Space 55’s Season 14!
August 16-25, 2019
Shannon and Claudia are roommates and best friends who lead opposite lives. When Shannon’s dream man shows up on their doorstep, the two women are forced to face their differences and privilege. Unmentionables is a comedy for lovers, BFFs, and anyone who has ever considered selling their panties online. Brought to Space 55 by a group of young female artists from Boston, MA!
August 29, 2019 @ 7pm
Join featured teller Megan Finnerty for stories about Kids and a slice of orange supreme cake! This month’s event is a special fundraiser to help Auri, a little girl battling cystic fibrosis.
August 31, 2019 @ 7:30
Join us for this one-night-only, no-holds-barred variety show fundraiser featuring some of best acts to grace our stage during the past 13 years of “7 Minutes in Heaven” shows. Proceeds will be used to bring Space 55 founder Shawna Franks back to town for a special performance later this year. The lineup of performers includes: * Arcana Collective * Willa & Thea Eigo * Ryan Gaumont * Jose Gonzalez * Ashley Naftule * Kim Porter * Stacey Reed, Javier Gilmore & BJ Garrett * David Tabor * Tom Tuerff * Steve Wilcox
Sept. 13-29, 2019
(PREVIEW NIGHT: September 12)
A devised production of the classic play by Euripides, transforming this tale of Trojan women coming to terms with the loss of their city and freedom into a thrilling tableau of movement. Directed by Jason White.
Sept. 30-Oct. 29, 2019
The Playground is a month-long, multi-discipline performing arts intensive which culminates in a weekend of performances. A dozen top-notch teaching artists have been enlisted to offer 10 hands-on, material-developing workshops that explore the intersection of performance and writing; playwriting, storytelling, improvisation, movement, songwriting, comedy and lots more. Participants at all experience levels are encouraged to deep dive into the whole mind-boggling festival (more than 30 hours of workshops), but are welcome to dip their toe in one workshop at a time.
Workshops run Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 Sept. 30 to Oct. 29. Performances November 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
Nov. 15-Dec. 1, 2019
A hilarious and dark musical inspired by the 1945 film noir classic Detour, with original music written and performed by The Human Torch: Serene Dominic.
A Bloody Mary Christmas by Denny Guge, Shawna Franks, Jacque Arend, and Stacey Reed
Dec. 6-22, 2019
Ring in the holiday season with Space55’s annual bawdy Christmas play about a trio of boozy Sun City ladies trying to keep things flirty and festive as their world falls apart.
The Envelope Play by Beth May
Jan. 10-Feb. 2, 2020
What if science could tell you if your relationship was doomed to fail or fated to succeed? A young couple gets the chance to sneak a peek at their future. The only problem? They’re not on the same page about whether or not they should take a look. Directed by Bethanne Abramovich in collaboration with Howl Theatre Project.
Night Of The Chicken 3 by Carrie Behrens
Feb. 21-Mar. 15, 2020
Carrie Behrens’ Zoni-winning radio play series about a young girl dealing with the twin horrors of going to high school and being a Werechicken continue with the third installment in this popular, family-friendly series. Directed by Kim Porter.
Babalon by Paul Green
April 3-26, 2020
Rocket scientist Jack Parsons helped develop the technology that took America to the Moon. He was also a disciple of Aleister Crowley, performed magical rites with L. Ron Hubbard, and held wild occult sex parties in his Pasadena home. Based on a true story, Paul Green’s Babalon is a poetic and profoundly moving exploration of the strange, explosive forces that brought us into the Space Age. An Arizona premiere!
May 15-June 7, 2020