23/24 Subscription Series


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


1. Select your dates for 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.

3. Click Add Cart (at which point you’ll have the option to add a donation to your order if you wish).

Orders placed through now though July 7, 2023 will be emailed by July 7, 2023. Orders placed July 8-August 6, 2023 will be emailed on August 7, 2023.

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

You are the live studio audience (both performances are live broadcasts!) of RADIO HOUR on KUER’s RadioWest for the first time in a decade as Doug Fabrizio returns to the role of Sherlock Holmes that he first played in 2012 in RADIO HOUR EPISODE 7: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE BLUE CARBUNCLE. // 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.

“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.

“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.

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.

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