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Theatre That Provokes


A Tucson Az theater company devoted to the presentation of high quality contemporary material at affordable prices.

Upcoming Shows

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FRI NOV. 3rd - 7:30 PM

Opening Night (with reception)

SAT NOV. 4th - 7:30 PM

Evenings (all 7:30 PM)


SAT NOV. 11th

FRI  NOV.17th

SAT NOV. 18th

Matinees (all 3 PM)

SUN NOV. 5th

SAT NOV. 11th

SUN NOV. 12th

SAT NOV. 18th

SUN. 19th

Reasons To Be Pretty

In Reasons to be Pretty, award winning playwright Neil Labute has given us a razor-sharp look at our obsession with female beauty, and the places that obsession takes us. Greg, a warehouse worker, is overheard at a party saying his girlfriend has an “ordinary” face, and out of that simple faux pas Labute constructs the gripping story of two working class couples and their breakups, betrayals, deceits, and confrontations.  The play is filled with humor, passion and pathos,  and what the New York Times calls “the freshest and most illuminating dialog to be heard anywhere these days.” 


Reasons is “a powerful and provocative drama that forces us to confront our own prejudices about beauty, a play that will stay with you long after the final curtain."  (Washington Post) And Next Stage’s production is a special one, starring four of the best actors working in Tucson today: Samantha Cormier, Taylor Rascher, Taige’ Lauren and Lucas Gonzales. All cast in roles that fit them like a glove. At the Temple of Music and Art Cabaret November 3-19.

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"There's no place in a sane world to land a good joke about terminal cancer - but now and then, wisdom takes the form of a middle finger, and with that comes a wink of personal advantage."

Robert Encila-Celdran


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