Director's Corner

15th Season Highlights

Our 15th Season is pretty exciting. We have four very hot, very new plays; two of which just recently closed in New York in June. We start with The Effect by Lucy Prebble; a funny and poignant play about two patients in a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant drug. The two patients fall in love, but is it really love or just the drugs talking?

Next up, Building the Wall, looks into the future at what might happen if campaign rhetoric is made policy. Building the Wall has been in a rolling premiere all across the country, and iTheatre is very pleased to be bringing this incredibly current play to Phoenix.

Next, we present A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay about the Death of Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath. Walt, the king of the Magic Kingdom, has written a movie about his death and he wants to read it to you with the help of his daughter and his brother, Roy. This is a funny, no-holds barred look into the dark side of the creator of Mickey Mouse.

Finally, we close the season with the political comedy/drama, Church & State by Jason Odell Williams. A southern Republican Senator, up for re-election, is having second thoughts about God and guns, in the wake of a local school shooting.Church & State asks if there is any room for truth and honesty in our current politics or will it just get you killed—at the polls?

— iTC Artistic Director Christopher Haines

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