bertolt Brecht’s unflinching look at our dependence on war

Review of Mother Courage by Sherilyn Forrester in the January 17 Tucson Weekly

Conflict rages in Mother Courage
Noted anti-war play weighs profiteering against personal loss

Preview of Mother Courage by Kathleen Allen in the January 10 Arizona Daily Star


2012 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre received
five nominations and two awards in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2012 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

The Nominations

Best Actress: Patty Gallagher in The Winter’s Tale
“made us love The Winter’s Tale
Best Actress: Cynthia Meier in The Night Heron
“hit the mark as an ex-con with some unsavory instincts”
Best Actor: David Morden in Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
“never faltered as the narrator”
Best Director: Bryan Rafael Falcón for The Night Heron
“challenged with a beautifully written and convoluted script.
We ... loved how Falcón gave it shape and purpose.”

Best Drama: The New Electric Ballroom
“achingly funny and deeply disturbing. The Rogue's production was storytelling at its best
.”

The Winners

Best Comedy: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment
“It brought us joy
Best Director: Bryan Rafael Falcón for The New Electric Ballroom
“Falcón's direction of The Rogue's black comedy resulted in
a play that made the horror and the humor achingly vivid.”

 


 

The Night Heron, November 2012:

Rogue’s play The Night Heron is a strange bird
A descendent of Pinter’s “comedy of menace” with clear traces of absurdist theatre

Review of The Night Heron by Dave Irwin posted November 12 on TucsonSentinel.com

A haunted Night Heron

Review of The Night Heron by Chuck Graham on November 8 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Heron provocative—we think

Review of The Night Heron by Kathleen Allen in the November 8 Arizona Daily Star

Evoke Rather Than Explain
The Night Heron is enigmatic and imperfect—but it’s also undeniably intriguing

Review of The Night Heron by Sherilyn Forrester in the November 7 Tucson Weekly

Rare bird sighting sets up comedy
Metaphor-rich Night Heron filled with compelling, quirky characters

Preview of The Night Heron by Kathleen Allen in the November 1 Arizona Daily Star

Journey to the West, September 2012:

Last chance to Journey to the West
Sprawling epic will please those with a taste for the exotic

Review of Journey to the West by Dave Irwin posted September 19 on TucsonSentinel.com

Successful Shows

Review of Journey to the West by Sherilyn Forrester in the September 13 Tucson Weekly

14 actors playing 40 characters relate a 7th-century tale of 100,000 miles
Rogue goes on an epic Journey

Preview of Journey to the West by Kathleen Allen in the September 6 Arizona Daily Star

Shipwrecked! An Entertainmentat the Jagriti Theatre in Bangalore, India, June 2012:

Shipwrecked in India
The Rogue Theatre takes its show on the road—to the other side of the world

Article on Shipwrecked! at the Jagriti Theatre in Bangalore by Sherilyn Forrester in the May 31 Tucson Weekly

Local theater Rogues travel to India
3-week residency with 18 performances

Article on The Rogue’s journey by Dave Irwin posted May 27 on TucsonSentinel.com

The Winter’s Tale, April–May 2012:

Not the Bards best, but humor, acting elevate Winter’s Tale

Review of The Winter’s Tale by Kathleen Allen in the May 3 Arizona Daily Star

Shakespeare’s shakey Winter’s Tale gets some respect
“Exit, pursued by a bear.” Whatcha gonna do??

Review of The Winter’s Tale by Dave Irwin posted May 2 on TucsonSentinel.com

Shakespeare and Steel
A Winter’s Tale is a winner; Magnolias is well-crafted and heartfelt

Review of The Winter’s Tale by Sherilyn Forrester in the May 3 Tucson Weekly

The Winter’s Tale of two stories

Review of The Winter’s Tale by Chuck Graham on April 29 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue stages Shakespeare comedy
Or is Winter’s Tale a romance? Or a dark fairy tale? You decide.

Preview of The Winter’s Tale by Kathleen Allen in the April 26 Arizona Daily Star

The New Electric Ballroom, February–March 2012:

Gripping theatre fills New Electric Ballroom

Review of The New Electric Ballroom by Chuck Graham on February 27 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Ballroom stings with rejection, humor

Review of The New Electric Ballroom by Kathleen Allen in the March 1 Arizona Daily Star

The sound of one hand clapping at New Electric Ballroom
Rogue’s latest production is a Mobius Strip of a play that loops back upon itself

Review of The New Electric Ballroom by Dave Irwin posted March 1 on TucsonSentinel.com

Women in Transition
Etcetera and the Rogue Theatre both turn in respectable performances of difficult plays

Review of The New Electric Ballroom by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 1 Tucson Weekly

Moments of hope, beauty and laughter
Sisters relive, day after day, a stinging humiliation in New Electric Ballroom

Preview of The New Electric Ballroom by Kathleen Allen in the February 16 Arizona Daily Star

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, January 2012:

Shipwrecked! a wildly imaginative ride
Much is made by suggestion—a scrap of costuming, a sound, a gesture—to flesh out a fascinating world

Review of Shipwrecked! by Dave Irwin posted January 12 on TucsonSentinel.com

Truth Through Story
David Morden and the Rogue Theatre delight with
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

Review of Shipwrecked! by Sherilyn Forrester in the January 12 Tucson Weekly

Shipwrecked rides swells of imagination

Review of Shipwrecked! by Kathleen Allen in the January 12 Arizona Daily Star

Get carried away in Shipwrecked!

Review of Shipwrecked! by Chuck Graham on January 7 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Ahoy! “Pure theatricality” on stage in Rogue play
Shipwrecked! a story about storytelling, takes “a trip through language and sound”

Preview of Shipwrecked! by Kathleen Allen in the December 29 Arizona Daily Star


2011 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre and Rogue After Curfew/The Now Theatre received
nine nominations and three awards in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2011 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

The Rogue Theatre Nominations

Best Actress:
Cynthia Meier in The Real Inspector Hound
“a complete hoot”
Best Actor: Matt Bowdren in The Real Inspector Hound
“a funny [performance]”
Best Actor: David Greenwood in As I Lay Dying
“brought vivid life to the patriarch Anse”
Best Director: David Morden for Major Barbara
“won us over with his direction of The Rogue Theatre’s swift and funny Major Barbara.”
Best Comedy: Major Barbara
“a delicious production of the George Bernard Shaw classic
Best Drama: As I Lay Dying
“The Rogue showed it was willing to go out on a limb to bring Tucson quality theater

The Rogue Theatre Winners

Best Director: Joseph McGrath for The Real Inspector Hound
“The playwright, Tom Stoppard, isn’t easy to perform or direct. But when done well, the rewards are plentiful.
McGrath did this extremely well.”

Best Comedy: The Real Inspector Hound
“It was performed with gleeful abandon and full attention to playwright Stoppard’s lush language

The Now Theatre Nominations

Best Actor: Matt Bowdren in The Pillowman
“a chilling performance as the calculating detective
Best Director: Nic Adams for The Pillowman
“allowed the story to unfold with a chilling purity

Best Drama: The Pillowman
The Pillowman is not an easy play to stage. It is frightening, it is funny, it is complicated.
It deserves a beautifully acted and directed production, and Now Theatre gave it that.”

The Now Theatre Winners

Best Actor: Lee Rayment for The Pillowman
“Katurian is not a likable character, but Rayment gave him a tenderness and empathy
that made the audience embrace him. It was a most memorable performance.”

