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INVISIBLE THEATRE’S 50th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
July 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm MST
Invisible Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director, Susan Claassen, announced five plays and four special events for the company’s 50th Anniversary Season – The Continuation! Claassen said, “Our landmark 50th Anniversary is so momentous, we are continuing it through May 2022.
How did it all begin? The year was 1971 … the war in Viet Nam, was raging, Nixon was President of the United States, the 26th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified granting the right to vote to 18 year olds, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (the most heavily endowed arts institution in the United States) opened in Washington D.C. while in Tucson, Arizona, a group of poor, idealistic, young artists got together to create an arena for new playwrights and produce a different kind of theatre for an adventuresome audience.
Now, approaching five decades later, our commitment and passion to creating quality theatre experiences for all facets of the community with diversity, equity and inclusion is even stronger. Playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”
Well, we never “imagined” the last 14 months of re-thinking how to create an environment that nutures LIVE theatre. We have and will continue to take every safety precaution. The smaller and more intimate audience size in no way diminishes the magic that will be created on stage. The name Invisible Theatre was chosen because of that invisible energy that flows between performers and an audience that makes the magic of theatre! Our 2021-2022 theatrical line-up is one of our most imaginative, diverse, entertaining and creative seasons in our 50 year history! Each of our selections will provide unforgettable moments that will thrill, inspire, delight and engage you like never before!”
Let the magic continue with the continuation of our 2021-2022 Season!
INVISIBLE THEATRE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON … CONTINUES!
IT will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and ignite your imagination –
No wonder we have been Tucson’s premiere intimate theatre for 50 Years!!
Subscribe RIGHT NOW and see FIVE plays for ONLY $150 with NO HANDLING FEE!
(Price increases on July 15th)
Up to a $50 savings over individual increased ticket prices
* Priority Seating * $5 Discount on Extra Guest Show Tickets * Flexible Ticket Exchange*
50 Years is such a milestone that our amazing selection of plays and events
continues through May 2022!
INVISIBLE THEATRE’S “GOLDEN TICKET”
GLORIA: A LIFE by Emily Mann – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
August 18 – 29, 2021
GLORIA: A LIFE brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. This inspiring and powerful event is more than a play – it’s a celebration of human connection.
LOOPED! by Matthew Lombardo
September 15 – 26, 2021
The original bad girl from the golden age of Hollywood, Tallulah Bankhead was glamorous, scandalous, always witty, and never well behaved. In the summer of 1965, with her career and her life burning away, she spent one inebriated day in a Los Angeles sound studio to record a single line, a loop, of dialogue for her final film, Die! Die! My Darling! It was a day that would become infamous in film history.
DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY
January 13 – 14, 2022
Berger Performing Arts Center
Not Your Grandmother’s Tupperware Party!
This hilarious smash hit returns to Tucson, featuring Dixie Longate, the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party out of the living room and into the 21st century. For anyone who has ever felt like they don’t matter, DIXIE’S TUPPERWARE PARTY is a southern tale of empowerment that leaves your heart a little bigger and your food a little fresher.
EMERGENCY by Daniel Beaty
February 9 – 20, 2022
A Slave Ship emerges out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending NYC into a frenzy. EMERGENCY is an intricately woven, urgent, witty and moving exploration of our shared humanity and what it means to be free. An explosive play where rhythm, rhyme and remembrance rise.
SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM by Kathleen Clark
April 20 – MAY 1, 2022
Three engaging women reluctantly take the field in a mothers vs. sons soccer game, intending to let the children win. But as the game unfolds, these soccer moms turn from sideline supporters into fierce competitors intent on scoring. SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM questions the culture of sitcoms, mommy blogs and marketing platitudes, and forges a salute, a confession, and a call to action.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON … CONTINUES
THE PHOTOGRAPHER DISCLOSES Written and Performed by Gretchen Wirges
July 8 – 10, 2021
Actor and photographer Gretchen Wirges’ explores the vulnerability and trust between a photographer and subject that exposes a truth that results in a binding connection.
MY LEFT BREAST Written and Performed by Obie Award-winning Actress and Playwright Susan Miller
November 11 – 13, 2021
Susan Miller is a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian Mom! Her award-winning story’s humorous and moving encounters with relationships, parenthood, cancer, and her ever-changing self are a metaphor of resilience.
WILL AND THE WOLF; 8th DAY
Written and Performed by To-Ree-Nee Wolf and Will Clipman
November 18 – 20, 2021
Two forces of nature combine for a not-to-be-missed happening of unparalleled artistry. Through music, masks and stories they will take you on a journey of gratitude.
A CONVERSATION WITH EDITH HEAD
March 9 – 13, 2022
Award winning Susan Claassen stars in her internationally acclaimed portrayal of legendary costume designer, Edith Head. Hollywood’s golden age comes to life in an evening of wit, wisdom, and a whisper of gossip!
FROM BROOKLYN TO BROADWAY
Staring Award-Winning Broadway Star Steve Solomon
January 8 – 9, 2022
Berger Performing Arts Center
Prior ticket holders will be accommodated first and then it will open for general sales.
Presenting an evening of hilarious comedy with the author and star of one of the longest running one- man comedies in Broadway history: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy. This will be a night of pure enjoyment as Steve, using his gift for acting, dialects and voices, brings to life more than twenty oddball people in hysterical situations that we can all relate to. You’ll recognize these characters from your own life and leave the theater wiping tears of laughter from your eyes!
All Plays and Dates Subject to Change
SAVE THE DATES!
50th Anniversary Retro-Spectacular Cabaret
Directed by Betsy Kruse Craig
With Musical Direction by Khris Dodge and Katherine Byrnes
October 29 – 31, 2021
$50 – Tickets Available after July 15th!
Berger Performing Arts Center
1200 West Speedway Blvd.
The Invisible Theatre celebrates its landmark 50th “Golden” Anniversary
with a Star-Studded Retro-Spectacular Cabaret hosted by
“Mols” (Molly McKasson) and “Suz” (Susan Claassen)!
Highlights of Invisible Theatre’s 50 years will come to life with performances by some of your favorite IT stars including the Award Winning Randy “Cher” Roberts, PBS Steinway Artist Richard Glazier, the “Crown Prince” of NY Cabaret Steve Ross, Crystal Stark, Joe Bourne, Rob Boone, Samantha Cormier, Nick Gallardo, Armen Dirtadian, Stuart Moulton, Christine Vivona, Jack Neubeck, The Pastime Players, and so many more!
This is a not-to-be-missed, once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza!