23/24 Free Artist Subscription Series


Welcome to our new season subverting classic literature by giving new voice to female-identifying and gender-fluid characters.


1. Thank you for your work with us during the 2022/23 Season. As a small thank you, we offer you a Free Artist Subscription!

2. Select your dates for the previews of RADIO HOUR EPISODE 17: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE FINAL PROBLEM by Matthew Ivan Bennett (adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), BALTHAZAR by Debora Threedy (a riff on Shakespeare’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE), and BITTER LEMON by Melissa Leilani Larson (a riff on Shakespeare’s MACBETH).

2. Add on the world premiere of SQUEAK by Tito Livas. Tickets are $7 if you choose the “Ring Around the Rose” performance (we don’t control that price).

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“RADIO HOUR EPISODE 17: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE FINAL PROBLEM” by Matthew Ivan Bennett in the Jeanne Wagner Theatre *

You will help us prepare for our “live studio audience” for two live broadcasts of RADIO HOUR on KUER’s RadioWest for the first time in a decade. // What if Dr. Watson was a woman and Sherlock Holmes wasn’t always right? // On the run from Moriarty, the keenest criminal mind they’ve ever faced, Holmes is unsure of his powers, and Watson is unsure of him. // Featuring Doug Fabrizio (returning to the role of Sherlock Holmes that he first played in 2012), Jay Perry, & Isabella Reeder.

“BALTHAZAR” by Debora Threedy in the Studio Theatre *

Portia is a noblewoman in 16th century Venice. She wants to be a lawyer, but that profession is reserved for men. Her cousin Bellario, a doctor of law, won’t teach her. Her husband Bassanio is in serious legal trouble … and he’s in love with his best friend Antonio. Things are not going well. What’s a girl to do? // 1. Create an alter ego (enter Balthazar). 2. Trick Bellario. 3. Represent Antonio (and Bassanio) in court. // This riff on Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” is a life-and- death journey through the law, love, and gender identity. / Fearturing Jason Bowcutt & Lily Hye Soo Dixon.

“BITTER LEMON” by Melissa Leilani Larson in the Studio Theatre *

Finlay Macbeth has done Lady Helen Macduff a terrible wrong. Now they are trapped, alone together, in a purgatorial waiting room. // Sometimes the only escape is forgiving the unforgivable? // This riff on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is a life-after-death journey through the strange, the empty, and everything in-between. // Featuring Bobby Cody & Yolanda Stange.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: “SQUEAK” by Tito Livas, various locations

Add-on a public performance of our 11th annual Free Elementary School Tour that will serve K-3 students at elementary schools statewide between September 2023 and May 2024. // Squeak’s brain moves at warp speed. Sometimes that makes it hard to connect with other kids. And sometimes it’s hard for grown-ups to understand. // A journey across the spectrum, complete with dinosaurs, Dragon Breaths, and a new friend. // Featuring Wendy Joseph & Alec Kalled and Niki Rahimi & Taylor Wallace.

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