 


As I Lay Dying, November, 2011:

Stage adaptation of Faulkner works well

Review of As I Lay Dying by Kathleen Allen in the November 10 Arizona Daily Star

As I Lay Dying is vividly alive

Review of As I Lay Dying by Chuck Graham on November 5 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Intensity from page to stage
As I Lay Dying, rich with inner voices, an unblinking look at the human animal

Preview of As I Lay Dying by Kathleen Allen in the November 3 Arizona Daily Star

It Can’t Happen Here, October 24, 2011:

Rogue Theatre joins national reading of It Can’t Happen Here

Preview of It Can’t Happen Here by Kathleen Allen in the October 20 Arizona Daily Star

It Can’t Happen Here happening here
Sinclair Lewis’ cautionary tale of American fascism gets a 75th anniversary revival

Preview of It Can’t Happen Here by Dave Irwin posted October 19 on TucsonSentinel.com

Major Barbara, September, 2011:

Major Barbara, at Rogue Theatre, seems like a modern discussion
Armaments, altruism bandied about in social critique from 1905

Review of Major Barbara by Kathleen Allen in the September 16 Arizona Daily Star

Across the Big Pond
A classic work at the Rogue Theatre offers a compelling discussion

Review of Major Barbara by Sherilyn Forrester in the September 15 Tucson Weekly

Shaw’s wit, themes from 1905 remain relevant
Rogue Theatre stages comedy-laced drama
Major Barbara

Preview of Major Barbara by Kathleen Allen in the September 2 Arizona Daily Star

The Pillowman, July–August, 2011:

Pillowman revels in macabre tales
Tight, well-acted play delivers dark humor, horror, lush language

Review of The Pillowman by Kathleen Allen in the August 5 Arizona Daily Star

Tell Me a Story--Not
Now Theatre triumphs in knock-down, punch-in-the-gut
Pillowman

Review of The Pillowman by Sherilyn Forrester in the July 28 Tucson Weekly

No Pillow Talk in The Pillowman

Review of The Pillowman by Chuck Graham on July 26 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Pillowman is darkness leavened with comedy

Preview of The Pillowman by Serena Valdez in the July 22 Arizona Daily Star

The Real Inspector Hound and New-Found-Land, June, 2011:

Real vs. Make-Believe
The Rogue Theatre will wow you with Tom Stoppard’s
The Real Inspector Hound

Review of The Real Inspector Hound by Sherilyn Forrester in the June 23 Tucson Weekly

The Real Inspector Hound a tail wagger

Review of The Real Inspector Hound by Chuck Graham on June 21 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue Theatre delivers a rich romp through Stoppard’s Hound

Review of The Real Inspector Hound by Kathleen Allen in the June 17 Arizona Daily Star

Hound seems just the ticket for the dog days
Rogue Theatre is lightening up for the summer

Preview of The Real Inspector Hound by Kathleen Allen in the June 10 Arizona Daily Star

The Decameron, April–May, 2011:

A life-affirming Decameron at Rogue Theatre
Boccaccio’s bawdy tales told with gusto

Review of The Decameron by Kathleen Allen in the May 6 Arizona Daily Star

Dazzling Decameron
Rogue triumphs with local playwright Patrick Baliani’s superb new version of an Italian classic

Review of The Decameron by Nathan Christensen in the May 5 Tucson Weekly

Playwright’s vision reshapes medieval Decameron tales
Play based on 14th Century stories

Review of The Decameron by Dave Irwin posted May 4 on TucsonSentinel.com

Human Thing: Of Boccaccio, Baliani, Alchemy, and Desire

Article on The Decameron by Anna Swenson posted May 4 on TheDesertLamp.com

A very human Decameron

Review of The Decameron by Chuck Graham on May 1 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Campus Creatives: Patrick Baliani
English prof translates Italian drama for the American stage before you're even awake

Preview of The Decameron by Jazmine Woodberry in the April 27 Arizona Daily Wildcat

How playwright Baliani adapted classic for Rogue

Preview of The Decameron by Kathleen Allen in the April 22 Arizona Daily Star

Old Times, February–March, 2011:

Pause, like Pinter, to decipher Old Times

Review of Old Times by Kathleen Allen in the March 4 Arizona Daily Star

Poetic Production
The Rogue Theatre does justice to Harold Pinter’s puzzling
Old Times

Review of Old Times by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 3 Tucson Weekly

Pinter’s Old Times a Sisyphean search for truth
Classic example of Theatre of the Absurd

Review of Old Times by Dave Irwin posted March 2 on TucsonSentinel.com

Pinter’s mind games fill Old Times

Review of Old Times by Chuck Graham on February 27 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Of memories and mysteries

Preview of Old Times by Kathleen Allen in the February 18 Arizona Daily Star

The Tempest, January, 2011:

Stepping Up Shakespeare: The Rogue Theatre adds dance elements to The Tempest

Preview of The Tempest by Margaret Regan in the January 6 Tucson Weekly

Tempest is a force of nature, to actor's joy

Preview of The Tempest by Kathleen Allen in the December 31 Arizona Daily Star


2010 Arizona Daily Star Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre and Rogue After Curfew/The Now Theatre received
numerous nominations and one award in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2010 Mac Awards!
Read all about it here.

Nomiations
Best Actor, Drama: Nathan Crocker in Othello
Best Actress, Drama: Cynthia Meier in Ghosts
Best Director, Drama: Cynthia Meier for Naga Mandala
Best Director, Drama: David Morden for Ghosts
Best Drama
:
Naga Mandala
Best Drama: Ghosts
Best Actor, Comedy:
Nic Adams and Lucas Gonzales in Overruled
Best Actor, Comedy:
Matt Bowdren and John Shartzer in The Four of Us
Best Actress, Comedy:
Jennifer Rose Hijazi in Overruled
Best Director, Comedy: Daniel Thomson for Overruled
Best Director, Comedy: Cynthia Meier for The Four of Us
Best Comedy: Overruled
Best Comedy
:
The Four of Us

Winner
Best Actress, Comedy: Danielle Hecht in Overruled


Ghosts, November, 2010:

Ibsen’s Ghosts alive, well and quite relevant at Rogue
Shaw comedy lifts spirits after
Ghosts

Reviews of Ghosts and Overruled by Kathleen Allen in the November 12 Arizona Daily Star

Ibsen vs. Shaw
Rogue’s
Ghosts and Now’s Overruled take on hypocrisy in extremely different ways

Reviews of Ghosts and Overruled by Nathan Christensen in the November 11 Tucson Weekly

Fine performance invigorates Ibsen’s Ghosts
In our Jerry Springer-desensitized era, it’s hard to appreciate how truly outrageous this play was

Review of Ghosts by Dave Irwin posted November 9 on TucsonSentinel.com

The future is now in Rogue’s Ghosts

Preview of Ghosts by Kathleen Allen in the October 29 Arizona Daily Star

Nāga Mandala, September, 2010:

Actors, costumes strong in production
Company takes risk; India play succeeds

Review of Nāga Mandala by Kathleen Allen in the September 17 Arizona Daily Star

Rogue Theatre’s snaking narrative meditates on reality
Don’t look for character arcs as story weaves its threads

Review of Nāga Mandala by Dave Irwin posted September 16 on TucsonSentinel.com

Rogue uncovers cobra tale from India to start season

Preview of Nāga Mandala by Kathleen Allen in the September 3 Arizona Daily Star

The Four of Us, June, 2010:

Two Characters Times Two: Rogue’s The Four of Us plays with the lives of two real-life literary figures

Review of The Four of Us by Nathan Christensen in the June 24 Tucson Weekly

The Four of Us comes straight from today’s generation

Review of The Four of Us by Chuck Graham on June 21 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Two actors add up to lovely Four

Review of The Four of Us by Kathleen Allen in the June 18 Arizona Daily Star

New AC lets Rogue raise audience’s temperature

Preview of The Four of Us by Kathleen Allen in the June 11 Arizona Daily Star

Othello, April–May, 2010:

Passion, rage flow in Othello
Rogue Theatre’s staging moves quickly, with grace

Review of Othello by Kathleen Allen in the May 7 Arizona Daily Star

Wickedly Good: The Rogue’s enjoyable Othello is perfect for Shakespeare-phobes

Review of Othello by Nathan Christensen in the May 6 Tucson Weekly

Shakespeare is the master psychologist in Rogue’s Othello

Review of Othello by Chuck Graham on May 2 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

The villain Bard’s fans love to hate
Rogue Theatre’s
Othello will flesh out the odious Iago

Preview of Othello by Kathleen Allen in the April 23 Arizona Daily Star

Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words, February–March, 2010:

Beckett á trois at Rogue Theatre
A trio of thought-provoking plays from the master of the absurd

Review of Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words by Dave Irwin posted March 4 on TucsonSentinel.com

Futility oozes from Rogue's powerful set
3 short plays deliver bleak Beckett

Review of Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words by Kathleen Allen in the March 5 Arizona Daily Star

Hard-Core Art: Rogue tackles three challenging one-acts by Irish playwright Beckett

Review of Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words by Nathan Christensen in the March 4 Tucson Weekly

Evening with Beckett beautiful but baffling

Review of Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words by Heather Price-Wright in the March 3 Arizona Daily Wildcat

Fans of Beckett get a thoughtful meal at Rogue Theatre

Review of Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words by Chuck Graham on February 28 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Works of Irish playwright ‘are in a class of their own’
3 short plays by Samuel Beckett due at the Rogue

Preview of Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words by Kathleen Allen in the February 26 Arizona Daily Star

Our Town, January, 2010:

Food for thought fills Our Town at Rogue Theatre

Review of Our Town by Chuck Graham on January 12 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Our Town populated with meaning
Rogue Theatre to stage classic about local lives, universal context

Preview of Our Town by Kathleen Allen in the January 1 Arizona Daily Star

January, 2010:

2009 Mac Awards

The Rogue Theatre received several accolades in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2009 Mac Awards. Theater reviewer Kathleen Allen writes:

  • Winner of Best Actor: “Joseph McGrath gave depth and nuance to the ineffectual Tobias in Rogue’s Delicate Balance. It’s a difficult role because the character has a deep, troubled inner life. McGrath did it full justice, and then some.”
  • Nomination for Best Drama: “Rogue Theatre, which is quickly establishing a reputation as a company that rarely misses, staged a lovely (and most difficult to do) Orlando and an almost breathtaking presentation of A Delicate Balance.
  • Nomination for Best Actress: Patty Gallagher gracefully transitioned from an Elizabethan Romeo to a Victorian maid in Rogue’s Orlando.
  • Nomination for Best Director: David Morden showed a deep understanding of Edward Albee with his direction of A Delicate Balance.

A Delicate Balance and Some Girl(s), November, 2009:

Some Girl(s) is sexy, cynical late night theater

Review of Some Girl(s) by Anna Swenson in the November 18 Arizona Daily Wildcat

Rogue’s Albee is disturbing theater but awfully good

Review of A Delicate Balance by Kathleen Allen in the November 13 Arizona Daily Star

Now’s Some Girl(s) is some show

Review of Some Girl(s) by Kathleen Allen in the November 13 Arizona Daily Star

Tipping Point: Edward Albee’s brilliant language stars in the disturbing Delicate Balance at Rogue

Review of A Delicate Balance by Sherilyn Forrester in the November 12 Tucson Weekly

Captivating Drama in A Delicate Balance at The Rogue Theatre

Review of A Delicate Balance by Chuck Graham on November 9 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Rogue Theatre tackles ambitious plays

Previews of A Delicate Balance and Some Girl(s) by Anna Swenson in the November 4 Arizona Daily Wildcat

Albee’s characters thrive in Balance
Rogue Theatre stages famed playwright’s story of folks on a path of self-discovery

Previews of A Delicate Balance and Some Girl(s) by Kathleen Allen in the October 30 Arizona Daily Star

Animal Farm, September, 2009:

Animal Farm at Rogue Theatre designed to make audience think

Review of Animal Farm by Kathleen Allen in the September 18 Arizona Daily Star

Little Piggies: The challenging Animal Farm opens Rogue’s season in the troupe’s new space

Review of Animal Farm by Sherilyn Forrester in the September 17 Tucson Weekly

Rogue’s Animal Farm a chaotic barnyard of ambitious theater

Review of Animal Farm by Anna Swenson in the September 16 Arizona Daily Wildcat

Rogue’s new theatre is a hit! So is its Animal Farm!

