Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tucsonans, see this play!

A few years ago, John Vornholt told me about a great idea he had for a play. The description's below. Pretty much every time I saw him, I asked if he'd done anything more with it. It opened tonight, and it's damn fine work: sometimes funny, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes dramatic. See it!

Here's the info John sent me:

By John Vornholt

Directed by
Dave Sewell

Opens June 30, 2010

On December 1, 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, the Selective
Service held a nationwide draft lottery on prime-time TV in an attempt
to make the draft more fair. Almost all deferments were canceled, and
every able-bodied man between the ages of 19 and 26 faced a certainty
of being drafted to go Vietnam if his birthday fell in the First Third
of the capsules drawn. On this surreal and fateful night, we join five
college seniors as their lives and futures are determined by a TV game
show, hosted by retiring General William B. Hershey.

Beowulf Alley Theatre
11 South 6th Avenue
Downtown Tucson
(Free parking in the Chicago Store lot across the street, and at
meters, after 5:00 pm.)

THE FIRST THIRD plays on these 7 dates:

June 30 - Wednesday - 7:30 pm
July 3 - Saturday Matinee - 1:30 pm
July 4 - Sunday - 7:30 pm
July 9 - Friday - 7:30 pm
July 11 - Sunday Matinee - 1:30 pm
July 15 - Thursday 7:30 pm
July 17 - Saturday 7:30 pm

Page on the Stage is a series of three original plays running in
repertory. The other plays are THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Gavin Kayner
and A WORK OF ART by Jonathan Northover.

To order tickets, please call 520-882-0555 or go to:

Advance Tickets (June 1st-June 25th ): One performance - $12 each,
package of three plays - $30. At the Door and after June 25th : $15
each. Student/Military Rush (ID required): $10 Cash at the door, 15
minutes before curtain, space available.