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—Jesse Greenberg, The Desert Leaf

Fifth Season of Plays

Animal Farm

A Delicate Balance

Our Town

Krapp's Last Tape


Orwell. Albee. Wilder. Beckett. Shakespeare.


All performances are in the new Rogue Theatre
300 E. University Blvd., Tucson


Animal Farm by Andrew Periale, based on George Orwell’s novella


Animal Farm

An exciting new adaptation gives us a fresh look at the classic story of rebellion and assimilation. When the animals decide that they can run the farm better than the farmers who keep them, they set out to create a utopian world in which everyone is equal. Except that some are more equal than others. In a world where the political pendulum is constantly swinging, this is a fascinating cautionary tale about ambition, power and the importance of skepticism.

Southwest premiere!

Thursdays through Sundays, September 10–27, 2009

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Edward Albee’s A Delicate Balance


If you liked The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, you won’t want to miss this return trip into the intricate and intense world of Edward Albee. In this stunning examination of personal relationships, he asks, “Who do you turn to when life becomes too much to bear?” You could seek the warmth and security of family, except that loved ones are sometimes more dangerous than the outside world. Funny, biting and tragic all at the same time, this is a high-definition look at the minefield we call modern living.

Thursdays through Sundays, November 5–29, 2009
No performances Friday November 6 or Thursday November 26

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A Delicate Balance


Rogue After Curfew
The Now Theatre presents Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s)

Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancée is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancún by your side—so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you’re a man, it’s probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends.

Thursdays–Sundays, November 5–22, 2009

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Some Girl(s)



Thornton Wilder’s Our Town


Our Town

A masterpiece of simplicity and grace, this play is a powerful and stark portrait of American life at the beginning of the twentieth century. Join us for an imaginative journey alongside the townspeople of Grover’s Corners, where life, in all its brutality and wonder, is laid bare for our examination and appreciation.

Thursdays through Sundays, January 7–24, 2010

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Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words


Holding his mirror up to the most minute and mundane of situations, Samuel Beckett allows a whole world of possibility to spring to life. From the seed of a moment comes deep insight and understanding. This evening of one-acts offers three unique journeys into the poetic and ironic world of one of Ireland’s greatest writers.

Thursdays through Sundays, February 25–March 14, 2010

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Krapp's Last Tape



William Shakespeare’s Othello



A classic tale of love and longing outpacing reason, this play questions whether love and desire can ever be contained. The passion of Othello, the Moor of Venice, burns hotly in this story of a man who loved not wisely, but too well. Unrivalled in its portrayal of jealousy, revenge and surrender, Othello contains some of the most rapturous of Shakespeare’s verse, as well as his most intriguing villain.

Thursdays through Sundays, April 29–May 16, 2010

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Full information about prior seasons of The Rogue Theatre can be found on our Past Shows page.




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