Review of Animal Farm and our new theatre by Chuck Graham on September 12 in Let The Show Begin! at TucsonStage.com

Animal Farm shows an all--too-human face

Preview of Animal Farm by Kathleen Allen in the September 4 Arizona Daily Star

September, 2009:

Winner of the Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson 2009: Best Theatre News

Staff Pick: The Rogue Theatre’s New Home. “Now, one of Tucson’s smartest and most accomplished little companies has the home it deserves.” Read all about it here.

Quest for Rogue Theatre home over: Historic Y to house enterprising troupe

An article about our new theatre home by Rosalie Robles Crowe in the September 11 Arizona Daily Star

Immortal Longings and This Property is Condemned, March–April, 2009:

Plays After Dark: Two new late-night theater efforts follow in the footsteps of LTW’s successful Etcetera series

Report on The Now Theatre and LNT @ The Alley by James Reel in the April 2 Tucson Weekly

Shakespeare’s women

Video interview with Immortal Longings author/director Joseph McGrath by Sooyeon Lee on KUAT TV’s March 31 Arizona Illustrated

A Teen’s Trial: A group of Shakespearean women gather to decide the fate of Juliet in the wonderful Immortal Longings

Reviews of Immortal Longings and This Property is Condemned by James Reel in the March 26 Tucson Weekly

One-act This Property is Condemned packs a wallop

Review of This Property is Condemned by Chuck Graham in the March 26 Tucson Citizen

Juliet doesn't want to die!

Previews of Immortal Longings and This Property is Condemned by Kathleen Allen in the March 13 Arizona Daily Star

Orlando and The Zoo Story, January–February, 2009:

Strong cast led by Gallagher makes this a must-see

Review of Orlando by Kathleen Allen in the January 30 Arizona Daily Star

Production of Albee play is straightforward, as it should be

Review of The Zoo Story by Kathleen Allen in the January 30 Arizona Daily Star

Orlando Blooms

Review of Orlando by Gene Armstrong in the January 29 Tucson Weekly

Primal Zoo: The Now Theatre offers up a tragic Edward Albee tale of class warfare

Review of The Zoo Story by Gene Armstrong in the January 29 Tucson Weekly

Comedy is king—and queen —in production of Woolf's Orlando

Review of Orlando by Chuck Graham in the January 29 Tucson Citizen

Sparks fly when a have-not lashes out

Review of The Zoo Story by Chuck Graham in the January 29 Tucson Citizen

Whimsical Woolf work to be staged

Preview of Orlando by Kathleen Allen in the January 16 Arizona Daily Star

January, 2009:

The Goat A Mac Award Favorite!

The January 2008 Rogue Theatre production of Edward Albee’s The Goat garnered three Macs and one nomination in the Arizona Daily Star’s 2008 Mac Awards. Theater reviewer Kathleen Allen writes:

  • Winner of Best Drama: “Directed by David Morden, the production was a fierce one, full of the passion and anger and love that Albee intended.”
  • Nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or Drama: Joseph McGrath “was particularly effective as Martin, a married architect who falls for a goat.”
  • Winner of Best Actress in a Comedy or Drama: “Cynthia Meier...was powerful and smart and so wounded by the deep betrayal that it was impossible not to be moved by her.”
  • Winner of Best Director of a Comedy or Drama: “David Morden’s direction...showed a deep understanding of the material, and he used a deft hand in order to give the audience that same insight.”

