Monday, March 13, 2017

Stray Cat Theatre's 2017 / 2018 Season!

Kiss
By Guillermo Calderon
September 15 – 30, 2017
at the Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Ron May

Lost in translation…
A standing double-date quickly becomes a hilarious farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But is anything really what it seems to be? Politically charged and emotionally urgent,
KISS dares us to question whether we can truly understand other cultures. This Southwest premiere by “Chile’s most acclaimed playwright-director of the last two decades” (LA Times) is a disquieting exploration of the limitations of art in grappling with the suffocating effects of an oppressive regime. "This is art that has an impact. That is theatre that is worth producing and worth seeing. Do not, I repeat do not, miss this show. A must-see milestone in the history of entertainment with a conscience." - DC Metro Arts

Mercury
By Steve Yockey
November 24 – December 9, 2017
at Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Ron May

World Premiere!

The newest play from the writer of OCTOPUS, WOLVES, and PLUTO
Stray Cat is thrilled to bring you the premiere of our 4th Steve Yockey production. Our anti-holiday holiday show will premiere the full staging of Steve Yockey’s latest pitch black comedy which enjoyed a popular staged reading with Stray Cat a few years back. MERCURY has it all - an illicit affair, a couple hanging on by a thread, bears at the window, and an adorable missing dog named Mr. Bundles. No one's happy, people stop being nice, and blood spills in a story that mashes up violent myth and ideas about "good neighbors" to explore what happens when the mercury rises.

Hand to God
by Robert Askins
February 2 - 17, 2018
at Phoenix Theatre’s Hormel Theatre
a co-production with Phoenix Theatre
Directed by Ron May

2015 Tony nominee for Best Play
The filthiest puppet you’ll ever meet. After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and - most especially - his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. HAND TO GOD explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith and morality. “HAND TO GOD is so ridiculously raunchy, irreverent and funny it’s bound to leave you sore from laughing. Ah, hurts so good.” - New York Daily News


Gidion’s Knot
by Johnna Adams
March 9 - 24, 2018
at the Tempe Center for the Arts
in a co-production with Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Ralph Remington

There are never any easy answers.
Over the course of a harrowing, unexpected parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely - or - he may have been an abuser. “Gidion's Knot understands one thing about school violence that many plays on this topic miss, and that's the way people's positions always change when anything involves their own kid.” – Chicago Tribune

Silence! The Musical
Book by Hunter Bell
Music and Lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan
May 4 – May 19, 2018
at the Tempe Center for the Arts
Directed by Louis Farber

Do NOT touch the glass
You probably know the story: Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Fueled by a rabid cult following since the songs debuted online in 2002, SILENCE! has been expanded into a live stage show. Winner of the NYCFringe’s Best Musical Award, SILENCE! THE MUSICAL combines whip-smart dialogue and shocking songs to make a raunchy, vulgar, subversive musical parody of The Silence of the Lambs that serves up just the kind of tuneful delirium you’d expect from the kitties as a season closer. “…as irreverent, filthy, and funny as BOOK OF MORMON!” – NY Post

*ALL TITLES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Season Addict Admits on sale soon.
Single tickets on sale this August.
Visit www.straycattheatre.org for details.

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