ACTORS THEATRE OF PHOENIX
January 26, 2011
When I moved from New York to Arizona, I was in serious "culture shock", and I especially missed Broadway and great theatre. In 1985, a friend and I discovered Actor's Theatre of Phoenix, and we bought season's tickets for Thursday evening performances. Twenty-five years later, we have changed jobs, moved, gotten married, had children, but Thursday nights at Actor's Theatre are sacred! Over the past twenty five years we have been treated to outstanding, challenging, important works that no one else in Arizona performs! The actors are first rate, the staging inventive and the direction original and expert. I have way too many favorites to list here, (Angels in America, Baltimore Waltz, Last Night at Ballyhoo, Stones in His Pocket) but executive director Matthew Weiner somehow managed to make each season better than the last! Post show discussions make audience members feel like part of the process, they serve to educate the theatre going public, and enhance enjoyment of the show. In a town where it's a lot easier to find a "old war horse" musical than it is to find provocative theatre, Actor's Theatre of Phoenix has come to the rescue! Please join me in supporting this worthy organization!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Enjoying thought provoking, provocative theatre that focuses in issues of the day, and has helped me to explore and challenge long held beliefs and biases.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Occasionally poll the audiences about what plays they might like to see performed, and publish the results of the polls.
Professional with expertise in this field & Bought season's tickets for 25 years. Included Actor's Theatre in my estate plan.s.