Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Phoenix New Times' Robrt Pela's "Why Alternative Theater Is Flourishing in Metro Phoenix"

Ron May
photo: Tom Carslon

I'm sure you are all aware that the main goal of PHX Stages is to make people knowledgeable of all of the great theatre in town and we couldn't be happier about the article that Robrt Pela at The Phoenix New Times published about all of the great alternative theatre in town. Covering Ron May's Stray Cat Theatre, Damon Dering's Nearly Naked Theatre and Christopher Haines and Rosemary Close of iTheatre Collaborative - it is a must read for every theatre lover in the Valley:

Why Alternative Theater Is Flourishing in Metro Phoenix

BY ROBRT L. PELA

"In the first scene of this three-act play — call it Who’s Afraid of Alternative Theater? or maybe Revenge of Master Ronald and the Boys — we find thespian game-changer Ron May standing in the dusty courtyard of a big, shiny, downtown playhouse. Circled by a small group of well-wishers, he is smoking a cigarette and rocking gently from side to side. May is not wearing a suit; he is not holding court on this opening night of the latest play he has directed. In blue jeans and shirtsleeves, he appears to be just another youngish theatergoer, chumming with friends at intermission. He does not look like someone who may have done something once thought impossible: elevating alternative theater in Phoenix. Making it past Year Three. Excelling. Selling out performances of shows with the word “fuck” in the title.... " CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article

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