Thursday, August 11, 2016

Space 55's Fall 2016 Schedule




Space 55, the home for new, innovative and affordable theater, announces its MainStage shows for the fall season.  The alternative, entertaining and cutting edge theater is located at 636 E. Pierce St, Phoenix AZ 85004.  Tickets start at $15 and are available at www.space55.org or at the door 1/2 hour prior to curtain.

Led by Artistic Director Duane Daniels, Space 55 supports the theater community through workshops in technique and playwriting, providing performance opportunities for local actors and offering a variety of theater experiences from variety shows and after-hours theater, to new works and award-winning plays.

Please note that there can be adult content in many of Space 55's shows (translation: Parents, get a babysitter).



SpaceCon'16
September 16 through October 9
Friday & Saturday Nights at 8 pm
(First Friday Special Performance Time:   Oct 7 at 7:30 pm)
Sundays at 5 pm
Space 55 
636 E. Pierce St. 
Phoenix, AZ  85004

Harvey Milk once said "politics is theater". We couldn't agree more: That's why Space 55 is proud to kick off our new season with this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience- A staged political convention! 

Each night will be different: audience members will get to vote for their favorite candidates, have party officials and candidates appeal to them one-on-one for their support, and even be given a chance to run for President themselves!

Come for the pomp and circumstance, stay for the rabble-rousing debates!

DemDike's Devils
October 14 through October 28
Friday & Saturday Nights at 8 pm
Sundays at 5 pm
Space 55 
636 E. Pierce St. 
Phoenix, AZ  85004

Written and Directed by
Wendy Warwick White

In 1612 ten women were hung for the crime of murder by witchcraft, but were they guilty or innocent?  


DemDike's Devils is based on the transcript of their trial held in Lancaster Castle, and incorporates quotes from contemporary plays that were, in most instances, inspired by the same source and events.  

This was a time in England when religious persecution and superstition ran unchecked, women were the property of men, witchcraft was illegal, and so was practicing a religion other than that of the Protestant Church of England.  King James I obsessed with witchcraft, and fearing Catholic rebellion, was Protector of the Faith and head of the Church of England.  A result of his fears, some real, but most not, was that harsh penalties were imposed on Catholics and witches alike.  Catholics who put the Pope above the King were guilty of treason and likely to be burned at the stake, but who was considered a witch in 1612?  Pretty much anyone, innocent and guilty alike, all that was needed was one outlandish accusation.  The distinction between witchcraft and Catholicism became blurred, but both were capital crimes.  You did have a choice though; hang as a witch, or burn as a Catholic.  

DemDike's Devils was written by Wendy Warwick White who will also direct the production for Space 55. The cast features Dennis Frederick, Ann Harper, Megan Holcomb, Mary Lynn Lobello, Carolyn McBurney, Ashley Naftule and Robert Peters.


A Bloody Mary Christmas
(Rated R)
November 25-December 30Friday and Saturday Nights at 8 pm
Sundays at 5 pm
Holiday Weeks' Additional performances:
December 20, 21 and 22 at 8 pm
December 27, 28 and 29 at 8 pm
Rated "R" 

Space 55 
636 E. Pierce St. 
Phoenix, AZ  85004

Written by Denny Guge, Jacque Arend, Shawna Franks & Stacey Reed

Space 55's perennial Holiday musical for people who hate the holidays and musicals.  Sun City retirees Blanche, Bertha and Mabel sing, dance, and drink themselves silly as they battle a heartless homeowner's association that tries to evict them from their condo on Christmas Eve.  (Please note: This show is NOT suitable for children.  Contains adult content.)

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