Created by Punctum, directed by Brian D. Foley and Megan Weaver
Prisoner of View / Point of War – Thirteen theatre artists investigate the new questions of human connectedness in the digital age by mixing physical virtuosity, poetic language, pop culture and innovative interactive media. POV explores questions of identity, surveillance, and the new American Dream in this world premiere by Punctum.
7:30 p.m., Sept. 28–29; 2 p.m., Sept. 30; 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4–Oct. 6; 2 p.m., Oct. 7. Lyceum Theatre.
Written by Lisa Loomer, directed by Megan Weaver
¡Bocón!, a fable filled with humor and mysticism and song, tells the story of 12-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. A natural storyteller and irrepressible “big mouth” or bocón, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken and begins a metaphorical journey north. Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one’s own “voice.”
7:30 p.m., Nov. 30 – Dec. 1; 2 p.m. Dec. 2; 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6–8; 2 p.m., Dec. 9. Galvin Playhouse.
Written by John Clancy, directed by Brian D. Foley
Premiering in Arizona, FatBoy is one of the most offensive shows you’ll ever see. Based on Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi (which started riots in the theatre before being banned from the stage) this American theatrical force of nature has played to sold-out houses around the world, leaving a trail of riotous laughter and destruction in its wake. PLEASE NOTE: Contains explicit language, sex and violence and is not appropriate for young audiences.
7:30 p.m., Feb. 1–2, 2013; 2 p.m., Feb. 3, 2013; 7:30 p.m., Feb. 7–9, 2013; 2 p.m., Feb. 9. Lyceum Theatre.
Created and directed by Jonothon Lyons and Daniel Brodie, written by Jonothon Lyons and Matthew Keuter
“After a rat devours the body and mind of a man, he stands on two feet, dons the man’s attire, and discovers there’s more to surviving in the world of people than simple instinct would expect.” The world premiere of The Tenement is also the inaugural installment of the ASU School of Theatre and Film’s new Alumni Project Series, a program designed to develop the careers of the school’s talented alumni artists early in their professional development while also creating professional experiences for current students.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 22–23, 2013; 2 p.m. Feb. 24, 2013; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 – March 2, 2013; 2 p.m., March 3, 2013. Lyceum Theatre.
soot and spit
Written by Charles Mee, directed by Kim Weild
An exploration of the richness that lies inside the forgotten and neglected, soot and spit tells the story of artist James Castle. Thought to be “deaf and dumb”, born before “autistic” was an idea, James’ story is one of misunderstanding, loneliness, wonder and the triumph of the creative spirit. Director Kim Weild returns to ASU MainStage to direct this world premiere by one of America’s most important and influential playwrights, Charles L. Mee, Jr. Produced in association with Detour Company Theatre.
7:30 p.m., April 5–6, 2013; 2 p.m., April 7, 2013; 7:30 p.m. April 11–13, 2013; 2 p.m. April 14, 2013. Paul V. Galvin Playhouse.
All MainStage tickets are $16, adults; $12, faculty, staff, groups and seniors and $8 for students unless otherwise noted. All MainStage performances are in Lyceum Theatre, 901 S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus or Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, 51 E. 10th St., ASU Tempe campus