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A Murder Mystery in Tucson

Combine Agatha Christie with Fawlty Towers and Blackadder and what do you get? This most English of comedies: The Play That Goes Wrong. It began at London's veritable Apollo Theatre...

Remembering Terrence McNally

The great playwright Terrence McNally died today. Sun News remembers him from our meeting in Austin last year on his 8oth birthday. Two articles I wrote about him can...

A Time of Evil

Yes, this is a time of evil, a time where we see elected officials prostituting themselves before a dictator obsessed by Russia. But there was another time in American...

World Premiere in Tucson

written by Drs. C. Cunningham & M. Emanuele Gretchen Wirges brought her one-woman show to the Invisible Theatre this week, marking its world premiere. Entitled The Photographer Discloses, it is...

Seeking a Great Idea in Theatre

If you are ready for a comedy show, Arts Express has the ticket for you. And if you are ready for a ribald comedy, be sure to bring your...

Sherlock Holmes in Tucson

The day is December 23, 1915. Dr. Watson, at a hotel in Paris, is writing letters to the press in London to announce the death of Sherlock Holmes. The...

The Dickens Festival in Tucson

A city in the American desert is an unlikely place to encounter a 19th century-style English market, but when you see Father Christmas in person you know Charles Dickens...

Dr. Ruth: Love Your Penis

At age 91 Dr. Ruth is still feisty. When I met her in 2014, she was appearing at a special performance of a play written about her life, Becoming...

Charade or Theatre?

According to the dictionary, a charade is “an absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.” The opening play at the Rogue Theatre in Tucson this season...

Hello Dolly!

Stepping into the shoes of an iconic role is always fraught with danger. I saw Richard Burton in Camelot and did not really want to see anyone else play...
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Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo

“Our goal is to be a world-class zoo,” said Reid Park Zoo’s Deborah Carr, director of marketing and events. As she gave the Sun...

World Premiere in Tucson

written by Drs. C. Cunningham & M. Emanuele Gretchen Wirges brought her one-woman show to the Invisible Theatre this week, marking its world premiere. Entitled...

Arizona in Space

A 2-room exhibit at the Arizona History Museum, entitled Ready To Launch, is designed to show Arizona’s place in space. While it has elements of...