Happy Days, October–November, 2008:

Happy Days is here again

Preview of Happy Days by Kathleen Allen in the October 31 Arizona Daily Star

Six Characters in Search of an Author and Cigarettes and Chocolate, September–October, 2008:

Apt challenge for audience: Rogue Theatre, Six Characters mesh

Review of Six Characters in Search of an Author by Kathleen Allen in the September 26 Arizona Daily Star

Silence speaks volumes in this staging

Review of Cigarettes and Chocolate by Kathleen Allen in the September 26 Arizona Daily Star

Characters in Abundance

Review of Six Characters in Search of an Author by James Reel in the September 25 Tucson Weekly

Six Characters, One Chance to Live

Preview of Six Characters in Search of an Author by Kathleen Allen in the September 19 Arizona Daily Star

Ambitious UA Grad's Now Theatre to Debut

Preview of Cigarettes and Chocolate by Kathleen Allen in the September 19 Arizona Daily Star

September, 2008:

Winner of the Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson 2008

The January 2008 Rogue Theatre production of Albee’s The Goat was selected by the Tucson Weekly in the category of Best Theatrical Bestiality: “Loud, intense and emotionally realistic, Rogue’s production of Edward Albee’s play about a married man who has sex with a goat gradually twisted its initial whimsy into an evening throbbing with loneliness and rage, thanks to director David Morden and lead actors J. Andrew McGrath and Cynthia Meier. What began with witty sophistication descended into brutal primitivism by play’s end, in an overwhelming production by a courageous little company.”

Red Noses, March–April, 2008:

Red Noses: Mocking Authority, Avoiding Despair

Preview of Red Noses by Kathleen Allen in the March 21 Arizona Daily Star

Happy Days, February, 2008:

Going Down Singing

Preview of Happy Days by James Reel in the February 7 Tucson Weekly

Gallagher gets ‘Happy’

Preview of Happy Days by Chuck Graham in the February 7 Tucson Citizen

Amid the bleak, a ray of hope

Preview of Happy Days by Kathleen Allen in the February 8 Arizona Daily Star

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, January, 2008:

Destruction of Innocence

Review of The Goat by James Reel in the January 10 Tucson Weekly

Albee’s Goat tackles taboos left and right

Review of The Goat by Kathleen Allen in the January 11 Arizona Daily Star

Play uncovers the struggles behind unconventional love

Review of The Goat by Chuck Graham in the January 10 Tucson Citizen — Grade: A+

Add Tony-winning play to your 2008 to-do list

Preview of The Goat by Sherilyn Forrester in the December 28 Arizona Daily Star

Preview of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

by Iris J. Arnesen, from the November, 2007 The Opera Glass
   In any given human culture, certain behaviors will be considered proper and admirable while others will be considered improper and disgusting. Travel some distance away, however, and the people of the second area will likely hold very different opinions. Which group is right, and which is wrong? Are there any absolutes? Or is it as one of Shakespeare’s characters put it: “There’s nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so”?
Read the full Preview

Interview

Directors Joseph McGrath and Cynthia Meier are interviewed by Iris J. Arenesen in a 4-page article in the September, 2007 The Opera Glass. They discuss their meeting, the formation of The Rogue Theatre, their experiences as actors, their plans for The Rogue, and the upcoming production of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

January, 2008:

Winner of the Arionza Daily Star Mac Award

The January 2007 Rogue Theatre production of Genet’s The Maids was a favorite of the Arizona Daily Star and its 2007 Mac Awards. In the running for Best Actress were Cynthia Meier and Susan Arnold, “two sisters who are bitter maids to a haughty mistress. They were disturbing, they were touching, and they were very effective.” As a contender in the category of Best Director, the Star credits Joseph McGrath with directing “a smooth, tense version of The Maids.” But in the category of Best Play, The Maids came out the winner: “The compelling and horrifying story was cleanly directed by Joseph McGrath and powerfully performed by a trio of actresses [Cynthia Meier, Susan Arnold and Arlene Naughton]. It was fulfilling and challenging theater.”

The Cherry Orchard, September, 2007

Dying Way of Life: The Rogue Theatre treats Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard as the classic that it is

Review by James Reel in the September 13 Tucson Weekly

Chekhov play timely and worth checking out

Review by Chuck Grahm in the September 13 Tucson Citizen

Humor Included

Preview by Kathleen Allen in the August 31 Arizona Daily Star

The Good Woman of Setzuan, March–April, 2007

You Figure It Out: Rogue Theatre gives us plenty to mull over in The Good Woman of Setzuan

Review by James Reel in the April 5 Tucson Weekly

The Good Woman of Setzuan

2-page review by Iris J. Arnesen in the April, 2007 The Opera Glass
“The Rogue Theatre gave me a real gift with their exquisite production of
The Good Woman of Setzuan, and I will be eternally grateful for it.

Good Woman is solid theater

Review by Kathleen Allen in the April 3 Arizona Daily Star

Rogue Theatre takes on Brecht

Preview by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 23 Arizona Daily Star

The Maids, January, 2007

The Maids

4-page review by Iris J. Arnesen in the March, 2007 The Opera Glass

Virtual Reality —Three excellent plays all deal with perception in entertaining ways

Review by James Reel in the January 25 Tucson Weekly

The Maids yet another Rogue Theatre winner

Review by Kathy Allen in the January 19 Arizona Daily Star

The Maids explores chance to kill from every angle

Review by Chuck Graham in the January 18 Tucson Citizen

The Maids

Preview by Sherilyn Forrester in the January 5 Arizona Daily Star

December, 2006

Rogue Theatre productions are listed in the Tucson Citizen’s Year in Review: Tucson Happenings in 2006 and the Arizona Daily Star’s 2006 Mac Awards. As a contender in the category of Best Actor, the Star credits Joseph McGrath with “an honest and convincing portrayal” in the one-man The Fever by Wallace Shawn, directed by Cynthia Meier. The Citizen reports that Cynthia Meier’s adaptation and direction of James Joyce’s short story The Dead was a highlight of Tucson entertainment in 2006, showing “the magical transformative power of theater.” The poignant climatic scene between Gabriel and Gretta Conroy, as portrayed by Joseph McGrath and Amy Almquist, is given special mention.

Endymion, September–October, 2006

Endymion

3-page review by Iris J. Arnesen in the Winter, 2006 The Opera Glass

Thing of Beauty

Review of Endymion by James Reel in the October 5 Tucson Weekly

Man’s atavism still comes through in modern Endymion

Review by Chuck Graham in the October 5 Tucson Citizen

Rogue Theatre’s Endymion an admirable effort

Review by Kathleen Allen in the October 3 Arizona Daily Star

Keats’ Endymion is now a play

Preview by Kathleen Allen in the September 22 Arizona Daily Star

May, 2006

Theater Blooms

Calendar Cover Story by Chuck Graham in the May 18 Tucson Citizen

The Dead, March–April, 2006

Best Act of Theatrical Piracy

The Dead makes the September 28th Tucson Weekly’s Best of Tucson Staff Picks in the Arts and Culture category. To read all about it, follow this link.

Rogue brings Dead to life

Review by Chuck Graham in the March 30 Tucson Citizen

Our Living Duties: Rogue brings a superb short story to life with The Dead

Review by James Reel in the March 30 Tucson Weekly

Troupe to bring out The Dead

Preview by Sherilyn Forrester in the March 16 Arizona Daily Star

The Fever, January, 2006

The Fever

3-page review by Iris J. Arnesen in the Spring/Summer, 2006 The Opera Glass

One Man's Malady:
J. Andrew McGrath Excels as a Sick, Delirious Traveler in the One-Man, Intimate The Fever

Review by James Reel in the January 12 Tucson Weekly

One Man on Folding Chair Puts On Quite a Show

Review by Chuck Graham in the January 12 Tucson Citizen

Fever Rages with Worldly Inequities

Review by Kathleen Allen in the January 12 Arizona Daily Star

The Fever Breaks at Rogue Theatre

Preview by Kathleen Allen in the January 5 Arizona Daily Star

The Balcony, September–October, 2005

The Balcony

6-page review by Iris J. Arnesen in the Winter/Spring, 2006 The Opera Glass

Review by Kathleen Allen in the October 15 Arizona Daily Star

Preview by Chuck Graham in the October 6 Tucson Citizen

Preview by Kathleen Allen in the September 29 Arizona Daily Star


 

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